It plays a fundamental role in the energetic transformations of the vital processes of the plant, such as photosynthesis, respiration, synthesis of amino acids, lipids, which are carried out through phosphorus compounds such as adenosine di and triphosphate (ADP and ATP).
Deficiency – The growth rate of plants is reduced from the earliest stages of development.
Older leaves acquire a purplish color, due to the accumulation of anthocyanin pigment. In later stages of development, the leaves show purple-brown areas that progress to necrosis. These leaves fall prematurely, and the plant delays its fruiting.