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Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan

Syed Atiq-ur- Rehman ; Govt. Degree College, Department of Botany, Buffer Zone, Karachi-75850, Pakistan
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal ; University of Karachi, Department of Botany, Karachi- 75270, Pakistan
Mohammad Athar ; California Department of Food and Agriculture, 3288 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832, USA

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APA 6th Edition
Rehman, S.A., Iqbal, M.Z. & Athar, M. (2011). Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76 (2), 109-114. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645
MLA 8th Edition
Rehman, Syed Atiq-ur-, et al. "Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol. 76, no. 2, 2011, pp. 109-114. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Rehman, Syed Atiq-ur-, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Mohammad Athar. "Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 76, no. 2 (2011): 109-114. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645
Harvard
Rehman, S.A., Iqbal, M.Z., and Athar, M. (2011). 'Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan', Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76(2), pp. 109-114. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645 (Accessed 09 December 2021)
Vancouver
Rehman SA, Iqbal MZ, Athar M. Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 December 09];76(2):109-114. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645
IEEE
S.A. Rehman, M.Z. Iqbal and M. Athar, "Growth of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Mimosaceae) in Polluted Soils of Landhi and Korangi Industrial Areas of Karachi, Pakistan", Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol.76, no. 2, pp. 109-114, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70645. [Accessed: 09 December 2021]

Abstracts
Growth of Albizia lebbeck was observed in the polluted soils from towel, garment, rubber and ply board factories in the vicinity of Landhi and Korangi industrial areas of Karachi. Growth of A. lebbeck was reduced in most of the industrial area soils as compared to the control soil from Karachi University campus. The rubber factory soil reduced all the growth parameters as compared to the control soil. Percentage of soil pollutants (total soluble salts and available sulfate) in all of the industrial area soils was higher than in the control area soil. Percentage of coarse sand, calcium carbonate, total soluble salts, available sulfate, and chromium was higher in soil of rubber factory then in the control area soil whereas percentage of water holding capacity, organic matter and zinc was lower in soil from rubber factory than in the control area soil. This showed that the soil of industrial areas of Landhi and Korangi particularly from rubber factory and ply board factory was contaminated by the pollutants in the area and drastically affected the plant growth. The findings of this research could be helpful in monitoring and controlling the pollutant levels in soils of the industrial areas. Such information could also be useful for landscaping and urban planning.

Keywords
Albizia lebbeck; plant growth; industrial soil; soil pollutants; heavy metals; soil physical and chemical properties

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