This book is a revised edition of Soil Microorganisms and Plant Growth. The new edition will prove useful to students and teachers dealing with Agriculture in general, Soil Science, Agricultural Microbiology, and Environmental Science in particular because the book has been made comprehensive on all aspects dealing with issues relating to soil fertility, soil health, and plant growth in relation to microbial activity.
Contents: Introduction / Soil, the Natural Medium for Plant Growth / Soil Microorganisms / The Rhizosphere and the Phyllosphere / Nitrogen Fixation in Free-living and Associative Symbiotic Bacteria / Nitrogen Fixation by Free-living Blue-Green Algae / Nitrogen Fixation by Symbiotic Blue-Green Algae / Rhizobium and Legume Root Nodulation / Actinorhizal Plants (Frankia-Induced Nodulation) / Organic Matter Decomposition / Nitrification and Denitrification / Microbial Products Influencing Plant Growth / Sulphur, Phosphorus and Trace Element Nutrition / Biodegradation of Pesticides and Pollutants / Mycorrhizae / Biotechnology in Agriculture
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