Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions

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Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions Editors: Francois Buscot, Ajit Varma Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Pages: 422 Illustrations and other contents: 71 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 422 p. 71 illus. Language: English ISBN: 9783642060717 Categories: , , ,

For this third volume of the series Soil Biology, internationally renowned scientists shed light on the significant roles of microbes in soil. Key topics covered include: bioerosion, humification, mineralization and soil aggregation; Interactions in the mycorrhizosphere; microbes and plant nutrient cycling; Microbes in soil surface or toxic metal polluted soils; Use of marker genes and isotopes in soil microbiology, and many more.

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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)