Essential Plant Nutrients

Uptake, Use Efficiency, and Management

  • M. Naeem
  • Abid A. Ansari
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Concepts of Plant Nutrients Uptake

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Akbar Ali, M. Naeem, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohd. Idrees, M. Masroor A. Khan, Moin Uddin et al.
      Pages 37-45
    3. Viraj Gunarathne, Sonia Mayakaduwa, Meththika Vithanage
      Pages 47-67
  3. Plant Nutrients Use Efficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Mohd. Idrees, Israr Ul Hassan, M. Naeem, Tariq Aftab, M. Masroor A. Khan
      Pages 71-80
    3. Dibyendu Sarkar, Lohit K. Baishya
      Pages 119-146
    4. Tariq Ahmad Dar, Moin Uddin, Akbar Ali, M. Masroor A. Khan, Tanvir ul Hassan Dar
      Pages 147-154
  4. Plant Nutrition and Abiotic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Anisur Rahman, Jubayer Al Mahmud, Shahadat Hossain, Khairul Alam et al.
      Pages 213-274
    3. Tarek Alshaal, Hassan El-Ramady, Abdullah H. Al-Saeedi, Tarek Shalaby, Tamer Elsakhawy, Alaa E.-D. Omara et al.
      Pages 275-308
    4. M. Naeem, Abid A. Ansari, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Tariq Aftab, Mohd. Idrees, Akbar Ali et al.
      Pages 309-334
    5. Zaid ul Hassan, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Qasim Ali, Muhammad Zulqarnain Haider, Muhammad Adrees et al.
      Pages 335-350
    6. Zaid ul Hassan, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Afzal Hussain, Zaheer Akbar, Nasir Rasool et al.
      Pages 351-366
  5. Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau, Felipe Aquea, Felipe Moraga, Cristian Ibañez, Zed Rengel, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz
      Pages 405-441
  6. Management of Plant Nutrients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. I. Rashmi, Abhay Shirale, K. S. Kartikha, K. C. Shinogi, B. P. Meena, S. Kala
      Pages 465-489
    3. Nelson W. Osorio, Laura Osorno, Juan D. Leon, Claudia Álvarez
      Pages 491-512
    4. Muhammad Saleem Arif, Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Tahira Yasmeen, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Arslan Ashraf et al.
      Pages 513-556
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 557-569

About this book


This book explores the agricultural, commercial, and ecological future of plants in relation to mineral nutrition. It covers various topics regarding the role and importance of mineral nutrition in plants including essentiality, availability, applications, as well as their management and control strategies. Plants and plant products are increasingly important sources for the production of energy, biofuels, and biopolymers in order to replace the use of fossil fuels. The maximum genetic potential of plants can be realized successfully with a balanced mineral nutrients supply. This book explores efficient nutrient management strategies that tackle the over and under use of nutrients, check different kinds of losses from the system, and improve use efficiency of the plants. Applied and basic aspects of ecophysiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology have been adequately incorporated including pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, agronomical, breeding and plant protection parameters, propagation and nutrients managements. This book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for readers, cultivators, students, botanists, entrepreneurs, and farmers. 


Mineral nutrition Fertilizers Nutrient management strategies Plant biochemistry Soil conservation Abiotic stress Ecophysiology Crop yield

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Naeem
    • 1
  • Abid A. Ansari
    • 2
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany Plant Physiology SectionAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biology Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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