Çakmak, İsmail and Brown, Patrick and Colmenero-Flores, José M. and Husted, Søren and Kutman, Bahar Y. and Nikolic, Miroslav and Rengel, Zed and Schmidt, Sidsel B. and Zhao, Fang Jie (2023) Micronutrients. In: Rengel, Zed and Çakmak, İsmail and White, Philip J., (eds.) Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Plants. Elsevier, pp. 283-385. ISBN 9780323853521 (Print) 9780128197738 (Online)

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The functions of iron, manganese, copper, zinc, nickel, molybdenum, boron, and chlorine in plants are discussed. Iron (Fe) plays a crucial role in redox systems in cells and various enzymes. The strategies of dicotyledonous and graminaceous plants to acquire Fe are described. Manganese (Mn) and copper (Cu) are important for redox systems and as activators of various enzymes involved in photosynthesis, detoxification of superoxide radicals and the synthesis of lignin. Zinc (Zn) plays a key role in the structural and functional integrity of cell membranes, biosynthesis of proteins, and detoxification of superoxide radicals. Nickel (Ni) is involved in nitrogen (N) metabolism as metal component of the enzyme urease. Molybdenum (Mo) is important for N metabolism as metal component of nitrogenase (N2 fixation) and nitrate reductase. Boron (B) is crucial for the stability and function of cell wall and membranes, whereas chlorine (Cl) is essential for the proper functioning of photosystem II and cell osmotic regulation. For each micronutrient, the effects of deficiency and toxicity are described.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: boron; chlorine; copper; iron; manganese; Micronutrients; nickel; zinc
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: İsmail Çakmak
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 15:12
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 15:12
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/45534

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