Biology Question #660

Nilakshan, a 14 year old male from Toronto asks on February 15, 2002,

What is the effect of calcium on plant growth?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on February 15, 2002

Calcium, an essential part of plant cell wall structure, provides for normal transport and retention of other elements as well as strength in the plant. It is also thought to counteract the effect of alkali salts and organic acids within a plant.

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