Micronutrients | The Function in Metabolism
Micronutrients have many functions, but our study will be restricted to how they activate a few enzymes of the many that function in plant growth. These enzymes and their metal keys have been identified and their chemical functions partially traced. Not all of the processes are clearly understood, but from what is known and what is theorized, we can introduce the following enzymes or enzyme systems and their micronutrient keys:
As we trace the roles of these enzyme systems in plant metabolism we will get involved with the major processes of plant growth – photosynthesis, respiration, protein formation, vitamin and hormone development, and others.