Chapter 8

Microbial Activity in Fabricated Soils for Landscape Rehabilitation

Narcin Palavan-Unsal, Valentin Kefeli and Winfried Blum

Abstract

This chapter deals with biological activity of fabricated soil (F). Effect of FS on plant growth, microbial cenosis, as well as interaction of bacteria and fungi during FS development. Thus, bacteria and fungi are considered here as factors of plant residue transformation (necropolis). Very important are components of microbial cenosis which split carbon polymers such as cellulose, starch and lignin.

Total Pages: 22-24 (3)

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