Contributors to this special 100th volume were carefully selected by the editor for their perspectives on not only the current state-of-the-art of their topic but also where their fields are going and what future opportunities exist to advance scientific frontiers. Originating in 1949, Advances in Agronomy is a venerable serial review featuring state-of-the-art reviews on crop and soil sciences over the years, and is highly regarded around the world. Volume 100 continues this long tradition of excellence, with cutting-edge and visionary reviews from distinguished scientists at the top of their respective fields.

Key Features

* Contributions from leading scientists in crop and soil sciences and allied fields including geochemistry, environmental microbiology, and microbiology * Dynamic illustrations * Extensive literature review * Grand research challenges and opportunities


Professionals, researchers, students, and government involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences as well as those in allied fields including geochemistry, environmental microbiology, and microbiology

Table of Contents

Advances in Understanding Soil/Plant Interfacial Processes R. Tappero, H. Bais – University of Delaware R. Chaney – United States Dept. of Agriculture Dynamics of Soil Formation J. Klaminder, C. Chen, K. Yoo – University of Delaware Extraterrestrial Exploration: Expanding Our Horizons Doug Ming – NASA Johnson Space Center The Second Genetic Code Shawn Kaeppler – University of Wisconsin Nathan Springer – University of Minnesota Microbial Distribution in Soils: Physics and Scaling Iain Young – University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland Advances in Geobiology Kenneth Nealson – University of Southern California Ecological Genomics Mark Aarts – Wageningen University Sorghum Drought Tolerance and Striga Resistance Gebisa Ejeta – Purdue University Environmental Nanoparticles Patricia Maurice – University of Notre Dame Mike Hochella – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Combining Biomarker With Stable Isotope Analyses for Assessing the Transformation and Turnover of Soil Organic Matter W. Amelung, S. Brodowski, A. Sandhage-Hofmann, and R. Bol


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