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Boron is one of the essential micronutrients for higher plants growth and development, and more and more studies have been conducted to establish boron as an essential element in animals and humans.
This book reviews all aspects of boron research in recent years and is based on the Third International Symposium on all Aspects of Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition which was held in Wuhan, P.R. China.
Plenary Review Boron functions in plants and animals: recent advances in boron research and open questions Heiner E. Goldbach, Longbin Huang and Monika A. WimmerPart I Boron in PlantsPhysiology and Metabolism of Boron in Plants Boron modulation of chilling and freezing tolerance in leaf cells of warm season species Longbin Huang, Richard W Bell and Bernard DellInfluence of boron on xylogenesis in Pinus radiata organ cultures Tracy Putoczki, Juliet Gerrard and Sandra JacksonInfluence of boron on Al absorption and Ca releasing of root border cells of pea (Pisum sativum) Min Yu and Heiner E. Goldbach Influence of boron and aluminum on production and viability of root border cells of pea (Pisum sativum) Jiayou Liu, Min Yu, Changquan Wang and Yingming FengDifferences of membrane lipid peroxidation, activities of protective enzymes and polyamines content in leaves between two cotton cultivars with different boron efficiency Mingjian Geng, Lishu Wu, Xiangyun Cao and Wuding LiuUpdate on boron toxicity and tolerance in plants Robert Reid Boron Nutrition and Boron Application in CropsStudies on plant boron nutrition and boron fertilization in China Yunhua Wang, Lei Shi, Xiangyun Cao and Fangsen XuAn alarming boron deficiency in calcareous rice soils of Pakistan: boron use improves yield and cooking quality A. Rashid, M. Yasin, M. A. Ali, Z. Ahmad and R. UllahHidden hunger for boron in tropical cauliflower: evaluation of boron sources and methods for correction M. Edward RajaAbsorption of foliar sprayed boron and its translocation in the citrus plants when applied at different phenological phases Rodrigo Marcelli Boaretto, Takashi Muraoka, Maria Fernanda Gine and Antonio Enedi BoarettoCotton and wheat responded to boron on high-pH calcareous soils in Pakistan M. Ibrahim, A. Niaz and M.Y. NadeemPotato responses to boron and zinc application in a calcareous Udic Ustochrept A. Rashid, M. Masud Mahmood, E. Rafique and K. FarooqOccurrence and correction of boron deficiency in wheat and mustard in Bangladesh M. Jahiruddin, M.U. Ahmed, M.A.Hossain, M.R. Islam, and M.F. IslamBoron deficiency and its nutrition of groundnut in India A.L. Singh, Vidya Chaudhari and M.S. BasuPoor tree form in Eucalyptus nitens linked to boron deficiency Timothy E. SmithResponse of ?schattenmorelle? tart cherry trees to drip boron fertilization Pawel WojcikEffect of micronutrients on citrus-fruit yield growing on calcareous soils M. Ibrahim, N. Ahmad and S. A. Anwar and T. MajeedDevelopment of new boron micronutrient and determination of product applications Gaye Cakal, Ferhat, M. Engin Celen, Sinem Sener, Suleyman Taban and S. B. ShuklaBoron requirement and distribution in the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) and some implications on manuring practices K. J. Goh, H. H. Gan, K. K. Kee, P. S. Chew and K. C. TeohGenotypic Differences of Boron Nutrition in PlantsPhysiological and genetic bases of boron utilization efficiency in Brassica napus Fangsen Xu and Yunhua WangGenotypic differences in tolerance to B deficiency in mango in India M. Edward RajaDifferences of cell wall constituents between different B-efficient rapeseed cultivars Yuhua Yang, Lijun Wang, Min Yu, Changwen Du, Yunhua Wang and Lishu WuDetermination of suitable maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes to be cultivated in boron-rich central Anatolian soil E.E. Hakki, E. Atalaya, M. Harmankay, M. Babaoglu, M. Hamurcu and S. GezginPart II Boron in Animals and HumansDietary boron: evidence for essentiality and homeostatic control in humans and animals Curtiss D. HuntDietary boron: evidence for a role in immune function Jerry W. SpearsBoron as a dietary factor for bone microarchitecture and central nervous system function Forrest H. Nielsen, Barbara J. Stoecker and James G. PenlandBoron and prostate cancer a model for understanding boron biology Curtis Eckhert, Wade Barranco and Danny KimBoric acid inhibits cell growth in breast and prostate cancer cell lines Susan L. Meacham, Kyler E. Elwell, Sarah Ziegler and Stephen W. CarperEstimation of dietary boron and silicon intake in China Junquan Gao and Xiaowei LiPart III Boron in SoilsNew advances in boron soil chemistry Sabine Goldberg and Chunming SuBoron adsorption on emiarid soils of Tamil Nadu, India R.Krishnasamy, U.Surendran, C.Sudhalakshmi and M.Edward RajaRelationship between plant availability of boron and the physicochemical properties of boron in soils Duanwei Zhu, Wang Juan, Shuijiao Liao and Wuding LiuScreening boron sources for suitability under different rain fall and soil condition for Mango in India M. Edward RajaWidespread boron deficiency in water-eroded soils of Pothwar plateau in Pakistan: identification, establishment and management A. Rashid, E. Rafique, M. Mahmood-ul-Hassan and M. ShafiqBoron environmental geochemistry and its environmental response Enjing Zhu and Ende WangMicronutrients status in citrus orchards and soils under these orchards in Pakistan M. Ibrahim, N. Ahmad, A. Niaz and T. MajeedSubject IndexAuthor Index