publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Enumeration and Characterization of Arsenic-Tolerant Diazotrophic Bacteria in a Long-Term Heavy-Metal-Contaminated Soil

A. Oliveira; M. E. Pampulha; M. M. Neto; A. C. Almeida;
  • Published: 09 Nov 2008
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Portugal
The abundance of arsenic-tolerant diazotrophic bacteria was compared in a long-term contaminated soil versus a non-contaminated one. In addition, the characterization of tolerant diazotrophic bacteria was carried out. Differences in the number of heterotrophic N2 fixers were found between soils. Contaminated soil showed a decrease in the microbial population size of about 80%, confirming the great sensitivity of this group of soil bacteria to metals. However, quantitative analysis of the response to increased doses of arsenic reveals that the proportion of the culturable diazotrophic community tolerant to arsenic was identical for both soils (contaminated and no...
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: arsenic, diazotrophic bacteria, soil bacteria, heavy metals, Ecological Modelling, Environmental Engineering, Pollution, Water Science and Technology, Environmental Chemistry, Soil water, Nitrogen fixation, Soil contamination, Diazotroph, Firmicutes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Bacteria, Actinobacteria, Soil classification
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Pollution effects of heavy metals on soil microbial community
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 46707
  • Funding stream: POCI
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Enumeration and Characterization of Arsenic-Tolerant Diazotrophic Bacteria in a Long-Term Heavy-Metal-Contaminated Soil

A. Oliveira; M. E. Pampulha; M. M. Neto; A. C. Almeida;