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Why is that in certain plants deficiency symptoms appear first in younger parts of the plant while in others they do so in mature organs?

The appearance of the deficiency depends on the mobility of the element in plants. Therfore in certain plants the deficiency appears in the younger parts while in other in the mature plants.
If the element is mobile, then the deficiency appears in the older tissues first as the biomolecules in the older tissue are broken down to release the element which is then transported to the young tissues. For example, nitrogen being a mobile, its deficiency appear in senescent or older leaves. 
If the element is immobile then the deficiency first appears in the young parts as the these are not transported from the older tissues. Deficiency of the immmobile element calcium is first seen in young parts. 

Name the best known symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacterium.


What type of condition is created by leghaemoglobin in the root modules of legumes ?


Which pigment is present in the root nodules of legumes ?


What is Hidden hunger in the case of plants?

Hidden hunger refers to a situation in which a crop needs more of a given nutrient yet has shown no deficiency symptoms. The nutrient content is above the deficiency symptom zone but still considerably needed for optimum crop production

How is nitrogenase enzyme protected ?

The nitrogenase enzyme is very sensitive to the molecular oxygen. It requires anaerobic conditions to work. The leg-haemoglobin in the nodule acts as an oxygen scavenger just meainting the anaerobic condition needed by the enzyme.