Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

2nd Edition - April 11, 1995

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  • Editor: Horst Marschner
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571874

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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

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* 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)


Graduate students/high level undergraduate students and researchers in plantscience.

Table of Contents

  • Nutritional Physiology:
    Introduction, Definition, and Classification of Mineral Nutrients.
    Ion Uptake Mechanisms of Individual Cells and Roots: Short Distance Transport.
    Long-Distance Transport in the Xylem and Phloem and its Regulation.
    Uptake and Release of Mineral Elements by Leaves and Other Aerial Plant Parts.
    Yield and the Source-Sink Relationships.
    Mineral Nutrition and Yield Response.
    Nitrogen Fixation.
    Functions of Mineral Nutrients: Macronutrients.
    Function of Mineral Nutrients: Micronutrients.
    Beneficial Mineral Elements.
    Relationship between Mineral Nutrition and Plant Diseases and Pests.
    Diagnosis of Deficiency and Toxicity of Mineral Nutrients.
    Plant-Soil Relationships:
    Nutrient Availability in Soils.
    Effect of Internal and External Factors on Root Growth and Development.
    The Soil-Root Interface (Rhizosphere) in Relation to Mineral Nutrition.
    Adaptation of Plants to Adverse Chemical Soil Conditions.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 889
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1995
  • Published: April 11, 1995
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571874

About the Editor

Horst Marschner

Horst Marschner works at Universitat of Hohenheim in Germany.

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Universitat of Hohenheim, Germany

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