Constituent of several compounds such as amino acids, consequently proteins, in addition to chlorophyll and enzymes. It favors leaf development and consequently the photosynthetic capacity of plants.
Deficiency – Plant growth is retarded and older leaves turn yellowish-green. If the lack of the nutrient is prolonged, the entire plant will show these symptoms.
In more severe cases, there is a reduction in the size of the leaflets, and the main veins have a purple color, contrasting with the pale green of the leaves. Flower buds yellow and fall off.