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Excess Phosphorus and Iron Chlorosis


P. C. De Kock
A. Wallace

Authors Affiliations

P. C. DeKock is Visiting Professor of Plant Physiology from the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Aberdeen, Scotland; A. Wallace is Professor of Plant Nutrition, University of California, Los Angeles.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(12):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p3. December 1965.

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High concentrations of phosphate in plants cause a typical iron deficiency chlorosis with characteristic mineral and biochemical patterns. Studies show that organic acids in leaves are involved in the absorption and distribution of minerals, particularly calcium and potassium, and that their behavior is controlled by an iron-phosphate balance.
De Kock P, Wallace A. 1965. Excess Phosphorus and Iron Chlorosis. Hilgardia 19(12):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p3
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