Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants
Author: Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN 10: 0128217936
ISBN 13: 9780128217931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants Book Review:

Calcium transport elements are involved in various structural, physiological and biochemical processes or signal transduction pathways in response to various abiotic and biotic stimuli. They function by mediating the transport of calcium ions (Ca2+) across cell membranes. Since the Ca2+ concentration varies in various cell parts and in response to numerous stimuli, plants have evolved several Ca2+ transports elements to regulate the concentration of Ca2+ within the cell. Development of high throughput sequencing technology has favored the identification and characterization of numerous gene families in plants in the recent years, including the calcium transport elements. Introductory chapters include the role of calcium in plant development and stress signaling, the mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across plant membranes and the evolution of Ca2+/cation antiporter (CaCA) superfamily proteins. Subsequent chapters discuss genome-wide analysis of Annexins and their roles in plants, the roles of calmodulin in abiotic stress responses, calcium transport in relation to plant nutrition/biofortification and much more. Written by leading experts in the field, this title is an essential resource for students and researchers that need all of the information on calcium transport elements in one place. A complete compilation of detailed information on Ca2+ efflux and influx transporters in plants Discusses the mode of action of calcium transport elements and their classification Explores the indispensable role of Ca2+ in the numerous developmental and stress related pathways

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
Author: Horst Marschner,Petra Marschner
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 889
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780124735439
ISBN 13: 0124735436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants Book Review:

This text presents the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances. For this second edition more emphasis has been placed on root water relations and functions of micronutrients as well as external and internal factors on root growth and the root-soil interface.

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency
Author: Mohammad Anwar Hossain,Takehiro Kamiya,David Burritt,Lam-Son Phan Tran,Toru Fujiwara
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 0128112948
ISBN 13: 9780128112946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency Book Review:

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency presents an up-to-date overview of the latest research on the molecular and genetic basis of macro-nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in plants, and strategies that can be used to improve NUE and nutrient-associated stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant NUE is a measure of how efficiently plants use available nutrients and an understanding of plant NUE has the potential to help improve the use of limited natural resources and to help achieve global food security. This book presents information important for the development of crop plants with improved macro-NUE, a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop production into noncompetitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and for helping to prevent environmental contamination. Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency provides a comprehensive overview of the complex mechanisms regulating macro-NUE in crop plants, which is required if plant breeders are to develop modern crop varieties that are more resilient to nutrient-associated stress. Identification of genes responsible for macro-NUE and nutrient-related stress tolerance in crop plants will help us to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with the responses of crop plants to nutrient stress. This volume contains both fundamental and advanced information, and critical commentaries useful for those in all fields of plant science research. Provides details of molecular and genetic aspects of NUE in crop plants and model plant systems Presents information on major macronutrients, nutrient sensing and signaling, and the molecular and genomic issues associated with primary and secondary macronutrients Delivers information on how molecular genetic information associated with NUE can be used to develop plant breeding programs Includes contributions from world-leading plant nutrition research groups

Inorganic Plant Nutrition

Inorganic Plant Nutrition
Author: A. Läuchli,R.L. Bieleski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642688853
ISBN 13: 9783642688850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inorganic Plant Nutrition Book Review:

The first book bearing the title of this volume, Inorganic Plant Nutrition, was written by D. R. HOAGLAND of the University of California at Berkeley. As indicated by its extended title, Lectures on the Inorganic Nutrition of Plants, it is a collection of lectures - the JOHN M. PRATHER lectures, which he was invited in 1942 to give. at Harvard University and presented there between April 10 and 23 of that year - 41 years before the publication of the present volume. They were not "originally intended for publication" but fortunately HOAGLAND was persuaded to publish them; the book appeared in 1944. It might at first blush seem inappropriate to draw comparisons between a book embodying a set of lectures by a single author and an encyclopedic volume with no less than 37 contributors. But HOAGLAND'S book was a compre hensive account of the state of this science in his time, as the present volume is for ours. It was then still possible for one person, at least for a person of HOAGLAND'S intellectual breadth and catholicity of interests, to encompass many major areas of the entire field, from the soil substrate to the metabolic roles of nitrogen, potassium, and other nutrients, and from basic scientific topics to the application of plant nutritional research in solving problems encountered in the field.

Plant Nutrition Physiology and Applications

Plant Nutrition   Physiology and Applications
Author: M.L. Van Beusichem
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400905858
ISBN 13: 9789400905856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Nutrition Physiology and Applications Book Review:

Exactly 35 years after the first Colloquium was held, the Eleventh International Plant Nutrition Colloquium took place from 30 July to 4 August 1989 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Although impressive progress has been made during the past decades in our understanding of the mechanisms of uptake, distribution and assimilation of nutrients in relation to crop yield and quality, there are still significant gaps in our insight into many fundamental aspects of plant mineral nutrition and related metabolic processes. In spite of improved knowledge of nutrient requirements of crops and improved fertilizer application strategies, the world population remains to be burdened with an enormous shortage of plant products for food, timber, fuel, shelter, and other purposes. The main challenge facing the plant nutrition research community is to at least alleviate the increasing world-wide need for applying scientific knowledge to practical problems in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. It is therefore felt by many scientists that the Plant Nutrition Colloquia, which are intended to bring together scientists and to integrate knowledge and approaches acquired in plant physiology, biochemis try, soil science, agronomy and related disciplines, have indeed made a significant contribution to the advancement of our knowledge and understanding in this vital and interdisciplinary field of agrobiology. About 260 scientists from 40 nations attended the Colloquium in Wageningen.

Regulation of Nutrient Uptake by Plants

Regulation of Nutrient Uptake by Plants
Author: Gyanendra Nath Mitra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 8132223349
ISBN 13: 9788132223344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulation of Nutrient Uptake by Plants Book Review:

This book describes the mechanisms of nutrient taken up by plants at the biochemical and molecular level. This is a new concept developed over the past 30 years, primarily due to use of modern technology developed in biotechnological research, instrumentation, modern computation facilities, bioinformatics, the large volumes of information generated by use of various ‘omics’ and of course the dedicated hard work of a large number of researchers. Recent research indicates that nutrient uptake, its transport and redistribution in plants are under genetic control. There are groups of genes for each nutrient that encode transporter proteins whose functions are to acquire the specific nutrient from the soil and transport it across the plasma membrane of the root hair cells for use in plant metabolism. Deficiency or sufficiency of a plant nutrient induces different groups of genes to produce m-RNA transcripts for translation of transporter proteins. A large number of metabolic enzymes are up or down regulated in response to deficiency of plant nutrients. Morphological and metabolic adaptations in order to better acquire nutrients and use them frugally when nutrients are scarce in the growth medium can be observed in plants. Heavy metals, which are toxic to plants, induce different sets of defence mechanisms. In 20 chapters, the book describes plants’ uptake mechanisms for all the major, secondary and micronutrients, beneficial elements and heavy metals. References to research work quoted in the text are updated up to 2014 and included at the end of each chapter. Biotechnological approaches to improving nutrient use efficiency are discussed wherever such information is available. The structure and functions of transporter proteins involved in the uptake of nutrients are discussed. Additional information on some of the specific topics is provided in text boxes or as separate sections within the chapters. Lastly, the terminology used has been explained as far as possible in the text, mostly within parentheses.

Principles of Plant Nutrition

Principles of Plant Nutrition
Author: Konrad Mengel,Ernest A. Kirkby
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 655
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032745965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Plant Nutrition Book Review:

Plant nutrient; The soil as a plant nutrient medium; Nutrient uptake and assimilation; Plant water relationships; Nutrition and plant growth; Fertilizer application; Nitrogen; Suphur; Phosphorus; Potassium; Calcium; Magnesium; Iron; Manganese; Zinc; Copper; Molybdenum; Boron; Further elements of importance; Elements with more toxic effects.

Manganese in Soils and Plants

Manganese in Soils and Plants
Author: R.D. Graham,R.J. Hannam,N.C. Uren
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400928173
ISBN 13: 9789400928176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manganese in Soils and Plants Book Review:

Sixty years ago at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, G. Samuel, a plant pathologist, and C. S. Piper, a chemist, published their conclusion that the cause of roadside take-all, a disease of oats, was manganese deficiency. This report, together with the concurrent and independent studies of W. M. Carne in Western Australia were the first records of manganese deficiency in Australia and came only six years after McHargue's paper which is generally accepted as the final proof of the essentiality of this element. There must have been a few doubts for some people at the time, however, as the CAB publication, 'The Minor Elements of the Soil' (1940) expressed the view that further evidence to this effect was provided by Samuel and Piper. Their historic contributions are recognised by the International Symposium on Manganese in Soils and Plants as it meets on the site of their early labours to celebrate the 60th anniversary. This year Australians also acknowledge 200 years of European settlement in this country and so the Symposium is both a Bicentennial and a diamond jubilee event which recognises the impact of trace elements on agricultural development in Australia. In a broader sense, a symposium such as this celebrates, as it reviews, the efforts of all who over the ages have contributed to our knowledge of manganese in soils and plants.

Handbook of Plant Nutrition

Handbook of Plant Nutrition
Author: Allen V. Barker,David J. Pilbeam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 773
Release: 2015-05-14
ISBN 10: 1439881987
ISBN 13: 9781439881989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Plant Nutrition Book Review:

In 2007, the first edition of Handbook of Plant Nutrition presented a compendium of information on the mineral nutrition of plants available at that time-and became a bestseller and trusted resource. Updated to reflect recent advances in knowledge of plant nutrition, the second edition continues this tradition. With chapters written by a new team o

Encyclopedia of Metalloproteins

Encyclopedia of Metalloproteins
Author: Robert H. Kretsinger,Vladimir N. Uversky,Eugene A. Permyakov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2574
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781461415329
ISBN 13: 1461415322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Metalloproteins Book Review:

In biochemistry, a metalloprotein is a generic term for a protein that contains a metal cofactor. The metal may be an isolated ion or may be coordinated with a nonprotein organic compound, such as the porphyrin found in hemoproteins. In some cases, the metal is co-coordinated with a side chain of the protein and an inorganic nonmetallic ion. This kind of protein-metal-nonmetal structure is seen in iron-sulfur clusters Metalloproteins deals with all aspects related to the intracellular and extracellular metal-binding proteins, including their structures, properties and functions. The biological roles of metal cations and metal-binding proteins are endless. They are involved in all crucial cellular activities. Many pathological conditions are related to the problematic metal metabolism. Research in metalloprotein-related topics is therefore rapidly growing, and different aspects of metal-binding proteins progressively enter curricula at Universities and even at the High School level on occasion. However, no key resource providing basic, but comprehensible knowledge on this rapidly expanding field exists. The Encyclopedia of Metalloproteins aims to bridge this gap, and will attempt to cover various aspects of metalloprotein/metalloproteomics and will deal with the different issues related to the intracellular and extracellular metal-binding proteins, including their structures, properties and functions. The goal is to cover exhaustively all catalytically and biologically crucial metal ions and to find at least one interacting protein for other metal ions. The Encyclopedia of Metalloproteins will provide a key resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, instructors, and professors interested in protein science, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics.

Transport in Plants I

Transport in Plants I
Author: M.H. Zimmermann,J.A. Milburn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642661610
ISBN 13: 9783642661617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport in Plants I Book Review:

When WILHELM RUHLAND developed his plan for an Encyclopedia of Plant Physiol ogy more than three decades ago, biology could still be conveniently subdivided into classical areas. Even within plant physiology, subdivisions were not too difficult to make, and general principles could be covered sufficiently in the two introductory volumes of the Encyclopedia on the physical and chemical basis of cell biology. But the situation changed rapidly even during the 12-year publication period of the Encyclopedia (1955-1967). The new molecular direction of genetics and structural research on biopolymers had an integrating effect on all other biological fields, including plant physiology, and it became increasingly difficult to keep previously distinct areas separated. RUHLAND'S overall plan included 18 volumes and about 22,000 pages. It covered the entire field of plant physiology, in most cases from the very beginning. But, as each volume appeared, it was clear that its content would soon be outdated.

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293010867509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Research Abstracts Book Review:

Calcium as a Cellular Regulator

Calcium as a Cellular Regulator
Author: Professor Institute of Biochemistry Ernesto Carafoli,Ernesto Carafoli,Claude B. Klee,Chief Laboratory of Biochemistry Claude B Klee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780195094213
ISBN 13: 0195094212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calcium as a Cellular Regulator Book Review:

Encompassing all aspects of calcium signalling, from methods of measuring calcium in cells to the molecular mechanisms for decoding its information, this comprehensive book balances historical aspects and state of the art developments.

Improvement of Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Through Hydroponic Nutrient Management

Improvement of Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Through Hydroponic Nutrient Management
Author: Md Asaduzzaman,Toshiki Asao
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1789231264
ISBN 13: 9781789231267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improvement of Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Through Hydroponic Nutrient Management Book Review:

The book Potassium - Improvement of Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Through Hydroponic Nutrient Management provides useful information regarding potassium nutrition management in hydroponic cultivation, which will help in producing quality horticultural crops. The first few chapters describe the role of potassium nutrition in plants, its interaction with other nutrients, its source fertilizers, the role in postharvest produce qualities, and human nutrition. Potassium fertilizer management, its metabolism in plants, and cultivation techniques of fruits and leafy vegetables are also included in the middle section. The final chapter illustrates the software development for the calculation of hydroponic nutrients including potassium for easy management of cultural solution. As a whole, this book covers several major aspects on the topic for making it a complete and useful resource.

Plant Nutrients and Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Plant Nutrients and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Author: Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Masayuki Fujita,Hirosuke Oku,Kamrun Nahar,Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 9811090440
ISBN 13: 9789811090448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Nutrients and Abiotic Stress Tolerance Book Review:

This book discusses many aspects of plant-nutrient-induced abiotic stress tolerance. It consists of 22 informative chapters on the basic role of plant nutrients and the latest research advances in the field of plant nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance as well as their practical applications. Today, plant nutrients are not only considered as food for plants, but also as regulators of numerous physiological processes including stress tolerance. They also interact with a number of biological molecules and signaling cascades. Although research work and review articles on the role of plant nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance have been published in a range of journals, annual reviews and book chapters, to date there has been no comprehensive book on this topic. As such, this timely book is a valuable resource for a wide audience, including plant scientists, agronomists, soil scientists, botanists, molecular biologists and environmental scientists.

The Structure and Function of Plastids

The Structure and Function of Plastids
Author: Robert R. Wise,J. Kenneth Hoober
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2007-09-13
ISBN 10: 9781402065705
ISBN 13: 1402065701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Structure and Function of Plastids Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive look at the biology of plastids, the multifunctional biosynthetic factories that are unique to plants and algae. Fifty-six international experts have contributed 28 chapters that cover all aspects of this large and diverse family of plant and algal organelles. The book is divided into five sections: (I): Plastid Origin and Development; (II): The Plastid Genome and Its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome; (III): Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (IV): Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (V): Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors. Each chapter includes an integrated view of plant biology from the standpoint of the plastid. The book is intended for a wide audience, but is specifically designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scientists in the fields of photosynthesis, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and plant biology.

Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops

Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops
Author: Cees Sonneveld,Wim Voogt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN 10: 9789048125326
ISBN 13: 9048125324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops Book Review:

Greenhouse cultivation is noted for its high uptake of minerals, consistent climatic conditions, exclusion of natural precipitation and control of salt accumulation. Acknowledging that plant nutrition in greenhouse cultivation differs in many essentials from field production, this volume details specific information about testing methods for soils and substrates in a greenhouse environment. It does so while offering a universally applicable analysis. This is based on the composition of the soil and substrate solutions, methods for the interpretation of tissue tests, and crop responses on salinity and water supply in relation to fertilizer application. Fertilizer additions, related to analytical data of soil and substrate samples, are presented for a wide range of vegetable and ornamental crops. The subject is especially apt now as substrate growing offers excellent possibilities for the optimal use of water and nutrients, as well as the potential for sustainable production methods for greenhouse crops.

Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling

Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling
Author: Markus Geisler,Kees Venema
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010-10-17
ISBN 10: 9783642143694
ISBN 13: 3642143695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling Book Review:

Due to their sessile lifestyle, plants need to efficiently adapt to changing environmental conditions during their life cycle. Nutrient acquisition from the soil has to be able to adapt to considerable fluctuations in concentrations to ensure adequate distribution between tissues, cells and organelles. The storage and retrieval of nutrients, metabolites or toxic substances in vacuoles plays an important part in cellular homeostasis in plants. The long-range transport and maintenance of turgor is critically dependent on the availability of water and rate of evaporation, while at the same time photosynthetic products have to be transported to all plant parts. As a result plants contain a large number of ATP-dependent pumps and secondary transporters that, in order to adapt to the changing environment, need to be regulated by a complex network of sensing and signaling mechanisms. Plants share many basic elements of signal transduction with animals, but also contain plant-specific signaling molecules and mechanisms. In this volume, the role of transporters and pumps in the regulation of movement, long-range transport and compartmentalization of water, solutes, nutrients and classical signaling molecules is highlighted, and the function, regulation and membrane-transporter interaction and their roles in plant signaling controlling plant physiology and development are discussed.

Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops

Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops
Author: Ramdane Dris,S. Mohan Jain
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 140202536X
ISBN 13: 9781402025365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops Book Review:

Plants require nutrients in order to grow, develop and complete their life cycle. Mineral fertilizers, and hence the fertilizer industry, constitute one of the most imp- tant keys to the world food supplies. There is growing concern about the safety and quality of food. Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which, together with nitrogen, form the structural matter in plants, are freely available from air and water. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, on the other hand, may not be present in quantities or forms sufficient to support plant growth. In this case, the absence of these nut- ents constitutes a limiting factor. The supply of nutrients to the plants should be balanced in order to maximise the efficiency of the individual nutrients so that these meet the needs of the particular crop and soil type. For example, it should be noted that EU-wide regulations are not designed to govern the specific details of mineral fertilizer use. Although plants receive a natural supply of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from organic matter and soil minerals, this is not usually sufficient to satisfy the demands of crop plants. The supply of nutrients must therefore be supplemented with fertilizers, both to meet the requirements of crops during periods of plant growth and to replenish soil reserves after the crop has been harvested. Pesticides are important in modern farming and will remain indispensable for the foreseeable future.

Biological Calcification Cellular and Molecular Aspects

Biological Calcification  Cellular and Molecular Aspects
Author: Harald Schraer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1468484850
ISBN 13: 9781468484854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Calcification Cellular and Molecular Aspects Book Review:

The deposition of calcium-containing salts is a widespread phenomenon in both the plant and animal kingdoms. Its occurrence suggests a generalized biological adaptation to environments rich in calcium. Indeed, the Archaean ocean was rich in calcium carbonate, and traces of ancient organisms have been found in lime stones estimated to be about 2. 7 billion years old. The fundamental nature of biological calcification makes it a subject of interest not only to the student of calcium metabolism and skeletal physiology, but also to biologists in general. As in many areas of biological science recent progress in this field has been rapid, and no attempt was made here to cover all the biological systems in which calcifica tion is an important facet of the organisms' method of operation. Calcification is approached in this volume at the levels of the cellular sites and molecular mechan isms that are involved in this process. The ultrastructural and chemical features of the cells and their products which are associated with calcification are empha sized in several chapters. The editor, in inviting contributions from authors, in tended that collectively the chapters should convey a sense of the ubiquitous and essential nature of the role of calcification in several phyla of the plant and animal kingdoms. The researchers were biochemists, physical chemists, cell biologists and physiologists; some represented medicine and dentistry; all were interested in calcification.