Soil Biochemistry: |:, Volume 9

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Guenther Stotzky
CRC Press, May 8, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 568 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Soil Physical Factors
9
Research Needs
16
Soil Structure and Biological Activity
23
Decomposition of Organic Residues in Soil
51
Soil as a Catalytic System
79
Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Factors
123
Do Enzymes Exist That Are Unique to Soil?
132
A Critical Analysis of Methods for Determining the
287
The Challenge of Understanding In Situ Microbial
293
Strategies for Avoiding Laboratory Artifacts in Describing
309
Methods for Identifying Microorganisms Responsible
337
Conclusions and Future Prospects
347
Soil Suppressiveness to Diseases Induced by Soilborne
371
Involvement of Microbial Metabolites in Disease
382
Prospects for Disease Management
393

Factors Affecting Enzyme Activity in Soil
142
Conclusions
174
Microbial Processes in Boreal Forest Soils as Affected
195
Forests on Peatlands
213
Enumeration and Expression of Bacterial Counts
233
ffl Expression of Results
240
Bacterial Movement Through Soil
253
Concepts and Models of the Movement of Bacteria in Soil
272
Conclusions
280
Fractals in General Soil Science and in Soil Biology
415
in Fractals in General Soil Science
424
Fractal Analysis of Proteins Including Enzymes
433
Fractal Habitats and Organism Dynamics
463
Physicochemical Factors and Their Potential for
482
Biological Factors
517
Index
543
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