Plant Macro‐ and Micronutrient Minerals

Abstract

All plants must obtain a number of inorganic mineral elements from their environment to ensure successful growth and development of both vegetative and reproductive tissues. A total of fourteen mineral nutrients are required.

Keywords: mineral requirements; essentiality; deficiency; metabolism; function

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Grusak, Michael A(Apr 2001) Plant Macro‐ and Micronutrient Minerals. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001306]