1st Edition

Plant Phosphorus Nutrition

Edited By Hatem Rouached, Santosh B. Satbhai Copyright 2024
    171 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is an up-to-date reference on phosphorus nutrition in plants. Phosphorus has no substitute in food production, and the use of phosphate (Pi) fertilisers has increased crop yields to feed billions of people. This book covers phosphorus metabolism and phosphorus sensing molecular mechanisms and signalling in plants. It covers functions of phosphorus and crosstalk with other nutrients. It discusses how plants sense Pi deficiency and coordinate the responses via signalling pathways and networks for the regulation of Pi-deficiency responses.


    • Discusses the latest developments in phosphate management in plants
    • Provides insights on emerging topics for sustainable approaches to managing phosphate shortage
    • Throws light on the resilience of plants to phosphate deficiency
    • Provides extensive updates that serve as primary points for further research
    • Explains molecular and physiological mechanisms of phosphate transport

    This book compiles the latest research from experts in the field. It is useful for advanced graduates and researchers in plant sciences and agriculture.

    1. Phosphorus Management for Agriculture and the Environment

    Debolina Chakraborty and Rishi Prasad

    2. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Phosphate Sensing and Signalling in Plants

    Viswanathan Satheesh, Abdul Wahab, Muthusamy Ramakrishnan, and Mingguang Lei

    3. Phosphate Homeostasis and Root Development in Crop Plants

    Dhriti Singh and Santosh B. Satbhai

    4. Crosstalk between Phosphate and Other Nutrients

    Xianqing Jia, Long Wang, and Keke Yi

    5. Hormonal Control of Phosphate Uptake and Assimilation

    Shreya Gupta and Amar Pal Singh

    6. The Pivotal Role of Phosphate in Shaping Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions

    Arianna Capparotto and Marco Giovannetti

    7. Phosphorus and Plant Immunity

    Anurag Kashyap, Swagata Saikia, Shenaz Sultana Ahmed, and Munmi Sarma

    8. Biotechnological Approaches for Improving Phosphate Uptake and Assimilation in Plants

    Rumi Rumi, Kanika Maurya, Mandavi Pandey, Pawandeep S. Kohli, Poonam Panchal, Alok K. Sinha, and Jitender Giri

    9. Analysis and Comparison of Alphafold-Structure Predictions between Pi-Uptake Transporters Recovering Phosphate in Natural Environments

    Nussaume Laurent, Desnos Thierry, Jinsheng Zhu, David Pascale, Kumiko Miwa, and Kanno Satomi

    10. A General Perspective of Phosphorus Research in Plants

    Hatem Rouached


    Hatem Rouached gained scientific and managerial skills during his PhD (University of Montpellier II, France, 2002–2005) and postdoc (University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2005–2009), and as Senior Scientist in Crop Design (BASF Company, Ghent, Belgium, 2010–2012). In 2010, Hatem obtained the academic diploma for the ability to supervise PhD students (HDR University of Bourgogne, France). During his PhD and postdoctoral period, he acquired expertise in the areas of molecular and physiological aspects of plant nutrition. In particular, he studied the molecular mechanisms controlling the sulfate and phosphate transport and signalling in Arabidopsis through the study of the SULTR and PHO1 gene family. In 2012, he was recruited to INRA, Montpellier, France, as a permanent researcher. Since then, he developed an original research programme in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants (B&PMP) Research Unit, aiming to decode the genetic and molecular basis of the interaction between the homeostasis of macro- and micronutrients, particularly phosphates and metals in plants. Hatem is currently furthering this research topic at Michigan State University, at the Plant Resilience Institute, East Lansing, Michigan, United States. He is also active in review and editorial services, and is an editor for Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Plant Science, PLOS One, and the International Journal of Molecular Science. In addition, Hatem has organised several special issues in the plant mineral nutrition field.

    Santosh B. Satbhai is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India. He earned his doctoral degree from Nagoya University, Japan. He has published papers in several reputed international journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Nature, DNA Research, PLOS Genetics, Journal of Experimental Botany, Annals of Botany, and more. Additionally, he has also published book chapters in the "Methods in Molecular Biology" series (Springer). His findings (published in Nature Communications) were covered in many online news media websites. How plant growth and development are influenced and regulated by environmental stresses is a major research question in his laboratory. He was awarded the prestigious Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr. Satbhai is an active member of several professional scientific societies, such as the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), the Plantae Community, and the Asia Association of Plant Scientists (AAPS).