Plant Physiology, Volume III: Inorganic Nutrition of Plants deals with the inorganic nutrition and metabolism of plants. The book explores the role of elements, other than carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, which are essential to, or used by, plants in their vital processes. It summarizes the knowledge about mineral nutrition of plants and presents a philosophy of plant nutrition in general.
This volume is organized into six chapters and begins with a brief history of mineral nutrition of plants, as well as the media from which plants draw their nutrients, such as the soil and artificial culture medium. The book then discusses the requirements for specific elements, the symptoms incurred by their deficient supply, and the evidence that a given element can be considered essential. The next chapters focus on the inorganic nutrition of microorganisms, general functions of the essential nutrient elements, and the biological situations in which elementary nitrogen is converted to the organic form. The book concludes by analyzing the soil as a complex biological system and its implication for the interpretation of the nutrition of higher plants.
This book is a valuable resource for those interested in plant nutrition and plant physiology.
Contributors to Volume III Preface The Plan of the Treatise Note on the Use of Plant Names Introduction Trends in the Inorganic Nutrition of Plants Preamble to Chapter 1 Chapter One Mineral Nutrition of Plants in Soils and in Culture Media Part 1. Mineral Nutrition of Plants in Soils I. Historical: Soils and Plant Nutrition II. Factors in the Occurrence and Distribution of Mineral Nutrients in the Soil III. Nature and Content of Soil Nutrients IV. Factors in the Retention and Availability of Nutrients V. Nutrient Uptake from Soil VI. Methods for Determining the Nutrient Requirement of Crops in the Field VII. Foliar Nutrition Part 2. Mineral Nutrition of Plants in Culture Media by VIII. Early Experiments and the Development of Nutrient Culture Methods IX. The Essential Plant Micronutrients X. Experimental Methods for the Study of Micronutrient Requirements XI. The Application of Culture Methods in the Study of Edaphic Factors References for Parts 1 and 2 Preamble to Chapter 2 Chapter Two The Essential Nutrient Elements: Requirements and Interactions in Plants I. Introduction II. Morphological, Anatomical, Chemical, and Physiological Effects of Mineral Disorders and Nutrient Interactions References Preamble to Chapter 3 Chapter Three Inorganic Nutrient Nutrition of Microorganisms I. Introduction II. Mineral Element Requirements III. Requirement for Nitrogen and Its Compounds IV. Requirements for Other Nutrient Elements V. Toxicity Effects of Metals VI. Conclusions References Preamble to Chapter 4 Chapter Four Modes of Action of the Essential Mineral Elements I. Introduction II. General Functions of the Essential Nutrient Elements III. Catalytic Properties of Metalloproteins IV. Metal Requirements of Enzymes V. Mechanism of Ac
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