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This latest volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series takes an in-depth look at the diverse plant-phosphorus interactions in natural and agricultural environments, presenting a series of critical reviews on the current status of research. In particular, the book presents a wealth of information on the genetic and phenotypic variation in natural plant ecosystems adapted to low P availability, which could be of particular relevance to developing new crop varieties with enhanced abilities to grow under P-limiting conditions.
The book provides a valuable reference material for graduates and research scientists working in the field of plant-phosphorus interactions, as well as for those working in plant breeding and sustainable agricultural development.
Contributors.- Preface.- 1. Phosphorus in the global environment; H. Tiessen.- 2. Carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus allometric relations across species; K.J. Niklas.- 3. Phosphorus and aquatic plants; G. Thiebaut.- 4. Phosphorus nutrition of terrestrial plants; P.J. White, J.P. Hammond.- 5. Root strategies for phosphorus acquisition; J.P. Lynch, K.M. Brown.- 6. Plants without arbuscular mycorrhizae; C.P. Vance.- 7. Mycorrhizal symbiosis; J.M. Barea Navarro et al.- 8. The role of rhizosphere microorganisms in relation to P uptake by plants; P. Marschner.- 9. Soil and fertilizer phosphorus in relation to crop nutrition; E.A. Kirkby, A.E. (Johnny) Johnston.- 10. Diagnosing phosphorus deficiency in crop plants; J.P. Hammond, P.J. White.- 11. Potential and limitations to improving crops for enhanced phosphorus utilization; T.S. George, A.E. Richardson.- 12. Phosphorus and the future; J.A. Raven.- Index.-