Soil Biology

Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions

Editors: Buscot, Francois, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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Soils would not exist without the complex and heterogeneous activities of microorganisms. For the third volume of Soil Biology, an international board of renowned scientists shed light on the significant role of these organisms. The following key topics are covered: Microorganisms in bioerosion, humification, mineralization and soil aggregation; Microbial energetics and microbes in biogeochemical processes such as carbon and nitrogen cycles and phosphorus bio-availability; Interactions in the mycorrhizosphere, e.g. between mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria; Impact of microbes on plant nutrient cycling and the possible effects of transgenic rhizospheres on soil fungi; Functions of microbes in specific soil compartments such as soil surface or toxic metal polluted soils; Regulation of microbial activities in functional domains that are influenced by biotic or abiotic factors; Use of marker genes and isotopes as examples for modern techniques in soil microbiology.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"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)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • What Are Soils?

    Buscot, François

    Pages 3-17

  • Microbial Diversity in Soils

    Giri, Bhoopander (et al.)

    Pages 19-55

  • Role of Microorganisms in Wear Down of Rocks and Minerals

    Gorbushina, Anna A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-84

  • Humification and Mineralization in Soils

    Guggenberger, Georg

    Pages 85-106

  • Importance of Microorganisms for Soil Aggregation

    Chotte, Jean-Luc

    Pages 107-119

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions
Editors
  • Francois Buscot
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26609-9
DOI
10.1007/b137872
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22220-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06071-7
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 422
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations
Topics