Tasks for Vegetation Science

Chemical Elements in Plants and Soil: Parameters Controlling Essentiality

Authors: Fränzle, Stefan

  • Presents novel thinking on plant nutrition
  • Provides a good summary of extensive publication outputs over the past ten years
  • Contains a correlation between bioinorganic chemistry and systems biology
  • Includes an evolutionary model of biochemical essentiality of chemical elements
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About this book

Earlier works on plant essential elements have revealed a series of complicated, counter-intuitive relationships among various chemical elements in different plant species, due to both unlike usage of certain elements in plants and to different carriers effecting resorption and transport.

In an attempt to provide a more coherent theory behind plant mineral nutrition, this groundbreaking book adopts a very different approach from the existing literature, presenting an explanation of the essentiality of chemical elements in biological systems and the application of stoichiometric network analysis (SNA) to the biological system of elements. Starting with data from biochemical environmental analysis, and a discussion of the phenomena involved in metal ion partition and autocatalytic behaviour, conditions and criteria controlling the partition of metals into biomass are investigated. Several rules are derived and investigated in terms of their interaction both in comparisons among contemporary organisms and in terms of evolution. This allows the construction, for example of a map which directly traces the biological feature of essentiality to parameters of coordination chemistry.

The book will have worldwide appeal for researchers interested in fields such as soil/plant interactions, bioinorganic chemistry, plant nutrition, phytomining, bioremediation, biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, soil chemistry, and cellular physiology.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Biological System of Elements

    Fränzle, Stefan

    Pages 1-15

  • Autocatalytic Processes and the Role of Essential Elements in Plant Growth

    Fränzle, Stefan

    Pages 17-130

  • A Causal Model of Biochemical Essentiality

    Fränzle, Stefan

    Pages 131-151

  • The Evolution of Essentiality

    Fränzle, Stefan

    Pages 153-179

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eBook $219.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2751-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9184-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Elements in Plants and Soil: Parameters Controlling Essentiality
Authors
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2752-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2752-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2751-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9184-8
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Topics