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Plant Nutrient Acquisition

New Perspectives

  • Noriharu Ae
  • Joji Arihara
  • Kensuke Okada
  • Ancha Srinivasan
  • New insights into the mechanisms of nutrient acquisition by plants

  • New ways to understand the nutritional basis of traditional cropping systems

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XVI
  2. Historical Review and Global Concerns

  3. Root Exudates in Nutrient Acquisition and Metal Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Peter J. Randall, Julie E. Hayes, Peter J. Hocking, Alan E. Richardson
      Pages 71-100
    3. Emmanuel Delhaize
      Pages 140-155
  4. Cell Apoplast in Nutrient Acquisition and Metal Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tadao Wagatsuma, Satoru Ishikawa, Paul Ofei-Manu
      Pages 159-184
    3. Frederick Pax C. Blamey
      Pages 201-226
    4. Noriharu Ae, Renfang Shen, Takashi Otani
      Pages 251-275
  5. Contribution of Soil Microorganisms and Soil Fauna

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Mary Leggett, Sanford Gleddie, Greg Holloway
      Pages 299-318

About these proceedings


New research reveals that plants actively acquire nutrients; the acquisition process is not a passive one in which plants simply wait for dissolved nutrients to come closer to their roots. In fact plants play a far more active role than once was understood to be possible in nutrient acquisition and in adaptation to problem soils. This book presents an excellent overview and summary of new concepts of plant nutrient acquisition mechanisms, and sets forth their practical implications in crop production. The scope is wide ranging, from biochemical, molecular, and genetic analysis of nutrient acquisition to global nutritional problems. Especially noteworthy are the sections on the cell apoplast, phosphorus-solubilizing organisms, and direct uptake of macro-organic molecules. With contributions by leading scientists worldwide, the book provides an invaluable resource for researchers in plant and environmental sciences and in agronomy and other branches of agriculture.


Plant nutrition apoplast cropping systems root exudates soil microbes agriculture agronomy cell crop development mycorrhiza nitrogen nutrition Phosphor plant nutrition plants plasma membrane Savanna soil toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Noriharu Ae
    • 1
  • Joji Arihara
    • 2
  • Kensuke Okada
    • 3
  • Ancha Srinivasan
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Soil BiochemistryNational Institute for Agro-Environmental SciencesIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Legume Physiology LaboratoryNational Institute of Crop ScienceIbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Crop Production and Environment DivisionJapan International Research Center for Agricultural SciencesIbarakiJapan
  4. 4.Regional Science InstituteSapporoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Nutrient Acquisition
  • Book Subtitle New Perspectives
  • Editors N. Ae
    J. Arihara
    K. Okada
    A. Srinivasan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-70281-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-66904-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-66902-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 520
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Sciences
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