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Biology of Earthworms; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Antimicrobial Vermipeptides: From Methods to Characteristics; Chapter 2: Optimizing Earthworm Sampling in Ecosystems; Chapter 3: Earthworms and Soil Structure; Chapter 4: Comparative Anatomy of the Calciferous Gland of Lumbricid Earthworms; Chapter 5: Reproduction of Earthworms: Sexual Selection and Parthenogenesis; Chapter 6: The Earthworm Inoculation Unit Technique: Development and Use in Soil Improvement Over Two Decades; Chapter 7: Controlled Cultivation of Endogeic and Anecic Earthworms. Earthworms, which belong to the order Oligochaeta, comprise roughly 3,000 species grouped into five families. Earthworms have been called 'ecosystem engineers'; much like human engineers, they change the structure of their environments. Earthworms are very versatile and are found in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems. They play an important role in forest and agricultural ecosystems. This "Soil Biology" volume describes the various facets of earthworms, such as their role in soil improvement, soil structure, and the biocontrol of soil-borne plant fungal diseases. Reviews discuss earth.
Earthworms, which belong to the order Oligochaeta, comprise roughly 3,000 species grouped into five families. Earthworms have been called 'ecosystem engineers'; much like human engineers, they change the structure of their environments. Earthworms are very versatile and are found in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems. They play an important role in forest and agricultural ecosystems. This "Soil Biology" volume describes the various facets of earthworms, such as their role in soil improvement, soil structure, and the biocontrol of soil-borne plant fungal diseases. Reviews discuss earth.
Karaca, Ayten
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Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
2011
9783642146367
9783642146350
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