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Physiology & Ecophysiology

PETER , EREMRENA, OVIE [1], peace, NNADI, CHIGERE [2].

Evaluation of Mineral Nutrient and Proximate contents of Gongronema latifolium Benth grown in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

This study was carried out to determine the mineral nutrients and proximate contents of Gongronema latifolium Benth. The leaves samples were obtained from two locations in Akwa Ibom State; the coastal location of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area and the non-coastal location of Abak Local Government Area. The proximate (crude protein, ash, moisture and carbohydrate), and mineral element (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Pb, Zn and Fe) contents of the plant samples were analyzed. The crude protein, ash, moisture and carbohydrate contents of Gongronema latifolium at location I were significantly (P=0.05) higher than those of location II. Similarly, the K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Zn and Fe contents of Gongronema latifolium at location I were significantly (P=0.05) higher than those of location II. Therefore, this study shows that the leaves of Gongronema latifolium are sources of nutrients, however, the nutrient contents of this species may be influenced by ecotype.


1 - University of Port Harcourt, Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, PMB 5323, cHOBA, Port Harcourt, Rivers, 500102, Nigeria
2 - Rivers State University, Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Port Harcourt, 500102

Keywords:
Mineral Nutrient
Proximate contents
Gongronema latifolium
ecotype.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
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Abstract ID:313
Candidate for Awards:None


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