Advances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Volume 2: Soil-Microbe-Plant Interaction

  • Tapan Kumar Adhya
  • Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra
  • K. Annapurna
  • Deepak Kumar Verma
  • Upendra Kumar

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Bighneswar Baliyarsingh, Suraja Kumar Nayak, Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra
    Pages 1-17
  3. Dipanti Chourasiya, Mahaveer P. Sharma, Hemant S. Maheshwari, Aketi Ramesh, Sushil K. Sharma, Tapan Kumar Adhya
    Pages 19-35
  4. Madhurama Gangwar, Preeti Saini, Pooja Nikhanj, Sukhjinder Kaur
    Pages 37-55
  5. Sangeeta Paul, Ajinath S. Dukare, Bandeppa, B. S. Manjunatha, K. Annapurna
    Pages 57-79
  6. A. Pradhan, A. Pahari, S. Mohapatra, Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra
    Pages 81-97
  7. P. Panneerselvam, Upendra Kumar, T. C. K. Sugitha, C. Parameswaran, Sowarnalisha Sahoo, A. K. Binodh et al.
    Pages 99-126
  8. Mamta Sharma, Avijit Tarafdar, Raju Ghosh, S. Gopalakrishanan
    Pages 153-188
  9. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Anju Sehrawat, Ruchi Sharma, Aakanksha Khandelwal
    Pages 189-218

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.


Biofertilizer Biogeochemical Cycle Microbial Diversity Microbial Interaction Soil Microbial Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tapan Kumar Adhya
    • 1
  • Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra
    • 2
  • K. Annapurna
    • 3
  • Deepak Kumar Verma
    • 4
  • Upendra Kumar
    • 5
  1. 1.KIIT School of BiotechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.Division of MicrobiologyIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural & Food EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  5. 5.National Rice Research InstituteCuttackIndia

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