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Plant Nutrition

Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research

Part of the book series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences (DPSS, volume 92)

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Table of contents (501 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. Genetics and molecular biology of plant nutrition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Molecular mechanisms of potassium and sodium transport in plants

      • J. Schroeder, P. Buschmann, B. Eckelman, E. Kim, M. Sussman, N. Uozumi et al.
      Pages 10-11
    3. Molecular biology of inducible high-affinity nitrate transport in higher plants

      • G. Leggewie, B. G. Forde, K. Piepenburg, M. Udvardi
      Pages 12-13
    4. Genetic engineering of transgenic rice with barley strategy-II genes

      • S. Mori, H. Nakanishi, M. Takahashi, K. Higuchi, N.-K. Nishizawa
      Pages 14-15
    5. Isolation and characterisation of Arabidopsis mutants related to boron nutrition

      • T. Fujiwara, J. Takano, M. Yasumori, M. Kobayashi, Z. Gajdos, K. Noguchi et al.
      Pages 16-17
    6. Phosphorus transport mechanisms in vascular plants: Supply meets complementarity

      • C. Rausch, P. Daram, S. Brunner, N. Amrhein, M. Bucher
      Pages 18-19
    7. Regulatory levels of ammonium transport in response to varied N nutrition in tomato

      • S. Wilken, P. Walch-Liu, W. Jost, Borel I., W. B. Frommer, N. von Wirén
      Pages 24-25
    8. Overexpression of an endogenous citrate synthase gene in tobacco

      • F. U. Hoeren, A. E. Richardson, P. Hocking, E. Delhaize
      Pages 30-31
    9. Cloning and characterization of two secreted acid phosphatases from rice calli

      • T. Fukuda, M. Osaki, T. Shinano, J. Wasaki
      Pages 34-35
    10. Function of the sulfate transporter Sultr2;1 in seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana

      • M. Awazuhara, H. Takahashi, A. Watanabe-Takahashi, H. Hayashi, T. Fujiwara, K. Saito
      Pages 38-39

About this book

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion by 2025 and most of this growth in population will occur in developing countries. To feed the world with such a marked increase in population, a great improvement in food production must be achieved particularly in these countries. To meet this challenge, present agricultural productivity must be increased on the cultivated land. However, in many developing countries, particularly in Africa, reduced soil fertility caused by continuous cropping with low nutrient input and the resultant nutrient mining of soils is a major threat both to food production and to ecosystem viability. As a result of declining soil fertility, together with increasing population pressure, expansion of crop production to marginal lands and forested areas contribute to the destruction of natural ecosystems. Food production is not only a quantitative challenge. Improving the nutrient status of plants provides a further valuable means of enhancing food quality and is of extreme benefit to the health of both plants and humans. There are several excellent examples showing that plants with optimum nutrient status are better adapted to biotic and abiotic stress factors. Because of population pressures, many global food systems are not currently providing enough micronutrients to ensure adequate micronutrient intakes in the human diet. This has resulted in an increasing prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies that now afflicts over three billion people worldwide.

Keywords

  • Plant nutrition
  • ecosystem
  • ecosystems
  • environment
  • genetics
  • nutrient uptake
  • quality
  • soil
  • sustainability
  • toxicity

Reviews

`In summary, the book is a valuable reference book on the present state-of-the-art in plant nutrition research and related fields. It is of interest to scientists working in the fields of plant nutrition, soil science and agricultural productivity.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 159 (2002)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    W. J. Horst, M. K. Schenk

  • University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany

    A. Bürkert

  • University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    N. Claassen, H. Flessa

  • University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

    W. B. Frommer, N. Wirén

  • University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    H. Goldbach

  • Hydro Agri, Pflanzenernährung und Umweltforschung, Dülmen, Germany

    H. -W. Olfs

  • University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

    V. Römheld

  • University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    B. Sattelmacher

  • TU München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

    U. Schmidhalter

  • University of Gießen, Gießen, Germany

    S. Schubert

  • University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

    L. Wittenmayer

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Plant Nutrition

  • Book Subtitle: Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research

  • Editors: W. J. Horst, M. K. Schenk, A. Bürkert, N. Claassen, H. Flessa, W. B. Frommer, H. Goldbach, H. -W. Olfs, V. Römheld, B. Sattelmacher, U. Schmidhalter, S. Schubert, N. Wirén, L. Wittenmayer

  • Series Title: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47624-X

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-7105-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-4298-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-306-47624-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXVIII, 1043

  • Topics: Plant Physiology, Agriculture, Soil Science

Buying options

eBook USD 389.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-306-47624-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 549.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)