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Soil Enzymology in the Recycling of Organic Wastes and Environmental Restoration

  • Carmen Trasar-Cepeda
  • Teresa Hernández
  • Carlos García
  • Carlos Rad
  • Salvador González-Carcedo


  • Concerns multiple aspects of applied soil enzymology and molecular biology and their ecological and environmental relevance

  • Emphasizes the importance of soil enzymes on soil processes

  • Describes the application of molecular techniques as diagnostic tools


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Paolo Nannipieri, Loretta Landi, Laura Giagnoni, Giancarlo Renella
    Pages 1-17
  3. Enzymes as Indicators of Environmental Soil Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Grazia Masciandaro, Cristina Macci, Serena Doni, Brunello Ceccanti
      Pages 21-35
    3. Serena Doni, Cristina Macci, Grazia Masciandaro, Brunello Ceccanti
      Pages 37-49
    4. Juan Luis Mora Hernández, Cecilia María Armas Herrera, José Asterio Guerra García, Antonio Rodríguez Rodríguez, Carmen Dolores Arbelo Rodríguez
      Pages 63-76
    5. Patricia Jiménez, Graciela Marando, Ramón Josa, Maria Julià, Marta Ginovart, Manuel Bonmatí
      Pages 77-89
    6. Jorge Paz-Ferreiro, Carmen Trasar-Cepeda, M. Carmen Leirós, Socorro Seoane, Fernando Gil-Sotres
      Pages 119-132
    7. María Belén Turrión, Francisco Lafuente, Rafael Mulas
      Pages 133-146
  4. Applied Enzymology to Recycle Organic Residues and Environmental Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Alfredo Pérez-de-Mora, Pilar Burgos, Francisco Cabrera, Engracia Madejón
      Pages 167-179
    3. Rosa Bellas, Carmen Trasar-Cepeda, Fernando Gil-Sotres, M. Carmen Leirós
      Pages 181-193
    4. M. Carmen Lobo, M. José Martínez-Iñigo, Araceli Pérez-Sanz, Gerardo Cabezas, Antonio Plaza, M. Angeles Vicente et al.
      Pages 195-210
    5. Iker Mijangos, Lur Epelde, Fernando Blanco, Carlos Garbisu
      Pages 211-218

About this book


Soil enzymes play a fundamental role in many soil processes such as the mineralization of organic matter, the synthesis of humic substances, the degradation of xenobiotics or the mechanisms involved in the biocontrol of plant pathogens. Their direct link with soil microorganisms gives them a key role as biomonitors of the evolution of soil quality or in the monitoring of the application of organic amendments to degraded soils. As a consequence of the importance of soil enzymes on soil processes, there is an increasing interest in their study, as well as in the application of molecular techniques as diagnostic tools.


Applied Soil Microbiology Ecological Restoration Organic Residues Soil Biochemistry Soil Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen Trasar-Cepeda
    • 1
  • Teresa Hernández
    • 2
  • Carlos García
    • 3
  • Carlos Rad
    • 4
  • Salvador González-Carcedo
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de Bioquimica del Suelo, Investigac. Agrobiol. deUniversidade de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2., Department of Soil and Water ConservatioCEBAS-CSICEspinardoSpain
  3. 3., Department of Soil and Water ConservatioCEBAS-CSICEspinardoSpain
  4. 4.Fac. Ciencias, Depto. MicrobiologíaUniversidad de BurgosBurgosSpain
  5. 5., Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryUniversity of BurgosBurgosSpain

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