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Modern Soil Microbiology, 2E

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Over the last decade, the study of soil microbiology has undergone significant changes, both in the understanding of the diversity and functioning of soil microbial communities and in the methods that are being used to dissect and reconstruct the soil in microbiological terms.  In particular, the ever-increasing development and use of DNA- or RNA-based molecular detection methods have revolutionized our knowledge of the living soil, as well as the strategies available to analyze it.

This Second Edition of Modern Soil Microbiology covers most relevant current topics of soil microbiology to provide a broad picture of this fascinating discipline that encompasses aspects of ecology, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology, and that also makes use of biochemical and biophysical approaches.  It is designed as a basic textbook for use in soil microbiology courses, and will be very useful as a basic work to provide scientists and professionals with a quick introduction into specific topics.

Contents:  1. The soil environment, Microbial phylogeny & diversity in soil, Horizontal gene transfer & microevolution in soil, Bacteria & archaea in soil, Fungi in soil, Protozoa & other protista in soil, Microbiological interactions in soil, Plant-associated bacteria---lifestyle & molecular interactions, Microorganisms cycling soil nutrients & their diversity, Soil microbial communities & global climate change---methanotrophic & methanogenic communities as paradigms, 2. Methods to detect & quantify bacteria in soil, Analysis of microbial communities in soil microhabitats, Functional characterization of soil microbial communities, Molecular fingerprinting techniques to analyze soil microbial communities, Detection of active bacterial populations in soil, Soil metagenomics: exploring & exploiting the soil microbial gene pool, 3. Biosensors to monitor soil health or toxicity, Soil suppressiveness to plant diseases, Biological pesticides for control of seed- and soil-borne plant pathogens, Plant growth-promoting bacteria, Biodegradation & bioremediation of organic pollutants in soil, Statistical analyses of microbiological & environmental data, Glossary. 

Jan D van Elsas, Janet K Jansson & Jack T Trevors, 2007, 646 p, 43 color plates, b&w photos & illustrations.   (List: $139.95)   $126.00

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