18. Drought and Implications for Nutrition

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Eric Ober and
  2. Martin A. J. Parry

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch18

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

Ober, E. and Parry, M. A. J. (2011) Drought and Implications for Nutrition, 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.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • specialized case studies - drought, and implications for nutrition;
  • drought and global food production;
  • uptake of mineral nutrients, by plants - ion dissociation in soil solution;
  • nutrient uptake, and root biomass - nutrients, located and moving into the root;
  • nutrient uptake, and soil processes - in rhizosphere and plant processes;
  • Aquaporins, role in water transport - into and out of roots;
  • nitrate, as a root signal - controlling water use, key elements of PRD;
  • individual nutrients - and plant water relations;
  • no perfect crop ideotype, for environments - identifying ideotypes;
  • nutrient uptake, keeping pace - with dry matter accumulation of plants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Drought and global food production

  • Interactions between water and ion fluxes in soils and roots

  • Root growth under dry conditions

  • Nitrate as a root signal controlling water use

  • Mycorrhiza

  • Individual nutrients and plant water relations

  • Crop improvement

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References