Accession Number : AD0714528

Title :   Biological Degradation and Resynthesis of Organic Substances in Nature. Ecological-Systematic and Physiological Investigations,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Chastukhin,V. Ya. ; Nikolaevskaya,M. A.

Report Date : 09 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 454

Abstract : The book includes three basic sections. In the first section, an ecological-systematic description of the myco and micro-flora of various vegetative associations is given. In the second, experiments are given in the breakdown of vegetative residues by cultures of the primary species of flora saprophytes and microscopic fungi. In the third section, investigations are given on the dynamics of the microfloro of peat bogs before and after drainage. A method was applied to this objective, including elements of ecological-systematic analysis and physiological experiment. The exposition of factual materials is preceded by a brief survey of general data. This survey does not pretend to be a thorough illumination of the problem as a whole, such a task being outside the framework of this book. However, the basic information must be given, since questions are touched upon in the book from extremely differing areas of knowledge. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), DEGRADATION), (*MICROORGANISMS, DEGRADATION), (*ECOLOGY, MICROORGANISMS), FUNGI, BACTERIA, TREES, CELLULOSE, DECOMPOSITION, BIOSYNTHESIS, PHYSIOLOGY, SWAMPS, METABOLISM, FORESTRY, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE