Genetic Aspects of Plant Mineral Nutrition

The Fourth International Symposium on Genetic Aspects of Plant Mineral Nutrition, 30 September – 4 October 1991, Canberra, Australia

  • P. J. Randall
  • E. Delhaize
  • R. A. Richards
  • R. Munns

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. R. N. Oram, R. A. Culvenor, A. M. Ridley
    Pages 17-22
  3. D. M. Wheeler, D. C. Edmeades, D. R. Smith, M. E. Wedderburn
    Pages 23-33
  4. I. M. Rao, W. M. Roca, M. A. Ayarza, E. Tabares, R. Garcia
    Pages 35-44
  5. P. W. G. Sale, D. I. Couper, P. L. Cachia, P. J. Larkin
    Pages 45-52
  6. J. W. Johnson, R. E. Wilkinson
    Pages 69-73
  7. A. H. Wissemeier, A. Diening, A. Hergenröder, W. J. Horst, G. Mix-Wagner
    Pages 81-89
  8. M. Taeb, R. M. D. Koebner, B. P. Forster, C. N. Law
    Pages 159-163
  9. Graeme D. Batten
    Pages 215-220
  10. Álvaro Eleutério Da Silva, Warren H. Gabelman
    Pages 233-239
  11. Álvaro Eleutério Da Silva, Warren H. Gabelman, James G. Coors
    Pages 241-249
  12. J. R. Caradus, A. D. Mackay, S. Wewala, J. Dunlop, A. Hart, J. Van Den Bosch et al.
    Pages 251-260
  13. N. Ae, J. Arihara, K. Okada, T. Yoshihara, T. Otani, C. Johansen
    Pages 279-288
  14. N. T. Hoan, U. Prasada Rao, E. A. Siddiq
    Pages 327-333
  15. Kalyan Singh, M. Chino, N. K. Nishizawa, T. Ohata, S. Mori
    Pages 335-339
  16. Robin D. Graham, Julie S. Ascher, Simon C. Hynes
    Pages 349-358
  17. S. Jamjod, C. E. Mann, B. Rerkasem
    Pages 359-361
  18. D. B. Moody, A. J. Rathjen, B. Cartwright
    Pages 363-366
  19. A. Bagheri, J. G. Paull, A. J. Rathjen, S. M. Ali, D. B. Moody
    Pages 377-385
  20. R. F. M. Van Steveninck, M. E. Van Steveninck, D. R. Fernando
    Pages 387-396
  21. Paul J. Jackson, Emmanuel Delhaize, Cheryl R. Kuske
    Pages 397-405

About this book


The adaptation of desirable agricultural plants to infertile and problem soils is an increasingly important trategy for improving food supplies in many parts of the world. The plant breeding approach complements, and in some cases may replace agronomic practices such as the use of fertilizers and soil amendments to provide solutions which are economically and environmentally sustainable. The Symposium at which the papers in this volume were presented drew together workers in plant breeding, plant nutrition, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology to discuss research on gene systems which affect the mineral nutrition of plants. Papers describe successes in plant breeding for problem soils as well as advances in understanding of mechanisms at the whole plant and cellular levels. Papers in the 'molecular' area point the way to the contribution which the new biology will make to this field in the future. The reviews and research papers are grouped under five topics : Better plants for acid soils; Salinity tolerance; Efficiency of uptake and use of macronutrients; Efficiency for iron and micronutrients; Tolerance of heavy metals and boron.


Plant nutrition biochemistry biology mineral nutrition physiology soil

Editors and affiliations

  • P. J. Randall
    • 1
  • E. Delhaize
    • 1
  • R. A. Richards
    • 1
  • R. Munns
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plant IndustryCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)CanberraAustralia

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