Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)


A Study of Iron-oxidizing Microorganisms for Possible Use in Biotechnology of Water Purification

The ability of a variety of bacteria isolated from soil samples with high levels of magnetism of the city Mednogorsk to oxidize iron (II) in conditions of periodic cultivation in a liquid medium was studied. Investigating the increase in total biomass using its wet weight and analyzing its absolute bacterial biomass growth after 7 and 14 days of cultivation resulted in the identification of two microbial isolates with maximum growth rates. The wet biomass weight of these isolates (69.3 and 69.5) was 15.3 and 14.7 g/l after 14 days of cultivation.

Translocation of Copper, Zinc, Iron and Manganese in the Cultivated Oat (Avena sativa L., 1753)

Due to rising anthropogenic pressure, heavy metal pollution of the environment becomes the significant danger. This study is devoted to the investigation of Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn concentration in the oat and two types of soil, model polluted by metal sulfates. The method of atomic absorption spectroscopy was used. Cu concentration in mineral soil was much higher than Zn. When Cu and Zn were combined, also Fe and Mn, pairwise antagonism in mineral soil and in the oat was discovered. The oat accumulates Cu and Mn more actively than Zn and Fe.