Trace Elements in Soil-Plant-Animal Systems

Trace Elements in Soil-Plant-Animal Systems

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: D Nicholas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150545

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Trace Elements in Soil–Plant–Animal Systems discusses the adverse effects or the essentiality of trace elements in soil, plants, and animals under field and laboratory conditions. The book explores the chemistry, biochemistry, and physics of the availability of trace elements to several organisms, as well as their functions in cell metabolism. Organized into six parts encompassing 24 chapters, the book starts with an overview of the chain of events whereby trace elements are released from different soil and rock sources. The trace elements are then taken up by living organisms, transferred to their sites of action, and function in different metabolic events. The text explores how the trace elements occur in various chemical compounds with varying solubilities. Other chapters explore the principles governing the distribution of elements in minerals and igneous rocks. The final chapter deals with trace element disorders in living organisms. The book is a valuable resource to physicists, chemists, biochemists, geochemists, mineralogists, agriculturists, pedologists, scientists, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    The Waite Institute Jubilee

    Historical Preface

    Introduction to the Symposium

    Trace Elements in Australian Crop and Pasture Production, 1924-1974

    Trace Elements in Animal Production

    Mineralogy of Trace Elements

    The Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Trace Elements

    The Mineralogy and Chemistry of Soil Cobalt

    Trace Element Adsorption on Mineral Surfaces

    Uptake and Mobility of Trace Elements in Plants

    The Availability and Absorption of Trace Elements in Soil - Plant Systems and Their Relation to Movement and Concentration of Trace Elements in Plants

    The Effects of Flooding on the Availability of Trace Metals to Rice in Soils of Differing Organic Matter Status

    Mobility and Plant Uptake of Micronutrients in Relation to Soil Water Content

    Selenium in Soils and Plants: Contrasts in Conditions Providing Safe but Adequate Amounts of Selenium in the Food Chain

    Functions of Trace Elements in Plants

    The Functions of Trace Elements in Plants

    Trace Elements in Photosynthesis

    The Role of Boron in Plants

    Functions of Trace Elements in Animals

    Trace Elements and Their Physiological Roles in the Animal

    The Biochemical Basis of Deficiencies of Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt in Animals

    The Role and the Metabolism of Selenium in the Animal

    Trace Element Interactions in Animals

    Distribution, Diagnosis, and Correction of Trace Element Disorders in Plants and Animals

    The Recognition and Correction of Trace Element Deficiencies

    Application of Regional Geochemical Reconnaissance to Agriculture

    Diagnosis of Trace Element Deficiencies in Wheat on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

    Trace Element Disorders in Pinus and Their Correction

    The Diagnosis of Trace Element Deficiencies in the Grazing Ruminant

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Selenium Inadequacies in the Grazing Ruminant


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150545

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