Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants,
Edition 4
Edited by Zed Rengel, Ismail Cakmak and Philip John White

Publication Date: 12 Dec 2022

An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The fourth edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances.

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants, 4th Edition, is divided into two parts: Nutritional Physiology and Plant–Soil Relationships. In Part I, emphasis is put on uptake and transport of nutrients in plants, root–shoot interactions, role of mineral nutrition in yield formation, stress physiology, water relations, functions of mineral nutrients and contribution of plant nutrition to food nutritional quality, disease tolerance, and global nutritional security of human populations. In view of the increasing interest in plant–soil interactions. Part II focuses on the effects of external and internal factors on root growth, rhizosphere chemistry and biology, soil-borne ion toxicities, and nutrient cycling.

Now with color figures throughout, this book continues to be a valuable reference for plant and soil scientists and undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of plant nutrition, nutritional physiology, and soil fertility.

Key Features

  • Offers new content on the relationship between climate change, soil fertility and crop nutrition
  • Keeps overall structure of previous editions
  • Includes updates in every chapter on new developments, ideas and challenges
About the author
Edited by Zed Rengel, University of Western Australia, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, Perth, Australia; Ismail Cakmak, Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey and Philip John White, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Table of Contents

Part I. Nutritional Physiology
1. Introduction, definition and classification of nutrients
2. Ion-uptake mechanisms of individual cells and roots: short-distance transport
3. Long-distance transport in the xylem and phloem
4. Uptake and release of elements by leaves and other aerial plant parts
5. Mineral nutrition, yield, and source-sink relationships
6. Functions of macronutrients
7. Micronutrients
8. Beneficial elements
9. Mineral nutrition on crop quality
10. Relationship between mineral nutrition, plant diseases and pests
11. Diagnosis and prediction of deficiency and toxicity of nutrients

Part II. Plant-Soil Relationships
12. Nutrient availability in soils
13. Genetic and environmental regulation of root growth and development
14. Rhizosphere chemistry influencing plant nutrition
15. Rhizosphere biology
16. Nitrogen fixation
17. Nutrient-use efficiency
18. Plant responses to soil-borne ion toxicities
19. Nutrition of plants in a changing climate

20. Nutrient and carbon fluxes in terrestrial agroecosystems

Book details
ISBN: 9780128197738
Page Count: 816
Retail Price : £115.00

Ahmad, Oxidative Damage to Plants: Antioxidant Networks and Signaling, January 2014, Academic Press, 9780127999630, Page 672, $199.95

Simpson, Plant Systematics, July 2010, Academic Press, 9780080922089, Page752, $89.95

Heldt and Piechulla, Plant Biochemistry, October 2010, Academic Press, 9780123849878, Page656, $74.96

Plant scientists from the disciplines of plant nutrition, physiology and breeding as well as soil scientists and agronomists with interest in nutrition of plants; advanced undergraduate/graduate students studying plant nutrition and soil fertility.
Further target audiences are professionals involved in food security and climate change research programs.