Further Elements of Importance

  • Konrad Mengel
  • Ernest A. Kirkby
  • Harald Kosegarten
  • Thomas Appel


In the previous chapters all elements which have been considered, with the possible exception of Na, are essential plant nutrients. Without any one of these essential elements the plant would be unable to complete its life cycle. All these elements too play a part in plant metabolism although their essential roles are in some cases still incompletely understood.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Mengel
    • 1
  • Ernest A. Kirkby
    • 2
  • Harald Kosegarten
    • 1
  • Thomas Appel
    • 3
  1. 1.Justus Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany
  2. 2.School of BiologyUniversity LeedsUK
  3. 3.University of Applied SciencesBingenGermany

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