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Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780123849052, 9780123849069

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

3rd Edition

Author: Horst Marschner
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123849052
eBook ISBN: 9780123849069
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th August 2011
Page Count: 672
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An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The Third 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 third edition will be invaluable to both advanced students and researchers.

Key Features

  • Third 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)


Plant scientists from the disciplines of plant nutrition, physiology and breeding as well as soil scientists and agronomists with interest in nutrition of plants; advanced undergraduate/graduate students studying plant nutrition

Table of Contents

Part I Nutritional Physiology
1. Introduction
2. Ion uptake mechanisms
3. Long distance transport
4. Uptake and release by leaves
5. Yield and source-sink Nutrition and yield response
6. Functions macronutrients
7. Functions micronutrients
8. Beneficial elements
9. Nutrition and quality
10. Nutrition and disease
11. Diagnosis of deficiency

Part II Plant-Soil Relationships
12. Nutrient availability
13. Internal and external factors on root growth and development
14. Rhizosphere Chemistry
15. Rhizosphere Biology
16. N2 Fixation
17. Adaptation to adverse cond.
18. Nutrient cycling


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About the Author

Horst Marschner

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitat of Hohenheim, Germany


"...nearly any plant scientist will find this a useful reference work to have on their bookshelf." --Daniel Taub, PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN

"The presentation of this new edition has been improved... It is richly illustrated. A 180-page reference section contributes to the quality of the book. The book is a fantastic source of information for instructors in plant physiology. The book may be the scientific legacy of the recently declared coeditor of this journal." --Michel Couderchet, JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

"...I should stress that the author has a very clear, easy to follow and instructive style of presentation." --ACTA PHYSIOLOGIAE PLANTARUM

"...thoroughly recommended... a welcome addition to any library or laboratory shelf and should remain relevant for many years." --Marc F. Allison, IACR-Brooms Barn, PLANT GROWTH REGULATION

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