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6. Microbial ecology and evolution

6. Microbial ecology and evolution  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199681686
Many ecosystems are wholly microbial and the activities of microorganisms provide the biochemical foundation for plant and animal life. ‘Microbial ecology and evolution’ describes how ... More
5. Forest goods and services

5. Forest goods and services  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198706175
Our increasingly urbanized modern society is distanced from forest habitats so it is easy to forget that forests continue to provide many goods that we take for granted, as well as ... More
1. Soils and crops

1. Soils and crops  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

in Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198725961
‘Soils and crops’ looks at what soils are, how they differ, how they are classified, and how farmers manage them. Soil anchors and feeds the crops and the type and depth of it is ... More
7. Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology

7. Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199681686
‘Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology’ considers the applied microbiological research to improve soil fertility and combat plant diseases, as well as the development of genetically ... More
2. Shaping the savannas

2. Shaping the savannas  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0002
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9780198717225
Savanna landscapes are in a state of continuous change. Some of the determining factors shaping the view at any given locality are relatively short-lived. Fires, storms, seasonal ... More
Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198725961
Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction explains what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, it shows why it is important, and how ... More
Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas P. Money

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681686
In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, ... More

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