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Biology of Earthworms: 24 (Soil Biology) by Ayten Karaca

By Ayten Karaca

Earthworms, which belong to the order Oligochaeta, contain approximately 3,000 species grouped into 5 households. Earthworms were known as ‘ecosystem engineers’; very similar to human engineers, they alter the constitution in their environments. Earthworms are very flexible and are present in approximately all terrestrial ecosystems. They play a massive position in woodland and agricultural ecosystems.
This Soil Biology quantity describes some of the features of earthworms, reminiscent of their function in soil development, soil constitution, and the biocontrol of soil-borne plant fungal ailments. stories speak about earthworms’ innate immune approach, molecular markers to deal with quite a few problems with earthworm ecology, earthworm inhabitants dynamics, and the impacts of natural farming structures and tillage. extra issues contain the features of vermicompost, relationships among soil earthworms and enzymes, the position of spermathecae, copulatory habit, and adjustment of the donated sperm volume.

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