Mansoor Hameed

Mansoor Hameed
University of Agriculture Faisalabad · Department of Botany

Ph.D.

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June 2004 - present
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Micro and macro-morphological features contribute to plants' tolerance to a variety of environmental pollutants. The contribution of such structural modifications in the phytoremediation potential of Diplachne fusca populations collected from five saline habitats were explored when treated with 100 to 400 mM NaCl for 75 days along with control. Str...
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Calcium (Ca) is a macronutrient and works as a modulator to mitigate oxidative stress induced by heavy metals. In this study, we investigated the role of Ca to ameliorate the Cd toxicity in Zea mays L. by modulating the growth, physio-biochemical traits, and cellular anti-oxidant defense system. Maize genotype Sahiwal-2002 was grown under a control...
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Calcium (Ca) is a macronutrient and works as a modulator to mitigate oxidative stress induced by heavy metals. In this study, we investigated the role of Ca to ameliorate the Cd toxicity in Zea mays L. by modulating the growth, physio-biochemical traits, and cellular antioxidant defense system. Maize genotype Sahiwal-2002 was grown under a controll...
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Key message Overexploitation of Salvadoraoleoides for medicine and animal fodder along with significant habitat loss in its natural ranges is causing a continuous decline in natural populations. Although, the IUCN Red List categorizes it as data deficit, there are some reports indicating that its natural populations are vulnerable in many regions o...
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Elucidation of the structural and physiological adaptations developed against environmental determinants is a key to understand acclimation and capability to withstand cold in plants colonizing high altitudes. In the present study, two Sorghum species, S. arundinaceum and S. nitidum, were collected from three different elevations (800, 1800 and 280...
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Fimbristylis complanata manifests several biochemical and anatomical modifications to mitigate salinity-induced ionic disturbance. Three populations from salt-affected aquatic habitats were evaluated to assess degree of salinity tolerance and ion homeostasis. The collection sites were HR-Rasool headworks, LR-Lillah-Khewra foothills and SH-Sahianwal...
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The role of ionic excretions and hyper-accumulation of salts through alterations of structural and functional traits in five populations of Suaeda vera Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel., a halophytic salt-indicator species of saline environments, was explored. Differently adapted populations of S. vera exhibited specific structural and functional responses for...
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Salt-accumulator species are of great interest for the phytoremediation of salt-affected soils to reclaim soil salinization, a major constraints causing germination retardation and growth restriction of plants as well as habitat degradation. Higher biomass production at ECe 23-36 dS m-1 indicated that this species grows better in high to moderate s...
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Pollen studies can assist in distinguishing different plant taxa on the basis of pollen diameter, exine thickness, spines length, spine shape, number of rows of spines between colpi, shape of pollen, P/E ratio, pollen class and aperture type. Light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to compare and differentiate two Malv...
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Tea is cultivated as a cash crop all over the world and is consumed by more than 2 billion people throughout 125 countries nowadays. It is a nutrient-dense beverage with therapeutic characteristics that has a long list of health advantages. Pathogenic attacks are becoming the main dilemma in tea plants because of the continuous and adventurous deve...
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The adaptability potential of plants enables them to colonize diverse habitats along elevation gradients. Studying these adaptive traits and linking them to environmental attributes provide useful information to understand limitations imposed by elevation gradients on distribution of plant species. To meet these objectives, six most dominant perenn...
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The adaptability potential of plants enables them to colonize diverse habitats along elevation gradients. Studying these adaptive traits and linking them to environmental attributes provide useful information to understand limitations imposed by elevation gradients on distribution of plant species. To meet these objectives, six most dominant perenn...
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Naturally adapted populations of a leafy succulent desert halophyte Salsola imbricata were evaluated for growth patterns, and, structural and functional modifications, that ensures their success in highly salt-affected habitats. The populations were collected from five diverse habitats least saline (DWF-Derawar Fort), moderately saline (TWT-Trawayw...
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Naturally adapted populations of a leafy succulent desert halophyte Salsola imbricata were evaluated for growth patterns, and, structural and functional modifications, that ensures their success in highly salt-affected habitats. The populations were collected from five diverse habitats least saline (DWF-Derawar Fort), moderately saline (TWT-Trawayw...
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Naturally adapted populations of a leafy succulent desert halophyte Salsola imbricata were evaluated for growth patterns, and, structural and functional modifications, that ensures their success in highly salt-affected habitats. The populations were collected from five diverse habitats least saline (DWF-Derawar Fort), moderately saline (TWT-Trawayw...
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Fifteen ecologically distinct ecotypes of Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. were evaluated for key factors involved in its widespread distribution in different environmental conditions. Ecotypes collected from salt- marshes showed better vegetative growth, accumulation of inorganic ions (Na+, K+ and Ca2+), compatible solutes (proline and...
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Salvadora oleoides Decne. (Salvadoraceae) is a facultative and mesomorphic xerophyte, well adapted to arid and semi-arid regions. Twelve populations were selected from different ecological regions of Punjab to investigate structural modifications that are essential for water conservation, by either improving water-storing capacity or preventing w...
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Two ecotypes of Cenchrus setigerus Vahl (birdwood grass) were collected from dry mountains surrounding hyper-saline Kalar Kahar Lake and Gatwala artificial forest plantation. The ramets of the two ecotypes were established in pots for 15 days and then subjected to 100% FC (control) or 75% and 50% FC (field capacity) levels. Growth attributes such a...
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Five selected species of genus Bambusa considered for comparative anatomical characterization, were collected from the different areas of Punjab, Pakistan. The magnitude of variation was immensely high in Bambusa spp. relating to their root, culm, and leaf anatomical characters. These species were specific as well as representative of specific envi...
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Two ecotypes of Cenchrus setigerus Vahl (birdwood grass) were collected from dry mountains surrounding hyper-saline Kalar Kahar Lake and Gatwala artificial forest plantation. The ramets of the two ecotypes were established in pots for 15 days and then subjected to 100% FC (control) or 75 and 50% FC (field capacity) levels. Growth attributes such as...
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This study determined the effects of traffic pollutants on plants (Nerium oleander and Ricinus communis) growing along Faisalabad to Okara (R-1) and Okara to Lahore (R-2) roads in Pakistan. The photosynthetic pigments, photosynthetic rate, transpiration rate and total soluble proteins of roadside vegetation were significantly lower than control pla...
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Fifteen ecologically distinct ecotypes of Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. were evaluated for key factors involved in its widespread distribution in different environmental conditions. Ecotypes collected from saltmarshes showed better vegetative growth, accumulation of inorganic ions (Na⁺, K⁺ and Ca²⁺), compatible solutes (proline and glyc...
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Fifteen populations of Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton (milkweed) were collected from ecologically different regions of Punjab to evaluate anatomical traits that contribute to the ecological success of this plant in heterogeneous environmental regimes. Structural features relating to stems and leaves showed phenotypic variation. Xeromorphy wa...
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Fifteen populations of Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton (milk-weed) were collected from ecologically different regions of Punjab to evaluate anatomical traits that contribute to the ecological success of this plant in heterogeneous environmental regimes. Structural features relating to stems and leaves showed phenotypic variation. Xeromorphy w...
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Calcium (Ca) is a macronutrient and work as a modulator to mitigate oxidative stress induced by heavy metals. Present work was conducted to elucidate the role of Ca in modulating growth, physio-biochemical traits, and cellular antioxidant defense system in Zea mays L. seedlings under Cd stress. The experiment was designed in a complete randomized d...
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Stone crushing processes release particulates and associated noxious substances in our surroundings that are continuously destructing environmental conditions and ecosystem health. Morpho-anatomical changes in some medicinally important native species (Aerva javanica, Calotropis procera, Digera muricata, Euphorbia prostrata, Euploca strigosa, and P...
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Forty-nine accessions were collected from arid and semi-arid areas of Pakistan to explore adaptive components in red-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Single-line selections of these accessions were grown on an arid and a control site; that is, Uchkera Farm (UF) and Botanical Garden (BG), Faisalabad. The accessions grown at BG exhibited signifi...
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Salt range of Pakistan is a rich source of minerals and salts. It has great variety of flora and fauna because of its geographical significance. Alteration of seasons results in flourishing of seasonal flora as well as perennial one. Olea ferruginea, Acacia modesta, Cynodon dactylon, Justicia adhatoda and Dodonea visoca are few dominant plant speci...
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Deserts are generally prone to a number of ecological hazards which act as agents for the development of particularly a very diverse group of grasses, which can resist to salt stress through multiple morpho-anatomical and physio-biochemical mechanisms. Of such grasses, Cymbopogon jwarancusa is found inhabiting different saline patches of the Cholis...
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We investigated changes in plant morphology, anatomy and physiology in a commonly occurring weed, Euphorbia helioscopia L. due to exposure to post‐emergence herbicides. Weed plants were sprayed with one of the following herbicides: pyrimidinyl sulphonylharnstoffe (PS), tribenuron‐methyl (TM), fluroxypyr‐methyl tribenuron‐methyl (FMTM) and bromoxyni...
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Water deficit is a serious threat to the global crop production. Marigold (Tagetes erecta L.), an economically important annual is resistant to drought stress, however, anatomical adaptations confirming drought tolerance are still unexplored. In this context, key growth and anatomical difference of two marigold (T. erecta L.) cultivars, Inca (droug...
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Neglected and under-utilized plants could be a worthwhile substitute to the present-day crops. Many such species are well reported in literature being consumed by aborigines to overcome nutritional deficiencies. Solanum nigrum L. (Mako) is a wild herbaceous plant from family Solanaceae and is abundantly found in mountainous and sub-tropical areas o...
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Palynology is utilized for distinction and identification of various plants on the basis of their pollens that vary in quantitative as well as in qualitative structures. For this, medicinal plants were collected randomly from various sites of Salt areas. 33 plants belonging to 30 genera were selected and their locality, habitat, date of collection...
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Neglected and under-utilized plants could be a worthwhile substitute to the present-day crops. Many such species are well reported in literature being consumed by aborigines to overcome nutritional deficiencies. Solanum nigrum L. (Mako) is a wild herbaceous plant from family Solanaceae and is abundantly found in mountainous and subtropical areas of...
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Cenchrus ciliaris L. is a perennial palatable grass and is capable of growing in a variety of habitats including extreme desert environment. The present study was conducted to explore the effect of drought stress on morpho-anatomical modifications in the aerial parts of C. ciliaris ecotypes, which were collected from the Cholistan Desert. Seeds of...
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A study was conducted to evaluate structural and functional modifications in Diplachne fusca roots under varying regimes of salt stress. Differently adapted populations were collected from ecologically different regions in the Punjab region namely Pakka Anna (hypersaline dryland), Sahianwala (saline waterlogged area), Kalar Kahar (hypersaline salt...
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Aristida adscensionis L. is a widely distributed grass species that particularly invades Potohar region (arid/semi-arid conditions) of the country. Exploration of adaptive components in this grass in relation to altitudinal gradient is the first attempt. Plant samples were collected from 6 different altitudinal ranges, viz. 400, 600, 800, 1000, 120...
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Citrus is key crop in whole world due to its money making and dietary values and citrus belongs to family "Rutaceae". The citrus canker disease mainly caused by a bacterium Xanthomonas pv. citri, found in huge quantity areas of the world's citrus growing countries including Pakistan. Among all other diseases of citrus canker is recognized as a dang...
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Syzgium cumini (Jamun) is a seasonable fruit in the family of Myrtaceae which is widely distributed in forest tree in India and other tropical regions. Land plants have adapted to survive under a range of climate fluctuation and this involves changes in chemical composition, physical structure, and morphology at all scales from the cell to the whol...
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The present investigation was conducted at the Botanic Garden, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The experimental material consisted of two trees of C. mxya L. There are four leaves selected as sample on each tree to record the disease severity by self-designed scale. And disease data was correlated environmental changes recorded from www.uaf.....
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Cereals belong to the family Poaceae that is considered one of the most widely distributed families of Angiosperms and is of great value as a staple food for human beings and for animals as a fodder and forage. For human beings, major food crops, i.e., wheat, rice, and millet, have prime importance on commercial level due to their nutritional value...
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Effect of altitude on leaf responses in Phleum himalaicum populations was evaluated at three different elevation levels, viz. (Low 1200 m.a.s.l.), middle (1600 m a.s.l.) and high (1900 m a.s.l.) in western part of Himalaya. We hypothesized that physico-chemical properties of soil varied along elevation and Phleum populations located at high elevati...
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Urban green spaces (UGS) support urban sustainability and improve the overall life quality of urbanities. However, increasing population shift in urban areas can drive the transformation of UGS into residential areas. The present study was conducted in the four towns of Faisalabad city, Pakistan, to analyze the role of local government and communit...
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This study assessed the level of Pb in soil and five wild plant species (Calotropis procera, Datura alba, Parthenium hysterophorus, Cenchrus ciliaris and Ricinus communis) during all the four seasons. Two busy roads varying in age and traffic volume were selected i.e., Faisalabad–Sargodha road (FSR) and Pindi Bhattian to Lillah (M-2) in the Punjab,...
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An investigation was carried out to evaluate impact of altitudinal gradient on species composition and distributional pattern of individual grass species in the Potohar region. Vegetation was sampled by quadrat method, which were laid along a transect line at different selected sites. All ecological parameters like species composition, pair-wise as...
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A study was conducted to investigate structural and functional modifications in three differently adapted ecotypes of Aeluropus lagopoides (Linn.) Trin. ex Thw. under saline conditions. Two ecotypes were collected from moderately saline Bailahwala Dahar (BD) and heavily salt-affected Ladam Sir (LS), respectively while one ecotype was selected from...
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Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms is a floating hydrophyte that dominates metal-polluted wetlands such as industrial effluents. Keeping in view its capability to hyper-accumulate metal ions, the effect of cadmium stress on structural and functional features of photosynthesis was investigated to assess growth response under metal toxicity. Plants w...
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This research was designed for the phyto-monitoring of Pb²⁺ pollution emitted from automobiles running along Motorway (M-2) and G.T. road and its effects on photosynthetic attributes and water relations of selected plant species growing along these roads. The data were collected from specified sites at different time intervals during all four seaso...
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Plants of Pistia stratiotes L. were collected from industrial effluents along Sheikhupura-Lahore road in order to examine morpho-anatomical and physiological mechanism for turgor maintenance to cope metal toxicity. Plants were subjected to cadmium stress (3CdSO4.6H2O) and levels for Cd²⁺, were 0, 50, 100 and 150 mg L⁻¹ in aqueous medium. Growth of...
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Background This explorative study was undertaken for the first time in Kel village located in the Upper Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The purpose was to document the indigenous knowledge of the native people used in the preparation of herbal medicines. Methods To get the data on traditional uses of medicinal plants, 20 informants were inte...
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The present work examined morphological and physiological aspects of osmoregulation in some differently adapted populations of Typha domingensis. Six populations of T. domingensis were grown in waterlogged conditions under four levels of nickel (0, 50, 100 and 1500 mg/kg of Ni). The Ni tolerance was explored on the basis of different characteristic...
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Background. Soil salinity is a major menace to plants. Salt tolerant plants have developed different morphological, physiological and structural characteristics, which enable them to survive and reproduce under high salt concentrations. Question/Hypothesis. It was hypothesized that differently adapted ecotypes of T. domingensis may have different s...
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Pollution caused by vehicular exhaust emissions detrimentally affect plants and other living beings. This investigation was carried out to evaluate the effects of vehicular exhaust pollutants on Parthenium hysterophorus at various sites along two major roads [Pindi Bhattian to Lillah (M-2) and Faisalabad to Sargodha (FSR) ]in the Punjab, Pakistan....
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Structural and functional aspects of photosynthesis in Conocarpus erectus L., a species native to salt marshes of North America and now cultivated throughout the world for its tolerance against a variety of environmental stresses were investigated under high salinity. This species showed better growth at salt level up to 300 mM, whereas extreme sal...
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Evolution has great ecological significance in terms of plant morphological and stomatal characteristics that must have been genetically fixed during the long evolutionary period. Impact of environmental conditions on growth and stomatal features of twelve ecotypes of Cynodon dactylon that were collected from ecologically different habitats in the...
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To examine the growth response and distributional pattern of a potential hydro-halophyte, Cyperus laevigatus L., a detailed survey of Punjab province was conducted. Sixteen habitats possessing different salinity and altitude levels were explored and different soil and eco-morphological parameters were assessed. C. laevigatus growing at Pakka Anna w...
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An investigation was carried out to evaluate ionic relation of roots on the basis of anatomical and physiological responses in differently adapted ecotypes of Typha domingensis Pers. under salinity stress. Six ecotypes were collected from ecologically different habitats in the Punjab namely Jahlar, Sheikhupura, Sahianwala, Gatwala, Treemu and Knott...
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Two differentially adapted populations of Leptothrium senegalese Kunth (Poaceae) collected from non-saline and saline habitat of Cholistan in Bahawalpur District (Pakistan) were subjected to hydroponic conditions to investigate the physiological and biochemical response under salt stress. Both populations were posed in Hoagland’s nutrient solution...
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Present study has been conducted in order to evaluate the effects of different anthropogenic disturbances (stone crushing, grazing and cutting of trees for fuel) on the growth and development of different plant communities in disturbed ecosystem of Karana Hills near Sargodha. The data for density, frequency, cover and other derived parameters was c...
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Terminalia bellirica belong to combretaceae family. It is the large deciduous tree and very familiar in Asian countries. Different plant extracts from fruit, leaves are used pharmaceutically. Plant has many advantages and play key role in many ways. So, different abiotic factors also play important role for their functioning like temperature, droug...
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Natural populations of a desert halophyte Sporobolus ioclados were investigated to explore morpho-anatomical and physiological modifications at differently salt-affected habitats. Derawar Fort (DF) was the least affected site, Trawaywala Toba and Bailahwala Dahar (BD) were moderately saline sites and Ladam Sir (LS) and Pati Sir (PS) were highly sal...
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Five grasses of tribe Aveneae were collected from low (1100 m.a.s.l.) and highland (2300 m.a.s.l.) mountain range of Western Himalaya, Neelum Valley, to evaluate the physio-anatomical adaptations to altitudinal variability. An evidence to confirm the hypothesis that plants vegetating different altitudes must be different structurally (internal modi...
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The quantification of the comparative effect of environmental factors on species distribution can improve our knowledge of the processes that drive diversity patterns. Fifteen different habitats in Neelum valley (Kashmir), using quadrat method along altitudinal gradient were studied for the plant ecological attributes including; soil plant interact...