Plant Ecophysiology

Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants

Concepts and Approaches

Editors: Hawkesford, Malcolm J., Kopriva, Stanislav, De Kok, Luit J. (Eds.)

  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Focus on critical issue of nutrient use efficiency
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Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants: Concepts and Approaches is the ninth volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series. It presents a broad overview of topics related to improvement of nutrient use efficiency of crops. Nutrient use efficiency (NUE) is a measure of how well plants use the available mineral nutrients. It can be defined as yield (biomass) per unit input (fertilizer, nutrient content). NUE is a complex trait: it depends on the ability to take up the nutrients from the soil, but also on transport, storage, mobilization, usage within the plant, and even on the environment. NUE is of particular interest as a major target for crop improvement. Improvement of NUE is an essential pre-requisite for expansion of crop production into marginal lands with low nutrient availability but also a way to reduce use of inorganic fertilizer.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Physiological Basis of Plant Nutrient Use Efficiency – Concepts, Opportunities and Challenges for Its Improvement

    Reich, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Natural Variation as a Tool to Investigate Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants

    Chietera, Giorgiana (et al.)

    Pages 29-50

  • Macronutrient Use Efficiency – Sulfur in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Baraniecka, Patrycja (et al.)

    Pages 51-91

  • Efficient Mineral Nutrition: Genetic Improvement of Phosphate Uptake and Use Efficiency in Crops

    Gruen, Astrid (et al.)

    Pages 93-132

  • Micronutrient Use Efficiency – Cell Biology of Iron and Its Metabolic Interactions in Plants

    Forieri, Ilaria (et al.)

    Pages 133-152

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38217-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Approaches
Editors
  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
  • Stanislav Kopriva
  • Luit J. De Kok
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10635-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10635-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10634-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38217-3
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
Topics