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Nutrition in Plants and Animals

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Mineral salts

These are important inorganic compounds containing elements required for essential body functioning. Depending on body requirements, mineral salts are of two classes:

a) Macro-nutrients: Nutrients required in large quantities. These include nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous, calcium, sodium, iron and magnesium.

b) Micro-nutrients: Nutrients required in small quantities. Include copper, manganese, boron, iodine and cobalt.

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