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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 834-846

Activities of β-glucosidase, Phosphatase and Dehydrogenase as Soil Quality Indicators: A Review
Rishikesh Tiwari*, B.S. Dwivedi, Y.M. Sharma, Abhishek Sharma and A.K. Dwivedi
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur - 482 004 (M.P.), India
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Soil biochemical properties are indicators of soil quality, but there is still no consensus as to how they should be used. Generally, biochemical properties related to the biocycles of the elements (C, N, P and S) are used to diagnose soil quality. These properties include both general biochemical parameters (i.e. microbial biomass C, dehydrogenase activity and N mineralization potential) and specific biochemical parameters (i.e. the activity of hydrolytic enzymes, such as phosphatase, Dehydrogenase, urease and b-glucosidase). Soil is a fundamental resource and it is crucial to manage its quality in order to enhance agricultural productivity and environmental quality. Soil enzymes are act as catalyzer in several biochemical reactions which result in the transformation of organic matter release of inorganic nutrients for plant growth and nutrient cycling. Soil enzyme activities are useful biological soil quality indicators since they are operationally practical, very sensitive, integrative, easy to measure more responsive to soil tillage and structure than other soil variables. There are several enzymes in soil, but those involved in hydrolases and the degradation of main litter components are used most often for evaluating soil quality. This paper reviews the roles of soil enzymes such as β-glucosidase, phosphatase and dehydrogenase as well as the implications of their activities for soil quality.

Keywords: Enzyme activity, Phosphatase, Soil quality, Dehydrogenase, β-glucosidase

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Rishikesh Tiwari, B.S. Dwivedi, Y.M. Sharma, Abhishek Sharma and Dwivedi, A.K. 2019. Activities of β-glucosidase, Phosphatase and Dehydrogenase as Soil Quality Indicators: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 834-846. doi:
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