Phosphorus (P) in plants
Phosphorus is highly mobile in plant and essential for respiration and cell division.
Phosphorus is a structural component of the plasma membrane of the cell; plays an essential role in the constitution of nucleotides and nucleic acids.
It plays a significant role in energy metabolism.
It is obligatory in all phosphorylation reactions.
It is absorbed as phosphate ion from the soil.
It Promotes root formation and fruit ripening
These are some deficiency symptoms listed below:
Red or purple blots on the leaf surfaces
Loss of older leaves
Plants stunted and the colour of leaves become dark green than normal
Seed dormancy increases
Premature fall of leaves and fruit
Phosphatase enzyme activity increases
Causes accumulation of carbohydrates in soybean plant