1st Edition

Soil Biochemistry
Volume 9: Volume 9

Edited By

Guenther Stotzky

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ISBN 9780824794415
Published May 8, 1996 by CRC Press
568 Pages

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Book Description

Provides up-to-date reviews on the conditions that affect the quality of soil and on the methods to measure the effects of soil management and bioremediation--focusing on indigenous or introduced microorganisms with the capacity to remediate pollutants.

Table of Contents

The microbial component of soil quality; soil structure and biological activity; soil as a catalytic system; influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on enzyme activity in soil; microbial processes in forest soils as affected by forest management practices and atmospheric stress; enumeration and expression of bacterial counts in the rhizosphere; bacterial movement through soil; a critical analysis of methods for determining the composition and biogeochemical activities of soil microbial communities in situ; soil suppressiveness to diseases induced by soil-borne plant pathogens; fractals in general soil science and in soil biology and biochemistry; field implementation of in situ bioremediation: key physochemical and biological factors.

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