Fundamental for plants, as it is a nutrient that plays a structural role in several important molecules of metabolism. For example, molecules from the amino acid group such as methionine, cysteine and cystine, which are necessary for the formation of proteins. In addition, they play a structural role in molecules such as lipids, polysaccharides, flavonoids, alkaloids, among others.
And being flavonoids and alkaloids representatives of molecules linked to the secondary metabolism of plants. The secondary metabolites of plants will perform different functions from pigmentation, odor to even defense against the attack of pests and diseases.
Deficiency – Young leaves show slight chlorosis or uniform redness. Chlorosis of young leaves generalized throughout the leaf blade and reddening in the most advanced stage.