Aluminium phytotoxicity: A challenge for plant scientists

J. Barceló, Ch Poschenrieder, M. D. Vázquez, B. Gunsé

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Breeding for Al tolerance is considered a useful way to improve crop performance on acid soils. However, a successful selection of Al-tolerant genotypes, which will render high yields on acid soils, requires the development of screening methods based on the knowledge of Al-toxicity and Al-tolerance mechanisms. In this paper the present stage of knowledge on Al phytotoxicity and tolerance is comprehensively reviewed. Special emphasis will be made on primary mechanisms of Al toxicity, the interactions of Al with membranes, and the role of Ca in the Al-toxicity syndrome. © 1996, Kluwer Academic Publishers. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-223
JournalFertilizer research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • aluminium
  • phytotoxicity
  • tolerance

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