Distribution of saprophytic bacteria in the atomic submarine accident zone in Chazhma Bay, Sea of Japan

E. P. Ivanova, N. M. Gorshkova, V. V. Mikhailov, A. F. Sergeev, R. V. Gladkikh, V. A. Goryachev, O. V. Dudarev, A. I. Botsul, A. V. Mozherovsky, E. N. Slinko, V. I. Kiselev

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Abstract

The numerical and taxonomic composition of saprophytic bacteria was studied in the atomic submarine accident zone in Chazhma Bay. With increasing depth in the epicenter of the accident zone, the mean of the ratio of bacterial taxa in the resistance series tends toward a constant. The numerical structure of the pelagic saprophytic bacterial assemblage becomes ordered as the bottom is approached. Analysis of radioactive suspended matter allowed us to obtain model distribution of numbers of all saprophytes and each taxon from the different environmental sources (sediment surface and upper layers of the sea).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalRussian Journal of Marine Biology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Co-60
  • Heavy metals
  • Nuclear accident
  • Radioactive contamination
  • Saprophytic bacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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