13. Uptake, Distribution, and Physiological Functions of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Frans J. M. Maathuis1 and
  2. Dorina Podar2

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch13

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

How to Cite

Maathuis, F. J. M. and Podar, D. (2011) Uptake, Distribution, and Physiological Functions of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium, in The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops (eds M. J. Hawkesford and P. Barraclough), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biology Department Area 9, University of York, York, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Biology-Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813819921

Online ISBN: 9780470960707

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Keywords:

  • uptake, distribution and physiological functions - of potassium, calcium and magnesium;
  • functions of K+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ in plants - distributed, genetic manipulation;
  • monovalent cation K+ - essential nutrient, for living organisms;
  • biophysical roles of K+ - in turgor provision, and water homeostasis;
  • electrical signaling - associated with multicellular animals;
  • uptake and distribution of K+ - into plant roots, high- and low-affinity components;
  • K+ translocation and distribution;
  • calcium, maintaining plant structure - role in, cell wall strengthening;
  • magnesium, mobile mineral nutrient - in plants' xylem and phloem;
  • magnesium biofortification effort - conventional and molecular breeding tools

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Potassium

  • Calcium

  • Magnesium

  • Improving crops for K+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ nutrition

  • References