African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6709

Full Length Research Paper

Natural seed germination and seedling dynamics in cultivated population of Cassia fistula Linn. in Nigeria

Olubukanla Tejumola Okusanya
  • Olubukanla Tejumola Okusanya
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Applied Biology and Biotechnology Unit, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State Nigeria.
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Olusola Olanrewaju Shonubi
  • Olusola Olanrewaju Shonubi
  • Department of Botany, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Sadat Elutola Babalola
  • Sadat Elutola Babalola
  • Department of Botany, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 30 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2015
  •  Published: 19 February 2015

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