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By Donald L. Sparks

Advances in Agronomy is still famous as a number one reference and a chief resource of the newest examine in agronomy. significant stories care for the present issues of curiosity to agronomists, in addition to crop and soil scientists. As continually, the topics lined are different and exemplary of the myriad material handled by means of this long-running serial. Editor Donald Sparks, former president of the Soil technological know-how Society of the US and present president of the foreign Union of Soil technological know-how, has simply been appointed the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Plant and Soil Sciences on the collage of Delaware. * continues the top influence issue between serial guides in Agriculture* provides well timed reports on vital agronomy matters * Enjoys a long-standing attractiveness for excellence within the box

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Scholl and Harvey (1992) concluded that experiments with better defined components were necessary. Both Lance and Gerba (1984) and Powelson et al. (1991) found that organic matter in solution (derived from sewage sludge in both studies, and from natural humic material as well in the latter study) decreased sorption of virus, 30 A. L. MILLS and they concluded that the effect was due to competition between the viruses and the organic matter for sorption sites. Richardson et al. (1998) used two strains of bacteria of differing hydrophobicity and surface charge in experiments designed specifically to look at the effect of humic acid on attachment of bacteria to sand.

Prince, A. (1996). Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Versatile attachment mechanisms. In “Molecular and Ecological Diversity of Bacterial Adhesion”. (M. ), pp. 183–199. Wiley–Liss, New York. Pringle, J. , and Fletcher, M. (1986). Influence of substratum hydration and adsorbed macromolecules on bacterial attachment to surfaces. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 51, 1321–1325. Richardson, A. , Stewart, C. , and Gooday, G. W. (1998). Attachment to cellulose and maturation of attached thalli in the anaerobic rumen fungus Neocallimastix frontalis strain RE1.

Powelson and Gerba (1995) reviewed several studies that compared microbial concentrations in porous media after exposure to water saturated and unsaturated conditions and found that, in every case, recovery of microbes was less in unsaturated conditions. , 1978) reported a correlation of loss of microbes with the degree of unsaturation, and Powelson and Gerba deemed that observation consistent with the hypothesis of strong sorption to the GWI. , 1990, 1993; Wan and Wilson, 1994) directly attributed the loss of the microbes to adsorption to the GWI.

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