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An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226287633

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The effect of synthetic anionic surface active substance (SAS) sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS, 4 mg/l) on the kinetics of water filtration by mussel Mytilus edulis was studied. A suspension of algae Isochrysis galbana was added to the vessel with the mussels, and their filtration activity was measured by counting the concentration of the algae cells in the experimental vessels. Algae concentration was measured every 30 min for an hour and a half. The inhibiting effect on the mollusk filtration rate (FR) was qualitatively described. After the first 30 min filtration at 4 mg/l initial SDS concentration, the cell density was 322% of the control. The inhibiting effect was observed later as well. Due to FR inhibition in the vessels with the above specified initial SDS concentration, the algae cell density was 6.4 and 14.7 times that of the control after 1 and 1.5 h, respectively. Thus, SAS SDS can decrease the natural capacity of aquatic ecosystems for self-purification and disturb other aspects of ecosystem functioning through inhibiting the filtration activity of mussels. The obtained data are discussed in the context of environment and hydrosphere protection from pollution.

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... Environmental factors such as temperature, particle concentration, particle composition, and pollution have been shown to affect bivalve filtration rates (Bayne et al., 1977;Paterson, 1984;Cranford, 2001;Hawkins et al., 2001;Ostroumov, 2001;Widdows, 2001;. Filtration rates increase with temperature up to an optimum temperature, above which they decrease (Vanderploeg et al., 1995;Masilamoni et al., 2002;. ...
... Filtration rates are highest at medium particle concentrations, and may respond to both the volume and the chlorophyll a concentration of particles (Hawkins et al., 2001). In response to pollutants, bivalves may reduce their filtering rate or close their valves entirely (Kramer, 1989;Ostroumov, 2001). The pollution history of bivalves is also important: Widdows (2001) found that variation in the filtration rates of different bivalve populations correlated well with the concentration of contaminants within their tissues. ...
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Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) are filter feeders, removing phytoplankton and other suspended particulate matter from the water. The removal of suspended matter from water is often considered desirable, in order to reduce algal blooms and in the treatment of drinking water. This thesis investigates the potential role of freshwater mussels as living filters, or “biofilters”, in a variety of settings. Initial measurements of the filtration rates of British freshwater mussels showed that individual mussels can filter up to half a litre of water per hour. Calculations of the filtration rates of mussel populations in four British rivers indicate that mussel filtering removes between 7% and 30% of the particulate matter in a parcel of water travelling 10km downstream. This implies that mussels play an important role in the removal of suspended particulate matter in river ecosystems. In a large-scale experiment on the Ouse Washes RSPB reserve, mussels were placed in three eutrophic ditches to assess their potential use in the biomanipulation of these ditches. Although mussels suffered high mortality in two ditches, in the third ditch 70% of mussels survived, and the section of ditch containing mussels remained clear of floating macrophytes throughout the summer. However, mussels had little effect on the water quality in ditches, and further work is needed before they are used in future biomanipulations. The novel use of mussels in drinking water treatment was investigated by placing mussels in large flow-through tanks at Coppermills drinking water treatment plant (operated by Thames Water). Mussels reduced the concentration of chlorophyll a and suspended solids in the water flowing through tanks, and increased sedimentation through the production of faeces and pseudofaeces. Therefore mussels behaved as flocculators, and could be used in the early stages of drinking water treatment. In order to assess the feasibility of producing the large numbers of mussels needed for their use as biofilters, freshwater mussels were cultured in the laboratory. Juveniles of $\textit{Anodonta anatina}$ and $\textit{A. cygnea}$ were successfully reared for over a year, and reached 14mm in length (mean = 11.3mm, n = 17) with 20% survival. $\textit{Unio pictorum}$ and $\textit{Pseudanodonta complanata}$ were also reared for 274 and 100 days respectively, although they had lower survival and growth. The apparatus used in these rearing attempts was small and inexpensive, and could be scaled up to produce the required number of mussels for their use as biofilters. Additionally, the rearing of $\textit{P. complanata}$ is vital for the conservation of this rare mussel species, and offers the first opportunity to study its juvenile morphology and habitat requirements.
... [14]. 15. New facts on a chemical of an important class of substances as aquatic pollutant. ...
... It is the first paper in which it was clearly proved that the synthetic chemical (exemplified by the surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate, SDS), when it pollutes water, produces a dangerous effect on both marine mussels ( Mytilus edulis ) and phytoplankton. [15]. 16. ...
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25 Innovations in environmental science including aquatic ecology; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279175142; DOI 10.13140/RG.2.1.4418.8886;
... [14]. 15. New facts on a chemical of an important class of substances as aquatic pollutant. ...
... It is the first paper in which it was clearly proved that the synthetic chemical (exemplified by the surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate, SDS), when it pollutes water, produces a dangerous effect on both marine mussels ( Mytilus edulis ) and phytoplankton. [15]. 16. ...
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Innovations in environmental science. Review: 25 selected examples. Almost all of these 25 articles are available online free at ResearchGate. Moscow University, S.A. Ostroumov; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278783368; (25 инноваций в науках об окружающей среде, updated) 5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/innovationsin-environmental-science.html ; The goal of this review is to provide a short summary of a series of 25 innovative publications on environmental science and ecology. The papers were authored by scientists of Moscow State University and their co-authors. The review is not a comprehensive analysis of this broad area but a summary of some selected examples which are useful both in advancing further research and in modernization of environmental education. The review is structured and the text is divided into short sections that are easy to read. 1. Biomachinery. In the insightful review paper [1], an innovative concept of ecosystem's biomachinery (a new scientific term that was proposed and explained in detail by the author. According to the author of this paper [1], biomachinery means ecological mechanisms that include biological communities and biodiversity) which improves water quality. The innovative experimental data analysis, concepts, and generalizations in this article provide the fundamental elements of the new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form. The theory covers water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems [1]. 5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/biocontrol-of-water-quality.html 2. Rare earth elements in biodetritus in an aquatic system. This paper is the first publication that reported the concentrations of a number of rare earth elements in biodetritus (biological detritus) in an aquatic system [2]. www.scribd.com/doc/75098592 3. Innovative scientific terms (ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators) The paper explained the innovative scientific terms (ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators) that were coined in 1986 in the book S.A.Ostroumov 'Introduction to Biochemical Ecology' [3]. www.scribd.com/doc/63711272/ www.scribd.com/doc/73795942 4. New qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality. This article provides the fundamental elements of a new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form. The theory covers water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems.[4].
... Environmental factors such as temperature, particle concentration, particle composition, and pollution have been shown to affect bivalve filtration rates (Bayne et al., 1977;Paterson, 1984;Cranford, 2001;Hawkins et al., 2001;Ostroumov, 2001;Widdows, 2001;. Filtration rates increase with temperature up to an optimum temperature, above which they decrease (Vanderploeg et al., 1995;Masilamoni et al., 2002;. ...
... Filtration rates are highest at medium particle concentrations, and may respond to both the volume and the chlorophyll a concentration of particles (Hawkins et al., 2001). In response to pollutants, bivalves may reduce their filtering rate or close their valves entirely (Kramer, 1989;Ostroumov, 2001). The pollution history of bivalves is also important: Widdows (2001) found that variation in the filtration rates of different bivalve populations correlated well with the concentration of contaminants within their tissues. ...
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Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) are filter feeders, removing phytoplankton and other suspended particulate matter from the water. The removal of suspended matter from water is often considered desirable, in order to reduce algal blooms and in the treatment of drinking water. This thesis investigates the potential role of freshwater mussels as living filters, or “biofilters”, in a variety of settings. Initial measurements of the filtration rates of British freshwater mussels showed that individual mussels can filter up to half a litre of water per hour. Calculations of the filtration rates of mussel populations in four British rivers indicate that mussel filtering removes between 7% and 30% of the particulate matter in a parcel of water travelling 10km downstream. This implies that mussels play an important role in the removal of suspended particulate matter in river ecosystems. In a large-scale experiment on the Ouse Washes RSPB reserve, mussels were placed in three eutrophic ditches to assess their potential use in the biomanipulation of these ditches. Although mussels suffered high mortality in two ditches, in the third ditch 70% of mussels survived, and the section of ditch containing mussels remained clear of floating macrophytes throughout the summer. However, mussels had little effect on the water quality in ditches, and further work is needed before they are used in future biomanipulations. The novel use of mussels in drinking water treatment was investigated by placing mussels in large flow-through tanks at Coppermills drinking water treatment plant (operated by Thames Water). Mussels reduced the concentration of chlorophyll a and suspended solids in the water flowing through tanks, and increased sedimentation through the production of faeces and pseudofaeces. Therefore mussels behaved as flocculators, and could be used in the early stages of drinking water treatment. In order to assess the feasibility of producing the large numbers of mussels needed for their use as biofilters, freshwater mussels were cultured in the laboratory. Juveniles of Anodonta anatina and A. cygnea were successfully reared for over a year, and reached 14mm in length (mean = 11.3mm, n = 17) with 20% survival. Unio pictorum and Pseudanodonta complanata were also reared for 274 and 100 days respectively, although they had lower survival and growth. The apparatus used in these rearing attempts was small and inexpensive, and could be scaled up to produce the required number of mussels for their use as biofilters. Additionally, the rearing of P. complanata is vital for the conservation of this rare mussel species, and offers the first opportunity to study its juvenile morphology and habitat requirements.
... Due to the mussel's life history as sessile filter-feeding organisms which live in the substrata, their evasion capabilities are limited, making them particularly susceptible to environmental changes (Strayer et al., 2004;Hartmann et al., 2016). As a result of avoiding exposure to environmental stressors, they might reduce their filtration rate or close their valves entirely over extended periods of time (Kramer et al., 1989;Ostroumov, 2001;McIvor, 2004). For instance, Hartmann et al. (2016) showed that freshwater mussels closed their valves more often when exposed to road de-icing salt. ...
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Fine sediment pollution is considered a major stressor for aquatic ecosystems and their biodiversity. In particular, fine sediments have been suggested to play a crucial role in the declines of freshwater mussels which are considered keystone fauna of streams and rivers. Whereas the effects of deposited fine sediments on recruitment failure are well known, effects of suspended fine sediments on adult mussel behavior are less studied. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of fine sediment exposure on freshwater mussel behavior and on mussel-dependent ecosystem services. Unio pictorum mussels were used to test three behavioral endpoints: Hall activity, transition frequency and relative water clearance rate. Mussels were exposed to fine sediments of different particle size classes (<45μm, 45-63μm, 63-125μm) and different concentration (0-10gL(-1)) of the smallest particle size class. Hall sensor technology and turbidity measurements were used to detect mussel behavior in presence of suspended sediments. Results revealed that mussels improve clearance of suspended particles out of the water column by 35%, independent of particle size class and concentration. Transition frequency was determined an unsuitable behavioral endpoint for non-soluble substances. Contrary to previous studies, we could demonstrate that fine sediments do not interfere with filtration by mussels and that mussels have a great influence on water purification, providing a valuable ecosystem service.
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ENVIRONMENT, LIFE SCIENCES / series: Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions. Volume 18. Proceedings of the international scientific conference ‘Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations – 14’, (February 12, 2011, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.), and other materials. Moscow, MAX Press, 2013. – 112 p. ISBN 978-5-317-04378-0. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259486251; Volume 18 of the series includes the proceedings of the 14th international conference ‘Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations-14’, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.), and some other scientific and educational materials. The conference was dedicated to 25th anniversary of the book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ (1986), and 20th anniversary of the book ‘Conservation of Living Nature and Resources’ (1991). The materials cover terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and organisms. The authors represent various departments of Moscow State University and other institutions and universities of Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine, U.S.A., Uzbekistan, and other countries. The volume is of interest to scholars in ecology, limnology, oceanography, zoology, ichthyology, botany, microbiology, environmental science, as well as to university professors and educators. The names of the new awardees of the honorary title Environmentalist of Year (Prof. A.V. Yablokov, Prof. J. Schnoor) were published. Some names of the individual authors of the scientific contributions to this volume (a few examples, selected: Abbasov G., Carmignani J., Chadha Sonia Swati, Anoop Tiwari, Das Nirmalendu, and Dipan Adhikari, Davranova Nodira, Desai Hitesh and Hemangi Desai, Dusca Anca Ileana, Ewis Sobhy H. A., Abdullah Shatoor, Hasan Tabinda, Mahmood Fauzi, Jabborova Dilfuza, Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Stephan Wirth, Giancarlo Renella, and many others ). The volume of proceedings was published online: Proceedings, scientific conference ‘Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations – 14’, (February 12, 2011, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.), http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/05/proceedings-scientific-conference.html The proceedings were published, see: http://ru.scribd.com/doc/140945133/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259486251_Proceedings_of_the_conference_'Ecosystems_Organisms_Innovation'_2011_Feb_12_Amherst_MA_U.S.A._Editors_S.A._Ostroumov_et_al#share
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DOI10.1023/A:1015555022737; http://www.springerlink.com/content/hcrfvmdncdm8e3pf/ Key words: water quality, water purification, self-purification, biodiversity, pollutants, ecosystem services, freshwater, marine, aquatic ecosystems, sustainability; Sustainable use of aquatic resources is based on the ability of aquatic ecosystems to maintain a certain level of water quality. Water self-purification in both freshwater and marine ecosystems is based on a number of interconnected processes (e.g., Wetzel, 1983; Spellman, 1996; Ostroumov 1998, 2000). Among them are: (1) physical and physico-chemical processes, including: (1.1) solution and dilution of pollutants; (1.2) export of pollutants to the adjacent land areas; (1.3) export of pollutants to the adjacent water bodies; (1.4) sorption of pollutants onto suspended particles and further sedimentation of the latter; (1.5) sorption of pollutants by sediments; (1.6) evaporation of pollutants; (2) chemical processes, including: (2.1) hydrolysis of pollutants; (2.2) photochemical transformations; (2.3) redox-catalytic transformations; (2.4) transformations including free radicals; (2.5) binding of pollutants by dissolved organic matter, which may lead to decreasing toxicity; (2.6) chemical oxidation of pollutants by oxygen; (3) biological processes, including: (3.1) sorption, uptake and accumulation of pollutants by organisms; (3.2) biotransformations (redox reactions, degradation, conjugation), mineralization of organic matter; (3.3) transformation of pollutants by extracellular enzymes; (3.4) removal of suspended matter and pollutants from the water column in the process of water filtering by filter-feeders; (3.5) removal of pollutants from the water in the process of sorption by pellets excreted by aquatic organisms; (3.6) uptake of nutrients (including P, N, and organic molecules) by organisms; (3.7) biotransformation and sorption of pollutants in soil (and removal of nutrients), important when polluted waters are in contact with terrestrial ecosystems; (3.8) a network of regulatory processes when certain organisms control or influence other organisms involved in water purification. Living organisms are involved in physical, physico-chemical and chemical processes 1.1-1.6 and 2.1-2.6 directly or through excretion of oxygen or organic metabolites, production of suspended matter, affecting turbidity, temperature of water or other parameters of the ecosystem. As a result, living organisms are the core component of the multitude of processes of the ecological machinery working towards improving water quality. This component performs eight vital functions directly (3.1-3.8) and is involved indirectly in some of the other twelve functions (1.1-1.6 and 2.1-2.6) so that its role is clearly polyfunctional. Living organisms of aquatic bodies (both autotrophs and heterotrophs) are enormously diverse in terms of taxonomy. Among them, autotrophs generate oxygen that is involved in the processes 2.6 and 2.4 above. Heterotrophs perform processes 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5 and some others. Virtually all biodiversity is involved. Given this polyfunctional role of aquatic organisms, in one of our publications we compared aquatic ecosystems to 'large-scale diversified bioreactors with a function of water purification' (Ostroumov, 2000). What is interesting about the biomachinery of water purification is the fact that it is an energy-saving device. It is using the energy of the sun (autotrophs) and the energy of organic matter which is being oxidized in the process of being removed from water by heterotrophs. Some interesting examples of how various organisms are incorporated in that polyfunctional activity were given by authors of the preceding papers in this volume. The importance of aquatic organisms in performing key functions in the hydrosphere provides an additional convincing rationale for protecting biodiversity. The efficiency of the entire complex of those processes leading to water purification in ecosystems is a prerequisite for the sustainable use of aquatic resources. Man-made effects on any of those processes (we have shown effects of surfactants on water filtration by bivalves; some of the experiments were carried out together with Dr. P. Donkin) may impair the efficiency of water self-purification (Ostroumov, 1998; Ostroumov et al., 1998; Ostroumov & Fedorov, 1999; Ostroumov 2001a, 2001b). We postulate and predict that further studies will provide new striking examples of how important biodiversity is in performing many vital ecological processes leading to upgrading water quality. By doing so, the multifunctional participation of biodiversity supports the sustainable use of water as one of key resources for mankind. The body of new data and ideas presented in this volume will hopefully serve towards following interconnected and partially overlapping goals: prioritization of efforts on research and management in the area of aquatic resources and aquatic environment; biodiversity studies and protection; sustainable use of aquatic bioresources; advancement of aquaculture and mariculture; decreasing costs and increasing efficiencies in wastewater treatment using ecosystems; combatting eutrophication; understanding the role of biota in biogeochemical flows of chemical elements and in buffering global change. The statements and conclusions that were made in this paper were supported in a series of other publications of the author, including the book (Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. ISBN 0-8493-2526-9) and a string of articles. Among them: On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2004, Vol. 396, Numbers 1-6, p. 206-211. (https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=60f338228d6f3c5114d223ab81e15d3b), Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 147-152 (DOI 10.1134/S1995425508010177) and others. The paper was cited by a number of international experts, e. g. in the following papers: Hydrobiologia, 2006, 556: 365-379, DOI 10.1007/s10750-004-0189-7; Journal of Applied Phycology, 2005, 17: 557-567, DOI 10.1007/s10811-005-9006-6; Mediterranean Marine Science, 2007, Volume 8 (2), 19-32; Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 2009, Volume 12, Number 2, pp. 215-225, DOI: 10.1080/14634980902908589; Desalination, 2010, Vol. 250, Issue 1, Pages 118-129, DOI:10.1016/j.desal.2008.12.062. References: Ostroumov, S.A., 1998. Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems: towards a holistic view. Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum. 91: 247-258. Ostroumov, S.A., 2000. Aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale, diversified bioreactor with the function of water self-purification (Vodnaja ekosistema: krupnorazmernyj diversifitzirovannyj bioreaktor s funktzijej samoochishchenija vody). Doklady Biological Sciences 374: 514-516 (the Russian edition: Dokl. Akad. Nauk 374: 427-429). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11103331; http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs374p514bioreactor/ Ostroumov, S.A., 2001a. Amphiphilic chemical inhibits the ability of molluscs to filter water and to remove the cells of phytoplankton (Amfifil'noe veshchestvo podavljaet sposobnost' molluskov filtrovat' vodu i udalat' iz nee kletki fitoplanktona). Izvestia RAN. Ser. Biology. 1: 108-116. Translated into English: An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. - Biology Bulletin, 2001, Vol. 28, No. 1, p. 95-102. DOI 10.1023/A:1026671024000. PMID: 11236572 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. Ostroumov, S.A., 2001b. Effects of amphiphilic chemicals on marine organisms filter-feeders (Vozdeistvie amfifil'nykh veshchestv na morskikh gidrobiontov-filtratorov). Dokl. Akad. Nauk . Vol. 378. No. 2: 283-285. Translated into English: Effect of amphiphilic chemicals on filter-feeding marine organisms. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2001. 378: 248-250. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs378p248effammaroyst/; DOI 10.1023/A:1019270825775. Ostroumov, S.A., P. Donkin & F. Staff, 1998. Filtration inhibition induced by two classes of synthetic surfactants in the bivalve mollusc (Narushenije filtratzii dvustvorchatymi molluskami pod vozdejstvijem poverkhnostno-aktivnykh veshchestv dvukh klassov). Dokl. Akad. Nauk 362: 574-576. Translated into English: Filtration inhibition induced by two classes of synthetic surfactants in the bivalve mollusk Mytilus edulis // Doklady Biological Sciences, 1998. Vol. 362, P. 454-456. Ostroumov, S.A. & V.D. Fedorov, 1999. The main components of self-purification of ecosystems and its possible impairment as a result of chemical pollution (Osnovnyje komponenty samoochishchenija ekosistem i vozmozhnost' ego narushenija v rezultate khimicheskogo zagrjaznenija). Bulletin of Moscow University. Ser. 16. Biology (Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Ser. 16. Biologija) 1: 24-32. Spellman, F.R., 1996. Stream Ecology and Self-purification. Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Basel. 133 pp. Wetzel, R. G., 1983. Limnology. Saunders College Publishing, Fort Worth. 858 pp. ADDENDUM (added when the paper was put at the web site). The main conclusions of the paper were supported in a series of publications. The following publications are among them. 1. Ostroumov S. A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. ISBN 0-8493-2526-9. 2. Ostroumov S. A. The concept of aquatic biota as a labile and vulnerable component of the water self-purification system - Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 372, 2000, pp. 286–289. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs372p286biotalabil/; 3. Ostroumov S. A., Kolesnikov M. P. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea stagnalis. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000, 373: 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2000, Vol. 373, No. 2, pp. 278–280. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs373p397biocatallstag/ 4. Ostroumov S. A. An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs374p514bioreactor/ 5. Ostroumov SA. Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching for a system. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2000; 371:204-206. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/ 6. Ostroumov S. A. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. - Biology Bulletin, 2001, Volume 28, Number 1, p. 95-102. ISSN 1062-3590 (Print) 1608-3059 (Online); DOI 10.1023/A:1026671024000; http://www.springerlink.com/content/l665628020163255/; 7. Ostroumov S. A. Inhibitory Analysis of Regulatory Interactions in Trophic Webs. -Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, Vol. 377, pp. 139–141. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2000, Vol. 375, No. 6, pp. 847–849. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs377p139inhibitory/; 8. Ostroumov SA. The synecological approach to the problem of eutrophication. - Dokl Biol Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 381:559-562. http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/Danbio6_2001v381n5.E.eutrophication.pdf 9. Ostroumov SA. The hazard of a two-level synergism of synecological summation of anthropogenic effects. - Dokl Biol Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 380:499-501. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs380p499synerg/ 10. Ostroumov SA. Responses of Unio tumidus to mixed chemical preparations and the hazard of synecological summation of anthropogenic effects. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 380: 492-495. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs380p492unio/ 11. Ostroumov SA, Kolesnikov MP. Pellets of some mollusks in the biogeochemical flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 379:378-381. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs379p378pellets/ 12. Ostroumov SA. Imbalance of factors providing control of unicellular plankton populations exposed to anthropogenic impact. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 379:341-343. http://sites.google.com/site/1dbs379p341imbalance/; 13. Ostroumov SA. Effect of amphiphilic chemicals on filter-feeding marine organisms.- Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2001; 378:248-250. http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs378p248effammaroyst/ 14. Ostroumov SA. Biodiversity protection and quality of water: the role of feedbacks in ecosystems. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2002; 382:18-21; http://sites.google.com/site/2dbs382p18biodivers/; http://www.citeulike.org/pdf/user/ATP/article/6113559/ostroumov_02_biodiversity.pdf; 15. Ostroumov SA. A new type of effect of potentially hazardous substances: uncouplers of pelagial-benthal coupling. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2002; 383:127-130. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=d988acb599e121964c48114374a87e8d; www.springerlink.com/index/28V23JBFADL1Y100.pdf; 16. Ostroumov S. A. Identification of a New Type of Ecological Hazard of Chemicals: Inhibition of Processes of Ecological Remediation. - Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 385, 2002 (November), pp. 377–379. [Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 385, No. 4, 2002, pp. 571–573]. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=8408a7cfaa984764b812ce79c77007f2; 17. Ostroumov SA. System of principles for conservation of the biogeocenotic function and the biodiversity of filter-feeders. - Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2002; 383:147-150. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=888352078b275ef40a430eb5b4d7714c; 18. Ostroumov S. A., Walz N., Rusche R. Effect of a cationic amphiphilic compound on rotifers. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2003 (May). Vol. 390. 252-255, [ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online)]. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=def6575c794b111fcc31275e853c2b15; 19. Ostroumov S.A. Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards. - Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum. 2003. 96: 159-170. PMID: 12852181 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] http://sites.google.com/site/ostroumovsergei/publications-1/rivista2003criteria; http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/3RB96p159Anth..Criteria.doc; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12852181; 20. Ostroumov S. A. On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2004, Vol. 396, Numbers 1-6, p. 206-211. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=60f338228d6f3c5114d223ab81e15d3b; 21. Ostroumov S. A., Widdows J. Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. // Hydrobiologia. 2006. Vol. 556, No. 1. Pages: 381 – 386. DOI 10.1007/s10750-005-1200-7; http://sites.google.com/site/ostroumovsergei/publications-1/hydrobiologia2006ostwidd; http://sites.google.com/site/3surfactantsfiltrationmytilus/; http://scipeople.ru/uploads/materials/4389/_Hydrobiologia2006%20vol%20556%20No.1%20pages381-386.pdf; http://www.springerlink.com/content/7166067538534421/ 22. Ostroumov S. A. Biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: from the theory to ecotechnologies. - Ecologica, 2007. vol. 15 (50), p.15-23. (ISSN 0354-3285). [http://scindeks.nb.rs/article.aspx?artid=0354-32850750015O]. 23. Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V. Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum demersum: The phytoremediation potential // Doklady Biological Sciences 2009, Vol. 428, No. 1, p. 444-447. http://sites.google.com/site/9dbs444/; https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?key=8fd8998627b86102db72c9b237c25054; 24. Ostroumov S.A. Towards the general theory of ecosystem-depended control of water quality. - Ecologica, 2009, vol. 16, No. 54, p. 25-32. http://sites.google.com/site/9enecologica16p25theory/ 25. Ostroumov S. A. Basics of the molecular-ecological mechanism of water quality formation and water self-purification.- Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 147-152. 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The sediments which were used in the following experiments were taken from the center of Lake Suwa, an eutrophic lake in Japan, in August. Three kinds of experimental systems were constructed as follows: Sediments of the Exp. syst. No. 1: Greater part of benthos was removed by passing the sediments through a sieve. Sediments of the Exp. syst. No. 2: To the sediments removed benthos, the isolated benthos was added again and mixed well. Sediments of the Exp. syst. No. 3: The sieving treatment was not conducted. Each of these sediments was put in a vessel (length: 35 cm; width: 20 cm and depth: 20 cm) so as to adjust the thickness of sediment layer to 10 cm and then water was added so as to adjust the depth of the overlying water to 10 cm. These three kinds of Exp. systems were incubated at 28°C in a dark room for 39 days and then the gaseous components in these sediments were determined by the author's method. The average amounts of N2 and CH4 of the Exp. syst. No. 1 were 22.1 and 16.7 ml · 1⁻¹, respectively. Those amounts of N2 and CH4 of the Exp. syst. No. 2 were 61.9 and 51.2 ml · 1⁻¹, respectively and those of the Exp. syst. No. 3 were 38.6 and 35.2ml · 1⁻¹, respectively of the interstitial water. These results indicate that the gaseous metabolism in sediments is greatly activated by the zoobenthos and also the activity is accelerated by an artificial excitation.
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Russian language reference to this paper: Остроумов С.А. Биологическая активность вод, содержащих ПАВ //Химия и технология воды. 1991,- т.13,- №3,- С. 270-283. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292632987; A review of some latest works on biological effect of different surfactants and surfactant-pollute aquatic environment on test-organisms is presented. Data on biotesting of aquatic environments containing commercial anionic, nonionic, cationic surfactants and their compositions are considered. A new approach to the problem of quantitative comparison of results from biotestings in different series of experiments is suggested. It is stated that pollution of aquatic environment with surfactants is ecologically more dangerous than it has been previously considered. Citation of this article: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2015/03/cited-biological-activity-of-waters.htmlЭта статья цитировалась в следующих публикациях: Публикация; Цит. 1 EFFECTS OF AQUATIC POLLUTION BY A NON-IONOGENIC SURFACTANT ON THE MARINE DIATOM THALASSIOSIRA PSEUDONANA Fisher N., Maertz-Wente M., Ostroumov S.A. Biology Bulletin. 1996. Т. 23. № 1. С. 76-79. 0 2 AN AMPHIPHILIC SUBSTANCE INHIBITS THE MOLLUSK CAPACITY TO FILTER OUT PHYTOPLANKTON CELLS FROM WATER Ostroumov S.A. Biology Bulletin. 2001. Т. 28. № 1. С. 95-102. 1 3 Доступ к полному тексту закрыт INHIBITORY ANALYSIS OF TOP-DOWN CONTROL: NEW KEYS TO STUDYING EUTROPHICATION, ALGAL BLOOMS, AND WATER SELF-PURIFICATION Ostroumov S.A. Hydrobiologia. 2002. Т. 469. № 1-3. С. 117-129. 49 4 ВЛИЯНИЕ СИНТЕТИЧЕСКИХ ПОВЕРХНОСТНО-АКТИВНЫХ ВЕЩЕСТВ НА ГИДРОБИОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ МЕХАНИЗМЫ САМООЧИЩЕНИЯ ВОДНОЙ СРЕДЫ Остроумов С.А. Водные ресурсы. 2004. Т. 31. № 5. С. 546-555. 4 5 THE EFFECT OF SYNTHETIC SURFACTANTS ON THE HYDROBIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF WATER SELF-PURIFICATION Ostroumov S.A. Water Resources. 2004. Т. 31. № 5. С. 502-510. 0 6 ГЕОХИМИЧЕСКИЕ ОСОБЕННОСТИ И ЭКОЛОГИЧЕСКОЕ ЗНАЧЕНИЕ ПОВЕРХНОСТНОЙ ПЛЕНКИ РЕЧНЫХ ВОД Янин Е.П., Ахтямова Г.Г. Экологические системы и приборы. 2006. № 11. С. 16-20.Geochemical characteristics and ecological value of rivers surface film. Yanin E.P., Akhtyamova G.G. Институт геохимии и аналитической химии им. В.И. Вернадского РАН, Москва 0 7 Доступ к полному тексту открыт МЕХАНИЗМ УТИЛИЗАЦИИ СПАВ ПРОКАРИОТИЧЕСКИМИ ОРГАНИЗМАМИ Шалбуев Д.В. Экология и промышленность России. 2008. № 7. С. 17-19. 1 Восточно-Сибирский государственный технологический университет, г. Улан-Удэ О журнале "Экология и промышленность России" 0 8 Доступ к полному тексту открыт МИКРООРГАНИЗМЫ – ДЕСТРУКТОРЫ ПАВ В ВОДНЫХ СРЕДАХ. Сопрунова О.Б., Утепешева А.А., Виет Т.Н. Вестник Астраханского государственного технического университета. Серия: Рыбное хозяйство. 2013. № 1. С. 83-90.MICROORGANISMS – DESTRUCTORS OF SAS IN WATER ENVIRONMENTS; Soprunova Olga Borisovna, Utepesheva Aliya Alimgazievna, Viet Tien Nguen 1 Astrakhan State Technical University; ** Данные о цитировании к 30th March 2015;
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The effect of copper ions (CuCl2 · 2H2O) in concentrations of 0.005, 0.05, and 0.5 mg/l; the household synthetic detergent (SD) Sigma (0.1, 1.0, 10, 100, and 200 mg/l); and their mixtures in low concentrations on the abundance dynamics and cell motility was investigated in two species of marine green microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta and Platymonas sp. The minimal addition of copper had a negligible effect on the growth of the cultures. A tenfold increase in the Cu2+ content resulted in a gradual growth of cell number in D. tertiolecta; the cell number in the Platymonas sp. culture, after a two-day mobilization, was reduced to 90% of the control. Another tenfold increase in the Cu2+ load, up to 0.5 mg/l, inhibited the development of both algal species; the growth of D. tertiolecta decreased insignificantly, whereas the development of Platymonas sp. was totally inhibited. Low concentrations of the detergent produced an increase in the cell number in both cultures. At 10 mg SD/l, there was no stimulation; additions of 100 and 200 mg/l inhibited the development of both algal species. As in the case of copper intoxication, the patterns of degradation of cultures at high detergent concentrations were also different. In D. tertiolecta, pronounced abnormalities (the loss of flagella, change in cell shape, lack of motility, and collapse) were already observed on the first day, while in Platymonas sp. a marked decline in cell number started only on the third day and the cells that grouped into conglomerates, remained intact. A combined effect of Cu2+ and detergent in small concentrations stimulated the growth of both species of microalgae.
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The spatial distribution and quantitative parameters of bivalve mollusks of the Dnieper-Bug estuarine were studied. The role of clams in mineralization and sedimentation of organic matter was analyzed.
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Benthic organisms from marine and freshwater environment were studied in order to assess the acute, and subacute or chronic effect of LAS in water or absorbed to sediment. The animals selected were cosmopolitan and their biology was well known. LAS dissolved in water displayed acute effects at concentrations ranging from 0.25 to 200 mg Kg -1 depending on the organisms. Copepods and the embryos of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus were the most sensitive organisms. LAS dissolved in water lead also to chronic effects, like the reduction in the growth rate of the marine mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. LAS sorbed on sediments did not display similar effects. In fact the experiments carried out with LAS sorbed on sediments did not result in alterations in the treated organisms, in spite of the fact that the actual LAS concentration was from 3 to 10 times higher than the LC 50 96 h values observed with LAS in water.
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Goryunova S.V., Ostroumov S.A. Effects of an anionic detergent on green algae and some angiosperm plants. — Biological Sciences. [Nauchnye Doklady Vysshei Shkoly. Biologicheskie Nauki] 1986, 7: 84-86. The title of the journal in Russian: Биологические науки. Научные доклады высшей школы. ** Горюнова С.В, Остроумов С.А: Воздействие анионного детергента на зеленую протококковую водоросль и проростки некоторых покрытосеменных растений. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265509244; ** Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) inhibited the growth of the culture of the green alga Scenedesmus quadricauda. It was shown that this substance inhibited the plant seedlings of white mustard (Sinapis alba), corn Zea mays (at 0.1 g/l, inhibition 30-40% ) and cucumber Cucumis sativus. At a concentration of 1 g/l, SDS had a lethal effect on all three species of plants. Sodium dodecyl sulfate at a concentration of 1000 mg / l inhibited dramatically (almost completely inhibited) the growth of the algae Scenedesmus quadricauda. At a concentration of 10 mg / l and 100 mg / l, some growth stimulation of a culture of S. quadricauda was observed. In these experiments, S. quadricauda were grown at the medium Uspenskogo number 1.
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260188121; Here the numbers of pages are indicated for the original Russian edition of this journal. On some lists of bibliography, the reference of the English translation of the paper is as following: Ostroumov, S. A. and A. N. Tret'yakova (1990). Effect of environmental pollution with a cationic surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide on some cyanobacteria and algae and Fagopyrum esculentum Moench. sprouts. - Soviet Journal of Ecology, ISSN 00967807, 21 (2): 79-81 [translated from Ekologiya (2): 43-46]. [cyanobacteria Nostoc muscorum, green algae Bracteacoccus minor, buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum: effects of the cationic surfactant TDTMA]. Effect of environmental pollution with a cationic surface-active substance on algae and Fagopyrum esculentum sprouts. – The Soviet Journal of Ecology [ISSN 00967807; later the journal was entitled: Russian Journal of Ecology]. 1990. Vol. 21. No.2. , p. 79-81. 3 tables. Bibliogr. 10 refs. [in collaboration: S.A.O., Tret’yakova A.N. ). [At that moment of time the journal was published by Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring St., N.Y., N.Y. 10013; the reference number of the publication published at the first page of the paper: 0096-7807/90/2102-0079]. The effects of environmental pollution with a cationic surface-active substance (surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide TDTMA) on certain cyanobacteria and algae - cyanobacteria Nostoc muscorum Ag, strain 33 isolated from the soil in the Kirov Oblast (Region); green algae Bracteacoccus minor (Chodat) Petrova, strain 200 and strain 219 (the strain 219 was isolated from the volcanic ash collected next to Tyatya volcano, island of Kunashir) - was investigated. Their sensitivity to that surfactant TDTMA was compared with the sensitivity of a test based on the use of terrestrial plants. The algal experiments were performed with aquatic and soil cultures. The experiments with terrestrial plants used the earlier-developed method with seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum Moench. The experiments revealed the higher sensitivity of the test with the aquatic algal cultures. In the SCOPUS database the publisher name of this journal (Soviet Journal of Ecology, 1972- 1992) is indicated as Russian Academy of Sciences. Afterwards the journal was renamed and entitled ‘Russian Journal of Ecology (Ekologiya)’, ISSN print: 1067-4136; ISSN online: 1608-3334. Indexed: Academic OneFile, Academic Search, AGRICOLA, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, CAB International, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), CSA/Proquest, Current Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS), Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Elsevier Biobase, EMBiology, Gale, Geobase, GeoRef, Global Health, Google Scholar, IBIDS, INIS Atomindex, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, OCLC, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions, TOC Premier, Zoological Record. http://scipeople.com/publication/70248/ ; ** A variant of citation of English translation of this article: Ostroumov, S.A. & Tretyakova, A.N. (1990). Effect of environmental pollution with a cationic surface-active substance on algae and Fagopyrum esculentum sprouts. Sov J Ecol-Engl Tr 21(2): 79-81. Cited in Ireland, in Irish database Species.ie: http://www.species.ie/browse/taxonomy/detail/?taxonid=108113;
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260188016; The author developed new variants of methods for bioassay of chemicals using plant seedlings and other test organisms. The author invented some new methods for bioassaying chemicals using seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum and some other species. He proposed some important modifications of these methods which improve accuracy and efficiency of the measurement of toxicity of chemicals and water samples. The pages (p. 27-34) are indicated here for the Russian edition of this scientific journal. The transliterated title of the Russian edition is: 'Vestnik Moscovskogo Universiteta. Seriya Biologiya.' In some publications the abbreviated form of the title of this journal is: Vestn. MGU, Ser. Biol. In some other publications the abbreviated form of this title is: Vestn. MGU, Ser. 16, Biologiya. MORE ABOUT CITATION OF THIS ARTICLE, WHO CITED: Top Authors: S. A. Ostroumov, E. A. Solomonova, Sergei N. Orlov, S.V. Kotelevtsev, V.A. Poklonov, S. A. Ostroumov, T.V. Shestakova, I.V. Tropin, S.A. Ostroumov, et al.; ** Top Institutions: Moscow State University, et al.; ** Top Journals: Russian Journal of General Chemistry Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin, Achievements in the Life Sciences, et al.
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[dodecylsulfate] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260187913; Inhibition of elongation of seedlings of buckwheat under the effect of sodium dodecylsulphate. — Biological Sciences. [Nauchnye doklady vyssheĭ shkoly. Biologicheskie nauki] 1987, No.12: 81-84. 3 tables. Abstract in English and Russian. Bibliography 13 references. [SDS at 0.1 mg/L inhibited the growth of seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum by 24-37%]. [Co-authors: Nagel H., S.A.Ostroumov, Maximov V.N.]
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260187502; The Russian title of the journal of the original publication is : Химия и технология воды. A review of a series of experiments with synthetic surfactants and detergents performed by Dr. Sergei A. Ostroumov. The goal of these experiments was to assess biological activities and toxicities of synthetic surfactants and detergents. The author made bioassay of surfactants and detergents using many test organisms. Inter alia, many species of higher plants and algae were used as test organisms. Plant seedlings of a number of species (Fagopyrum esculentum, Sinapis alba, Lepidium sativum, and others) were used and proved to be useful text-organisms. The author used the cultures of cells of algae and Euglena gracilis as well, and some other organisms. The results proved that synthetic surfactants and detergents are more dangerous pollutants of water than it was thought before. Afterwards, his findings and conclusions were confirmed in many other, more recent publications, including his book 'Biological Effects of Surfactants' (2006), CRC Press.
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Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 176 p. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259800839; Book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (English translation of the title). Translit of the Russian title: Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju. Vvedenije v biochemičeskuju ekologiju ; Another version of the translit: Vvedenie v biokhimicheskuyu ekologiyu. Original Russian title: Остроумов С.А. Введение в биохимическую экологию. Москва, Издательство Московского университета. 1986, 176 стр. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259800839; Abstract in Russian - at the end of this post. The book was translated into Polish and Bulgarian. The Polish edition: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259380144_Wprowadzenie_do_ekologii_biochemicznej._book?ev=prf_pub; Web-sites / links on the book, Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/siteslinks-book-introduction-to.html; ** Originating principles of a new science of biochemical ecology. On the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Moscow University Press, http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795; ** On the book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ by S.A.Ostroumov. Keywords: biochemical ecology, book, anniversary, new concepts, ecological, chemomediators, chemoregulators, ecological role, secondary metabolites, http://www.scribd.com/doc/47842224; ** book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’. 1986. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 176 pages. Author: Dr. S.A.Ostroumov. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48035933; ** On the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Moscow University Press, 1986. http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795 ** On the book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’. 1986. Moscow University Press. 176 p. Authored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov. The comment in 12 languages(English, (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Arabic). http://www.scribd.com/doc/48040968; ** Modernization of environmental education. Use of book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’, author Dr. S.Ostroumov: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/modernization-of-environmental.html; ** Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227; ** The book was translated from Russian into Polish: Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej.Book in Polish, its citation. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/11/wprowadzenie-do-ekologii.html; ** Addition to facts that prove importance of the book, Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Marine secondary metabolites: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/addition-to-facts-that-prove-importance.html; Examples of marine pharmaceuticals, ** Book. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-introduction-to-biochemical.html ** **О книге, которая заложила основы новой научной дисциплины, биохимической экологии. Автор книги - сотрудник Московского государственного университета: "Введение в Биохимическую Экологию" 'Introduction to Biochemical Ecology'. Botanicals. Pharmaceuticals. Precursors. Alkaloids, terpenes, steroids, phenolics, biotechnology, antibacterial, antifungal, bioactives, phytochemistry, phytoecdysteroids, phytosteroids, herbivores, trophic, interactions, chain, plant-animal, plant-insect, secondary metabolites, toxins; Второе издание этой книги вышло под названием: Введение в проблемы биохимической экологии. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/introduction-to-biochemical-ecology.html; ** on the role of the book - Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (Введение в биохимическую экологию ) - in ecological sciences, environmental sciences, in languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish: in English: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-published-professor-ion-dediu.html; in French: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-french-ecologie-et-de-la-chimie-de.html; in German: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-german-okologie-und-chemie.html; in Italian: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-italian-ecologia-e-chimica-storia-e.html; in Spanish: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-spanish-en-espanol-ecologia-y-la.html; in Swedish: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/ekologi-och-kemi-historia-och-ny.html; in Portuguese: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-portuguese-em-portugues-ecologia-e.html; ** Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej; Увод в биохимичната екология; Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡; Введение в биохимическую экологию (the title in Russian); http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/03/introduction-to-biochemical-ecology.html This book was published in 1986 in Moscow, by Moscow University Press. In the book, new scientific concepts and terminology were suggested, e.g., ecological chemoregulators and ecological chemomediators. In 2011, there was a scientific conference in the U.S.A., which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of publications of this book by Moscow University Press in 1986. (see: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-published-professor-ion-dediu.html) Ostroumov S. A., 1986. Vvedenie v biokhimiceskuiu ekologhiu. Izd. Moskov. Univ., Moskva [book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow University Press, Moscow, in Russian language]; Other variants of spelling of the title: Vvedenie v biohimiceskuyu ekologiyu [Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; in WorldCat (World Catalog) this book is under the title: Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju]. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 p. http://www.worldcat.org/title/vvedenie-v-biohimiceskuju-ekologiju/oclc/442910842&referer=brief_results; According WorldCat, OCLC Number: 442910842 ** Bulgarian edition of this book. Увод в биохимичната екология / Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡ ** Citation of this book in a review paper on conceptual development of science: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/12/publication-on-history-of-biology.html http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/12/great-scintists-and-thinkers-were-cited.html translated into other languages: Poland. Poland. National Library of Poland. Author: Dr. Ostroumov, Sergej Andreevič; Title: Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej / S. A. Ostroumow; tł. z ros. Jerzy Kuryłowicz. Imprint Warszawa: Wydaw. Naukowe PWN, 1992; LOCATION CALL NOTE STATUS MAG KS II 1.714.705 MAG KS II 1.348.686 A Descript 204, [3] s.; 21 cm. Note Bibliogr. s. 198-[205]. Subject Biochemia Ekologia Środowisko człowieka — higiena Alt Author Kuryłowicz, Jerzy (1925-2002). Tł. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Add Title Tyt. oryg.: Vvedenie v biochimičeskuju èkologiju, 1986 ISBN 8301104546 National bibliography PB 931/92 http://ru.scribd.com/doc/51131227/Citation-of-book-Ostroumow-S-A-Wprowadzenie-do-ekologii-biochemicznej-PWN-Warszawa-1992-it-is-the-Polish-edition-of-the-book-Ostroumov-S-A ** Useful relevant sites, links: Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227 ** on Introduction to Biochemical Ecology: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259800931_Vvedenie_v_biokhimicheskuyu_ekologiyu_(Introduction_to_Biochemical_Ecology)_Moscow_Moscow_University_Press_1986?ev=srch_pub http://www.scribd.com/doc/47842224 http://www.scribd.com/doc/48035933 http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795 ** AVAILABILITY IN LIBRARIES: According to WordCatalog, the book is available in libraries: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt / Zentrale ULB, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Halle/Saale, 06108 Germany; COBISS.SI National library information system of Slovenia Maribor, 2000 Slovenia; Abstract. Аннотация на русском языке. В монографии впервые дается обобщение широкого фактического материала, посвященного экологической роли химических веществ как факторов, участвующих в стабилизации или дестабилизации экологического равновесия в биосфере. Приведены данные о природных веществах - посредниках в экологических взаимоотношениях. Рассмотрены вопросы экологии различных эукариотических организмов, включая водоросли, грибы, сосудистые растения, беспозвоночных и позвоночных животных. Суммированная и классифицированная в книге информация имеет существенное значение для развития интегральной системы защиты растений и управления агроэкосистемами, для борьбы с загрязнением среды, для некоторых направлений биотехнологии. Купить книгу: http://www.alib.ru/findp.php4?author=%CE%F1%F2%F0%EE%F3%EC%EE%E2&title=%C2%E2%E5%E4%E5%ED%E8%E5+%E1%E8%EE%F5%E8%EC%E8%F7%E5%F1%EA%F3%FE+%FD%EA%EE%EB%EE%E3%E8%FE&god1=1986&god2=1986; Availability in Germany: in Berlin: book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, variants of transliteration of the Russian title of this book: Vvedenie v biochemičeskuju ekologiju, Vvedenie v biohimicheskuju èkologiju;Vvedenie v biokhimicheskuyu ekologiyu; Vvedenie v biohimiceskuiu ekologhiu. Vedenie v biochemičeskuju ekoogiju , С.А.Остроумов. Введение в биохимическую экологию; Available in Germany, book, S.A.Ostroumov. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Berlin, Humboldt University. In the catalog of the library of Humboldt University, the title of this book is presented with two mistakes as: Vedenie v biochemičeskuju ekoogiju; http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/11/in-berlin-book-introduction-to.html ** MORE INFORMATION ON THIS BOOK SEE HERE: First book on biochemical ecology in libraries of U.S. universities, in Germany, U.K, France, and other countries: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Введение в биохимическую экологию http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/11/first-book-on-biochemical-ecology-in.html ** See about this book at ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259800839_ ** [development of ecology, chemical ecology, biochemical ecology; book, Introduction to Biochemical ecology] The significant, important role of this book in mo...: http://5bio5.blogspot.ru/2014/03/the-significant-important-role-of-this.html ** Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej (in Polish); Увод в биохимичната екология (in Bulgarian); Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡; Введение в биохимическую экологию (the title in Russian); http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/03/introduction-to-biochemical-ecology.html ** Citation online, of the book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (in Bulgarian), with the image of the cover of the book. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/citation-online-of-book-introduction-to.html ** Ostroumov S.A. Vvedenie v biokhimicheskuyu ekologiyu [Introduction to Biochemical Ecology]. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 p. This book was translated into Polish and into Bulgarian languages. The edition in Poland: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; Vvedenie v biohimiceskuju ekologiju: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/ostroumov-sa-vvedenie-v.html Polish edition was published. Bulgarian Edition was published. ** Development of Biochemical Ecology. On the book that was published by Moscow University press: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ (Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 p.), http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/on-book-introduction-to-biochemical.html ** Development of #Biochemical_Ecology. book by #Moscow_University press: ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/on-book-introduction-to-biochemical.html ** Moscow University Moldova. New recent citation of books written by scientists of Moscow University. The books that were cited: Ostroumov S.A. Vvedenie v biohimiceskuiu ekologhiu. (Introduction to Biochemical Ecology); Telitcenko MM, Ostroumov SA, Vvedenie v problemâ biohimiceskoi ekologhii. (= Introduction to Problems of Biochemical Ecology). http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/moldova-new-recent-citation-of-books.html ** Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej; Увод в биохимичната екология; Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡; Введение в биохимическую экологию (the title in Russian); Ostroumov S. A., 1986. Vvedenie v biokhimiceskuiu ekologhiu. Izd. Moskov. Univ., Moskva [book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow University Press, Moscow, in Russian language]; Other variants of spelling of the title: Vvedenie v biohimiceskuyu ekologiyu [Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; in WorldCat (World Catalog) this book is under the title: Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju]. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 p. http://www.worldcat.org/…/o…/442910842&referer=brief_results According WorldCat, OCLC Number: 442910842 ** ** Bulgarian edition of this book: Увод в биохимичната екология / Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡ ** Citation of this book in review papers on conceptual development of science: E.g., Dediu, 2009; The website with the paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305403948; http://5bio5.blogspot.ru/2016/07/repost-publication-on-history-of.html; http://5bio5.blogspot.com/…/publication-on-history-of-biolo… http://5bio5.blogspot.com/…/great-scintists-and-thinkers-we… translated into other languages: http://ru.scribd.com/…/Citation-of-book-Ostroumow-S-A-Wprow… ** Useful relevant sites, links: Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227 on Introduction to Biochemical Ecology: https://www.researchgate.net/…/259800931_Vvedenie_v_biokhim… ** http://www.scribd.com/doc/47842224 http://www.scribd.com/doc/48035933 http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795 Posted on 2014-03-01 10:49:48, Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju (Book, 1986) [WorldCat.org] Get this from a library! Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju. [Sergej Andreevič Ostroumov] WORLDCAT.ORG ** in WorldCatalog: http://www.worldcat.org/title/vvedenie-v-biohimiceskuju-ekologiju/oclc/442910842&referer=brief_results; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju Author: Sergej Andreevič Ostroumov Publisher: Moskva : Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1986. Edition/Format: Book : RussianView all editions and formats Database: WorldCat Rating: based on 1 rating(s) Subjects Biohemija, ekološka -- -. ** This the text of the review of this book that was published at the web site of WorldCatalog by an independent expert: This - the book by Sergei A. Ostroumov (Moscow University), Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 pages) - is a really innovative, insightful, useful book ahead of its time. It is the first book on the subject of biochemical ecology in the world scientific literature including scientific publications in the U.S.A., Russia, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and other countries. This book created a new science of biochemical ecology. The book covers two major areas of biochemical ecology: (1) natural chemicals that are produced by organisms and involved in interactions among organisms; (2) biochemical transformation of xenobiotics and chemical pollutants. The book formulated new useful and fundamental concepts and proposed new terminology, e.g. ecological chemomediators and ecological chemoregulators. It is the first book that formulated a list of biospheric and ecological functions of natural chemicals produced by organisms. A new concept of the biosphere as an ecological-biochemical continuum was proposed. The book was translated into Polish and Bulgarian. A new, second edition of this book was published in Russian under the title 'Introduction to Problems of Biochemical Ecology' (Moscow, Nauka Press, 1990). This unique, useful, valuable, book is an excellent contribution to ecological sciences. KEY WORDS: ecology, biochemical, natural chemicals, ecological role, chemical communication, pheromones, toxins, attractants, alkaloids, phytochemicals, bioactives, biologically active substances, ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators, allelopathy, allelopathic, plant-insect interactions, interactions, secondary metabolites, xenobiotics, pollutants, biotransformation, biodegradation, ** Availability of this book, according to WorldCatalog: Library Held formats Distance 1. Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt / Zentrale ULB, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Halle/Saale, 06108 Germany; ** Also, this book is available in the library of Humboldt University, Berlin; ** Availability in Slovenia (Europe), according to WorldCatalog: Library Held formats Distance 1. COBISS.SI National library information system of Slovenia Maribor, 2000 Slovenia Book ** The second edition of this book in Russia: Telitchenko M.M., Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Problems of Biochemical Ecology, Nauka Press, Moscow, 1990. ** Citation (Iran, Japan). The book (Introduction to Biolchemical Ecology) was cited in: F. Morteza, M.R. Masnavi, N. Khalighi. Use of Natural Purification of Water Cycle and Water Management as a solution towards Ecodesign. Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society ( Eds M. Matsumoto, Y. Umeda, K. Masui, S. Fukushige) , Springer press, Dordrecht, 2012, pp. 33-37; The authors of this paper are from Iran. The editors are from Japan. See: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2016/09/ideas-and-concepts-of-sergei-ostroumov.html;
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Extensive research on Bivalvia based on the behavioral, physiological, and biochemical responses at organismal, tissue, or cellular levels has recently been evoked by the concern about changes in the environment and their effect on animals. Most adult bivalves are relatively immobile, and any change in the environment of transient, recurrent, or permanent occurrence has to be accommodated by the animal. In the aquatic environment, many low levels of natural or man-made changes are within their normal adaptive range and are tolerated without serious consequences. More extreme changes may be temporarily resisted but can ultimately result in the death of organisms. Between these limits of tolerance and resistance to environmental stressors, a region of sublethal response occurs whereby the capability for survival may be reduced as a consequence of the stressor.
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A laboratory study was conducted to determine whether commercial surfactants enhance the bioremediation of PAH-contaminated sediments. Phenanthrene was chosen as a representative PAH; an inoculum of PAH-degrading microorganisms, enriched from an aquatic sediment, was used in sediment-water slurry microcosm biodegradation experiments. Of seven non-ionic surfactants tested, only one (Triton X-100) did not inhibit phenanthrene mineralization at concentrations above the critical micelle concentration (CMC). Temporal studies on Triton X-100 revealed that while it initially inhibited mineralization in sediment-free microcosms, after 1 week Triton X-100 slightly improved phenanthrene biotransformation and mineralization in microcosms with and without sediment. For all treatments, phenanthrene disappearance was complete after 9 d, and mineralization reached 50 to 65% after 12 d. Sorption to the sediment appears to have reduced the free aqueous surfactant concentration, thereby reducing surfactant toxicity to the microorganisms. These results suggest that many surfactants are toxic to PAH-degrading microorganisms, and while surfactant addition may not always have adverse effects on biodegradation, the use of surfactants might not be desirable to achieve complete contamination removal.
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Whole leachate and humic and fulvic acid fractions of dissolved organic matter (DOM) released from senescent littoral aquatic plants were exposed to varying spectra of ultraviolet radiation as well as natural UV of sunlight over different periods of time. Examination of the DOM by solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance and pyrolytic gas chromatography-mass spectrometry before and after photolysis revealed only subtle changes to the bulk DOM. However, the DOM exposed to natural UV radiation showed immediate stimulation of and sustained bacterial growth. Chemical analyses by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) of the small organic fractions generated by photolysis of humic substances showed marked, pro- ' gressively increasing release of numerous small fatty acids, particularly acetic, formic, citric, pyruvic, and levulinic, among others. Use of radiolabeled humic substances demonstrated that these small compounds photolyzed from the humic substances were readily metabolized by the bacteria.
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IntroductionMolecular Descriptors and Property-Property/Structure RelationshipsQSARS and Prediction of the Physical Fate of Chemicals in the EnvironmentBioaccumulation QSARSBiodecradanon QSARSToxicity QSARSWhat Use are QSARS?References
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The fertilization and growth of eggs and larvae of Mytilus edulis L. were studied under the influence of an important ingredient in washing powders, linear dodecylbenzenesulphonate (LAS). Observable effects occurred in concentrations as low as 0.05 ppm. The length attained by the larvae was affected even by concentrations of 0.1 ppm. The possible ecological consequences of these effects are discussed.
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The effect of exposure to different concentrations of food and suspended silt on filtration, respiration and condition were studied in the freshwater mussel Hyridella menziesi. Using a milk solids-based food and kaolin to simulate silt, mussels were maintained at different combinations of food and silt concentrations for 3 weeks. Between treatments mean filtration rates ranged from 0.97–1.66 l g–1 h–1, and respiration from 0.50–1.35 mg O2 g–1 h–1. Silt (non-volatile suspended solids up to 35 mg l–1) failed to have a significant effect on filtration rate or condition, but with increasing food levels (volatile suspended solids up to 35 mg l–1) filtration rate was reduced, and condition was reduced at the lowest food concentration (–1). Respiration showed a food silt interaction between treatment blocks. When food was low respiration increased with increasing silt concentrations, and when silt was low (–1) respiration increased with increasing food concentrations. The observed effects of food and silt on filtration, respiration and condition are discussed in terms of their potential for affecting contaminant bioaccumulation. In low-food situations (i.e., –1), if mussels are pumping large volumes of water, contaminant uptake rates could be enhanced, whereas abundant food would result in lower pumping rates and lower uptake rates. Changes in metabolism with food concentration have implications for contaminant elimination, and changes in biochemical composition associated with changing condition could affect the tissue distribution and retention of contaminants.
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Bacterial abundance and production in a vertical profile in Lake Kariba (17dgS), Zimbabwe, were affected by solar irradiance. At the surface, 1.87 × 109 bacteria 1−1 were found and abundance peaked at 10 m (2.5 × 109 bacteria l-1), then decreasing with depth. Bacterial reproduction at the surface(0.145 µg C1−1 h−1) was nearly four times less than the production at 10 m although bacterial numbers were only 26% less. Thus, bacterial production per cell was lower at the surface than deeper down, suggesting that bacterial production is inhibited at the surface. Bacterial production in GF/F filtered lake water in Whirl Pack™ bags showed an exponential decrease down to 3 m depth. The inhibition was well in accordance with light extinction in the UV region. Phosphatase activity was low in light exposed bags compared to dark, indicating photolysis of extracellular enzymes, or phototransformation of recalcitrant DOM, which substitutes enzyme activity. Hypolimnetic enzyme activity was less affected by solar light than epilimnetic.
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Oil spill dispersants contain one or more surface-active agents. The surfactant properties that allow dispersants to work are nonspecific and can also affect the lipid-bilayer membranes of living cells. One important parameter used to characterize the physical behavior of surfactants is the concentration at which dissolved surfactant monomers begin to aggregate—the critical micelle concentration (CMC). The CMC can be toxicologically relevant because toxic effects are generally linked to monomers rather than micelles. The CMCs of four different oil dispersants (Corexit 9527, Corexit 7664, Nokomis 3, and Slik-A-Way) in seawater were measured using surface tension as the indicative metric. From these data, predicted surface tensions were calculated for NOEC and median-effect concentration estimates obtained with the same dispersants for the early life stages of four marine species. In three of the four agents, toxicity to all four species occurred below the CMC; however, in the fourth, toxicity to three of the species occurred well above the CMC. No biologically significant relationship between surface tension and toxicity was noted.
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Surfactants are one of the major components (10–18%) of detergent and household cleaning products and are used in high volumes. Several are commonly found in natural waters and consequently, their impact on the environment has been, and continues to be, discussed in the U.S.A., Western Europe and Japan. The chronic and sublethal toxicities of commercially important surfactants to aquatic animal life have not been summarized in the available scientific literature. Based on the summary provided here scientific understanding of the chronic and sublethal toxicities of cationic surfactants is less than that for the other surfactant groups. Chronic toxicity of anionic and nonionic surfactants occurs at concentrations usually greater than 0.1 mg/l. Effects of these same surfactants on several behavioral and physiological parameters range from 0.002 to 40.0 mg/l. The available toxicity data base is largely comprised of laboratory-derived toxicity data for a few surfactants, predominantly LAS, and single freshwater planktonic species such as Daphnia magna and the fathead minnow and a benthic midge. Community effect levels have been reported only for linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and effects on single freshwater and saltwater test species and on natural biotic communities are largely unknown for many commercially important surfactants. Based on a comparison of the reported chronic toxicity data and measured environmental levels in rivers, the aquatic safety of the anionic LAS is indicated, more so than for any other surfactant. Safety assessments for other major surfactants in saltwater and freshwater should be considered preliminary and limited until validated with corresponding exposure measurements and additional laboratory and field-derived chronic toxicity data for animal test species.
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The National Status & Trends (NS&T, 1986–1993) and the International Mussel Watch (IMW, 1991–1992) programmes provide a good coverage of a broad range of environmental conditions along the North, Central and South American coasts. Total concentrations of DDTs, chlordane-related compounds, PCBs and PAHs present fairly homogeneous distributions along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, with very few sites showing extremely high or low concentrations. In contrast, a larger variability in the geographical distribution of some of these organic contaminants was observed for IMW sites. For example, high concentrations of DDT and its metabolites, DDD and DDE, were generally found in tropical and subtropical areas as compared to more temperate zones of South America. ‘Industrial’ contaminants, such as PCBs and PAHs, have similar distributions with the highest concentrations encountered generally along the southern South Atlantic coast. An overall comparison of the concentrations of these organic contaminants measured at NS&T and IMW sites indicates that contamination is significantly higher along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
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In 1986–1990 a total of 121 surficial sediment samples were taken in the Baltic Sea. Sediment cores were taken at 29 sites down to 10–60 cm below the sediment/water interface. Loss on ignition (LOI) in surficial sediments is approximately twice as high (16.8%±5.3) in the Baltic proper as in the Bothnian Sea (8.3%±1.4). Comparisons with old sediment data indicate a more than 1.7-fold increase in organic matter deposition in the northern Baltic proper between the late 1920s and the late 1980s. From calculations based on annual sesquestering of carbon in laminated sediments from the Baltic proper, we estimate that carbon originating from primary production and external sources has increased 5–10-fold, and averages 9 g C m−2 yr−1 for the period of the early to late 1980s. The importance of including nutrients originating from erosion of uplifted old sediments in mass balances for nutrients in the Baltic Sea is emphasized. Increased sedimentation and changes affecting crucial processes/mechanisms in the sediment/water interface are likely to be of considerable importance for how the Baltic ecosystem reacts upon future changes in nutrients as well as pollutants.
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200637729; book: Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, Prospects. www.springer.com/us/book/9783642753787; both the paper book and e-book are available. ebook ISBN 978-3-642-75376-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-75376-3; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200637729_book_Conservation_of_Living_Nature_and_Resources_Problems_Trends_Prospects ; Yablokov A.V., Ostroumov S.A. Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, Prospects. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Budapest. Springer. 1991. XII. 272 p., tab. Bibliogr.: p. 227-248. Index of Authors: p. 249-251. Subject Index: p. 253-271. ISBN 3-540-52096-1; 0-387-52096-1. Book (Hardcover ); The deterioration of the environment has become one of the most serious problems of the 20th - 21st centuries. We are faced with increasing global problems - hunger and desertification, depletion of natural resources and deficiency of energy, pollution and man-triggered changes of climate. Presenting many new facts and examples from environmental studies in East and West, part I analyzes the problems of conservation at all main levels of life: the molecular-genetic, the ontogenetic, the species-population, and the ecosystem level. After an appraisal of present conditions, the authors show which changes in the different sectors of society (including agriculture, industry, recreation, etc.) are necessary to solve our environmental problems. [http://www.flipkart.com/conservation-living-nature-resources-yablokov/3540520961-abz3f9g9fl]. This book examines the problems arising from the deterioration of the environment and covers the issues of conservation and biodiversity protection at the molecular-genetic, the ontogenetic, the species-population and the ecosystem levels. The book offers suggestions concerning changes in practice in agriculture, industry, recreation etc. – in all sectors of society life and functioning. The deterioration of the environment has become one of the most serious problems of the twentieth century. The 12 chapters in this book: (1) the dangerous extent of human impact on the biosphere; (2) molecular genetic level; (3) problems at the ontogenetic level; (4) problems at the species-population level; (5) problems at the ecosystem level; (6) economic problems; (7) organizational and legal problems of the protection of living nature; (8) problems of prognostication; (9) protection of living nature and its connection with other global problems; (10) need for ecologization of society's activities; (11) ways of preserving living nature; and (12) scientific foundations and theory of living nature protection within the system of biological science. The book analyses of the problems of conservation, and suggest ways of solving them. http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=19921964581 Published positive reviews of the book: Goldsmith F. B. Review: Conservation of Living Nature and Resources, by A. V. Yablokov; S. A. Ostroumov. - The Journal of Ecology, 1992. Vol. 80, No. 1, p. 186-187; Hartshorn G. S. A Russian "Silent Spring". - BioScience, 1992, Vol. 42, No. 7, p. 559-560. [‘BioScience’ is published by: American Institute of Biological Sciences] [on the book: ‘Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, and Prospects’ by A. V. Yablokov; S. A. Ostroumov]. [Gary S. Hartshorn, World Wildlife Fund Washington, DC 20037]; Book review: Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems Trends and Prospects, by A. V. Yablokov, S.A.Ostroumov. - Biological Conservation. 1993, Vol. 63, Issue 3, P. 271 [doi:10.1016/0006-3207(93)90728-J]; Dokumentation Natur und Landschaft (DNL) (Germany), 32 (1992) 1 (in German); Revista Espanola de Fisiologia (Spain). 48 (1992), 1 (in Spanish); Alauda (France). 61 (1993) 1 (in French); Mammalia (France). 57 (1993) 2, p. 304 (in French); This book written by Moscow scientists is included to the list of recommended literature, the Malay university (Universiti Malaysia Sabah), see: http://www.ums.edu.my/library/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44:main-library&catid=32&Itemid=134&lang=en; Key words in short: Species × RED DATA BOOK × endangered × species extinctions × Amphibians × Fish × Mammals × Higher Plants × Introduced Species × Insects × Reptiles × Captive Breeding × Conservation × habitats × sustainable × Natural Resources × Environmental safety × appied ecology × anthropogenic effects × KEY WORDS: deterioration, environment, conservation, biodiversity, protection, changes in practice in agriculture, industry, recreation, sectors of society life and functioning, dangerous, extent, human impact, biosphere, molecular genetic level; ontogenetic level; species-population level; ecosystem level; economic problems; organizational and legal problems of the protection of living nature; problems of prognostication; protection of living nature global change ecologization of society's activities; ways of preserving living nature; scientific foundations, theory of living nature protection, biological, environmental, sciences, aquatic, terrestrial, ecosystems, endangered, species, Red Data Book, species extinctions, mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects, higher plants, introduced species, exotic species, captive breeding, priorities in conservation, habitats, principles and history of biological conservation, environmental law, sustainability, sustainable development, sustainable use of natural resources, ecosystem services, environmental safety, applied ecology, anthropogenic effects, man-made impact, environmental education; More sites with comments, useful information on the book: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/03/book-entitled-conservation-of-living.html http://www.scribd.com/doc/59415099/; Many other relevant, related publications - references, links, comments - see here: article: Biological filters are an important part of the biosphere // Science in Russia. 2009. No. 2, p. 30-36. This paper reviews the multi-year research of aquatic organisms: the organisms which are filter-feeders. The research was done by Dr. Sergei A. Ostroumov in U.K., Russia, Ukraine, Moldova. New facts on the substancial role of the filter-feeders in improving water quality. New aspects of environmental hazards from chemical pollution, especially by surfactants and detergents. http://5bio5.blogspot.ru/2014/04/biological-filters-are-important-part.html https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261554265_ ; A note about the book: This book was a success. In a changed form it was translated into Spanish, Bulgarian, Czech. The Czech edition was recommended in Prague as a textbook for universities. The book contains an absolutely innovative organization of amorphous data on anthropogenic effects into a really well-organized and scientifically strict system. The second part of the book contains fundamental ideas on how to achieve a more sustainable use of natural resources. The book is available on Internet as a second-hand book, at a reduced cost. Moreover, I got a message from Springer that they published a second edition. The second edition is soft-cover and probably not expensive. Main keywords: nature conservation, biodiversity protection, conservation biology, protection of ecosystems, endangered species of animals and plants, protection of environment;
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The marine environment is contaminated with many organic compounds, some of which induce deleterious responses in biota. Biological impact can be assessed by measuring the physiological responses of mussels, though the task of establishing which of the bioaccumulated compounds cause the observed effects is complex. To facilitate this task, quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) for the physiological responses are being established. In this paper, the responsiveness of ciliary feeding to alkanes and benzene-substituted alkanes is described and compared with a QSAR established previously for aromatic compounds. Most of the test compounds with aqueous solubilities greater than 70 micrograms dm-3 were toxic to feeding activity when bioaccumulated to similar concentrations, whereas compounds of lower solubility were less toxic. The only exceptions were the polyaromatic hydrocarbons pyrene and fluoranthene, which were less toxic than predicted from their solubility. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that the toxicity cut-off is due to solubility-related phenomena, the effect perhaps being enhanced for aromatic hydrocarbons dosed near to their solubility limits, by sequestration of crystals within the mussel tissues. These observations indicate that many organic contaminants detected by chemical analysis of mussels have no direct effect on filter feeding, whereas the less frequently determined volatile compounds are toxic.
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The California State Mussel Watch program is a long-term monitoring program conducted by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Fish and Game. In a fifteen year time span, from 1977-1992, mussels were collected at 378 stations. From these stations, 47 were chosen to conduct statistical analysis based on the criteria that they had been sampled at least 6 times for total DDTs, total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and total chlordanes. Declines of total DDTs and chlordanes were noted at approximately half of the stations. Declines of total PCBs were noted at approximately one-quarter of the stations. Declines of PCBs but not DDTs in mussels near Los Angeles County's sewer discharge corresponded to declines of these contaminants in treated effluent.
Role of Microalgae in Regulation of Hydrogen Peroxide in Natural Water
  • L O Batovskaya
  • N B Kozlova
  • E V Shtamm
  • Yu I Skurlatov
Batovskaya, L.O., Kozlova, N.B., Shtamm, E.V., and Skurlatov, Yu.I., Role of Microalgae in Regulation of Hydrogen Peroxide in Natural Water, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1988, vol. 301, no. 6, pp. 1513-1516.
Role of Plankton Substance Circulation in the Ocean
  • V G Bogorov
Bogorov, V.G., Role of Plankton Substance Circulation in the Ocean, Okeanologiya, 1969, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 156-161.
Metabolizm planktona kak edinogo tselogo(Metabolism of Plankton as a Whole)
  • B L Gutel 'makher
Penetration of Biologically Active UV Radiation and Its Effect on the Most Important Biological Processes in Bering and Chukchee Seas
  • Yu A Izrael
  • A V Tsyban
  • V M Kudryavtsev
  • S A Shchuka
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