Kinetics of Microbial Processes and Population Growth in Soil
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Lipson, D. A. and Schmidt, S. K. 2003. Kinetics of Microbial Processes and Population Growth in Soil. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
The kinetics of microbial growth and substrate utilization in liquid culture have been worked out in great detail. However, it has become acknowledged that kinetics in soil are greatly affected by the complex physical environment of soils. Much progress has been made toward incorporating soil physical effects into the current understanding of the kinetics of microbial processes in soil. The review synthesizes new and classic work on the physical and biological factors that affect kinetics in soil.
- kinetics in soil;
- microbial growth;
- substrate utilization;
- abiotic soil components;
- monod equation;
- soil physics;