Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants / Edition 3

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Respected and known worldwide in the field for his research in plant nutrition, Dr. Horst Marschner authored two editions of Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. His research greatly advanced the understanding of rhizosphere processes and trace element uptake by plants and he published extensively in a variety of plant nutrition areas. While doing agricultural research in West Africa in 1996, Dr. Marschner contracted malaria and passed away, and until now this legacy title went unrevised. Despite the passage of time, it remains the definitive reference on plant mineral nutrition.

Great progress has been made in the understanding of various aspects of plant nutrition andin recent years the view on the mode of action of mineral nutrients in plant metabolism and yield formation has shifted. Nutrients are not only viewed as constituents of plant compounds (constructing material), enzymes and electron transport chains but also as signals regulating plant metabolism via complex signal transduction networks. In these networks, phytohormones also play an important role. Principles of the mode of action of phytohormones and examples of the interaction of hormones and mineral nutrients on source and sink strength and yield formation are discussed in this edition. Phytohormones have a role as chemical messengers (internal signals) to coordinate development and responses to environmental stimuli at the whole plant level. These and many other molecular developments are covered in the long-awaited new edition.

Esteemed plant nutrition expert and Horst Marschner’s daughter, Dr. Petra Marschner, together with a team of key co-authors who worked with Horst Marschner on his research, now present a thoroughly updated and revised third edition of Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, maintaining its value for plant nutritionists worldwide.

Key Features
• Second Edition of this established text
• Structure of the book remains the same
• 50% of the reference and 50% of the figures and tables have been replaced
• Whole of the text has been revised
• Coverage of plant (soil interactions has been increased considerably)

Audience: Graduate students/high level undergraduate students and researchers in plantscience.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...nearly any plant scientist will find this a useful reference work to have on their bookshelf."
"The presentation of this new edition has been improved... It is richly illustrated. A 180-page reference section contributes to the quality of the book. The book is a fantastic source of information for instructors in plant physiology. The book may be the scientific legacy of the recently declared coeditor of this journal."
"...I should stress that the author has a very clear, easy to follow and instructive style of presentation."
"...thoroughly recommended... a welcome addition to any library or laboratory shelf and should remain relevant for many years."
—Marc F. Allison, IACR-Brooms Barn, in PLANT GROWTH REGULATION
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123849052
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 549,222
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, 3e

Part I Nutritional Physiology

1. Introduction

2. Ion uptake mechanisms

3. Long distance transport

4. Uptake and release by leaves

5. Yield and source-sink Nutrition and yield response

6. Functions macronutrients

7. Functions micronutrients

8. Beneficial elements

9. Nutrition and quality

10. Nutrition and disease

11. Diagnosis of deficiency

Part II Plant-Soil Relationships

12. Nutrient availability

13. Internal and external factors on root growth and development

14. Rhizosphere Chemistry

15. Rhizosphere Biology

16. N2 Fixation

17. Adaptation to adverse cond.

18. Nutrient cycling

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    This is indeed the 3rd Edition

    Edited by his daughter, this 3rd edition of Marschner's amazing text contains additional material from his previously unpublished work. If you've never read Marschner be prepared for a "chewy" read - but in the end you'll be better for the VAST amount of knowledge you'll have gained.

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