Calcium absorption by two cultivars of groundnut (Arachis hypogea)

Beringer, H. and Taha, M.A. (1976) Calcium absorption by two cultivars of groundnut (Arachis hypogea). Experimental Agriculture, 12 (1). pp. 1-7.

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Two groundnut varieties, the small-seeded, early-maturing Natal Common and the large-seeded, late maturing ‘pops’-susceptible Makulu Red, were cultivated in nutrient solution, Application of calcium, labelled with 45Ca, to the roots and the fruit-medium respectively, showed that both varieties absorbed most of their seed-Ca from the fruit-medium. The translocation of calcium from the shells to the nuts was greater in the small-seeded variety Natal Common, which showed less susceptibility to ‘pops’. Calcium absorbed by pods and gynophores also migrated to a certain extent into the vegetative parts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam collections
Author Affiliation: School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zambia, P.O. Box 2379, Lusaka, Zambia
Subjects: Statistics and Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 06:25
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 06:25
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