Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology / Edition 1

Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology / Edition 1

by David M. Sylvia, Jeffry J. Fuhrmann, Peter G. Hartel, David Zuberer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134599918

ISBN-13: 9780134599915

Pub. Date: 08/14/1997

Publisher: Pearson Education

Written by leading experts in their respective fields, this comprehensive, balanced introduction to soil microbiology captures the rapid advances in the study of soil microbiology—e.g., habitats and organisms, microbially mediated transformation, and applied environmental topics. Carefully edited for ease of reading, it aids users by providing an excellent multi…  See more details below

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Written by leading experts in their respective fields, this comprehensive, balanced introduction to soil microbiology captures the rapid advances in the study of soil microbiology—e.g., habitats and organisms, microbially mediated transformation, and applied environmental topics. Carefully edited for ease of reading, it aids users by providing an excellent multi-authored reference, the type of book that is continually used in the field. Background information is provided in the first part of the book for ease of comprehension; it then describes such fundamental topics as soil environment and microbial processes, microbial groups and their interactions, and thoroughly addresses critical nutrient cycles and important environmental and agricultural applications. An excellent desk reference and useful tool for certified professional soil scientists, environmental scientists, and others that effect environmental policy, such as soil erosion and maintenance specialists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134599915
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/14/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction and historical perspective3
Ch. 2The soil habitat26
Ch. 3Microbial metabolism54
Ch. 4Microbial genetics85
Ch. 5Bacteria and archaea101
Ch. 6Fungi141
Ch. 7Cyanobacteria and algae162
Ch. 8Fauna181
Ch. 9Viruses201
Ch. 10Microbial ecology222
Ch. 11Rhizosphere242
Ch. 12Mycorrhizal symbioses263
Ch. 13Carbon transformations and soil organic matter formation285
Ch. 14Transformations of nitrogen333
Ch. 15Biological dinitrogen fixation : introduction and nonsymbiotic373
Ch. 16Biological dinitrogen fixation : symbiotic405
Ch. 17Transformations of sulfur433
Ch. 18Phosphorus and other elements463
Ch. 19Global gases491
Ch. 20Microbiology and biochemistry of xenobiotic compound degradation510
Ch. 21Bioremediation of contaminated soils536
Ch. 22Biological control of soilborne plant pathogens and nematodes562
Ch. 23Composting of organic wastes587

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