Sulfur Metabolism in Plants

Mechanisms and Applications to Food Security and Responses to Climate Change

  • Luit J. De Kok
  • Linda Tabe
  • Michael Tausz
  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
  • Rainer Hoefgen
  • Michael T. McManus
  • Robert M. Norton
  • Heinz Rennenberg
  • Kazuki Saito
  • Ewald Schnug

Part of the Proceedings of the International Plant Sulfur Workshop book series (PIPSW, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sulfur Metabolism – Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Linda Tabe, Carlos Popelka, Pasquale Chiaiese, T. J. V. Higgins
      Pages 35-45
    3. Luit J. De Kok, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Muhammad Shahbaz, Aleksandra Koralewska
      Pages 47-52
    4. Hiroshi Kiyota, Masahiko Ikeuchi, Masami Yokota Hirai
      Pages 53-59
    5. Aleksandra Koralewska, Freek S. Posthumus, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Muhammad Shahbaz, Ineke Stulen, Luit J. De Kok
      Pages 61-65
    6. Susanna C. S. Leung, Diantha Smith, Ronan Chen, John A. McCallum, Marian McKenzie, Michael T. McManus
      Pages 67-70
    7. Malgorzata Lewandowska, Frantz Liszewska, Markus Wirtz, Rüdiger Hell
      Pages 71-75
    8. Małgorzata Lewandowska, Katarzyna Zientara-Rytter, Agnieszka Sirko
      Pages 77-83
    9. Sarah G. Mugford, Colette Matthewman, Bok-Rye Lee, Ruslan Yatusevich, Naoko Yoshimoto, Markus Wirtz et al.
      Pages 91-96
    10. Freek S. Posthumus, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Michael Tausz, Luit J. De Kok
      Pages 97-101
    11. Nakako Shibagaki, Arthur R. Grossman
      Pages 109-114
    12. Mei-Hwei Tseng, Luit J. De Kok, Yao-Moan Huang
      Pages 115-119
  3. Sulfur Metabolism – Mineral Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mutsumi Watanabe, Hans-Michael Hubberten, Rainer Hoefgen
      Pages 123-134

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume contains the invited and a selection of the contributed papers of the 8th International Workshop on Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants, which was held at Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, Water Street, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia, from November 22-27, 2010. The content of the volume shows that the understanding of sulfur metabolism in plants and the interaction of the environment are rapidly progressing.

This volume covers various aspects of the regulation of sulfate uptake and assimilation in plants, from a cellular to a whole plant level, and additionally emphasizes interactions with other minerals. Moreover the significance of sulfur metabolism in biotic and abiotic stress responses, in food security and quality, and in relation to interactions with global change factors is discussed in detail.


Food security Global change Mineral nutrition Sulfur assimilation Sulfur metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Luit J. De Kok
    • 1
  • Linda Tabe
    • 2
  • Michael Tausz
    • 3
  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
    • 4
  • Rainer Hoefgen
    • 5
  • Michael T. McManus
    • 6
  • Robert M. Norton
    • 7
  • Heinz Rennenberg
    • 8
  • Kazuki Saito
    • 9
  • Ewald Schnug
    • 10
  1. 1., Laboratory of Plant PhysiologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands
  2. 2.CSIRO Plant IndustryCanberraAustralia
  3. 3., Dept. of Forest and Ecosystem ScienceUniversity of MelbourneCreswickAustralia
  4. 4., Plant Science DepartmentRothamsted ResearchHarpendenUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.fuer Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Department of Molecular PhysiologyMax-Planck-InstitutGolmGermany
  6. 6., Institute of Molecular BioSciencesMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand
  7. 7., Australia and New ZealandInternational Plant Nutrition InstituteHorshamAustralia
  8. 8., Institut f. Forstbotanik BaumphysiologieUniversitaet FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  9. 9., Yokohama Research Promotion DivisionRIKEN Yokohama InstituteYokohama CityJapan
  10. 10., Institute for Crop and Soil ScienceJulius Kuehn-Institut (JKI)BraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4449-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4450-9
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods