Book Volume 8 2006

Nucleic Acids and Proteins in Soil


ISBN: 978-3-540-29448-1 (Print) 978-3-540-29449-8 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-22

    New Frontiers in Soil Microbiology: How To Link Structure and Function of Microbial Communities?

  3. Chapter

    Pages 23-48

    Chemical Structure of Organic N and Organic P in Soil

  4. Chapter

    Pages 49-73

    Nucleic Acid Extraction from Soil

  5. Chapter

    Pages 75-94

    Role of Stabilised Enzymes in Microbial Ecology and Enzyme Extraction from Soil with Potential Applications in Soil Proteomics

  6. Chapter

    Pages 95-115

    Soil Proteomics: Extraction and Analysis of Proteins from Soils

  7. Chapter

    Pages 117-139

    The Various Sources and the Fate of Nucleic Acids in Soil

  8. Chapter

    Pages 141-157

    Stabilization of Extracellular DNA and Proteins by Transient Binding to Various Soil Components

  9. Chapter

    Pages 159-188

    Assessing Bacterial and Fungal Community Structure in Soil Using Ribosomal RNA and Other Structural Gene Markers

  10. Chapter

    Pages 189-203

    Advances in Microarray-Based Technologies for Soil Microbial Community Analyses

  11. Chapter

    Pages 205-216

    Stable Isotope Probing: A Critique of Its Role in Linking Phylogeny and Function

  12. Chapter

    Pages 217-255

    Gene Detection, Expression and Related Enzyme Activity in Soil

  13. Chapter

    Pages 257-311

    Enzyme Activities in Soil

  14. Chapter

    Pages 313-330

    How to Assess the Abundance and Diversity of Mobile Genetic Elements in Soil Bacterial Communities?

  15. Chapter

    Pages 331-353

    Bacterial Conjugation in Soil

  16. Chapter

    Pages 355-373

    Horizontal Gene Transfer by Natural Transformation in Soil Environment

  17. Chapter

    Pages 375-395

    Reporter Genes in Bacterial Inoculants Can Monitor Life Conditions and Functions in Soil

  18. Chapter

    Pages 397-419

    Reporter Gene Technology in Soil Ecology; Detection of Bioavailability and Microbial Interactions

  19. Chapter

    Pages 421-447

    Marker Genes As Tools To Study Deliberately Released Soil Bacteria

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 449-458