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Cover for Effect of pesticides on non-target sites with reference to soil ecosystems.

This chapter discusses the impact of pesticides on soil microbial diversity, nutrient transformation (immobilization/remineralization of added inorganic N, mineralization of organic N, and nitrification), respiration, enzymes and invertebrates. The binding and persistence of pesticides in soil are...

Author(s)
Bhat, A. K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interactions between phytases and soil constituents: implications for the hydrolysis of inositol phosphates.

This chapter reviews the interactions of phytases with soil constituents and considers the implications of this for the hydrolysis of inositol phosphates in soil. Emphasis is given on the impacts of the soil environment on the stability and catalytic efficiency of discrete phytase proteins...

Author(s)
George, T. S.; Quiquampoix, H.; Simpson, R. J.; Richardson, A. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil microbial activity.

This chapter discusses the rationale and methods of estimating soil microbial activity, including: soil respiration, soil nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, thymidine and leucine incorporation to assess bacterial growth rate, N2O emissions and denitrification from soil, and enzyme activity...

Author(s)
Bloem, J.; Hopkins, D. W.; Benedetti, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990989)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enzymatic hydrolysis of organic phosphorus.

This paper discusses the enzymatic hydrolysis of organic phosphorus with reference to the classical inorganic and organic compartmental analysis of phosphorus compounds in ecosystems. Also discussed are: the potential use of soil organic phosphorus by plants and microorganisms; properties of...

Author(s)
Quiquampoix, H.; Mousain, D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998220)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic phosphorus in the environment.

This book contains state-of-the-art reviews of organic phosphorus characterization and transformations in the environment. It includes 17 chapters organized into 3 main sections. Section 1 (3 chapters) describes analytical techniques used to characterize organic phosphorus compounds in...

Author(s)
Turner, B. L.; Frossard, E.; Baldwin, D. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998220)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil quality, fertility and health - historical context, status and perspectives.

Evolution of the soil quality concept and its relationship to soil fertility and health are discussed. A framework for evaluating soil quality is also presented. Soil quality assessment begins by selecting the management goal(s) (e.g. productivity, waste management, carbon sequestration) for which...

Author(s)
Karlen, D. L.; Andrews, S. S.; Wienhold, B. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996714)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pesticides in soil - benefits and limitations to soil health.

Pesticides are important components of many agricultural management systems and their effects on soil and its ability to process them should be included when evaluating soil quality. Pesticides help maintain agricultural productivity by controlling pests, however, management thresholds must be...

Author(s)
Locke, M. A.; Zablotowicz, R. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996714)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nickel sequestering and storage by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bradyrhizobium japonicum</i>.

Author(s)
Maier, R. J.; Olson, J. W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995915)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regulation of nitrogenase in the photosynthetic bacterium, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhodobacter capsulatus</i>.

Author(s)
Hallenbeck, P. C.; Yakunin, A. F.; Drepper, T.; Gross, S.; Masepohl, B.; Klipp, W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995915)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Role of the NifM in maturation of the Fe-protein of nitrogenase.

Author(s)
Gavini, N.; Pulakat, L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995915)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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