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Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions / Edition 1

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Overview

For this third volume of the series Soil Biology, internationally renowned scientists shed light on the significant roles of microbes in soil. Key topics covered include: bioerosion, humification, mineralization and soil aggregation; Interactions in the mycorrhizosphere; microbes and plant nutrient cycling; Microbes in soil surface or toxic metal polluted soils; Use of marker genes and isotopes in soil microbiology, and many more.

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"This volume is a collection of 18 review articles on a range of topics in soil biology. … The theme of this volume reflects some current and well established topics in soil biology. … This book is … valuable to readers with some knowledge of soil science, but with only basic training in biology, who wish to increase their understanding of aspects of soil biology." (D. W. Hopkins, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 57, December, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540222200
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/8/2005
  • Series: Soil Biology Series , #3
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What are soils? 3
2 Microbial diversity in soils 19
3 Role of microorganisms in wear down of rocks and minerals 59
4 Humification and mineralization in soils 85
5 Importance of microorganisms for soil aggregation 107
6 Microbial energetics in soils 123
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