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Plant micronutrient use efficiency : molecular and genomic perspectives in crop plants / Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Takehiro Kamiya, David J. Burritt, Lam-Son Phan Tran, Toru Fujiwara.

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Subject: Plants > Nutrition.
Crops > Nutrition.
Trace elements.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780128122433
  • ISBN: 0128122439
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 302 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London, United Kingdom ; Academic Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Regulation of micronutrient homeostasis and deficiency response in plants -- Molecular bases of iron accumulation towards the development of iron-enriched crops -- Plant responses to iron deficiency and toxicity and iron use efficiency in plants -- Plant responses to copper: molecular and regulatory mechanisms of copper uptake, distribution and accumulation in plants -- The molecular genetics of zinc uptake and utilization efficiency in crop plants -- Plant response to boron deficiency and boron use efficiency in crop plants -- Physiological importance of manganese, cobalt and nickel and the improvement of their uptake and utilization by plants -- Roles of molybdenum in plants and improvement of its acquisition and use efficiency -- Proteomics of micronutrient deficiency and toxicity --Oxidative stress in relation with micronutrient deficiency or toxicity -- Strategies for increasing micronutrient availability in soil for plant uptake -- Micronutrients use efficiency of crop-plants under changing climate -- Micronutrient malnutrition and biofortification: recent advances and future perspectives -- Genomic approaches for micronutrients biofortification of rice -- Progress and prospects for micronutrient biofortification in rice/wheat -- Crops with improved nutritional content through agricultural biotechnology.
Summary: Plant Micronutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants presents information on the complex mechanisms regulating micronutrient use efficiency in plants. Understanding this science is essential for the development of new varieties of crop plants that are more resilient to micronutrient stress, as well as plants with increased bioavailable concentrations of essential micronutrients. This book explores the discovery of novel genes and key metabolic pathways associated with micronutrient use efficiency in plants, gives an analyses of the gene expression patterns in plants in response to low and/or high nutrient levels, and investigates the potential functions of these genes and their products. Strategies to enhance micronutrient use efficiency and stress tolerance, to develop bio-fortified crop, and to improve the sustainable utilization of natural resources are critically evaluated. The book contains both fundamental and advanced information as well as critical commentaries that are useful for those involved in the various fields that make up the plant sciences. Presents in-depth information on mineral nutrition, including coverage of all the major micronutrients. Explores the molecular and genetic aspects of micronutrient use efficiency in crop plants. Provides information and critical discussion of the latest developments in the micronutrient biofortification of crop plants with an aim to prevent micronutrient deficiencies in humans. Includes contributions from experts in plant micronutrient use efficiency and crop biofortification.
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