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Sulphur in Plants

  • Yash P. Abrol
  • Altaf Ahmad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. S. Haneklaus, E. Bloem, E. Schnug
    Pages 1-28
  3. N. S. Pasricha, Y. P. Abrol
    Pages 29-44
  4. O. Oenema, R. Postma
    Pages 45-70
  5. M. J. Hawkesford, P. Buchner, L. Hopkins, J. R. Howarth
    Pages 71-86
  6. S. Kopriva, A. Koprivova
    Pages 87-112
  7. E. Glawischnig, M. D. Mikkelsen, B. A. Halkier
    Pages 145-162
  8. J. A. C. Verkleij, F. E. C. Sneller, H. Schat
    Pages 163-176
  9. M. Tausz, G. Gullner, T. Kömives, D. Grill
    Pages 221-244
  10. A. Sirko, A. Błaszczyk, F. Liszewska, K. Kazimierczuk, D. Gaganidze
    Pages 245-263
  11. K. C. Lakkineni, A. Ahmad, Y. P. Abrol
    Pages 265-278
  12. M. Agrawal
    Pages 279-293
  13. K. C. Walker, E. J. Booth
    Pages 323-339
  14. M. S. Aulakh
    Pages 341-358
  15. M. Z. Abdin, A. Ahmad, N. Khan, I. Khan, A. Jamal, M. Iqbal
    Pages 359-374
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 387-398

About this book

Introduction

Sulphur (S) plays a pivotal role in various plant growth and development processes being a constituent of sulphur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, and other metabolites viz., glutathione and phytochelatins, co-factor of enzymes which contribute to stress repair and amelioration of heavy metal toxicity. Besides, a number of S-containing components are biologically active and, thus, a source for use as medicinal value. The basic global issue before the agricultural scientist and world community is to evolve cultivars and develop methodologies for efficient use of inputs to enhance agricultural productivity. This is particularly true of the developing countries which are going to see maximum rise in population with changing food demands and declining availability of land. Amongst the inputs, nutrients play a crucial role. The major requirement is for N, P and K followed by several micro-nutrients. In this context reports of world-wide S deficiency in the agricultural systems are relevant. The reasons are many. Broadly speaking reduction inS emission, use of S-free N, P and K fertilizers and higher biomass production contributed the maximum. Despite the need for sulphur as an essential plant nutrient and the substantial returns expected from its use, very little attention has been given to fill the gap between supply and demand of S.

Keywords

Amino acid Assimilat Transport biosynthesis ecosystems genetic engineering metabolism molecular aspects quality soil wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Yash P. Abrol
    • 1
  • Altaf Ahmad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Botany, Faculty of ScienceHamdard UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0289-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6276-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0289-8
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