15. Iron Nutrition and Implications for Biomass Production and the Nutritional Quality of Plant Products

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Jean-François Briat

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch15

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

Briat, J.-F. (2011) Iron Nutrition and Implications for Biomass Production and the Nutritional Quality of Plant Products, 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.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre National de la Recherche, Scientifique, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

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:

  • iron nutrition, for biomass production - nutritional quality of plant products;
  • iron homeostasis, avoiding – deficiency, or metal toxicity;
  • mineral nutrients, key components - in plant productivity, and quality;
  • iron, through plant via roots - distributed inside plants;
  • iron uptake regulation - upregulated transcriptionally, iron deficiency;
  • FRD3 gene, citrate efflux into xylem - multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) family;
  • intracellular compartmentation - and cellular iron homeostasis;
  • iron biofortification and plant product quality;
  • iron biofortification - and agronomical practices;
  • molecular understanding of iron nutrition - biotechnological transgenic approaches

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Iron uptake by the roots

  • Iron distribution and compartmentation throughout the plant

  • Iron and plant productivity: iron interactions with light and CO2

  • Iron biofortification and plant product quality

  • Conclusion

  • References