Alege, G. O, Okutachi, M. M & Olubiyo, G. T
The response of foliar epidermis to different nutrient sources was investigated at the Research Garden of the Biological Sciences Department in Kogi State University, Anyigba. Seeds of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) were obtained from Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Top soil from the research site was separately mixed with N.P.K fertilizer, chicken dung and cow dung while the one without fertilizer application serves as the control. The data obtained from adaxial and abaxial leaf surfaces were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) while means with significant difference were separated using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT). Two attributes on the adaxial surface and three traits on the abaxial surface did not show statistical significant variation in their response to nutrient sources which implies that they are stable; their expressions are under strong genetic control and will play a significant role in sesame taxonomy.
Published Date: 2013-05-05;