keywords: Cowpea seedlings, diesel, macromolecules, oxidative stress, oxidase enzymes
The effect of fish pond spent water on the metabolic activities of cowpea seedlings cultivated in diesel tainted soil was examined in this study. The work employed the double placebo fold design. Both groups comprised of seven groups of A1-A7 were treated with diesel (0.0 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0%) and groups B1-B7 (same concentrations of diesel in each group treated with 80 ml of fish pond spent water daily for 12 days). Group in 0.0% served as the control without treatment except 80 ml of water.