Microorganisms in Saline Environments: Strategies and Functions

  • Bhoopander Giri
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Genesis and Impact of Salinity on the Diversity and Distribution of Microorganisms in Saline Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Priyanka Srivastava, Qiang-Sheng Wu, Bhoopander Giri
      Pages 3-18
    3. Adèle L. Bunbury-Blanchette, Allison K. Walker
      Pages 19-38
    4. Vishnuvardhan Reddy Sultanpuram, Thirumala Mothe
      Pages 39-63
    5. Shubhrima Ghosh, Sumit Kumar, Sunil Kumar Khare
      Pages 65-92
    6. Shayantan Mukherji, Shyamalina Haldar, Abhrajyoti Ghosh
      Pages 93-130
  3. Impact of Salinity on Plants and Microbial Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Mohamed Magdy F. Mansour, Karima Hamid A. Salama
      Pages 169-210
  4. Plant-Microbe Interactions in Saline Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Mohammad Javad Zarea
      Pages 285-301
    3. Magdi T. Abdelhamid, Raafat R. El-Masry, Darwish S. Darwish, Mazhar M. F. Abdalla, Shinya Oba, Ragab Ragab
      Pages 303-327
    4. Nisha Kumari, Kamla Malik, Babita Rani, Minakshi Jattan, Sushil, Ram Avtar et al.
      Pages 353-374
    5. Karima Bencherif, Yolande Dalpé, Anissa Lounès Hadj-Sahraoui
      Pages 375-400
    6. Manik Prabhu Narsing Rao, Zhou-Yan Dong, Min Xiao, Wen-Jun Li
      Pages 423-435
  5. Strategies for Mitigation and Reclamation of Saline Soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Vinay Shankar, Heikham Evelin
      Pages 439-449
    3. Sharma Mona, Rachna Bhateria, Bansal Deepak, Bala Kiran, Rani Nisha
      Pages 451-466

About this book


This book gathers the latest findings on the microbial ecology of saline habitats, plant-microbe interactions under saline conditions, and saline soil reclamation for agricultural use. The content is divided into four main parts: I: definition, genesis and impact of salinity & microbial diversity in saline habitats; II: the impact of salinity on microbial and plant life/health; III: plant-microbe interactions in saline environments; and IV: strategies for the reclamation of saline soils.

The salinization of arable land is steadily increasing in many parts of the world. An excessive concentration of soluble salts (salinity) in soils or irrigation water adversely affects plant growth and survival. This problem is exacerbated in arid and semiarid areas due to their low precipitation and high evaporation rates. In turn, poor management practices and policies for using river water for the irrigation of agriculture crops often lead to the secondary salinization of soils.

Considering the growing demands of a constantly expanding population, understanding the microbial ecology and interactions under saline conditions and their implications for sustainable agriculture is of utmost importance. Providing both an essential review of the status quo and a future outlook, this book represents a valuable asset for researchers, environmentalists and students working in microbiology and agriculture.


saline environments salt stress soil salinity saline conditions saline soils salinity stress salt tolerance Biodegradation Bioremediation Environmental Pollution Heavy Metals Paddy Soil POPs Risk Assessment Soil Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhoopander Giri
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySwami Shraddhanand College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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