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Plant Nutritional Geonomics

Series: Biological Sciences Series

Edited By: M Broadley and Philip White

320 pages, Figs

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Jan 2005 | #147941 | ISBN: 1405121149
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About this book

This volume provides a timely overview of plant nutritional genomics, which is defined as the interaction between a plant's genome and its nutritional characteristics. It is directed at researchers and professionals in plant molecular biology, physiology and biochemistry.

Contents
1. Nitrogen
2. Potassium
3. Calcium
4. Sulphur
5. Phosphorus
6. Sodium
7. Mapping links between the genome and ionome in plants
8. Transcriptional profiling of membrane transporters
9. Exploring natural genetic variation to improve plant nutrient content.
10. Mapping nutritional traits in crop plants
11. Sustainable crop nutrition: constraints and opportunities
12. Methods to improve the crop-delivery of minerals to humans and livestock.
14. Using plants to manage sites contaminated with heavy metals
References
Index

The book is divided into 13 chapters covering three distinct topics: the molecular physiology of individual nutrients, methods for studying plant nutritional genomics, and applications of the knowledge gained. "This is a really good book that should be part of the personal library of all those working in plant nutrition. It should also be consulted by those who want to keep abreast of recent developments or use it as a basis for an initial but integrated introduction to the molecular physiology of nutrient acquisition and assimilation and how this knowledge can potentially be exploited. It will also be useful to those preparing advanced undergraduate or graduate-level lecture courses in plant nutrition." Roger A Leigh - Annals of Botany


Contents

1. Nitrogen Francoise Daniel-Vedele and Sylvain Chaillou, Plant Nitrogen Nutrition Unit, INRA Versailles, Frances 2. Potassium Sabine Zimmermann and Isabelle Cherel, INRA - Biochimie et Physiologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Montpellier, France 3. Calcium Philip J. White, Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, Warwick, UK 4. Sulphur Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Agriculture and the Environment Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK 5. Phosphorus Kashchandra G. Raghothama, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 6. Sodium Huazhong Shi, Ray A. Bressan, Paul M. Hasegawa and Jian-Kang Zhu, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 7. Mapping links between the genome and ionome in plants Brett Lahner and David E. Salt, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architechture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 8. Transcriptional profiling of membrane transporters Frans J.M. Maathuis, Department of Biology, University of York, UK and Anna Amtmann, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Glasgow, UK 9. Exploring natural genetic variation to improve plant nutrient content Dick Vreugdenhil , Mark G.M. Aarts and Maarten Koornneef, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 10. Mapping nutritional traits in crop plants Matthias Wissuwa, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, The Philippines 11. Sustainable crop nutrition: constraints and opportunities R. Ford Denison and E. Toby Kiers, Agronomy & Range Science Department, University of California, Davis, USA 12. Methods to improve the crop-delivery of minerals to humans and livestock Michael A. Grusak, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA and Ismail Cakmak, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey 13. Using plants to manage sites contaminated with heavy metals Steven N. Whiting, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Australia, Roger D. Reeves, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, David Richards, Rio Tinto Plc, London, UK et al. References Index

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