Sigamoney, Megan (Ms)

Senior Lab Technician

Megan Sigamoney is a biologist specialising in plant biotechnology. She recently completed her MSc in Biological Science, having conducted the research at the School of Life Sciences (Westville campus).

She has conducted growth trials relative to different environmental conditions affecting the calcium and iron micronutrient content present in Solanum nigrum. She has also conducted interdisciplinary novel research on synthesized silver nanoparticles from Amaranthus dubius. Megan has a passion for research and science as a whole and loves inspiring young minds.

Publications

  • Shakira Shaik, Megan Sigamoney & M. Paula Watt (2022) Effect of two watering regimes on the biomass and leaf Ca and Fe content of four cloned genotypes of Solanum nigrum Linn. at different physiological ages, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 46:6, 888-902, DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2022.2144369
  • Sigamoney, M., Shaik, S., Govender, P., & Krishna, S. B. N. (2016). African leafy vegetables as bio-factories for silver nanoparticles: a case study on Amaranthus dubius C Mart. Ex Thell. South African Journal of Botany, 103, 230-240.

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