Molybdenum Content of Corn Plants Exhibiting Varying Degrees of Potassium Deficiency

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Science  02 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3666, pp. 94
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3666.94


Leaves from corn plants exhibiting symptoms of potassium deficiency contain considerable concentrations of molybdenum. Applications of potassium fertilizer corrected the deficiency, and a significant reduction in the molybdenum content of the leaves occurred. This inverse relation between potassium and molybdenum has not been reported previously.