Iron Nutrition in Soils and Plants

Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, June 27–July 2, 1993, Zaragoza, Spain

  • Editors
  • J. Abadía

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Micaela Carvajal, Francisco Martínez-Sanchez, Joaquín J. Pastor, Carlos F. Alcaraz
    Pages 1-5
  3. G. W. Miller, I. Jen Huang, G. W. Welkie, J. C. Pushnik
    Pages 19-28
  4. Kyoko Higuchi, Kenji Kanazawa, Naoko-Kishi Nishizawa, Mitsuo Chino, Satoshi Mori
    Pages 29-35
  5. Kenji Kanazawa, Kyoko Higuchi, Shinji Fushiya, Naoko-Kishi Nishizawa, Mitsuo Chino, Satoshi Mori
    Pages 37-41
  6. J.J. Alvarado, J.L. Valenzuela, A. Sanchez, L. Romero
    Pages 141-145
  7. O. Carpena-Artes, J.J. Moreno, J.J. Lucena, R.O. Carpena-Ruiz
    Pages 147-151
  8. Juan J. Lucena
    Pages 153-158
  9. J. Pastor, A.J. Hernández, E. Estalrich, S. Oliver
    Pages 159-166
  10. R. Socias i Company, J. Gomez Aparisi, A. J. Felipe
    Pages 167-174
  11. H. Shahandeh, L.R. Hossner, F.T. Turner
    Pages 175-181
  12. M. Tagliavini, D. Scudellari, B. Marangoni, M. Toselli
    Pages 191-195
  13. A. M. Cordeiro, E. Alcantara, D. Barranco
    Pages 197-200
  14. M. D. de la Guardia, A. Felipe, E. Alcantara, J. M. Fournier, F. J. Romera
    Pages 201-205
  15. Michel J. Mench, Sylvie Fargues
    Pages 217-223
  16. E. Hellín, J.A. Hernández-Cortés, A. Piqueras, E. Olmos, F. Sevilla
    Pages 247-254
  17. J. Domínguez, C.M. Rodríguez, J.M. Hernández-Moreno
    Pages 255-258
  18. J.F. Briat, A.M. Labouré, J.P. Laulhère, A.M. Lescure, S. Lobréaux, H. Pesey et al.
    Pages 265-276
  19. Norman Terry, Adel M. Zayed
    Pages 283-294
  20. Shigenao Kawai, Osamu Sasaki, Yoshiharu Hayasaka, Sei-Ichi Takagi
    Pages 295-299
  21. D. D. Almaliotis, A. G. Manganaris, A. D. Simonis, S. B. Bladenopoulou
    Pages 301-306
  22. Petra R. Moog, Wolfgang Brüggemann
    Pages 343-362

About this book


Iron is a major constituent of the earth crust. However, under alkaline conditions commonly found in arid and semi-arid environments iron becomes unavailable to plants. When plants are affected by a shortage of iron their leaves become yellow (chlorotic), and both plant growth and crop yield are reduced. The roots of plants affected by iron deficiency may develop a series of responses directed to improve iron uptake, such as increased proton excretion and iron reduction capabilities or excretion of iron chela tors called siderophores. Iron deficiency affects major crops worldwide, including some of major economic importance such as fruit trees and others. Correction of iron deficiency is usually implemented through costly application of synthetic chelates. Since these correction methods are very expensive, the competitivity of farmers is often reduced and iron deficiency may become a limiting factor for the maintenance, introduction or expansion of some crops. In spite of the many years devoted to the study of iron deficiency, the knowledge of iron deficiency in soils and plants is still fragmentary in many aspects. We have only incomplete information on the processes at the molecular level that make some plant species and cultivars unable to take and utilize iron from the soil, whereas other plants grow satisfactorily under the same conditions.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4224-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0503-3
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