Table of Contents

What are soils?.
Microbial diversity in soils.
Role of microorganisms in wear down of rocks and minerals.
Humification and mineralization in soils.
Importance of microorganisms for soil aggregation.
Microbial energetics in soils.
Role of microorganisms in carbon cycling in soils.
Contribution of bacteria to initial input and cycling of nitrogen in soils.
Influence of microorganisms on phosphorus bioavailability in soils.
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria to improve plant nutrient cycling and soil structure.
Mycorrhizosphere: strategies and functions.
Interactions between microorganisms and soil micro- and mesofauna.
Transgenic rhizospheres of crop plants: their impact on indigenous soil fungi.
Regulation of microbial activities in functional domains of roots and invertebrates.
Microorganisms of biological crusts on soil surfaces.
Microorganisms in toxic metal-polluted soils.
Marker genes in soil microbiology.
Assessing functions of soil microbes with isotopic measurements.
Subject index. Soils would not exist without the complex and heterogeneous activities of microorganisms. For the third volume of Soil Biology, an international board of renowned scientists shed light on the significant role of these organisms. The following key topics are covered: Microorganisms in bioerosion, humification, mineralization and soil aggregation; Microbial energetics and microbes in biogeochemical processes such as carbon and nitrogen cycles and phosphorus bio-availability; Interactions in the mycorrhizosphere, e. g. between mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria; Impact of microbes on plant nutrient c.
Soils would not exist without the complex and heterogeneous activities of microorganisms. For the third volume of Soil Biology, an international board of renowned scientists shed light on the significant role of these organisms. The following key topics are covered: Microorganisms in bioerosion, humification, mineralization and soil aggregation; Microbial energetics and microbes in biogeochemical processes such as carbon and nitrogen cycles and phosphorus bio-availability; Interactions in the mycorrhizosphere, e. g. between mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria; Impact of microbes on plant nutrient c.
Buscot, François;Varma, A
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Springer
2005
9783540266099
9783540222200
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