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Plant Nutrition

Plant Nutrition

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Published by: zorbax on Nov 02, 2008
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Plant Nutritionlant Nutrition
 
 
Plants require certain chemical elements toPlants require certain chemical elements tocomplete their life cyclecomplete their life cycle
Plants derive most of their organic massPlants derive most of their organic massfrom the COfrom the CO
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of air of air 
But they also depend on soil nutrients such asBut they also depend on soil nutrients such aswater and mineralswater and minerals
CO
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, the sourceof carbon for Photosynthesis,diffuses intoleaves from theair throughstomata.Throughstomata, leavesexpel H
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O andO
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.H
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CO
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Roots take inO
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and expelCO
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. The plantuses O
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for cellular respiration but isa net O
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producer.O
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CO
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H
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ORoots absorbH
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O andminerals fromthe soil.Minerals
 
 
Macronutrients andacronutrients andMicronutrientsicronutrients
More than 50 chemical elementsMore than 50 chemical elements
Have been identified among the inorganicHave been identified among the inorganicsubstances in plants, but not all of these aresubstances in plants, but not all of these areessentialessential
A chemical element is considered essentialA chemical element is considered essential
If it is required for a plant to complete a lifeIf it is required for a plant to complete a lifecyclecycle

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