Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

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An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The second edition of this book retains the aims of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances. This text retains the structure of the first edition, and is divided into two parts: "nutritional physiology" and "soil-plant relationships". In Part 1, more emphasis has been placed on root (shoot interactions, stress physiology) water relations, and functions of micronutrients. In view of the worldwide increasing interest in plant-soil interactions, Part 2 has been considerably altered and extended, particularly on the effects of external and internal factors on root growth and root-soil interface. The second edition should be of interest to both advanced students and researchers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 912 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 50.8mm | 1,655.6g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0124735428
  • 9780124735422

Table of contents

Introduction, definition and classification of mineral nutrients; ion uptake mechanisms of individual cells and roots - short distance transport; long-distance transport in the xylem and phloem and its regulation; uptake and release of mineral elements by leaves and other aerial plant parts; yield and the source-sink relationship; mineral nutrition and yield response; nitrogen fixation; functions of mineral nutrients - macronutrients; function of mineral nutrients - micronutrients; beneficial mineral elements; relationship between mineral nutrition and plant disease and pests; diagnosis of deficiency and toxicity of mineral nutrients; nutrient availability in soils; effect of internal and external factors on root growth and development; the soil-root interface (rhizosphere) in relation to mineral nutrition; adaptation of plants to adverse chemical soil conditions.
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