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Effect of sewage on Growth Parameters and Chlorophyll content of Trigonella foenumgraecum (Methi)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 5-9, September,22 (2013)


Urban centers are discharging waste water into the water bodies and for irrigation in the agriculture fields. The major sources of organic pollution in fresh water bodies are sewage which contains various wastes. Disposal of waste water is one of the major problem of Indore & also other cities of Madhya Pradesh. So the this study was aimed to study the effect of different dilutions i.e 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0% of sewage of Krishnapura nallah Indore on growth parameters and chlorophyll content of Trigonella foenumgraecum. The parameters studied were germination percentage, root length, shoot length, vigour index, fresh weight, dry weight and viability percentage, and chlorophyll content. At all the studied dilutions there was decrease in germination percentage, viability percentage, dry weight, total chlorophyll, chlorophyll a, and chlorophyll b content but increase in root length , shoot length, vigour index, and fresh weight. Maximum decrease in germination percentage (12.67%), viability percentage (10%) occurred at 0% and 25% dilutions respectively. Maximum increase in root length (18.65%) and shoot length (12.5%) occurred at 75% dilution of sewage. The vigour index reached its maximum increase (16.83%) at 25% dilution of sewage. In fresh weight and dry weight maximum increase (19.2%) and maximum decrease (32.07%) occurred at 50% and 25% 0r 0% dilution respectively. Maximum decrease in total chlorophyll (26.9%), chlorophyll a (75%) and chlorophyll b (22.44%) occurred at 50% and 0% respectively.


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