Studies on the Roles of Boron in Growth and Sugar-Transport Processes of Sugarcane
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Montalvo-Zapata, R. (1973). Studies on the Roles of Boron in Growth and Sugar-Transport Processes of Sugarcane. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 57(1), 9-23. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v57i1.10752

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Sugarcane growth and quality responses to low boron supply were examined with immature plants propagated in sand culture over a period of 5 1/2 months. Plants receiving only traces of boron in once-distilled water experienced significant growth and quality losses without developing visual B-deficiency symptoms. Growth decline was largely confined to lateral internode expansion. Boron insufficiency lowered sucrose production in leaves and significantly altered the rates of sugar transport in bathing storage-tissue slices. Evidence of biochemical boron roles in leaves and of physical-biochemical roles in storage tissues is presented. The importance of major micronutrient restrictions within the realm of "hidden hunger" is discussed.
https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v57i1.10752
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