Survey of Flora Affected by Mistletoe Species and Identification of Chlorophyll Pigments in Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Musa Tanko Muhammad, Jabo Abdullahi Dalhatu, Adamu Abdullahi, Murtala Sani Yakubu, Ibrahim Ibafidon Madinat
2020 East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources  
A survey was conducted to assess the flora affected by mistletoe species and the identification of chlorophyll pigments in Sokoto State University. The study was aimed at surveying the flora affected by mistletoe species and identifies their chlorophyll pigments within the Sokoto State University campus. The study site was divided into three sampling areas, based on the studied species and infestation of trees by mistletoes. The species of mistletoe, Tapinanthus globiferus, was common to all
more » ... as common to all the three types of trees (Azadirachta indica, Psidium guajava, and Acacia nilotica). A. nilotica had the highest rate of infestation by mistletoe (T. globiferus) with the percentage of 85.7% in area A, 91.7% in area B, and 82.3% in area C. The estimation of pigment content of chlorophyll in mistletoe leaves showed that all the mistletoe found on the three different types of trees had the same pigment content of chlorophyll-a, chlorophyll-b, and carotene.
doi:10.37284/eajenr.2.1.132 fatcat:jvlqoxd2lbffnon7f25wey4apa