Book reviewSoil microbiology, a critical review: N. Walker (Editor). Butterworth, London, New York, N.Y., 1975, 262 pp., 29 figures, 7 tables, £10.00, ISBN 0-408-70670-8

  title={Book reviewSoil microbiology, a critical review: N. Walker (Editor). Butterworth, London, New York, N.Y., 1975, 262 pp., 29 figures, 7 tables, £10.00, ISBN 0-408-70670-8},
  author={H. Reber},
  • H. Reber
  • Published 1976
  • Biology
  • Agro-ecosystems
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A simple method for the extraction and identification of light density microplastics from soil.
Results from field samples collected from North-western China prove that the method of repetitive floatation and heating can be used to extract, distinguish and quantify light density polyethylene microplastics in soils. Expand
Role of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and their exopolysaccharide in drought tolerance of maize
Under drought stress, the inoculated plants showed increase in relative water content, protein, and sugar though the proline content and the activities of antioxidant enzymes were decreased, and consortia of inocula and their respective EPS showed greater potential to drought tolerance compared to PGPR inocula used alone. Expand
Isolation and characterization of drought-tolerant ACC deaminase and exopolysaccharide-producing fluorescent Pseudomonas sp.
The isolate SorgP4 showed other plant growth-promoting traits, such as indole acetic acid production, phosphate solubilization, siderophore and hydrogen cyanide production, and the nucleotide sequence alignment of the acdS gene showed significant homology with acDS genes of NCBI Genbank. Expand
Bacterial Mediated Alleviation of Abiotic Stress in Crops
This chapter attempts to comprehend the information that has been generated on the abiotics stress alleviating mechanisms of bacteria and their abiotic stress alleviation potential. Expand
Soil-Borne Pathogens and Their Interactions with the Soil Environment
The agronomic opportunities for enhanced productivity offered by the soil and its inhabitants are huge and far greater control of pests and pathogens using intelligent, integrated and environmentally benign methods based on sound scientific knowledge of the intimate relationships of beneficial microbes, roots, soil and pest and pathogen biology is required for the health of the planet's environment and biodiversity. Expand
Alleviation of drought stress effects in sunflower seedlings by the exopolysaccharides producing Pseudomonas putida strain GAP-P45
The strain GAP-P45, isolated from alfisol of sunflower rhizosphere, showed the highest level of EPS production under water stress conditions, was identified as Pseudomonas putida on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence analysis, and was used as seed treatment to study its effect in alleviating drought stress effects in sunflower seedlings. Expand
Arbuscular mycorrhizal status and root phosphatase activities in vegetative Carica papaya L. varieties
The present study revealed that the root colonization of AM fungi influenced acid root phosphatase activity positively and significantly under P-deficient, acidic soil conditions. Expand
Influence of neem leaf on nitrification in a lowland rice soil
Application of neem products like neem leaf and neem cake to wetland soil did not have any adverse effect on the population of heterotrophic microflora; nitrifying bacteria decreased significantly; it is suggested that neem Leaf could be used as an inhibitor of nitrification for enhancing nitrogen use efficiency of fertilizers where neam leaf is available in plentiful supply. Expand
Composted recycled organic matter suppresses soil-borne diseases of field crops.
The potential for abiotic disease suppression in field-grown crops was explored using glasshouse-based bio-assays for five pathogens of agricultural crops and eight formulations of recycled organic matter compost, and the influential chemical characteristics of suppressive composts were the same as those identified for soils in other studies. Expand