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Plant and Soil

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 297–310 | Cite as

Aluminium uptake and toxicity in plants

  • L. H. Jones
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Summary

Mobile aluminium has been found to be present in fly-ash deposits at high pH values. The problem of how plants can absorb aluminium from the anionic form is discussed, and it is suggested that organic acids produced by the plants may act as chelating agents which prevent precipitation of aluminium at physiological pH values. This hypothesis is used as the basis for an explanation of the different responses shown by various ecological groups of plants to excess aluminium.

Keywords

Precipitation Aluminium Toxicity Plant Physiology Organic Acid 
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© Martinus Nijhoff 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. H. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamEngland

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