Contaminated Soil: Physical, Chemical and Biological Components

Soil can be described by its texture, referring to the size distribution of soil particles and the relative percentage of sand, silt and clay particles, and soil structure, the arrangement of soil particles into groups that help in water and nutrient supplying ability of the soil, and air supply to plants’ roots

Aparajita Das; Irena Sherameti; Ajit Varma

2012

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  • Soil can be described by its texture, referring to the size distribution of soil particles and the relative percentage of sand, silt and clay particles, and soil structure, the arrangement of soil particles into groups that help in water and nutrient supplying ability of the soil, and air supply to plants’ roots
  • The most important way in which soil texture and structure affect plant growth is the provision of water and, with it, the nutrient supply
  • We provide an overview of the contaminated soils, their physical, chemical and biological components and briefly discusses the importance of heavy metal tolerant AM fungi and heavy metal tolerant plants for reclamation of degraded soils
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