The book,which is a comprehensive Compilation of eleven of Chapters, has been entitled "Modern Approaches to Soil, Agriculture and Environmental Microbiology" by the authors Dr. Shiva C. Aithal and Dr. Nikhilesh Kulkarni, because the origin of microbial activity by and large starts with soil and eventually effects the environment,with man accomplished techniques like agriculture contributing to the process. The authors have consciously and meticulously put efforts in study in the syllabus pertaining to various universities, so that a broad range of syllabus is encompassed, which will help not only the students but also the teachers alike.
The advancements that have taken place in all phases of soil agriculture and environmental microbiology have made it necessary to prepare this book. In order to bring the material up-to-date, the book has been thoroughly revised and written The chapters show the most significant compilation a containing a considerable amount of basics because it is believed that no student can intelligently understand or pursue research without first having had a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts significantly more textbook materials has been incorporated in this edition and laboratory protocols have been kept out in a deliberate attempt to justify and encourage those who prefer the protocols given in good manuals.
Primarily aimed as a textbook on the subject of soil agriculture and environmental microbiology and biotechnology for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, we hope this book to be of significant assistance to them written in an academic and lucid style, the book should help the reader to quickly master the various biological aspects in varied yet allied areas of microbiology and biotechnology like air, germ free environment, fresh and waste water pollution and its control, soil disease plants genetically modified foods, bio-geochemical cycles, bio-fertilisers, composting, petroleum, bio-degradation, bio-leaching, bio-augmentation. Etc.
A prime objective and hope is that this edition will generate ideas, in the minds of young students, which will bring forth new approaches and methodology leading to further advances in understanding of interactions and their implications for agriculture, soil and environmental microbiology via project and research. We hope that this book becomes a valuable addition to the literature in the subject of microbiology.
1. Environement and The Ecosystem
2. Soil Microbiology
3. Composting and Biofertilizers
4. Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture
5. Air Microbiology
6. Water Microbiology
7. Water Pollution and Its Control
8. Petroleum Microbiology
9. Global Environmental Problems
10. Bioremediation and Biocontrol
11. Biodegradation,Bioleaching and Oil Recovery
12. Emerging Technologies in Pollution Management by Microorganisms
A Word From Authors on How to Answer Exam Questions
Question Bank (Chapter 1-12)