Distribution and mobility of molybdenum in the terrestrial environment

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Edited by: Umesh C. Gupta

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Abstract

Molybdenum (Mo) is an essential element for many plants and animals (Newton and Otsuka, 1980). Because of its chemical properties, Mo readily provides sites for reactions and catalysis in biochemical systems (Haight and Boston, 1973). It is therefore important to understand the processes that control the distribution, speciation, and behavior of Mo in the surficial environment. These processes will affect the bioavalability of Mo and ultimately its passage into the food chain.

In this chapter we discuss the distribution of Mo in the terrestrial environment and examine the factors that control its mobility.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Distribution and mobility of molybdenum in the terrestrial environment
DOI 10.1017/CBO9780511574689.004
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Contributing office(s) Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 24 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Molybdenum in agriculture
First page 23
Last page 46