Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment

Monitoring, Toxicity and Management

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Abdul Qadir, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Adeel Mahmood
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dambaru Ballab Kattel, Kalim Ullah, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Lekhendra Tripathee, Ashutosh Mohanty, Tandong Yao
    Pages 9-19
  4. Paromita Chakraborty, Sanjenbam Nirmala Khuman, Bhupandar Kumar, Bommanna Loganathan
    Pages 21-40
  5. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Adeel Mahmood, Dambaru Ballab Kattel, Sohaib Khan, Ahmad Hasnain, Zulkifl Ahmed
    Pages 41-54
  6. Atif Kamal, Riffat Naseem Malik
    Pages 55-71
  7. Muhammad Dawood, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Sidra Mukhtar, Zaffar Malik
    Pages 73-88
  8. Adeel Mahmood, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Abdul Qadir
    Pages 119-124
  9. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Adeel Mehmood, Sohaib Khan, Ahmad Hasnain, Zulkifl Ahmed
    Pages 125-138
  10. Zaffar Malik, Maqshoof Ahmad, Ghulam Hassan Abassi, Muhammad Dawood, Azhar Hussain, Moazzam Jamil
    Pages 139-152
  11. Safdar Bashir, Zeshan, Waseem Hassan, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Irshad Bibi, Niaz Ahmad
    Pages 171-196
  12. Fariha Khan, Abida Farooqi, Mazhar Iqbal Zafar
    Pages 235-242
  13. Anna Piotrowska-Długosz
    Pages 243-265
  14. Haythum M. Salem, Ali Abdel-Salam, Mohamed A. Abdel-Salam, Mahmoud F. Seleiman
    Pages 267-280
  15. Hossain M Anawar, Vladimir Strezov, Farjana Akter, Md Abdul Kader, Zakaria M. Solaiman
    Pages 299-318
  16. Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Pankaj Goyal, Priyanku Teotia, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma et al.
    Pages 319-334
  17. Rupesh Kumar Basniwal, Nim J. Singh, Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma et al.
    Pages 335-345
  18. Pankaj Goyal, Rupesh Kumar Basniwal
    Pages 347-371
  19. Vivek Kumar, Ram Prasad, Pankaj Goyal, Narendra Tuteja, Joginder Singh, Ajit Varma et al.
    Pages 373-383
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 385-400

About this book


This book describes the vast variety of xenobiotics, such as pesticides, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, agrochemicals and other pollutants, their interactions with the soil environment, and the currently available strategies and techniques for soil decontamination and bioremediation. Topics covered include: transport mechanisms of pollutants along the Himalayas; use of earthworms in biomonitoring; metagenomic strategies for assessing contaminated sites; xenobiotics in the food chain; phyto-chemical remediation; biodegradation by fungi; and the use of enzymes and potential microbes in biotransformation. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable guide for scientists in the fields of environmental ecology, soil and food sciences, agriculture, and applied microbiology.


Environmental pollution Biomonitoring Bioremediation Biodegradation of Xenobiotics Antibiotics in soil Atmospheric pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    • 1
  • Vivek Kumar
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyCOMSATS Inst. of Information Technology Department of MeteorologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Amity Inst of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar Pradesh Amity Inst of Microbial Technology NoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Inst of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar Pradesh Amity Inst of Microbial TechnologyNoidaIndia

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