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Enzymes in Agricultural Sciences

Enzymes in Agricultural Sciences

Enzymes in Agricultural Sciences

  • Editor: Maria A Rao   Liliana Gianfreda  
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  • No of Pages: 155
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: February 2014 , Wed 26
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  • Chapter 1     Open Access
    Soil Enzymes
    Authors: Maria A Rao, Rosalia Scelza, Liliana Gianfreda

    Soil enzymes are involved and assist all activities fundamental to agricultural sciences. Indeed, all biochemical transformations taking place in soil are dependent on the presence of enzymes.

  • Chapter 2     Open Access
    Enzymes and Soil Fertility
    Authors: Anna Piotrowska-Długosz

    Soil is a fundamental resource in the agricultural production system and monitoring its fertility is an important objective in the sustainable development of agro-ecosystems.

  • Chapter 3     Open Access
    Enzymes in Plant Growth
    Authors: Roberto Pinton, Nicola Tomasi

    Living organisms, including plants, rely on metabolic processes for growth and development; enzymes play a pivotal role in growth, as they are biological catalysts of metabolic reactions.

  • Chapter 4     Open Access
    Enzymes at Plant-Soil Interface
    Authors: Sara Marinari, Cristina Moscatelli, Stefano Grego

    The plant-soil interface is called rhizosphere; it is defined as the volume of soil around living roots and influenced by root activities.

  • Chapter 5     Open Access
    Enzymes and Pesticides
    Authors: M Srinivasulu, V Rangaswamy

    Pesticides are usually applied simultaneously or one after another for crop protection, and this type of pesticide application often leads to a combined contamination of pesticide residues in soil environment.

  • Chapter 6     Open Access
    Enzymes and Environmental Contaminants Significant to Agricultural Sciences
    Authors: Diana Bello, Carmen Trasar-Cepeda, Fernando Gil-Sotres

    Contamination of soils is a particularly serious problem because of the impact that it has on soil functioning, and on the whole ecosystem.

  • Maria A Rao

    Department of Agriculture, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

    Maria A Rao is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Plant Nutrition at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She received her Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Chemistry (1993) from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Her research focuses on Soil biochemistry and Environment protection. Author or co-author of more than 75 research articles, she is member of the Italian Society of Soil Science and Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry. She was invited speaker at numerous National and International Congresses and Conferences. She was Guest Editor for the Special Issue ISMOM 2011 for European Journal of Soil Science.

  • Liliana Gianfreda

    Dipartamento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta, dell’Ambiente e delle Produzioni Animali, Universitá di Napoli Federico

    Liliana Gianfreda has been Full Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (1969) at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Her research focuses on Environmental and Soil Enzymology. The author, coauthor, co-editor of over 200 research articles, book chapters and books, she is member of the Italian Society of Chemistry, the Italian Society of Biochemistry, the International Union of Soil Sciences, the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry. Member of the Editorial Board of Enzyme Inhibition Journal, Biology and Fertility of Soils, Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

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