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Soil Biology

Soil Enzymology

Editors: Shukla, Girish, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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Soil enzymes are one of the vital key mediators involved in nutrient recycling and the decomposition of organic matter and thereby in maintaining soil quality and fertility. This Soil Biology volume covers the various facets of soil enzymes, such as their functions, biochemical and microbiological properties and the factors affecting their activities. Enzymes in the rhizosphere, in forest soils, and in volcanic ash-derived soils are described. Soil enzymes covered include phosphohydrolases, lignocellulose-degrading enzymes, phenol oxidases, fungal oxidoreductases, keratinases, pectinases, xylanases, lipases and pectinases. Several chapters treat the soil enzymatic activities in the bioremediation of soils contaminated with pesticides and pollutants such as oil, chlorinated compounds, synthetic dyes and aromatic hydrocarbons. The role of soil enzymes as bioindicators is a further important topic addressed.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Soil Enzyme: The State-of-Art

    Pages 1-23

    Bakshi, Madhunita (et al.)

  • Role of Enzymes in Maintaining Soil Health

    Pages 25-42

    Das, Shonkor Kumar (et al.)

  • Agricultural and Ecological Significance of Soil Enzymes: Soil Carbon Sequestration and Nutrient Cycling

    Pages 43-60

    Shi, Wei

  • Enzymes in Forest Soils

    Pages 61-73

    Baldrian, Petr (et al.)

  • Extracellular Enzymes in Sensing Environmental Nutrients and Ecosystem Changes: Ligand Mediation in Organic Phosphorus Cycling

    Pages 75-102

    Dao, Thanh H.

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26531-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Enzymology
Editors
  • Girish Shukla
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14225-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14225-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14224-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26531-0
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 384
Number of Illustrations
69 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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