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).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aquatic Science