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Chemical elements in plant and soil : parameters controlling essentiality

Author: Stefan Fränzle
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Verlag, ©2009.
Series: Tasks for vegetation science, 45.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In order to give a more coherent theory behind plant mineral nutrition, this book offers an explanation of the essentiality of chemical elements in biological systems and the application of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Fränzle
ISBN: 9789048127528 9048127521
OCLC Number: 502976069
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages).
Contents: Introduction.- 1. The biological System of Elements. - 1.1. Principles of Element Distribution in Plants.- 1.1.1. Distribution Patterns of Chemical Elements in Plants.- 1.1.2. Biochemical Essentiality of Elements in the Light of Enzymatic Reactions.- 1.1.3. Soil and Geochemistry: Support and Storage/Buffer System for Biology.- 1.2. Methodology of Inquiries into the Biological System of Elements.- 1.2.1. Correlation Analysis of Element Distribution in multiple Plant Species.- 1.2.2. Fundamentals of the Correlation-Chemical Analysis of Element Abundances.- Stoichiometric Network Analysis.- Biophysical Implication of Gibbs's Phase Rule.- Aqueous Coordination Chemistry related to Metal Uptake.- 2. Autocatalytic Processes and the Role of Essential Elements in Plant Growth.- 2.1. Biomass Stability in the Light of Gibbs's Phase Rule.- 2.2. Coordination-Chemical Control of Element Uptake.- 2.2.1. Electrochemical parameters of Biologically relevant Ligands.- 2.2.2. A Method to Calculate Metal-Ligand Association Equilibria.- 2.2.3. How does the Electrochemical Ligand Parameter influence real vs. possible Hapticity of some Polydentate Ligand?.- 2.2.4. Translating Complex Stabilities into BCF Data: the k' Term of Element Fractionation.- 2.2.5. Binding Stability of Substrates and Products in Catalytic Cycles: How does Ligand Sensitivity influence Reaction Kinetics?.- 2.2.6. The Electrochemical Ligand Parameter, Metal Affinities and Chemical Ecology.- 2.2.7. Implication of Some Theoremes from Stoichiometric Network Analysis (SNA) with respect to Stability and Functions of Biochemical Systems.- 2.2.8. Matter (Flow) Balance and Estimation of Loss Processes (exit order) Within Autocatalytic Biochemical Cycles.- 2.2.9. The Topology of Autocatalytic Feedback Patterns in Living Systems.- 2.2.10. SNA and Metal Transport in Terrestrial Plants.- 2.2.11. Stoichiometry of Terrestrial Plants and its Implications according to SNA.- 2.2.12. A Comprehensive Analysis of Autocatalytic Processes within Some Photosynthetic Plant.- 2.3. Some Remarks on Chemical Ecology.- 2.3.1. Constraints of Essentiality caused by Consumers.- 2.3.2. Trophic Nets.- 2.3.3. Different Kinds of Energy Metabolism and C/N plus C/Metal, Intermetal Ratios.- 2.3.4. Succession and Ecological Stoichiometry in Certain Biotopes.- 3. A Causal Model of Biochemical Essentiality.- 3.1. Influence of Intrinsic Bonding Stability and Ligand Sensitivity on the Biocatalytic Properties of Metal Ions.- 3.2. Complex Stability in Relation to other Bioorganic Parameters.- 3.3. Scope of the Essentiality Model.- 4. The Evolution of Essentiality.- 4.1. Evolution and Biochemical Catalysis.- 4.2. The Three-Function-Rule as a Controlling Factor in the Origins of Essentiality.- 4.3. Biogeochemical Fractionation Processes and essentiality Patterns in Different Taxa under Changing Biogeochemical Boundary Conditions.- References.
Series Title: Tasks for vegetation science, 45.
Responsibility: Stefan Fränzle.


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