By Jay Shankar Singh, Gamini Seneviratne

This two-volume paintings is a testomony to the expanding curiosity within the function of microbes in sustainable agriculture and foodstuff safeguard. Advances in microbial applied sciences are explored in chapters facing subject matters similar to plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. quantity II is a set of study findings that invitations readers to envision the applying of microbes in toxins aid, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of varied poisonous compounds. hugely readable entries try and shut the information hole among soil microbial institutions and sustainable agriculture.

conventional agricultural administration ideas have relied seriously on program of chemical fertilizers and insecticides; and up to date land use switch practices have ended in over exploitation of common assets. suggestions defined right here simplify a sophisticated photograph of how microbial groups can increase the standard of atmosphere and dispose of nutrients shortage within the coming generations. This paintings is an important contribution to investigate during this more and more vital self-discipline of soil sciences, and should entice researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.

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Clim Change Environ Sustain 3(1):35–50 Travis BJ, Rosenberg ND (1997) Modeling in situ bioremediation of TCE at Savannah River: effects of product toxicity and microbial degradation. Environ Sci Technol 31:3093–3102 Trotsenko YA, Khmelenina VN (2005) Aerobic methanotrophic bacteria of cold ecosystems. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 53:15–26 Trotsenko YA, Murrell JC (2008) Metabolic aspects of aerobic obligate methanotrophy. Adv Appl Microbiol 63:183–229 Van Beilen JB, Funhoff EG (2005) Expanding the alkane oxygenase toolbox: new enzymes and applications.

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2014) have lowered methane emissions from agricultural activity. Frequently, this is a result of improved dissolved oxygen availability. This has two significant effects on microbial communities. The first is that it provides oxygen that the methanotrophs require to oxidise methane, allowing for greater methane sequestration efficiencies—frequently in flooded soils poor in oxygen. Second, oxygen is toxic to the methanogens and may suppress the biological production of methane. These two outcomes have been noted to significantly lower overall methane emission normally associated with rice production.

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