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Type: Journal article
Title: Zinc (Zn)-phosphorus (P) interactions in two cultivars of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) differing in P uptake efficiency
Author: Zhu, Y.
Smith, S.
Smith, F.
Citation: Annals of Botany, 2001; 88(5):941-945
Publisher: Academic Press Ltd
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 0305-7364
Abstract: Zinc-phosphorus (Zn-P) interactions were investigated in two wheat cultivars (Brookton and Krichauff) differing in P uptake efficiency. The experiment was carried out in a growth chamber. Rock phosphate or CaHPO4 were used as P sources, and ammonium nitrate or nitrate only as nitrogen sources. Two Zn levels were used: 0.22 and 2.2 mg ZnSO4·5H2O kg-1. The results confirmed that Brookton had a higher P uptake efficiency than Krichauff under low P conditions, irrespective of nitrogen and Zn supply. Zn supply had little effect on tissue P concentration and P uptake per unit of root weight in either cultivar, irrespective of nitrogen supply. An increase in P availability caused a significant reduction in Zn uptake per unit of root weight, and tissue concentration of Zn in both cultivars. The reduction in tissue Zn concentration cannot be explained entirely by a dilution effect. Zn uptake by, and Zn concentrations in, Brookton (with high P uptake efficiency) were significantly lower than those of Krichauff. Zn concentrations in Brookton were more sensitive to P uptake than those in Krichauff. It is suggested that high P uptake efficiency may depress plant uptake of Zn, and therefore cause a reduction in the concentration (density) of Zn in grains of wheats grown in low P (and possibly low Zn) soils. © 2001 Annals of Botany Company.
DOI: 10.1006/anbo.2001.1522
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