Soil Biochemistry, Volume 8

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CRC Press, May 13, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
Stressing the potential application of biochemical processes in soil to environmental biotechnology, this state-of-the-art reference considers the vital role that such biochemical processes have in the environment - emphasizing the activity of micro-organisms in soil.;An up-to-date analysis of biological reactions in soil, Volume 8 of Soil Biochemistry highlights: traditional as well as molecular and immunlogical techniques for detecting specific micro-organisms in soil; the fate of introduced genetically-modified organisms; the problem of competition by the indigenous microbial populations with the introduced organisms; the use of a white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, for bioremediative purposes in soil; the interaction of xenobiotics, such as pesticides, with soil organisms; generic microbial metabolism and degradation pathways; the inhibition of the nitrification process by allelochemicals released by plants; the microbial mineralization of various compounds under anaerobic conditions, explaining its importance in the global carbon cycle; the formation of soil organic matter, particularly in forest soils; and CPMAS 13C-NMR spectroscopy, a major analytical technique to determine the chemicals or chemical groups involved in the humification process.;Presenting a multidisciplinary approach to the field by internationally acclaimed scientists, Soil Biochemistry, Volume 8 is intended for professionals and students in the fields of soil science; microbiology; biochemistry; environmental science, engineering and technology; biogeochemistry; biotechnology; agronomy; plant pathology; and microbial ecology.
 

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Contents

Detection and Enumeration
8
Survival and Dispersal
23
Conclusions
41
White Rot Fungi and Their Potential Use in Soil
65
Occurrence of Fungi in Soil
72
Problems Strategies and Potential Advantages Using
87
Biodegradation and Humification Processes in Forest Soils
101
Pure Culture
137
Mineralization Processes
223
Immunological and Molecular Techniques for Studying
249
Methods Requiring Enrichment of the Microbe
257
Pesticide Effects on Enzyme Activities in
273
Conclusions
309
Microbial Degradation of Chlorinated Biphenyls 31 1
341
Metabolism and Microbial Diversity
347
Chlorobenzoate Metabolism
362

Inhibition of Nitrification in Soil by Allelochemicals Derived
181
Effects of Phenolic Compounds on Nitrification
189
Alternative Explanations for Slow Rates
202
Bacterial Mineralization of Organic Carbon Under
219
Biodegradation by Microbial Consortia
372
Concluding Remarks
387
Index
409
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