14. Sulfur Nutrition in Crop Plants

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Luit J. De Kok1,
  2. Ineke Stulen2 and
  3. Malcolm J. Hawkesford3

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch14

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

De Kok, L. J., Stulen, I. and Hawkesford, M. J. (2011) Sulfur Nutrition in Crop Plants, 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.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary, Studies (CEES), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

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:

  • sulfur nutrition - in crop plants;
  • sulfur, essential element for plant growth - for amino acid synthesis;
  • sulfate, and surface of root - mass/bulk flow, high affinity by roots;
  • crop sulfur nutrition - balanced sulfur nutrition, and optimal crop yield;
  • sulfate, water-soluble - through soil, toward root surface;
  • sulfurous air pollutants - acting, as toxin and nutrient for plants;
  • uptake, distribution and assimilation regulation - of sulfate in plants;
  • sulfate reduction in chloroplast (plastid) - by sulfur status of plant;
  • sulfur nutrition - rerecognized;
  • repression of transporter expression - high availability, low demand, luxury uptake

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Crop sulfur nutrition

  • Sulfate uptake, distribution, and assimilation in plants

  • Regulation of uptake, distribution, and assimilation of sulfate in plants

  • Interactions between nitrogen and selenium with sulfur metabolism in plants

  • Targets for crop breeding

  • Acknowledgments

  • References