Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2003, pp. 65–67. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2003, pp. 69–71. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Peshkur, Ivshina. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Specific Features of Cesium Accumulation by Rhodococcus ruber Cells Growing on n-Hexadecane T. A. Peshkur and I. B. Ivshina Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Goleva 13, Perm, 614081 Russia Received February 12, 2002 Key words: cesium, bioaccumulation, Rhodococcus, immobilization. Wastewater discharged from nuclear power plants is Jena, Germany). The degree of cesium extraction by Rhobococcus cells was calculated by the formula (C – contaminated both with radionuclides, such as Cs ini (Avery, 1996; Yablokov, 2001), and with petroleum C )/C · 100%, where C and C are the initial and ﬁn ini ini ﬁn products spilled during pumping (Kondrashenko et al., ﬁnal Cs concentrations in the culture medium. Simul- 1996). In this case, a biotechnological approach involv- taneously, we determined the amount of cesium in the ing the use of microorganisms immobilized on various cell biomass washed with three changes of saline and carriers is promising for water puriﬁcation. Thus, bac- sonicated using an UZDN-A ultrasonic disintegrator teria of the
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