About this book
Many techniques are now available for analysing the microflora of soils, plants and their rhizospheres at the molecular level. They are however, widely dispersed among reports in archive journals, which makes comparison and selection difficult for a researcher embarking on a new project.
This book provides a comprehensive collection of molecular methods for studying the microbiology of soil and plants at the community, population, taxonomic and functional group levels. These methods are discussed in a critical manner by experienced international authors.
Genomic analyses of microbial processes in biogeochemical cycles, S Sharma, H Karl and M Schloter, GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Germany; Applications of nucleic acid microarrays in soil microbial ecology, A Loy and M W Taylor, University of Vienna, Austria, L Bodrossy, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria and M Wagner, University of Vienna, Austria; Metagenomics for the study of soil microbial communities, H Steele and W R Streit, Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany; In vivo expression technology (IVET) for studying niche-specific gene expression by plant- and soil-colonizing bacteria, H Rediers, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium and R de Mot, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Analysing microbial community structure and diversity by means of terminal restriction length polymorphism (TRFLP), C B Blackwood, University of Michigan, USA; Characterisation of phylloplane and rhizosphere microbial populations using PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), M O'Callaghan, AgResearch, New Zealand N Lorenz, Ohio State University, USA and E L Gerard, AgResearch, New Zealand; Molecular tools for studying plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), A Franks, R Ryan, A Abbas, National University of Ireland, Ireland, G L Mark and F O'Gara, National University of Ireland, Ireland; Detection of autotrophic sulphur- and iron-oxidising bacteria using labelled fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), A Lipski, Universitat Osnabruck, Germany; Molecular analyses of soil denitrifying bacteria, L Philippot, Universite de Bourgogne, France and S Hallin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Ecology of Streptomyces in soil and rhizosphere, J L Strap and D L Crawford, University of Idaho, USA; Molecular ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities: New frontiers, I C Anderson, The Macaulay Institute, Scotland, UK; Molecular ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: A review of PCR-based techniques, D Redecker, University of Basel, Switzerland; Transcriptomics for determining gene expression in symbiotic root-fungus interactions, P Franken, Institute for Vegetables and Ornamental Crops, Germany and F Krajinski, University of Hannover, Germany; Differentiation of nitrogen-fixing legume root nodule bacteria (rhizobia), K Lindstrom, P Kokko-Gonzales, Z Terefework and L A Rasanen, University of Helsinki, Finland; Molecular markers for studying the ecology of rhizobia, A Sessitsch, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria; Molecular characterization of bacterial plant pathogens, S A Godfrey, Oxford Brookes University, UK and R W Jackson, University of Bath, UK.