Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment

Monitoring, Toxicity and Management
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Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
783 g
243x167x30 mm
49, Soil Biology

Broadens readers' understanding of the currently available approaches for coping with polluted ecosystems
Xenobiotics, Types and Mode of Action.- Atmospheric Pollutants and its Transport Mechanisms in Soil along the Himalayas, Tibetan Plateau and Its Surroundings: A brief Note.- HCH and DDT Residues in Indian Soil: Atmospheric Input and Risk Assessment.- Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes (ARGs) in Soil: Occurrence, Fate and Effects.- Human Being as Biomonitoring of Soil Xenobiotics.- Use of Earthworms in Biomonitoring of Soil Xenobiotics.- Emerging Metagenomic Strategies for Assessing Xenobiotic Contaminated Sites.- An Overview of Extraction, Clean up and Instrumentation Techniques for Quantification of Soil Bound Xenobiotic Compounds.- Xenobiotics in Food Chain: Quantitative Analysis, Toxic Impact and Usage History.- Biphasic Dose Response Phenomenon Induced by Xenobiotics and its Application in Soil Risk Assessment.- Agrochemicals and Soil Microbes: Interaction for Soil Health.- Soil Microbial and Enzymatic Diversity as Affected by the Presence of Xenobiotics.- Current Approaches for the Assessment of in situ Remediation of Xenobiotics.- Transgenic Approaches for Building Plant Armor and Weaponry to Combat Xenobiotic Pollutants: Current Trends and Future Prospects .- Bioavailability/Phytostabilization of Xenobiotics in Soil.- Biodegradation of Xenobiotics in Soil by Fungi.- The use of Enzymes in Bioremediation of Soil Xenobiotics .- Soil Xenobiotics and their Phyto-chemical Remediation.- Soils-PCBs-PGPRs Interactions in Changing Climate Scenarios.- Impact of Biochar on Soil Fertility and Behaviour of Xenobiotics in Soil.- Environmental Biodegradation of Xenobiotics: Role of Potential Microflora.- Biotransformation of Xenobiotic Compounds: Microbial Approach.- Environmental Bioremediation: Biodegradation of Xenobiotic Compounds.- Prominences on Xenobiotic Degradation in Ecological Sanitary.
This book describes the vast variety of xenobiotics, such as pesticides, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, agrochemicals and other pollutants, their interactions with the soil environment, and the currently available strategies and techniques for soil decontamination and bioremediation. Topics covered include: transport mechanisms of pollutants along the Himalayas; use of earthworms in biomonitoring; metagenomic strategies for assessing contaminated sites; xenobiotics in the food chain; phyto-chemical remediation; biodegradation by fungi; and the use of enzymes and potential microbes in biotransformation. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable guide for scientists in the fields of environmental ecology, soil and food sciences, agriculture, and applied microbiology.