This is the first work to focus on microbes in gut systems of soil animals. Beginning with an overview of the biology of soil invertebrates, the text turns to the gut microbiota of termites, which are important soil processors in tropical and subtropical regions. Coverage extends to intestinal microbiota of such other litter decomposers as earthworms, springtails, millipedes, and woodlice. Thoroughly illustrated, including color photographs.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 484
Weight: 1010 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.