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Nucleic Acids and Proteins in Soil

Edited by Nannipieri, Paolo; Smalla, Kornelia 
Springer  2006  



Hardback  458 p., 42 illus.  ISBN 9783540294481      £162.00
With millions of different bacterial species living in soil, the microbial community is extremely complex, varying at very small scales. Microbe-driven functions are essential for most processes in soil. Thus, a better understanding of this microbial diversity will be invaluable for the management of the various soil functions.

Nucleic Acids and Proteins in Soil combines traditional approaches in soil microbiology and biochemistry with the latest techniques in molecular microbial ecology. Included are methods to analyse the presence and importance of nucleic acids and proteins both inside and outside microbial cells, the horizontal gene transfer which drives bacterial diversity, as well as soil proteomes. Further chapters describe techniques such as PCR, fingerprinting, the challenging use of gene arrays for structural and functional analysis, stable isotope probing to identify in situ metabolic functions, and the use of marker and reporter genes in soil microbial ecology.

Of interest to microbiologists, agriculturalists, soil biologists, biochemists

Contents

1 New Frontiers in SoilMicrobiology: How To Link Structure and Function of Microbial Communities? Bla-Stres, James M. Tiedje
2 Chemical Structure of Organic N and Organic P in Soil Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
3 Nucleic Acid Extraction fromSoil Lars R. Bakken, Åsa Frostegård
4 Role of Stabilised Enzymes in Microbial Ecology and Enzyme Extraction fromSoil with Potential Applications in Soil Proteomics Paolo Nannipieri
5 Soil Proteomics: Extraction and Analysis of Proteins from Soils Oladele A. Ogunseitan
6 The Various Sources and the Fate of Nucleic Acids in Soil Wilfried Wackernagel
7 Stabilization of Extracellular DNA and Proteins by Transient Binding to Various Soil Components Kaare M. Nielsen,Luca Calamai,Giacomo Pietramellara
8 Assessing Bacterial and Fungal Community Structure in Soil Using Ribosomal RNA and Other Structural GeneMarkers George A. Kowalchuk,Barbara Drigo,Etienne Yergeau, Johannes A. van Veen
9 Advances in Microarray-Based Technologies for SoilMicrobial Community Analyses ChristopherW. Schadt, Jizhong Zhou
10 Stable Isotope Probing: A Critique of Its Role in Linking Phylogeny and Function Mike Manefield,Robert I. Griffiths,Mark J. Bailey,Andrew S. Whiteley
11 Gene Detection, Expression and Related Enzyme Activity in Soil Martin Krsek,William H. Gaze, N.Z. Morris,Elizabeth M.H.Wellington
12 Enzyme Activities in Soil Liliana Gianfreda, Pacifico Ruggiero
13 How to Assess the Abundance and Diversity of Mobile Genetic Elements (MGE) in Soil Bacterial Communities? Kornelia Smalla, Holger Heuer
14 Bacterial Conjugation in Soil Jan Dirk van Elsas, Sarah Turner, Jack T. Trevors
15 Horizontal Gene Transfer by Natural Transformation in Soil Environment Anne Mercier, Elisabeth Kay, Pascal Simonet
16 Reporter Genes in Bacterial Inoculants Can Monitor Life Conditions and Functions in Soil Jan Sorensen, Ole Nybroe
17 Reporter Gene Technology in Soil Ecology; Detection of Bioavailability and Microbial Interactions Mette Burmolle,Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Soren J. Sorensen
18 Marker Genes As Tools To Study Deliberately Released Soil Bacteria Christoph C. Tebbe, Rona Miethling-Graff
Subject Index
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