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Chapter 35, Problem 15TYK
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The hypothesis which will determine the reason for the chlorotic leaves and stunted growth of a plant in a garden, despite the use of fertilizer containing a mixture of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous.

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Plant nutrition is defined as the study of chemical elements and compounds, essential for the plant growth and metabolism. In 1972, Emanuel Epstein describes two criteria for an element to be considered as essential for plant growth:

The absence of it makes the plant unable to complete a normal life cycle.

The element makes a part of some essential plant constituent or metabolite.

Plants generally require 17 essential elements, 9 among them are macronutrients which are required and incorporate in relatively large amounts in plant tissues. The other category of minerals is known as micronutrients, as plant require them in trace amounts.

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