Plant Physiology

Plants take up, transport, store and allocate nutrients in different ways to different organs. Through biological-chemical processes, these nutrients are used to produce proteins, vitamins, fats and other components from sugars. Most nutrients are taken up by the roots, but can enter the plant also, for instance, through the stomata in the leaves. Understanding these physiological mechanisms will provide insights as to what form, in what composition, at what time and through which organs nutrients can be efficiently supplied to the plant other than through the soil.