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Horticulture meets the periodic table: a century of elemental research

Foster, Alison C. (2019) Horticulture meets the periodic table: a century of elemental research. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, . ISSN 1462-0316. (doi:10.1080/14620316.2019.1623088) (KAR id:75916)

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Abstract

Not only is 2019 the 100th anniversary of the Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, but to celebrate 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev formally proposed the system of organising the chemical elements it is also the International Year of the Periodic table of Chemical Elements. This Centenary Review highlights work that has been published in this journal across its full history, illustrating how horticultural research involving the chemical elements of the periodic table has evolved over the past 100 years. The development of understanding of mineral nutrition is particularly highlighted, along with research through the century on crop protection and post-harvest spoilage prevention. More recent areas of research such as how mineral composition of horticultural crops affects the nutritional qualities of our food as well as investigations into bio-fortification are reviewed. How research into the importance of other elements such as silicon can mediate against environmental stressors is also included.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14620316.2019.1623088
Uncontrolled keywords: Chemical elements, periodic table, mineral nutrition, bio-fortification, post-harvest spoilage prevention
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Alison Foster
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 09:08 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2020 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75916 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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