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Soil Microbiology Practical Reference
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Soil Microbiology
Second Edition
by Robert L. Tate III

Microbial organisms that live in soils are many, forming a complex interactional chain with each other and the soil/plant environment. They are essential to the functioning of biogeochemical cycles, such as the transformation of nitrogen in the air into a form usable by plants.

Filling an existing need for a thorough practical book, the Second Edition of the standard reference on the subject has been rewritten to include more basic material as well as nonagronomic aspects of soil science such as bioremediation.

New chapters include "Biological Diversity of Soil Ecosystems," "Soil Remediation," and "Soil Systems Management and Global Aspects."

Contents

The Soil Ecosystem: Physical and Chemical Boundaries.
The Soil Ecosystem: Biological Participants.
Microbial Diversity of Soil Ecosystems.
Energy Transformations and Metabolic Activities of Soil Microbes.
Process Control in Soil.
Soil Enzymes.
Microbial Interactions and Community Development and Resilience.
The Rhizosphere/Mycorrhizosphere.
Introduction to the Biogeochemical Cycles.
The Carbon Cycle.
The Nitrogen Cycle: Soil Based Processes.
Nitrogen Fixation: The Gateway to Soil Nitrogen Cycling.
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation.
Denitrification.
Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Mineral Cycles.
Principles of Bioremediation.
Concluding Challenge.
Index.

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Second Edition by Robert L. Tate III
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