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Nickel-enriched seed and externally supplied nickel improve growth and alleviate foliar urea damage in soybean

Published on Feb 1, 2013in Plant and Soil3.259
· DOI :10.1007/s11104-012-1284-6
Bahar Yildiz Kutman5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Sabancı University),
Umit Baris Kutman10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Sabancı University),
Ismail Cakmak73
Estimated H-index: 73
(Sabancı University)
Abstract
Background and aims The importance of seed Ni reserves for plant growth and N metabolism is poorly understood. This study investigated the effects of both seed Ni and externally supplied Ni on the impact of foliarly-applied urea and N-nutritional status of soybean.
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ABSTRACT Nickel (Ni) is an essential element for activation of urease in higher plants. The effects of Ni as an essential micronutrient on growth and chlorophyll content of wheat plants grew in nutrient solutions supplied either with ammonium nitrate or urea as two different nitrogen (N) sources were investigated. Plants were allowed to grow for six weeks, then leaf chlorophyll content, shoot and root fresh and dry weights, and Ni concentration in shoots and roots were determined. Shoot and root...
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