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.
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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