Plant Nutrition — from Genetic Engineering to Field Practice

Proceedings of the Twelfth International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 21–26 September 1993, Perth, Western Australia

  • N. J. Barrow

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Plenary papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David T. Clarkson, Malcolm J. Hawkesford
      Pages 23-33
    3. J. F. Angus, J. W. Bowden, B. A. Keating
      Pages 59-68
  3. Rhizosphere and plant nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. B. Dinkelaker, G. Hahn, V. Römheld, G. A. Wolf, H. Marschner
      Pages 71-74
    3. Y. Masaoka, M. Kojima, S. Sugihara, T. Yoshihara, M. Koshino, A. Ichihara
      Pages 79-82
    4. G. J. D. Kirk, C. B. M. Begg, J. L. Solivas
      Pages 87-90
    5. A. Jungk, B. Seeling, J. Gerke
      Pages 95-98
    6. Karl Hermann Mühling, Sven Schubert, Konrad Mengel
      Pages 103-106
    7. Burkhard Sattelmacher, Ingmar Heinecke, Karl Hermann Mühling
      Pages 111-114
  4. Membrane function

  5. Molecular biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. E. Delhaize, P. J. Randall, P. A. Wallace, A. Pinkerton
      Pages 139-142
    3. M. Yokota Hirai, T. Fujiwara, Y. Komeda, M. Chino, S. Naito
      Pages 143-146
    4. S. Mori, N. Okumura, H. Nakanishi, Y. Umehara, M. Chino, N. K. Nishizawa
      Pages 147-150
    5. F. W. Smith, M. J. Hawkesford, I. M. Prosser, D. T. Clarkson
      Pages 151-154
  6. Dynamics nutrient uptake/transport

  7. Nutrient partitioning

About this book


Plant Nutrition - From Genetic Engineering to Field Practice, the 12th International Colloquium on Plant Nutrition, is the latest in a series which began in 1954. Early meetings were mainly concerned with the practical problems of soil fertility, with soil assessment, fertilizer requirements and methods of analysis. As the colloquia have progressed, the emphasis has slowly changed. The practical problems are still important, but there is increasing emphasis on plant physiology, plant biochemistry, membrane biochemistry, and even on the chemistry of genes which control the proteins which transfer nutrient ions to the inside of cells. The meetings therefore provide a valuable opportunity for each half of the science of plant nutrition to interact with, and learn from the other half.
This volume begins with five papers which review current knowledge in important fields: the rhizosphere, molecular biology, electron microscopy, location and function of elements in vivo, and modelling nutrient responses in the field. These themes are continued in groups of shorter papers which follow. In addition, there are sections on nutrient dynamics and partitioning, diagnostic techniques, plant survival strategies, mycorrhizas, and on nutrients such as P, N, S, K, Ca, Mg, and micronutrients. A large section is devoted specifically to boron - reflecting the considerable current interest in this element. In total there are 177 refereed papers providing both a broad overview and a detailed picture of the latest developments in pure and applied plant nutrition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. J. Barrow
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of SoilsCSIROWembleyAustralia

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