The Effect of Mineral Nutrition on Boron Deficiency in Coconut Tree

  • Roodt Silva


Boron is a poorly understood micronutrient and at the same time boron deficiency is the most widespread micronutrient deficiency affecting the productivity of many important crops. Boron is considered to be involved in nucleic acid metabolism, carbohydrate and protein metabolism, indole acetic acid metabolism, cell wall synthesis, cell wall structure, membrane integrity and function, and phenol metabolism; however, molecular basis of these roles is mostly unknown. The effect of boron nutrition on photosynthesis has rarely been studied in the existing literature.