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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 831-839
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.093


Microbiological-Indicators with Potential for Evaluating Soil Quality
Sartaj Ahmad Wani1*, Muneeb Ahmad Wani2, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh3, and Subhash Chand1
1Division of Soil Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Shalimar, Srinagar, Kashmir 190 025, India
2Division of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Shalimar, Srinagar, Kashmir 190 025, India
3Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Shalimar, Srinagar, Kashmir 190 025, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An understanding of soil microorganisms as part of soil system and interactions between the diversity of producers and of decomposers, have major consequences on the functioning of agricultural ecosystems. Soil microorganisms control the transformation and mineralization of natural compounds and xenobiotics. The soil micro biota, existing in high density and diversity, rapidly modify the energetic performance and activity rates to changing environmental conditions. Thus, microbial consortium possesses the ability to accommodate environmental constraints by adjusting biomass, community structure and activity rates. These parameters are particularly important to take into consideration when evaluating soil quality. The use of microbial diversity, structure, biomass as indicators to monitor soil quality is challenging due to little understanding of the relationship between microbial community and soil functioning. A simple overview about the possibilities of using microbial populations as quantitative indicators for soil quality evaluation is presented in this paper.


Keywords: Activity rates, Biological indicators, Microbial activity, Microbial diversity.
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Sartaj, Ahmad Wani, Muneeb Ahmad Wani, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh and Subhash Chand. 2017. Microbiological-Indicators with Potential for Evaluating Soil Quality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 831-839. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.093