Plant and Soil

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 223–226 | Cite as

Influence ofParthenium hysterophorus L. on native soil algal flora

  • M. Megharaj
  • A. Prabhakara Rao
  • K. Venkateswarlu
  • A. S. Rao


Soil was amended with powder from air-dried leaves, inflorescences or roots ofParthenium hysterophorus L. at 1, 2 and 5 per cent (w/w) levels, and inhibitory effect towards indigenous algal population was assessed. The inhibition of algae was more pronounced in the soil amended with leaf material followed by treatments with inflorescence and least with root powder. Higher levels (2 and 5%) of leaf and inflorescence amendment resulted in a greater inhibition of the algae.

Key words

amendment inhibition Parthenium hysterophorus L. soil algae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Megharaj
    • 1
  • A. Prabhakara Rao
    • 1
  • K. Venkateswarlu
    • 2
  • A. S. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyNagarjuna UniversityIndia
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyS.K. UniversityAnantapurIndia

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