Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture by K.K. Pal And Rinku Dey
The present book comprising 16 chapters covers various aspects of microorganisms as natural resources for sustainable agriculture. The composition of media used for culturing the microorganisms and methods are also enlisted in this book. Figures with updated information is also a salient feature of this book.Selected references, suggested readings, glossary of terms used are given at the end of the book.
Audience of the Book :
|The book is written as per the syllabus of the various universities. This will form a textbook for both UG and PG level of traditional universities, agricultural universities, industrial microbiology, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, applied microbiology and plant pathology. This also forms a very good source for general reading for all categories including the candidates appearing for various competitive examinations.|
The main features of the book are as follows:
1.Discusses the isolation, growth, mode of action and applications of the important microbes in agriculture, including Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azuspirillum, Azolla, Frankia and so on.
2.Inoculation and growth of microbes have been given a special treatment in the book.
3.Applications include biofertilizers, composting, biological pest control, biomethanation and so on.
4.Has a detailed glossary at the end of the book.
Table of Contents:
1.Biological Nitrogen Fixation
2. Legume (Rhizobium) Inoculants
3.Free-Living Nitrogen Fixers
6.Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
7.Blue-Green (Cyanobacterial) Inoculants
9.Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms
10. Actinorrhizal Associations
12.Organic Matter Recycling and Composting
16.Molecular Techniques for Ecological Studies