Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology,
Edition 3
Edited by Terry J Gentry, Jeffry J. Fuhrmann and David A. Zuberer

Publication Date: 14 Jun 2021

Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology 3e, provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to soil microbiology, and captures the rapid advances in the field such as recent discoveries regarding habitats and organisms, microbially mediated transformations, and applied environmental topics. Carefully edited for ease of reading, it aids users by providing an excellent multi-authored reference, the type of book that is continually used in the field. Background information is provided in the first part of the book for ease of comprehension. The following chapters then describe such fundamental topics as soil environment and microbial processes, microbial groups and their interactions, and thoroughly addresses critical nutrient cycles and important environmental and agricultural applications.

An excellent textbook and desk reference, Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology, 3e, provides readers with broad, foundational coverage of the vast array of microorganisms that live in soil and the major biogeochemical processes they control. Soil scientists, environmental scientists, and others, including soil health and conservation specialists, will find this material invaluable for understanding the amazingly diverse world of soil microbiology, managing agricultural and environmental systems, and formulating environmental policy.

Key Features

  • Includes discussion of major microbial methods, embedded within topical chapters
  • Includes information boxes and case studies throughout the text to illustrate major concepts and connect fundamental knowledge with potential applications
  • Study questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to evaluate their understanding of the materials
About the author
Edited by Terry J Gentry, Professor of Soil and Aquatic Microbiology, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Director, Soil and Aquatic Microbiology Laboratory (SAML), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; Jeffry J. Fuhrmann, Professor of Soil Microbiology, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA and David A. Zuberer, Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction and historical perspective
Terry J. Gentry, David A. Zuberer
2. The soil habitat
Julie A. Howe, A. Peyton Smith
3. Microbial metabolism
Jeffry J. Fuhrmann
4. Microbial genetics
Cindy H. Nakatsu
5. Bacteria and archaea
Mary Ann Bruns
6. Fungi
Joseph B. Morton
7. Cyanobacteria and algae
Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Jayne Belnap
8. The soil fauna
Josef H. Görres, Jose A. Amador
9. Viruses
Kurt E. Williamson
10. Microbial ecology
Stephanie A. Yarwood
11. Rhizosphere
Lindsey Slaughter
12. Mycorrhizal symbioses
Rhae A. Drijber, Morgan R. McPherson
13. Carbon transformations and soil organic matter formation
Jeffry J. Fuhrmann, David A. Zuberer
14. Applied aspects of soil carbon
Alan Joseph Franzluebbers
15. Transformations of nitrogen
David D. Myrold
16. Biological dinitrogen (N2) fixation: introduction and nonsymbiotic
David A. Zuberer
17. Biological dinitrogen fixation: symbiotic
Janice E. Thies
18. Microbial transformations of sulfur in soil
V.V.S.R. Gupta, James J. Germida
19. Phosphorus and selected metals and metalloids
Shiping Deng
20. Global gases
Wendy H. Yang, Steven J. Hall, Gavin McNicol
21. Biodegradation of environmental pollutants
William J. Hickey
22. Bioremediation of contaminated soils
Robyn A. Barbato, C. Mike Reynolds
23. Biological control of soilborne plant pathogens and nematodes
James H. Graham, Sarah L. Strauss
24. Composting: the microbiological processing of organic wastes
David A. Zuberer, Larry M. Zibilske
25. Soil microbial influences on “One Health¿
Ian L. Pepper, John P. Brooks

Book details
ISBN: 9780128202029
Page Count: 742
Retail Price : £118.00

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Advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and professionals working in soil science and soil microbiology