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Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants. Edition No. 4

  • Book
  • November 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5230515
Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of 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.

Table of Contents

Part I. Nutritional Physiology
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

Part II. Plant-Soil Relationships
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


Zed Rengel University of Western Australia, Faculty of Science, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, Perth, Australia. Professor Zed Rengel earned his PhD at the Louisiana State University in the United States in 1988. He worked as postdoc and then Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 1996, he transferred to the University of Western Australia in Perth, and has been the full professor of soil science and plant nutrition since 2001. Zed was awarded 13 prizes and awards (including Humboldt Research Award and Fulbright Senior Scholar Award), 11 fellowships (eg. Humboldt, OECD, Japanese STA, French Government), 4 Honorary Professorships and 6 Visiting Professorships (eg. Cornell-USA, Okayama-Japan, KVL-Denmark, Gissen-Germany). He was elected a Foreign Fellow of Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences and was bestowed the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Zagreb. Zed is the author/co-author of 300+ publications in peer-refereed international journals and 37 invited book chapters. He edited 7 books and 6 Journal Special Issues. Ismail Cakmak Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey. Ismail Cakmak received his PhD at the University Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany under the guidance of the late Prof Dr.Horst Marschner. Dr. Cakmak had a research collaboration with Prof Marschner for 12 years and they published together extensively. He is currently Professor at the Sabanci University-Istanbul, Turkey. He has published 225 peer-reviewed articles and named among the "highly cited researchers” in agricultural sciences by Clarivate Analytics. He has received IFA "International Crop Nutrition Award" in 2005, Australian Crawford Fund "Derek Tribe Medal” in 2007, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-Georg Forster Research Award in 2014, International Plant Nutrition Institute-IPNI Science Award in 2016 and the World Academy of Sciences-Agricultural Science Prize in 2016. He is an elected member of "The Academy of Europe” and "The Science Academy” of Turkey. Philip White Professor, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Professor Philip John White FLS FRSE graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Biochemistry in 1983 and was awarded a PhD in Natural Sciences (Botany) from the University of Manchester in 1987, followed by a DSc in 2016. He is currently a Research Specialist in Plant Ecophysiology at The James Hutton Institute (UK), a Full Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University (China), where he lectures on "Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants - A Phylogenetic Approach”, and a Visiting Professor at the Comenius University (Slovakia). He has published more than 270 refereed papers and over 200 other scientific articles. He was a commissioned contributor to Trends in Plant Science and BioMedNet (2001-2003) and has served on the Editorial Boards of many periodicals including Annals of Botany, Plant and Soil, and Journal of Experimental Botany. He is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in Plant & Animal Science by Clarivate Analytics.