Fungi in agricultural soils
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Fungi in agricultural soils by Klaus Heinz Domsch

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Published by Longman in [London] .
Written in English


  • Soil fungi

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Edition Notes

StatementK.H. Domsch and W. Gams ; translated from the German by P.S. Hudson.
ContributionsGams, W.
LC ClassificationsQR111 D6613 1972
The Physical Object
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18603439M

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Fungi in agricultural soils [K. H Domsch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying by: Fungal Contribution to Nitrogen Cycles in Agricultural Soils | T able Update on fungal genomes containing euknr. Selection of full-length or nearly full-length fungal. Book: Fungi in agricultural soils. + pp. ref Abstract: An English translation by P.S. Hudson of the work originally published in German [ ]. Record Number: Cited by: Soil fungi Soil fungi are microscopic plant-like cells that grow in long threadlike structures or hyphae that make a mass called mycelium. The mycelium absorbs nutrients from the roots it has colonised, surface organic matter or the soil. It produces special hyphae that create the reproductive spores. Some fungi are single celled (eg yeast).

The ratio of fungi to bacteria is characteristic to the type of system. Grasslands and agricultural soils usually have bacterial-dominated food webs – that is, most biomass is in the form of bacteria. Highly productive agricultural soils tend to have ratios of fungal to bacterial biomass near or somewhat less. Terrestrial Bacteria from Agricultural Soils: Versatile Weapons against Aflatoxigenic Fungi. By Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Sanaz Kalantari and Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh. Submitted: March 2nd Reviewed: April 11th Published: January 23rd DOI: /Cited by: Fungi are an important part of the microbial ecology. The majority of fungi decompose the lignin and the hard-to-digest soil organic matter, but some fungi consume simple sugars. Fungi dominate in low pH or slightly acidic soils where soils tend to be undisturbed (Lavelle & Spain, ). Fungi break down the organic residues so that many different types of microbes can .   Beneficial Fungi in Agriculture. This is a great article about using beneficial fungi to reduce fertilizer usage in agriculture. Although from , the idea to reduce the use of traditional fertilizers is still in its infancy. The use of beneficial Fungi in .