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This book contains an account of the present status of knowledge and a detailed analysis of all aspects of sulphur, viz., the global S cycle; the present and future scenario of fertilizer demand and supply; management strategies of soil sulphur; uptake, assimilation and redistribution of sulphur in plants; biosynthesis and functions of various sulphur metabolites (glucosinolates, phytochelatins, metallothionine, sulpholipids, thiols) involved in defense systems of plants against the stresses of their environment; the role of sulphur in improving the quality of legume, cereals and oilseeds; interaction of sulphur with other nutrients, and the use of biologically active sulphur compounds of plant origin in medicine. It is an authoritative review of the present status of knowledge of sulphur and its availability for the improvement of crop production and quality, written by experts from all parts of the world, which will help to identify those research areas that need further exploration.
The global sulphur cycle and its links to plant environment, S. Haneklaus, et al; Food production and plant nutrient sulphur, N.S. Pasricha, Y.P. Abrol; Managing sulphur in agroecosystems, O. Oenema, R. Postma; Sulphate uptake and transport, M.J. Hawkesford, et al; Sulphate assimilation - a pathway which likes to surprise, S. Kopriva, A Kopriva; Sulphur distribution and redistribution in vegetative and generative plants, J.W. Anderson, M.A. Fitzgerald; Sulphur amino acids - biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, M. Noji, K. Saito; Glucosinolates - biosynthesis and metabolism, E. Glawischnig, et al; Metallothioneins and phytochelatins - ecophysiological aspects, J.A.C. Verkleij, et al; Metallothioneins and phytochelatins - molecular aspects, C.S. Cobbett; Sulphoquinovosyl diacylglycerol (SQDG) the sulpholipid of higher plants, J.L. Harwood, A.A. Okanenko; The role of thiols in plant adaptation to environmental stress, M. Tausz, et al; Genetic engineering of oxidative stress resistance in plants, A Sirko, et al; Hydrogen sulphide - emission and utilization by plants, K.C. Lakkineni, et al; Plant responses to atmospheric sulphur, M. Agrawal; Sulphur nutrition and legume seed quality, J. Imsande; Effect of sulphur nutrition on agronomic and quality attributes of wheat, H.A. Naeem, F. MacRitchie; Sulphur nutrition and oilseed quality, K.C. Walker, E.J. Booth. (Part contents).
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