Ecological Aspects of Nitrogen Nutrition

  • Marianne Popp
Part of the Progress in Botany/Fortschritte der Botanik book series (BOTANY, volume 54)


Nitrogen availability is one of the most decisive factors for plant performance in agricultural systems as well as in natural habitats. Not solely the amount of nitrogen, but also the presence of its different forms — nitrate or ammonium — has been considered important for plant distribution (cf. Lee et al. 1983; Runge 1983). A number of reviews and proceedings have dealt with these ecological aspects of nitrogen assimilation (Smirnoff and Stewart 1985; Lambers et al. 1986; Sprent 1987). However, in view of some recent developments, it seems justified to dedicate a further review to this subject.


Nitrate Reductase Activity Ecological Aspect Nitrogen Nutrition Reference Plant Nitrogen Allocation 
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  • Marianne Popp
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte BotanikMünsterGermany

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