Advances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Volume 1: Soil-Microbe Interaction

  • Tapan Kumar Adhya
  • Banwari Lal
  • Balaram Mohapatra
  • Dhiraj Paul
  • Subhasis Das

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dhiraj Paul, Satish Kumar, Mrinal Mishra, Sushant Parab, Sunil Banskar, Yogesh S. Shouche
    Pages 9-33
  3. Rimi Biswas, Angana Sarkar
    Pages 35-64
  4. Upendra Kumar, P. Panneerselvam, Vadakattu V. S. R. Gupta, M. Manjunath, Priyanka Priyadarshinee, Archana Sahoo et al.
    Pages 65-89
  5. Devanita Ghosh, Punyasloke Bhadury
    Pages 91-108
  6. Bharati Kollah, Ashok Kumar Patra, Santosh Ranjan Mohanty
    Pages 129-143
  7. Subhasis Das, Nanthakumar Kuppanan, Veeranna A. Channashettar, Banwari Lal
    Pages 165-177
  8. Swati Joshi, Balaram Mohapatra, J. P. N. Mishra
    Pages 179-192
  9. Vivek Rangarajan, Mahesh Narayanan
    Pages 193-204

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive collection of articles illustrating the importance of microbial community structure and function for ecosystem sustainability and environmental reclamation. It addresses a diverse range of topics, including microbial diversity, physiology, genomics, ecosystem function, interaction, metabolism, and the fruitful use of microbial communities for crop productivity and environmental remediation. 

In addition, the book explores issues ranging from general concepts on the diversity of microorganisms in soil, and ecosystem function to the evolution and taxonomy of soil microbiota, with future prospects. It covers cutting-edge methods in soil microbial ecological studies, rhizosphere microflora, the role of organic matter in plant productivity, biological nitrogen fixation and its genetics, microbial transformation of plant nutrients in soil, plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria, and organic matter transformation. 

The book also discusses the application of microbes in biodegradation of xenobiotic contaminants. It covers bio-fertilizers and their role in sustainable agriculture and soil health, biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens, and the latest tools of omics in soil microbiology, i.e. genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, which offer pioneering approaches to the exploration of microbial structure and function.


Soil Microbial Ecology Biogeochemical Cycle Microbial Diversity Microbial Interaction Biofertilizer

Editors and affiliations

  • Tapan Kumar Adhya
    • 1
  • Banwari Lal
    • 2
  • Balaram Mohapatra
    • 3
  • Dhiraj Paul
    • 4
  • Subhasis Das
    • 5
  1. 1.KIIT School of BiotechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Environmental & Industrial BiotechnologyThe Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Environmental Microbiology LaboratoryIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  4. 4.Microbial Ecology LaboratoryNational Centre for Cell SciencePuneIndia
  5. 5.Environmental & Industrial BiotechnologyThe Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)New DelhiIndia

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