ROLE OF SOIL MICROORGANISMS IN NUTRIENT CYCLING AND IMPROVEMENT OF SOIL FERTILITY - A REVIEW

D. Ramprasad, Sreedhar Bhattar

Abstract


Soil is very rich source of microorganisms such as Bacteria, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa.  Soil Microorganisms play a very important role in nutrient recycling such as Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium etc. In this review the role of soil Microorganisms in making the nutrients available to plants is discussed.  Other roles of soil Microorganisms include Organic matter decomposition and formation of Humus.

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Microorganism, Nutrients, Bacteria, Fungi, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Humus.

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