Mineral Nutrition of Plants: Principles and Perspectives

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Sinauer, Sep 20, 2004 - Science - 380 pages
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Nearly all the chemical elements that make up living things are mineral elements, the ultimate source of which is rock weathered into soil. In the thoroughly revised full-colour second edition of Mineral Nutrition of Plants, Epstein and Bloom explain how plant roots 'mine' these nutrient elements from their inorganic substrate and introduce them into the realm of living things. The authors trace the subsequent movement of these nutrients into other plant organs, tissues, cells, and organelles, their biochemical assimilation, and their functions in plant physiology and metabolism. Treatment of these processes extends from molecular biology through global biogeochemistry.

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EMANUEL EPSTEIN is Research Professor in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources - Soils and Biogeochemistry at the University of California at Davis, USA.

ARNOLD J. BLOOM is Professor in the Department of Vegetable Crops at the University of California at Davis, USA.

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