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


A study of the biological and functional properties of microorganisms with high resistance to manganese (II)

The issue of water treatment of the central water supply, as well as wastewater, from excessive content of heavy metals (HMs) remains relevant at the present time. The presence of heavy metals, even in trace amounts, has a negative impact not only on the environment, but also on all human organic systems. At the moment, iron and manganese are among the main pollutants entering the human body via drinking water.

A study of manganese-oxidizing microorganisms isolated from microbiocenoses of highly magnetic soils

From the stand point of the possible use of microorganisms in water purifi cation biotechnologies, studying microorganisms capable of removing dangerous pollutants such as heavy metals from the aquatic environment is of great importance. Microbial screening was conducted on isolates from microbiocenoses of highly magnetic soils of the city Mednogorsk (Orenburg region, Russia), to assess their resistance to manganese (II) ions.

Influence of the Cultivation Temperature on Morphometric and Functional Indices of Growth Triticum durum L.

The object of the study was sprouts of durum wheat Triticum durum L. Cultivation was carried out at a temperature of 15 ± 1°C and 20 ± 2°C. To study the influence of the temperature factor on the development of the photosynthetic apparatus, the quantitative content of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, and carotenoids was determined. Some varieties, when subjected to a change in the temperature of cultivation, respond with a change in the indices determining their stress tolerance, namely the ratio of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, carotenoids and chlorophylls.