Microbial Diversity & their Properties in Semi Arid Barren Soils of North Gujarat

Author(s): Ratna Trivedi and Bhatt SA

Semi-arid barren soils of North Gujarat region, clayey loamin nature, were collected and analyzed for their physical, chemical properties and also for microbial diversity. Results showed great variety in soilmicrobial diversity with physiochemical properties. The bacterial flora is described by total count & total Biomass (C & N) distribution in different soil layer. Total number of microorganisms is not related to geographic or internal soil patterns but to content of organicmatter (C&N). Distributions of bacterial community shows individual patterns of soil profiles and are not related to overall geographic patterns.

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