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Soil Enzymology in the Recycling of Organic Wastes and Environmental Restoration

  • Concerns multiple aspects of applied soil enzymology and molecular biology and their ecological and environmental relevance
  • Emphasizes the importance of soil enzymes on soil processes
  • Describes the application of molecular techniques as diagnostic tools

Series: Environmental Science (Springer Subseries)

By: Carmen Trasar (Editor), Teresa Hernández (Editor), Carlos Garcia (Editor), Carlos Rad (Editor), Salvador González-Carcedo (Editor)

350 pages, 76 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2013 | #210474 | ISBN-13: 9783642270253
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Hardback | Oct 2011 | #205464 | ISBN-13: 9783642211614
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About this book

Soil enzymes play a fundamental role in many soil processes such as the mineralization of organic matter, the synthesis of humic substances, the degradation of xenobiotics or the mechanisms involved in the biocontrol of plant pathogens. Their direct link with soil microorganisms gives them a key role as biomonitors of the evolution of soil quality or in the monitoring of the application of organic amendments to degraded soils. As a consequence of the importance of soil enzymes on soil processes, there is an increasing interest in their study, as well as in the application of molecular techniques as diagnostic tools.


Contents

- General Presentation
- Enzymes as indicators of environmental soil quality
- Applied enzymology for monitoring of soil contamination and soil restoration
- New applications of enzymes and other molecular techniques


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