MACRONUTRIENTS CONTENT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF SEEDLING, SAPLING AND TREE OF Bruguiera parviflora OF KUALA SELANGOR NATURE PARK MANGROVE FOREST IN MALAYSIA

Authors

  • M. Hossain Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, D. E. Malaysia.
  • S. Othman Faculty of Science and Technology, , University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selan
  • J. S. Bujang Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, D. E. Malaysia
  • M. Kusnan Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, D. E. Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2003.5.1.0348-L

Keywords:

Macronutrients; Mangrove forest; Bruguiera parviflora; Plant parts

Abstract

Macronutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, C and S) in different parts of seedlings, saplings and trees of Bruguiera parviflora were analysed for Kuala Selangor Nature Park Mangrove Forest. Relatively higher content of nitrogen (1.04 to 1.37%), phosphorus (0.12 to 0.18%), potassium (0.78 to 1.27%) and calcium (0.67 to 1.13%) were found in leaves of seedlings, saplings and trees than other parts. But, comparatively higher content of magnesium (1.1 to 1.2%) and sulphur (0.75 to 1.79%) was detected in roots of seedlings, saplings and trees, leaves, buds and flower of trees. Comparatively higher carbon (51.12 to 52.54%) content was detected in saplings and tree roots while a relatively lower content of all macronutrients were detected in stems and bigger branches (diameter > 2 cm) of saplings and trees. The study indicated that macronutrients distribution in Bruguiera parviflora were variable in the different plant parts and at various stages of plant development. 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Aksornkoae, S. 1993. Ecology and Management of Mangroves IUCN, Bangkok, Thailand. 176 p.

Aksornkoae, S. and C. Khemnark. 1984. Nutrient cycling in mangrove forest of Thailand. In: Proceedings of the Asian Symposium on Mangrove Environment Research and management (eds. Soepadmo, E., A. N. Rao and D. J. Macintosh), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. pp. 545-557.

Allen, S.E. 1974. Chemical Analysis of Ecological Materials. Blackwell Scientific publication, Oxford. 565 p.

Arshad, A., B. Japar Sidik. and M.S.M. Zaki. 1997. Roles of mangrove ecosystem. In: Malaysian fisheries: in Fisheries and the Environment: Beyond 2000 (eds. Japar Sikid, B., M. F. Yusoff, M. S. M. Zaki. and T. Petr). University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia. pp. 95-104.

Baker, A.J. and P.I. Walker. 1990. Ecophysiology of metal uptake by tolerant plants: in: Heavy metal tolerance in plants; evolutionary aspects (eds. Shaw, A. J.) Florida, CRC Press. pp. 155-78.

Binkley, D. 1986. Forest Nutrition Management. John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA. 290 p.

Boto, K.G. 1979. Nutrient and organic fluxes in mangroves. In: Mangrove ecosystems in Australia: Structure, Function and Management (eds. Clough, B.F.). Australian Institute of Marine Science, Canberra, Australia. pp. 239-258

Boto, K.G. 1992. Nutrients and mangroves. In: Pollution in Tropical Aquatic Systems (eds. Connell D.W. and D.W. Hawker). CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp. 129-146.

Chapman, J.V. 1976. Mangrove Vegetation. Strauss & Cramer GmbH, Leutershausen, Germany. 456 p.

FAO, 1985. Mangrove Management in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. FAO, Rome.215 p.

Field, C.D. 1995. Journey amongst Mangrove. International Society for Mangrove Ecosystem, Okinawa, Japan. 140 p.

Gong, K.W. and J.E. Ong. 1990. Plant biomass and nutrient Flux in a Managed mangrove Forest in Malaysia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 31: 519-530

Gong, K.W., J.E Ong, C.H. Wong and G. Dhanarajan. 1984. Productivity of Mangrove Trees and its Significance in a Managed Mangrove Ecosystem in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the Asian Symposium on Mangrove Environment Research and management. (eds. Soepadmo, E., A. N. Rao and D. J. Macintosh). University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. pp. 216-225.

Hutchings, P. and P. Saenger. 1987. The Ecology of Mangroves. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia. 388 p

Jones, J.B.Jr., B.Jr Wolf and H.A. Mills. 1991. Plant Analysis Hand Book: A practical sampling, preparation, analysis and interpretation guide. Micro-Macro Publishing, USA. 321 p.

Jones, J.B.Jr. 1998. Plant Nutrition Manual. CRC Press, New York. 149 p.

Kabata-Pendias, A. and H. Pendias. 1984. Trace Elements in Soils and Plants. CRC Press. Florida. 356 p.

Li, M.S. 1997. Nutrient Dynamics of a Futian Mangrove Forest in Shenzhen, South China; Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 45:463–472

Marschner, H. 1995. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. Academic Press, New York. 654 p.

Meyer, B.S., D.B. Anderson, R.H. Bohning and D.G. Fratiane. 1973. Introduction to plant physiology. D. Van Nostrand Company, New York. 268 p.

Ong, J.E. 1982. Mangroves and Aquaculture in Malaysia. Ambio 11 (3): 252-257

Ong, J.E., W. K. Gong and C.H. Wong. 1984. Seven Years of Productivity Studies in a Malaysian Managed Mangrove Forest, then What? In: Coastal and Tidal Wetlands of the Australian Monsoon Region (eds. Bardsley, N.K., S.D.J. Davie and D.C. Woodroffe). Australian National University. pp. 213-223.

Tam, N.F.Y., L.L.P. Vrijmoed and Y.S. Wong. 1990. Nutrient dynamics associated with leaf decomposition in a small subtropical mangrove community in Hong Kong. Bulletin of Marine Science 47 (1): 68-78

Tandon, H.L.S. 1993. Methods of Analysis of Sols, Plants, Waters and Fertilizer , Fertilizer Development and Consultation Organization, New Delhi. 144 p.

Timothy, R.P., M. YoshiakI and M.L. Carol. 1984. A manual of chemical and biological methods for seawater analysis. Pergamon press. 154 p.

Tomlinson, B.P. 1994. The Botany of Mangroves. Cambridge University press. USA. 419 p.

Waisel, Y, A. Ethel and M. Sagami. 1986. Salt balance of leaves of the mangrove Avicennia marina. Physiolgia Plantarum 67:67-72.

Walbridge, M.R. 1991. Phosphorus availability in acid organic soils of the lower north Carolina coastal plain. Ecology 72: 2083-2100.

Watson, G.J. 1928. Malayan forest Record 6: Mangrove Forests of the Malay Peninsula. Fraser and Neave Ltd. Singapore. 368 p.

Weatherburm, M.W. 1967. Phenol-hypochlorite reaction for determination of ammonia; Analytical Chemistry. 39 (8): 971-974.

Downloads

Published

27-05-2003

How to Cite

[1]
M. . Hossain, S. . Othman, J. S. . Bujang, and M. . Kusnan, “MACRONUTRIENTS CONTENT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF SEEDLING, SAPLING AND TREE OF Bruguiera parviflora OF KUALA SELANGOR NATURE PARK MANGROVE FOREST IN MALAYSIA”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 15–20, May 2003.

Issue

Section

Life Science

Similar Articles

<< < 7 8 9 10 11 12 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.