SOS 519 Course Synopsis

COURES CODE: SOS 519

COURSE TITLE: Soil Ecology and Biology

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. (Mrs) Oluwatoyin.A. Babalola B.Sc, M.Sc. PhD

Email: bimbola05@yahoo.com

Office Location: Room 241, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. C.O. Adejuyigbe and Dr. M. O. Dare

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Soil microorganisms and macroorganisms. Microorganisms and soil enzymes. Microorganisms and plants. Root-nodule bacteria. Mycorrhizal relationships. Plant regulators and phytotoxins. Soil macrofauna. Agricultural systems and microorganisms; rhizoshere; root exudates and microorganisms; plant residue quality; organic farming; composting. Biological transformation; N, P and S. soil biotechnology: biofertilization by rhizobial and mycorrhizal fungal inoculation; genetically modified plants and microbes and their ecological effects. Biodegradation of pesticides.

Practical: culturing microorganisms; Root samples and preparation for mychorrizal studies; Root nodules; identification and analysis of N. microarthropods in soil and litter; extraction methods, classification and population dynamics. Earthworm; extraction methods, classification and population.

SOS 519 Lecture Note

 

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