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Methods of studying soil microbial diversity.
Soil microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, play central roles in soil fertility and promoting plant health. This review examines and compares the various methods used to study microbialExpand
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Effect of selected environmental and physico-chemical factors on bacterial cytoplasmic membranes.
Membranes lipids are one of the most adaptable molecules in response to perturbations. Even subtle changes of the composition of acyl chains or head groups can alter the packing arrangements ofExpand
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Sterilization and inhibition of microbial activity in soil
This review examines methods to sterilize soil or inhibit microbial activity in soil. This is often necessary for experiments involving microbial survival, enzyme measurements, soil respiration,Expand
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Copper toxicity and chemistry in the environment: a review
Copper compounds have been widely used in industrial processes and agriculture. As a result, elevated Cu concentrations can be found in certain areas of the biosphere. To better understand theExpand
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Cycling of extracellular DNA in the soil environment
Upon entering the soil environment, extracellular DNA is subjected to dynamic biological, physical, and chemical factors that determine its fate. This review concerns the fate of both recombinant andExpand
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Biodegradation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) by microorganisms
The organochlorine pesticide Lindane is the γ-isomer of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH). Technical grade Lindane contains a mixture of HCH isomers which include not only γ-HCH, but also large amounts ofExpand
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Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP): a review of the procedure and its applications
Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) is a novel molecular fingerprinting technique that can be applied to DNAs of any source or complexity. Total genomic DNA is digested using twoExpand
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The effects of perennial ryegrass and alfalfa on microbial abundance and diversity in petroleum contaminated soil.
Enhanced rhizosphere degradation uses plants to stimulate the rhizosphere microbial community to degrade organic contaminants. We measured changes in microbial communities caused by the addition ofExpand
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Environmental applications of immobilized microbial cells: A review
Immobilized microbial cells have been used extensively in various industrial and scientific endeavours. However, immobilized cells have not been used widely for environmental applications. ThisExpand
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