Aluminum

Wehr, J. B., Blamey, F. P. C. and Menzies, Neal (2007) Aluminum in Rattan Lal (eds.) Encyclopedia of soil science. 2nd New York, U.S.A.: Taylor & Francis


Author Wehr, J. B.
Blamey, F. P. C.
Menzies, Neal
Title of entry Aluminum
Parent publication Encyclopedia of soil science
Place of publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publication date 2007
Edition 2nd
Editor Rattan Lal
ISBN 9780849338304
9780849350511
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Language eng
Subjects 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
0503 Soil Sciences
Abstract/Summary Aluminum, a light metal, is ubiquitous in soils. At low pH, toxic Al species can form which inhibit plant root growth and thereby limit ecosystem productivity. The occurrence of toxic Al species in soils and the effect of these forms on plant physiology and root growth are reviewed. Agricultural management practices aimed at limiting Al toxicity and plant-based Al resistance mechanisms are also discussed.
Keyword Polymerization
Toxicity
Tolerance
Amelioration
Complexation
Speciation
Cell wall
Apoplast
Symplast
Cytoplasma
Aluminium

 
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