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Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition

  • Heiner E. Goldbach
  • Patrick H. Brown
  • Benjavan Rerkasem
  • Michel Thellier
  • Monika A. Wimmer
  • Richard W. Bell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Methods in Boron Research

    1. Michel Thellier, Arlette Chevallier, Isabelle His, Michael Jarvis, Mark A. Lovell, Françoise Martini et al.
      Pages 1-10
    2. Isabelle His, Iain M. R. Mackinnon, Mazz Marry, I. Max Huxham, Michael C. Jarvis
      Pages 11-19
  3. Boron in Animals and Humans

  4. Boron in Plants: Requirements and Function

    1. R. W. Bell, B. Dell, L. Huang
      Pages 63-85
    2. Patrick H. Brown, Nacer Bellaloui, Ram N. Sah, Elias Bassil, Hening Hu
      Pages 87-101
    3. B. Dell, L. Huang, R. W. Bell
      Pages 103-117
    4. Brigitte Gassert, Elke Sprich, Heidrun Pfeffer, Frank Dannel, Nikolaus v. Wirén, Volker Römheld
      Pages 119-126
    5. Fangsen Xu, Yuhua Yang, Yunhua Wang, Lishu Wu
      Pages 127-135
    6. Toru Matoh, Masaru Kobayashi
      Pages 143-155
    7. Rudolf Ehwald, Axel Fleischer, Heidemarie Schneider, Malcolm O’Neill
      Pages 157-166
    8. Heiner E. Goldbach, Monika A. Wimmer, François Chaumont, Toru Matoh, Dieter Volkmann, František Baluška et al.
      Pages 167-180
    9. Duangjai Nachiangmai, Bernie Dell, Longbin Huang, Richard W. Bell, Benjavan Rerkasem
      Pages 181-185
    10. Min Yu, Yu-Hua Yang, Chang-Wen Du, Li-Shu Wu, Mei-Mei Pi, Wu-Ding Liu et al.
      Pages 197-203
    11. Heike Rogalla, Volker Römheld
      Pages 205-211

About this book


The Boron '97 meeting was a great success in summarising all recent developments in basic and applied research on boron's function, especially in plants. New techniques have since been developed and new insight has been gained into the role of boron in plant and animal metabolism. Nevertheless, there were still lots of open questions. The aim of the present workshop held in Bonn as a satellite meeting to the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium was thus to gather all actual information which has been gained since the Boron '97 meeting and to compile knowledge, both from animal and plant sciences. Furthermore, applied aspects had to be addressed too, as there is an increasing awareness of boron deficiencies even in crops such as wheat, which have formerly not been considered as responsive to boron application. Genetic differences in boron demand and efficiency within one species are a further important topic which has gained importance since the 1997 meeting. More in-depth knowledge on the mechanisms of boron efficiency are required as an increased efficiency will be one major possibility to maintain and improve crop yields for resource-poor farmers. Nevertheless, it has also clearly been shown that an adequate supply of boron is needed to obtain high yields of crops with a high quality, and that a sustainable agriculture has to provide an adequate boron supply to compensate for inevitable losses through leaching (especially in the humid tropics and temperate regions) and for the boron removal by the crop.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heiner E. Goldbach
    • 1
  • Patrick H. Brown
    • 2
  • Benjavan Rerkasem
    • 3
  • Michel Thellier
    • 4
  • Monika A. Wimmer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard W. Bell
    • 5
  1. 1.University of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  3. 3.Chiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  4. 4.University of RouenRouenFrance
  5. 5.Murdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

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