Soil Microbiology

By T Singh, S S Purohit And P Parihar more
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Publisher Agrobios Publications
ISBN 9788177543902
Author: T Singh, S S Purohit And P Parihar
Number of Pages 504
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Soil Microbiology by T Singh, S S Purohit And P Parihar
Book Summary:

Soil microbiology focuses on the soil viruses, bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae and protozoa, but it has traditionally also included investigations of the soil animals such as the nematodes, mites, and other microarthropods. These organisms, collectively referred to as the soil biota, function in a belowground ecosystem based on plant roots and litter as food sources. Modern soil microbiology represents an integration of microbiology with the concepts of soil science, chemistry, and ecology to understand the functions of microorganisms in the soil environment. The surface layers of soil contain the highest numbers and variety of microorganisms, because these layers receive the largest amounts of potential food sources from plants and animals. The soil biota form a belowground system based on the energy and nutrients that they receive from the decomposition of plant and animal tissues. The primary decomposers are the bacteria and fungi.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Immunology and Microbiology, Soil Science & Fertilizers.
Table of Contents:
  1. Soil
  2. Soil Ecosystem and Soil Microbes
  3. Taxonomy of Microorganisms
  4. Microbial Biodiversity: the Natural Biological Capital of the Earth
  5. Growth Patterns and Interactions of Mixed Populations
  6. Chemical Interactions of Biological Origin in Soil
  7. The Biofilm
  8. Humus and Humic Substances
  9. Soil Bacteria
  10. Archaeobacteria, Actinomycetes and Actinoplanetes in Soil
  11. Algae in Soil
  12. Fungi in Soil
  13. Nematode in Soil
  14. Protozoa in Soil
  15. The Rhizosphere
  16. Carbon Cycle and Microbes
  17. Sulphur Cycle and Microbes
  18. Phosphorus Cycle
  19. Iron Cycle
  20. Soil Microbes and Nitrogen Fixation
  21. Microbal Inoculants for Nitrogen Fixation
  22. Rhizobium Biofertilizer
  23. Application of Biofertilizers in Field Crops
  24. Production of Rhizobium Biofertilizer
  25. Azospirillum Biofertilizer
  26. Azotobacter Biofertilizer
  27. Blue Green Algae and Azolla as Biofertilizer
  28. Estimation of Nitrogen Fixation
  29. Biological Mobilization of Phosphorus
  30. Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae (Vam)
  31. The Cyclic System of Nutrient Management
  32. Laboratory Culture of Microbial Biofertilizers
  33. Mass Production of Biofertilizers
  34. Quality Control in Bioinoculants
  35. Perspectives
Selected Bibliography
Subject Index

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