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Since the very first estimation on the abundance and role of microbial communities in the soil, researchers have attempted to assess distribution and functionalities of the species to correlate the entwining interactions between community structure and ecosystem function. Both culture-dependent and -independent approaches were worked out in deciphering and cataloging microbial diversity to investigate the linkage of microbial communities to the ecosystem function. The book Trends in Soil Microbial ecology presents holistic account of analyzing microbial communities and describing their functional role with increased understanding of their ecological significance in soils. While going through the book, the readers can generate a better understanding about the functional significance of microbial communities in soils (Chapter 1), application of functional metagenomics to uncover metabolic diversity of soil microbes (Chapter 2), role of soil microscale conditions to define spatial community distribution and function (Chapter 3) and CMEIAS computer-assisted microscopy for rhizobacterial colonization on roots (Chapter 4). Approaches for identification of soil microbial communities (Chapter 5) and applications of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (Chapter 6) are described for readers interested in functional microbial diversity. Interesting topics like hydrolases activity for bio-indication of soil fertility in agro-ecosystems (Chapter 7), significance of endophytes (Chapter 8), microbial resources for crop improvement (Chapter 9), biological indicators for soil health (Chapter 10), arbuscular-mycorrhizal symbiosis for sustainable agriculture (Chapters 11 & 12), microbial biodiversity for soil health (Chapter 13) and biological options for crop health (Chapter 14) are covered to emphasize practically applicable issues on the most demanding research area of sustainable soil and plant health. Different microbiological parameters as soil quality indicators (Chapter 15) and rhizosphere engineering for crop under water stress (Chapter 16) are described to put before the readership a clearer picture of complex topics. Lastly, an attempt is made to let the readers understand analysis of the outcomes of metagenomics data using bioinformatics resources (Chapter 17). The views of the authors are authoritative, based on their long thorough research experience in the subject area and figures, schemes, tables, photographs and citations presented in the chapters make a better understanding of the subject.
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Title Trends in Soil Microbial Ecology Table of Content Functional Significance of Microbial Communities in Soils. Uncovering the Metabolic Diversity of Soil Microbial Communities Through Functional Metagenomics. The Role of Soil Microscale Conditions in Determining Microbial Spatial Distribution, Community Structure and Function. Spatial Ecology of Rhizobacterial Colonization on Roots Analyzed by CMEIAS Computer-Assisted Microscopy at Single-Cell Resolution. Identification of Soil Microbial Communities Approaches and Methodologies. Ecology, Diversity and Application of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. Analysis of Hydolases Activity for Bio-indication of Soil Fertility Related to Different Management of Agro-Ecosystems. Functional Significance of Endophytes. Harnessing Beneficial Microbial Resources for Crop Improvement. Biological Indicators of Soil Health. The Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis An Underground World Wide Web. Interaction Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and the Soil Organisms and Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture. Microbial Biodiversity: Present and Future of Soil Health. Biological Options for Crop Health (Nutrition, Pest and Disease) Management - Sanguine to Sustainable Agriculture. Microbiological Parameters as Soil Quality Indicators. Rhizosphere Engineering of Crop Plants by Bacterial ACC- deaminase Under Water Stress. Bioinformatics Resources for the Analysis of Unculturable Microbial Communities in Soils. Index Page No. 405 Author's Name Dhananjaya P Singh and Harikesh B singh Publisher Studium Press LLC Year Of Publication 2014 ISBN 10 1-626990-36-0 ISBN 13 No About The Book No Binding type N/A Book Size(len) No Series No book size(hei) 9.7 Book size width 6.4 Edition 1st
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