The Ecophysiology of Plant-Phosphorus Interactions

Overview

Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth. It is as phosphate that plants take up P from the soil solution. Since little phosphate is available to plants in most soils, plants have evolved a range of mechanisms to acquire and use P efficiently – including the development of symbiotic relationships that help them access sources of phosphorus beyond the plant’s own range. At the same time, in agricultural systems, applications of inorganic phosphate fertilizers aimed at overcoming phosphate ...

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Overview

Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth. It is as phosphate that plants take up P from the soil solution. Since little phosphate is available to plants in most soils, plants have evolved a range of mechanisms to acquire and use P efficiently – including the development of symbiotic relationships that help them access sources of phosphorus beyond the plant’s own range. At the same time, in agricultural systems, applications of inorganic phosphate fertilizers aimed at overcoming phosphate limitation are unsustainable and can cause pollution.

This latest volume in Springer’s Plant Ecophysiology series takes an in-depth look at these diverse plant-phosphorus interactions in natural and agricultural environments, presenting a series of critical reviews on the current status of research. In particular, the book presents a wealth of information on the genetic and phenotypic variation in natural plant ecosystems adapted to low P availability, which could be of particular relevance to developing new crop varieties with enhanced abilities to grow under P-limiting conditions.

The book provides a valuable reference material for graduates and research scientists working in the field of plant-phosphorus interactions, as well as for those working in plant breeding and sustainable agricultural development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048178810
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Plant Ecophysiology Series, #7
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.- Preface.- 1. Phosphorus in the global environment; H. Tiessen.- 2. Carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus allometric relations across species; K.J. Niklas.- 3. Phosphorus and aquatic plants; G. Thiébaut.- 4. Phosphorus nutrition of terrestrial plants; P.J. White, J.P. Hammond.- 5. Root strategies for phosphorus acquisition; J.P. Lynch, K.M. Brown.- 6. Plants without arbuscular mycorrhizae; C.P. Vance.- 7. Mycorrhizal symbiosis; J.M. Barea Navarro et al.- 8. The role of rhizosphere microorganisms in relation to P uptake by plants; P. Marschner.- 9. Soil and fertilizer phosphorus in relation to crop nutrition; E.A. Kirkby, A.E. (Johnny) Johnston.- 10. Diagnosing phosphorus deficiency in crop plants; J.P. Hammond, P.J. White.- 11. Potential and limitations to improving crops for enhanced phosphorus utilization; T.S. George, A.E. Richardson.- 12. Phosphorus and the future; J.A. Raven.- Index.-

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