Sulphur management: An agronomic and transgenic approach

Taqi Ahmed Khan, Mohd Mazid, Firoz Mohammad


The various environmental processes drastically affect the capacity of crop plants to produce their maximum yield and quality by affecting nutrient availability. A current global trend towards intensifications of agricultural enterprises has been accompanied by increasing public awareness of associated environmental consequences. Associated attempts of agronomists and biotechnologists have launched various regulatory networks including several policies for land use to control or reduce the losses as well as genetic manipulation at different steps in sulphur assimilatory pathway to improve sulphate assimilation in terms of quality improvement respectively. This review presents a brief description of the practices viz., leaching and volatilization etc. to reduce sulphur loss and transgenic studies that have been attempted with a view to understand the role of transgenes technology for improvement of sulphate assimilation efficiency in plant system. In addition, this also shades a small beam of light on responses of crop plants, especially legumes, to sulphur deficiency.


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