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Soil Microbiology

 
1. Defination of Soil Microbiology & soil in view of Microbiology
2. Scope and Importance of Soil Microbiology
3. Soil Humus
4. History of Soil Microbiology (1600 - 1920)
5. History of Soil Microbiology (1921 – 20th Century)
6. History of Soil Microbiology in India
7. Types of Microorganisms in Soil
8. Soil Microorganism: Bacteria
9. Soil Microorganism – Actinomycetes
10. Soil Microorganism – Fungi
11. Soil Microorganism – Algae
12. Soil Microorganism – Protozoa
13. Factors Affecting Distribution, Activity and Population of Soil Microorganisms
14. Rhizosphere Concept and It’s Historical Background
15. Microorganisms in the Rhizosphere and Rhizosphere Effect
16. Factors affecting microbial flora of the Rhizosphere / Rhizosphere Effect
17. Alterations in Rhizosphere Microflora
18. Associative and Antagonistic activities in the Rhizosphere
19. Rhizosphere in relation to Plant Pathogens
20. Soil Microorganisms in Cycling of Elements or Plant Nutrient
21. Nitrogen Cycle
22. Nitrogen Cycle: Proteolysis & Ammonification
23. Nitrogen Cycle: Nitrification & Nitrate Reduction
24. Nitrogen Cycle: Denitrification
25. Sulphur Cycle / Sulphur Transformations
26. Phosphorus Cycle or Transformation
27. Iron Cycle or Transformation
28. Composition of Organic Matter
29. Factors Influencing rate of Organic Matter Decomposition
30. Microbiology of decomposition of various constituents in organic matter
31. Ecological Association/Interactions among Soil Microorganisms
32. Soil Microorganisms in Biodegradation of Pesticides and Herbicides
33. Introduction to Biofertilizers
34. Role of Biofertilizers in soil fertility and Agriculture
35. Quality Control Measures (as per ISI Specifications)