Phosphorus acquisition and use: critical adaptations by plants for securing a nonrenewable resource.

  title={Phosphorus acquisition and use: critical adaptations by plants for securing a nonrenewable resource.},
  author={Carroll P. Vance and Claudia Uhde‐Stone and Deborah L. Allan},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={157 3},
Phosphorus (P) is limiting for crop yield on > 30% of the world's arable land and, by some estimates, world resources of inexpensive P may be depleted by 2050. Improvement of P acquisition and use by plants is critical for economic, humanitarian and environmental reasons. Plants have evolved a diverse array of strategies to obtain adequate P under limiting conditions, including modifications to root architecture, carbon metabolism and membrane structure, exudation of low molecular weight… 

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