Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 1995 - Nature - 889 pages
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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 aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances.
This volume retains the structure of the first edition, being divided into two parts: Nutritional Physiology and Soil-Plant Relationships. In Part I, 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 II has been considerably altered and extended, particularly on the effects of external and interal factors on root growth and chapter 15 on the root-soil interface.
The second edition will be invaluable to both advanced students and researchers.

Key Features
* Second Edition of this established text
* Structure of the book remains the same
* 50% of the reference and 50% of the figures and tables have been replaced
* Whole of the text has been revised
* Coverage of plant (soil interactions has been increased considerably)
  

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A good starting point for understanding the physiology of individual plants. Provides a thorough overview of plant physiology plus "in depth" treatment of plant-soil interactions. A bit dated in that it does not include some of the more recent global synthetic work that has been done; still a classic for agronomy, horticulture, and ecology.  

Contents

Introduction Definition and Classification of Mineral Nutrients
3
LongDistance Transport in the Xylem and Phloem and its Regulation
79
Transport of Mineral Nutrients
99
Uptake and Release of Mineral Elements by Leaves and Other Aerial Plant
116
Yield and the SourceSink Relationships
131
Mineral Nutrition and Yield Response
184
Nitrogen Fixation
201
Macronutrients
229
Relationships between Mineral Nutrition and Plant Diseases and Pests
436
Diagnosis of Deficiency and Toxicity of Mineral Nutrients
461
PLANTSOIL RELATIONSHIPS
481
Effect of Internal and External Factors on Root Growth and Development
508
The SoilRoot Interface Rhizosphere in Relation to Mineral Nutrition
537
Adaptation of Plants to Adverse Chemical Soil Conditions
596
References
681
Index
862

Micronutrients
313
Beneficial Mineral Elements
405

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