Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0130941174

ISBN-13: 9780130941176

Edition: 2nd 2005

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//--9411G-9, 0-13-094117-4, Sylvia, David M., Fuhrmann, Jeffry J., Hartel, Peter G., Zuberer, David A., Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology, 2/E//--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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List price: $180.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Introduction and Historical Perspective
The Soil Habitat
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Genetics
Organisms and Interactions
Bacteria and Archaea
Cyanobacteria and Algae in Soils
The Soil Fauna
Microbial Ecology
The Rhizosphere
Mycorrhizal Symbioses
Cycles in Soil
Carbon Transformations and Soil Organic Matter Formation
Transformations of Nitrogen
Biological Dinitrogen Fixation: Introduction and Nonsymbiotic
Biological Dinitrogen Fixation: Symbiotic
Transformation of Sulfur
Phosphorus and Other Elements
Environmental and Agricultural Perspectives
Global Gases
Microbiology and Biochemistry of Xenobiotic Compound Degradation
Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils
Biological Control of Soilborne Plant Pathogens and Nematodes
Composting of Organic Wastes
Glossary of Terms/Index
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