Iron Nutrition in Plants and Rhizospheric Microorganisms

  • Larry L. Barton
  • Javier Abadia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neil C. Hansen, Bryan G. Hopkins, Jason W. Ellsworth, Von D. Jolley
    Pages 23-59
  3. Adamo D. Rombolà, Massimo Tagliavini
    Pages 61-83
  4. Ana Àlvarez-Fernàndez, Javier Abadía, Anunciación Abadía
    Pages 85-101
  5. Zeno Varanini, Roberto Pinton
    Pages 153-168
  6. David E. Crowley
    Pages 169-198
  7. Larry L. Barton, Gordon V. Johnson, Yvonne M. Bishop
    Pages 199-214
  8. Francisco J. Romera, Carlos Lucena, Esteban Alcàntara
    Pages 251-278
  9. Petra Bauer, Rüdiger Hell
    Pages 279-288
  10. Brenda Parson Hall, Mary Lou Guerinot
    Pages 311-326
  11. ELizabeth E. Rogers
    Pages 327-339
  12. Jean-François Briat, Françoise Cellier, Frederic Gaymard
    Pages 341-357
  13. Takanori Kobayashi, Naoko K. Nishizawa, Satoshi Mori
    Pages 395-435
  14. Ana Àlvarez-Fernàndez
    Pages 437-448
  15. Silvia R. Cianzio, Randy C. Shoemaker, Dirk V. Charlson
    Pages 449-466
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 467-477

About this book


This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide a comprehensive review on the status of iron nutrition in plants. International scientists discuss research on acquisition of iron by strategy I and strategy II plants. These reviews summarize a variety of plant species and include both laboratory and field observations.

Topics covered in this book include: plants as a source of iron for animals and humans, iron translocation in the plants, iron-stimulated activities that influence crop yield and fruit tree productivity, iron uptake by plants as influenced by microorganisms (i.e. free living soil microorganisms, symbiotic nitrogen-fixing and pathogenic bacteria), the role of plant hormones in iron transport, iron-metal competition in phytoremediation, root zone activities involving interactions between minerals and organic matter, the role of microbial siderophores in rhizospheric iron cycling, iron storage as phytoferritin, proteomic and metabolic studies associated with iron stress response, methods for studying iron metabolism including stable isotopes, and the correction of iron deficiency through the use of synthetic or natural chelates.

Additionally, chapters summarize the use of Arabidopsis to enhance our understanding of the complex activities associated with iron metabolism in plants. This book should serve to stimulate continued exploration of iron activities in plant biology and rhizospheric environments.


Pathogen Protein Transport Xylem biology cyclin fruit metabolism microorganisms molecular aspects molecular biology nitrogen quality regulation roots

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry L. Barton
    • 1
  • Javier Abadia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyThe University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Nutrición VegetalEstación Experimental de AulaDeiSpain

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