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Trace element concentrations in plants reflect, in most cases, their abundance in growth media (soil, nutrient solution, water) and in ambient air. The metabolic fate and role of each element in plants can be characterized in relation to some basic processes such as: (i) uptake (absorption), (ii) transport within plants, concentration, and speciation, (iii) metabolic processes, (iv) deficiency and toxicity, and (v) ionic competition and interaction. Some trace elements, particularly trace metals such as Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, and Zn play a key role in plant metabolisms and are constituents of several enzymes.

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  • Trace Metal
  • Phytic Acid
  • Trace Element Concentration
  • Transfer Factor
  • Biological Absorption Coefficient

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(2007). Plants. In: Trace Elements from Soil to Human. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-32714-1_6

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