African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 785

Short Communication

King tuber mushroom: Bioconversion of fluted pumpkin, sawdust and paper

Precious C. Nwachukwu
  • Precious C. Nwachukwu
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port-Harcourt, East-West Road, Choba, P.M.B. 5323, River State, Nigeria.
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Olutayo M. Adedokun*
  • Olutayo M. Adedokun*
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port-Harcourt, East-West Road, Choba, P.M.B. 5323, River State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 27 March 2014
  •  Published: 31 March 2014


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Adedokun OM, Ataga AE (2007). Effects of amendments and bio-augmentation of soil polluted with crude oil, automotive gasoline oil and spent engine oil on the growth of cowpea (Vigna ungiculata L. Walp). Sci. Res. Essay 2(5):147-149. 



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