Fungi in Biogeochemical Cycles
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Fungi in Biogeochemical Cycles by Geoffrey M. Gadd
Book DescriptionFungi play important roles in the cycling of elements in the biosphere but are frequently neglected within microbiological and geochemical research spheres. Symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi are responsible for major transformations and redistribution of inorganic nutrients, while free-living fungi have major roles in the decomposition of organic materials, including xenobiotics. Fungi are also major biodeterioration agents of stone, wood, plaster, cement and other building materials, and are important components of rock-inhabiting microbial communities. The aim of this book is to promote further understanding of the key roles that free-living and symbiotic fungi (in mycorrhizas and lichens) play in the biogeochemical cycling of elements, the chemical and biological mechanisms that are involved, and their environmental and biotechnological significance. Where appropriate, relationships with bacteria are also discussed to highlight the dynamic interactions that can exist between these major microbial groups and their integrated function in several kinds of habitat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521845793
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments, Hardback (February 2008)
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Fungi in Bioremediation, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Geoffrey M. Gadd
An authoritative account of the application of fungi to the treatment of environmental pollution.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey M. Gadd
Geoff Gadd is Professor of Microbiology and Deputy Research Director in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee and Head of the University's Division of Environmental and Applied Biology.
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