Overview for Microbial Resources for Crop Improvement
Microorganisms in soil are critical to the maintenance of soil function in both natural and manafed adricultural soils because of their involvement in such key processes as soil structure formation, decomposition of organic matter, toxin removal and the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur. In addition, microorganisms play key roles in suppressing soil borne plant diseases, in promoting plant growth and changes in vegetation. The book" Microbial Resources for Crop Improvement" takes stock of present status of research in exploration of microbial resources for the management of plant diseases which will cater to the need not only of the students, teachers, researchers but all well wishers of farmers.
Bishwanath Chakraborty (Editor)
B.N. Chakraborty is Professor of Plant Pathology in the Department of Botany, University of Noth Bengal, Siliguri. He has served the Insitution in various capacities namely Dean. Faculty of Science; Director, Centre for Development studies, Programme Coordinator, SAP of the UGC under the thrust area of Microbiology including Mycology & Pant Pathology and Plant Diversity.
Usha Chakraborty (Editor)
Usha Chakraborty, an M.Sc. Gold Medallist of Calcutta University, is Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri. In her career spanning 25 years, she has published more than 90 Research papers in National and International journals, 12 Chapters in books and 2 edited books.