pt. I. Soil Microbial Ecology. 1. Structure and Physiological Ecology of Soil Microbial Communities / F. Blaine Metting, Jr. 2. Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere / Harvey Bolton, Jr., James K. Fredrickson and Lloyd F. Elliott. 3. Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Crop Residue Management / Jeffrey L. Smith, Robert I. Papendick, David F. Bezdicek and James M. Lynch. 4. Significance and Potential Uses of Soil Enzymes / Warren A. Dick and M. Ali Tabatabai -- pt. II. Molecular Ecology and Genetics of Soil Microorganisms. 5. Monitoring Recombinant DNA Microorganisms and Viruses in Soil / Mary F. DeFlaun and Charles P. Gerba. 6. Genetics and Improvement of Biological Nitrogen Fixation / AmyJo McCardell, Michael J. Sadowsky and Perry B. Cregan. 7. Molecular Biology of Plant-Parasite Relations / Martin B. Dickman -- pt. III. Applications in Agriculture and Forestry. 8. Rhizobial Ecology and Technology / Harold H. Keyser, Padma Somasegaran and B. Ben Bohlool. 9. Nitrogen Fixation in Forests and Agroforestry / Jeffrey O. Dawson. 10. Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria as Biological Control Agents / Joseph W. Kloepper. 11. Biological Control with Fungi / Ralph Baker and Martin B. Dickman. 12. Microbial Production of Plant Growth Regulators / Muhammad Arshad and William T. Frankenberger, Jr. 13. Inoculum Production and Inoculation Strategies for Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi / Amiel G. Jarstfer and David M. Sylvia. 14. Biology and Application of Ectomychorrhizal Fungi / Thomas E. O'Dell, Michael A. Castellano and James M. Trappe. 15. Microbiological Management of Wetland Rice Fields / Pierre A. Roger, William J. Zimmerman and Thomas A. Lumpkin. 16. Microalgal Biotechnology and Applications in Agriculture / William J. Zimmerman -- pt. IV. Applications in Environmental Management. 17. Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil / George J. Skladany and F. Blaine Metting, Jr. 18. Composting as a Process Based on the Control of Ecologically Selective Factors / Frederick C. Miller. 19. Utilization of Municipal Wastes / James F. Parr and Sharon B. Hornick. 20. Composting and Organic Waste Management in China and India / N.S. Subba Rao, Hong Kang Wang and F. Blaine Metting, Jr. -- pt. V. Practical Aspects of Soil Microbial Technology. 21. Microbial Inoculant Production and Formulation / James F. Walter and Alan S. Paau. 22. Commercialization of Soil Microbial Technologies / David J. Glass.