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Effect of Municipal Solid Waste on Bacteria Population in Soil

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The effect of municipal solid waste on bacteria (Heterotrophic bacteria & Nitrobacteria) population was determine by collecting 50g sample’s of various dumpsites, put in 2 kg buckets soil and kept in the green house to mimic the natural environment for six (6) weeks. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and least significant difference (L.S.D) were effected on the data at 5 % probability level. The analysis shows significant effect, this seem to suggest that municipal solid waste influences Heterotrophic bacteria and Nitrobacter population in soils.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 1)
S. P. Okpoitari and A. Binaebi, "Effect of Municipal Solid Waste on Bacteria Population in Soil", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 1, pp. 1-5, 2013
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October 2013

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