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Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128197738

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants

4th Edition

Editors: Horst Marschner Ismail Cakmak Zed Rengel Philip White
Paperback ISBN: 9780128197738
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 725
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Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, Fourth Edition presents sections on the uptake and transport of nutrients in plants, root-shoot interactions, the role of mineral nutrition in yield formation, stress physiology, water relations, functions of mineral nutrients and contribution of plant nutrition to nutritional quality and global nutrition security of human populations. Other sections focus on the effects of external and internal factors on root growth, rhizosphere chemistry and biology, and nutrient cycling. In addition, this updated edition includes color figures and a new chapter on the impacts of climate change on soil fertility and crop nutrition.

An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The fourth edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances.

Key Features

  • Offers new content on the relationship between climate change, soil fertility and crop nutrition
  • Keeps overall structure of previous editions
  • Includes updates in every chapter on new developments, ideas and challenges


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 and soil fertility. Further target audiences are professionals involved in food security and climate change research programs

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, definition and classification of nutrients
2. Ion uptake mechanisms of individual cells and roots
3. Long-distance transport in the xylem and phloem
4. Uptake and release of elements by leaves and other aerial plant parts
5. Mineral nutrition, yield and source-sink relationships
6. Functions of macronutrients
7. Function of nutrients: Micronutrients
8. Beneficial elements
9. Nutrition and quality
10. Relationship between nutrition, plant diseases and pests
11. Diagnosis of deficiency and toxicity of nutrients

12. Nutrient availability in soils
13. Effect of internal and external factors on root growth and development
14. Rhizosphere chemistry in relation to plant nutrition
15. Rhizosphere biology
16. Nitrogen fixation
17. Adaptation of plants to adverse chemical soil conditions
18. Crop nutrition and climate change
19. Nutrient and carbon fluxes in terrestrial agro-ecosystems


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About the Editors

Horst Marschner

Horst Marschner works at Universitat of Hohenheim in Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitat of Hohenheim, Germany

Ismail Cakmak

Affiliations and Expertise

Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey. email:

Zed Rengel

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Australia, Faculty of Science, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, Perth, Australia; email:

Philip White

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