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

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

by Francois Buscot
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9783642060717
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Series: Soil Biology Series , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

What Are Soils?.- Microbial Diversity in Soils.- Microorganisms and Soil Genesis.- Role of Microorganisms in Wear Down of Rocks and Minerals.- Humification and Mineralization in Soils.- Importance of Microorganisms for Soil Aggregation.- Microorganisms and Biogeochemical Processes in Soils.- Microbial Energetics in Soils.- Role of Microorganisms in Carbon Cycling in Soils.- Contribution of Bacteria to Initial Input and Cycling of Nitrogen in Soils.- Influence of Microorganisms on Phosphorus Bioavailability in Soils.- Biotic Interactions Involving Soil Microorganisms.- Interactions Between Mycorrhizal Fungi and Bacteria to Improve Plant Nutrient Cycling and Soil Structure.- Mycorrhizosphere: Strategies and Functions.- Interactions Between Microorganisms and Soil Micro- and Mesofauna.- Function of Microbes in Specific Soil Compartments.- Transgenic Rhizospheres of Crop Plants: Their Impact on Indigenous Soil Fungi.- Regulation of Microbial Activities in Functional Domains of Roots and Invertebrates.- Microorganisms of Biological Crusts on Soil Surfaces.- Microorganisms in Toxic Metal-Polluted Soils.- Techniques to Investigate Soil Microorganisms.- Marker Genes in Soil Microbiology.- Assessing Functions of Soil Microbes with Isotopic Measurements.

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