Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 116, Issue 1–3, pp 419–425 | Cite as

Effects of Polluting Soil with Cassava Mill Effluent on the Bacteria and Fungi Populations of a Soil Cultivated with Maize

  • I. A. Ogboghodo
  • A. P. Oluwafemi
  • S. M. Ekeh


The study was carried out to investigate the effects of application of cassava mill effluent on bacteria and fungi types and population in a soil grown to maize (Zea Mays L.) Microbial populations were determined before pollution of soil with cassava mill effluent, six weeks after pollution with effluent and at the end of the experiment. Results obtained showed that bacteria and fungi populations increased with time as rates of pollution increased. It was also observed that some bacteria present in the soil at the beginning of the experiment and up to the sixth week after pollution with effluent became extinct at the end of the experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Ogboghodo
    • 1
  • A. P. Oluwafemi
    • 2
  • S. M. Ekeh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of BeninBenin CityNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceAmbrose Alli UniversityEkpomaNigeria
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyAmbrose Alli UniversityEkpomaNigeria

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