Trace Elements in Soil-Plant-Animal Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125181501, 9780323150545

Trace Elements in Soil-Plant-Animal Systems

1st Edition

Editors: D Nicholas
eBook ISBN: 9780323150545
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 432
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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



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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