My_Ch37_lecture(2009030500032462) - Chapter 37: Plant...

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Chapter 37: Plant Nutrition Purpose —to understand the nutrients involved in sustaining plant life What you MUST know in Ch 37: Macronutrients vs. micronutrients Nitrogen fixation Mycorrhizae Epiphytes Mineral nutrients are essential chemical elements absorbed from the soil in the form of inorganic ions Essential nutrients are required for a plant to grow from a seed and complete the life cycle (producing another generation of seeds) Macronutrients are elements required by plants in relatively large amounts; 9 of these: Carbon Oxygen Hydrogen Nitrogen Sulfur Phosphorous Potassium Calcium Magnesium Micronutrients are elements required by plants in relatively small amounts; 8 of these: Iron Chlorine Copper Manganese Zinc Molybdenum
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Boron Nickel See fig 37.1 for a list of the essential plant nutrients and the functions of these nutrients (and therefore, potential plant symptoms/problems if there is a nutrient deficiency). Mineral deficiencies in plants are diagnosed by a farmer or botanist depending on what symptoms the plant shows. How a plant reacts to not having enough of the above
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course BIO 020.152 taught by Professor Pearlman during the Fall '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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