Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Tabatabai, M. A. 2003. Soil Enzymes. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Soil may be looked upon as a biological entity. Soils contain free enzymes; immobilized extracellular enzymes stabilized by a three-dimensional network of macromolecules and enzyme proteins within microbial cells. Each of the organic and mineral fractions in both bulk soil and rhizosphere has a special influence on the total enzymatic activity of that soil. The study of enzymes, in general, is a subject of interest to many disciplines in science ranging from biology to physical sciences.
- soil enzymes;
- enzyme proteins;
- microbial cells;
- immobilized extracellular enzymes;
- soil distribution;
- enzyme inhibition