Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

ISBN-10: 0123849055

ISBN-13: 9780123849052

Edition: 3rd 2012

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Description: Respected and known worldwide in the field for his research in plant nutrition, Dr. Horst Marschner authored two editions of Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. His research greatly advanced the understanding of rhizosphere processes and trace element uptake by plants and he published extensively in a variety of plant nutrition areas. While doing agricultural research in West Africa in 1996, Dr. Marschner contracted malaria and passed away, and until now this legacy title went unrevised. Despite the passage of time, it remains the definitive reference on plant mineral nutrition. Great progress has been made in the understanding of various aspects of plant nutrition and#xA0;in recent years the view on the mode of action of mineral nutrients in plant metabolism and yield formation has shifted. Nutrients are not only viewed as constituents of plant compounds (constructing material), enzymes and electron transport chains but also as signals regulating plant metabolism via complex signal transduction networks. In these networks, phytohormones also play an important role. Principles of the mode of action of phytohormones and examples of the interaction of hormones and mineral nutrients on source and sink strength and yield formation are discussed in this edition. Phytohormones have a role as chemical messengers (internal signals) to coordinate development and responses to environmental stimuli at the whole plant level. These and many other molecular developments are covered in the long-awaited new edition. Esteemed plant nutrition expert and Horst Marschner's daughter, Dr. Petra Marschner, together with a team of key co-authors who worked with Horst Marschner on his research, now present a thoroughly updated and revised third edition of Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, maintaining its value for plant nutritionists worldwide. A long-awaited revision of the standard reference on plant mineral nutrition Features full coverage and new discussions of the latest molecular advances Contains additional focus on agro-ecosystems as well as nutrition and quality

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, 3e
Nutritional Physiology
Introduction
Ion uptake mechanisms
Long distance transport
Uptake and release by leaves
Yield and source-sink Nutrition and yield response
Functions macronutrients
Functions micronutrients
Beneficial elements
Nutrition and quality
Nutrition and disease
Diagnosis of deficiency
Plant-Soil Relationships
Nutrient availability
Internal and external factors on root growth and development
Rhizosphere Chemistry
Rhizosphere Biology
N2 Fixation
Adaptation to adverse cond
Nutrient cycling
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