Soil Biology

Microorganisms in Saline Environments: Strategies and Functions

Editors: Giri, Bhoopander, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the impact of salinity on microbial and plant life/health
  • Gathers most recent knowleghe of microbial ecology of saline habitats
  • Gives overview on plant-microbe interactions under saline conditions
  • Reviews strategies for reclamation of saline soils
  • Discusses saline conditions and their implications for sustainable agriculture
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This book gathers the latest findings on the microbial ecology of saline habitats, plant-microbe interactions under saline conditions, and saline soil reclamation for agricultural use. The content is divided into four main parts: Part I outlines the definition of salinity, its genesis and impacts, and microbial diversity in saline habitats. Part II deals with impact of salinity on microbial and plant life/health. Part III highlights plant – microbe interactions in saline environments, and Part IV describes strategies for mitigation and reclamation of saline soils. 

The salinization of arable land is steadily increasing in many parts of the world. An excessive concentration of soluble salts (salinity) in soils or irrigation water adversely affects plant growth and survival. This problem is exacerbated in arid and semiarid areas due to their low precipitation and high evaporation rates. In turn, poor management practices and policies for using river water for the irrigation of agriculture crops often lead to the secondary salinization of soils.

Considering the growing demands of a constantly expanding population, understanding the microbial ecology and interactions under saline conditions and their implications for sustainable agriculture is of utmost importance. Providing both an essential review of the status quo and a future outlook, this book represents a valuable asset for researchers, environmentalists and students working in microbiology and agriculture.

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About the authors

Dr. Bhoopander Giri: Received his Ph.D in Mycorrhizal Research from the Department of Botany, University of Delhi in 2001. Dr. Giri has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, USA and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, Delhi. He is a recipient of CSIR Research Associateship (2003), DST Young Scientist Fellowship (2005) and Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He has served as a General Secretary (from 2013-2015) for International Symbiosis Society (ISS), USA. Dr. Giri is a life-member/member of many prestigious academic societies. Besides, he serves as a reviewer for several international and national journals, including Experimental and Environmental Botany, Planta, Applied Soil Ecology, Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, Agroforestry System, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Scientia Horticulture, Acta Physiologia Plantarum, Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, Journal of Experimental Botany, Institute for Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi (e-content) and UGC-CEC (pre-view subject expert). Dr. Giri has published more than 38 papers in the national and international peer-reviewed journals and books. His paper “Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in alleviation of salt stress” published in Annals of Botany Oxford Press, UK has been listed among TOP 10 cited publications (from 2009-2014) in the area of Biological Science and Agriculture by International Comparative Performance of India’s Research Base, Department of Science and Technology Report 2015, India. He has presented research papers in several national and international conferences (Switzerland, Canada and USA etc.) and also served as organizing secretary. Dr. Giri has edited a book “Root Biology” published by Springer International Publishing AG-A Part of Nature 2018.


Prof. Dr. Ajit Varma: Professor Varma has completed his PhD at the age of 25 years from Allahabad University and Former Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Presently, he is the Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence of Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Group Dy. Vice Chancellor, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, and Vice Chairman, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 314 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editor-in-Chief of Soil Biology Series, Springer Verlag Germany. Dr Varma is the Fellow of Alexander-von-Humboldt Society, Germany, elected Fellow of National Academy Agricultural Sciences and Fellow of Microbiology Society of India.



Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Salinity: An Overview

    Pages 3-18

    Srivastava, Priyanka (et al.)

  • Occurrence and Distribution of Fungi in Saline Environments

    Pages 19-38

    Bunbury-Blanchette, Adèle L. (et al.)

  • Microbial Ecology of Saline Ecosystems

    Pages 39-63

    Sultanpuram, Vishnuvardhan Reddy (et al.)

  • Microbial Diversity of Saline Habitats: An Overview of Biotechnological Applications

    Pages 65-92

    Ghosh, Shubhrima (et al.)

  • Investigation of the Structural and Functional Microbial Diversity in Indian Mangroves

    Pages 93-130

    Mukherji, Shayantan (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microorganisms in Saline Environments: Strategies and Functions
Editors
  • Bhoopander Giri
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
56
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18975-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18975-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18974-7
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 466
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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