Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2005, pp. 361–364. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2005, pp. 397–400. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Kireeva, Khanislamova, Tarasenko. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Biological Testing of Oil-Polluted and Reclaimed Soils Based on the Survival of Springtails (Collembola) N. A. Kireeva*, G. M. Khanislamova**, and E. M. Tarasenko* * Bashkir State University, ul. Frunze 32, Ufa, Bashkortostan, 450074 Russia ** Bashkir State Pedagogical University, ul. Oktyabr’skoi Revolyutsii 3a, Ufa, Bashkortostan, 450000 Russia Received April 1, 2004 Key words: oil pollution of soils, springtails, reclamation. The accidental discharge of oil or petroleum prod- the samples were kept at 22–25°C, with soil moistening ucts in the course of their production, processing, or maintained at 60% of the total water capacity. Another transportation results in the long-term pollution of nat- series of soil samples with the same oil concentrations ural landscapes. Entering the soil, these pollutants alter was treated with Bacispecin, a bacterial preparation its physicochemical properties, reduce its fecundity, used as a soil reclamation agent (10 cells per gram of and largely suppress the biota (Kireeva et al., 2001). soil). Bacispecin was derived from the natural Bacillus Therefore, biological methods for assessing the degree
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