Methods in Applied Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

Edited By

  • Kassem Alef, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
  • Paolo Nannipieri, Universita degli Studi, Firenze, Italy

Audience

Research workers in academic and industrial labs as well as research institutes in the fields of soil microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbial ecology, ecological chemistry, agronomy, soil science, soil ecology, plant nutrition, hydrology, bioremediation of soils (including those in consulting and engineering companies), composting, civil engineering, and those involve in the production or concerned with the degradation of pesticides.

 

Book information

  • Published: June 1995
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-513840-6

Reviews

"This book manages to cover all these areas in a user-friendly format which will be useful to ecologists, microbiologists and plant scientists."
--Penny R. Hirsch in ANNALS OF BOTANY


"A very useful book in a very practical format. It is not just one for the library but will find a natural place on the bookshelf in the laboratory."
--Alan P. Newman in BIOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE



Table of Contents

(Chapter Headings): Introduction. Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Applied Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry. Soil Sampling, Handling, Storage, And Analysis. Enrichment, Isolation and Counting of Soil Microorganisms. Estimation of Microbial Activities. Anaerobic Microbial Activities in Soil. Enzyme Activities. Micorbial Biomass. Community Structure. Field Methods. Bioremediation of Soil. Subject Index.