ISSN: 1817-2695

Volume 36, Issue 4

Volume 36, Issue 4, Autumn 2010, Page 1-25


Study of foraminiferal species in recent sediments in Shatt Al- Arab banks, the coast Khor Abdullah and Khor Al-Zubair, Southern – Iraq

Saad S. Al- Shaikhly; Abdul; Mutalib H. Al- Marsoumi; Rasha A.Al-Ali

Journal of Basrah Researches (Sciences), Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 1-9

Forty-two recent sediments samples were collected from the west bank of Shatt Al – Arab and Khor Abdullah and Khor Zubair as follow, 18 samples from Shatt Al- Arab bank, 11 samples from Khor Abdullah, and 13 samples from Khor Al – Zubair. Detail investigation for foraminferal microfossils were carried out. On the bases of the identified species the paleoecological condition were discussed in details.

Effect of ecological factors on the anatomical features of Salicornia herbacea L. over three locations in southern Iraq

Journal of Basrah Researches (Sciences), Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 10-25

The effect of ecological factors (soil texture , ionic content , pH , Ec and organic matter) on the anatomical features ( epidermal features, root diameter , vesicular bundles diameter and cortical thickness) of the halophyte Salicornia herbacea were studied at three locations in southern Iraq ( Basrah , Nasyria and Samawa). The results showed that then was a significant differences among the soil parameters mainly Ec m ionic level and soil texture over sites. Meantime , there was variations among the anatomical features of leaves stems and roots of the plants, however , it was not significantly variable.