Soil Enzymology

  • Girish Shukla
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Madhunita Bakshi, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-23
  3. Shonkor Kumar Das, Ajit Varma
    Pages 25-42
  4. Petr Baldrian, Martina Štursová
    Pages 61-73
  5. Ayten Karaca, Sema Camci Cetin, Oguz Can Turgay, Ridvan Kizilkaya
    Pages 119-148
  6. Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Giancarlo Renella, Stephan Wirth, Rafiq Islam
    Pages 149-166
  7. Petr Baldrian, Jaroslav Šnajdr
    Pages 167-186
  8. A. G. Zavarzina, A. A. Lisov, A. A. Zavarzin, A. A. Leontievsky
    Pages 207-228
  9. Steven D. Allison, Michael N. Weintraub, Tracy B. Gartner, Mark P. Waldrop
    Pages 229-243
  10. Matthew Wallenstein, Steven D. Allison, Jessica Ernakovich, J. Megan Steinweg, Robert Sinsabaugh
    Pages 245-258
  11. V. Suneetha, Zaved Ahmed Khan
    Pages 259-269
  12. Andrew R. Zimmerman, Mi-Youn Ahn
    Pages 271-292
  13. Liliana Gianfreda, Maria A. Rao
    Pages 293-312
  14. V. Suneetha, Zaved Ahmed Khan
    Pages 329-337
  15. Natalia N. Pozdnyakova, Ekaterina V. Dubrovskaya, Oleg E. Makarov, Valentina E. Nikitina, Olga V. Turkovskaya
    Pages 363-377
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 379-384

About this book


Soil enzymes are one of the vital key mediators involved in nutrient recycling and the decomposition of organic matter and thereby in maintaining soil quality and fertility. This Soil Biology volume covers the various facets of soil enzymes, such as their functions, biochemical and microbiological properties and the factors affecting their activities. Enzymes in the rhizosphere, in forest soils, and in volcanic ash-derived soils are described. Soil enzymes covered include phosphohydrolases, lignocellulose-degrading enzymes, phenol oxidases, fungal oxidoreductases, keratinases, pectinases, xylanases, lipases and pectinases. Several chapters treat the soil enzymatic activities in the bioremediation of soils contaminated with pesticides and pollutants such as oil, chlorinated compounds, synthetic dyes and aromatic hydrocarbons. The role of soil enzymes as bioindicators is a further important topic addressed.


Bioremeditation Decomposition Nutrient cycles Polluted soils Soil fertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Girish Shukla
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Biological, Geological &, Environmental SciencesCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial SciencesAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14224-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14225-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
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