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Soil Enzymology

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biochemistry and environmental sciences

  • Written by renowned scientists

  • Presents the latest results in the field of soil enzymes

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Soil Enzyme: The State-of-Art

    • Madhunita Bakshi, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-23
  3. Role of Enzymes in Maintaining Soil Health

    • Shonkor Kumar Das, Ajit Varma
    Pages 25-42
  4. Enzymes in Forest Soils

    • Petr Baldrian, Martina Štursová
    Pages 61-73
  5. Soil Enzymes as Indication of Soil Quality

    • Ayten Karaca, Sema Camci Cetin, Oguz Can Turgay, Ridvan Kizilkaya
    Pages 119-148
  6. Enzyme Activities in the Rhizosphere of Plants

    • Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Giancarlo Renella, Stephan Wirth, Rafiq Islam
    Pages 149-166
  7. Lignocellulose-Degrading Enzymes in Soils

    • Petr Baldrian, Jaroslav Šnajdr
    Pages 167-186
  8. Fungal Oxidoreductases and Humification in Forest Soils

    • A. G. Zavarzina, A. A. Lisov, A. A. Zavarzin, A. A. Leontievsky
    Pages 207-228
  9. Evolutionary-Economic Principles as Regulators of Soil Enzyme Production and Ecosystem Function

    • Steven D. Allison, Michael N. Weintraub, Tracy B. Gartner, Mark P. Waldrop
    Pages 229-243
  10. Controls on the Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Enzymes: A Key Driver of In Situ Enzyme Activity Rates

    • Matthew Wallenstein, Steven D. Allison, Jessica Ernakovich, J. Megan Steinweg, Robert Sinsabaugh
    Pages 245-258
  11. Actinomycetes: Sources for Soil Enzymes

    • V. Suneetha, Zaved Ahmed Khan
    Pages 259-269
  12. Organo-Mineral–Enzyme Interaction and Soil Enzyme Activity

    • Andrew R. Zimmerman, Mi-Youn Ahn
    Pages 271-292
  13. The Influence of Pesticides on Soil Enzymes

    • Liliana Gianfreda, Maria A. Rao
    Pages 293-312
  14. Screening, Characterisation and Optimization of Microbial Pectinase

    • V. Suneetha, Zaved Ahmed Khan
    Pages 329-337

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.

Keywords

  • Bioremeditation
  • Decomposition
  • Nutrient cycles
  • Polluted soils
  • Soil fertility

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Biological, Geological &, Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, USA

    Girish Shukla

  • Amity Institute of Microbial Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

    Ajit Varma

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Soil Enzymology

  • Editors: Girish Shukla, Ajit Varma

  • Series Title: Soil Biology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14225-3

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-14224-6Published: 03 October 2010

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-26531-0Published: 01 December 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-14225-3Published: 17 October 2010

  • Series ISSN: 1613-3382

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-4831

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 384

  • Number of Illustrations: 69 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Enzymology, Agriculture, Soil Science

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-14225-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)