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Excellent citation. Aquatic ecology paper. This paper was cited in U.S.A., Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, Brazil, Uruguay, and other countries

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This is the paper that was cited :

Ostroumov S, (2005) Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders. Hydrobiologia 542: 275.    

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COMPARING THE INVASIBILITY OF EXPERIMENTAL “REEFS” WITH FIELD OBSERVATIONS OF NATURAL REEFS AND ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURES
Dafforn K.A., Johnston E.L., Glasby T.M.

PLoS ONE. 2012. Vol. 7. № 5. p. e38124.

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DAFFORN K.A.Написать письмо автору1JOHNSTON E.L.1GLASBY T.M.2
1 Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2 New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, Nelson Bay, NSW

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U.S.A.: University of Oklahoma

 

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Italy: Università del Salento, Lecce

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Links between estuarine condition and spatial distributions of marine invaders

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DH Erwin, S Tweedt – Evolutionary Ecology, 2012 – Springer

Abstract Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a

significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, and experimental evidence

suggests that such behavior can increase diversity. Despite the important role such 

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Innovative articles, fresh ideas: in one of the best scientific journals of Russian Academy of Sciences, in English. Major innovations, discoveries explained in 1-to-3-line annotations.

Innovative articles, fresh ideas: in one of the best  scientific journals  of Russian Academy of Sciences, in English. Major innovations, discoveries explained in 1-to-3-line annotations.

The area of science: ecology, environmental science, water quality, water safety.

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/innovative-articles-fresh-ideas-in-one.html

Paradigm-shifting articles published in a unique scientific journal. 

Topics: environmental sciences, ecology, ecosystems, water quality.

Title of the journal: Doklady Biological Sciences

ISSN PRINT: 0012-4966. ISSN ONLINE: 1608-3105.

Language: English.

AvailabilityAll of these papers are available online via the Internet service Springerlink. Almost all of the libraries of the major U.S. universities have the paper copies of this journal.

Explanation of the title of the journal: the word ‘Doklady’ in Russian means ‘Reports’ or, in this context, ‘Proceedings’ or ‘Research communications’. This word came from the Russian title of the best scientific journal ‘Doklady Academii Nauk’ which means ‘Proceedings of Academy of Sciences’ or ‘Research Communications to Academy of Sciences’. This journal is indexed by Web of Science and PubMed.
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Examples of the innovative papers in this journal, on environm. science, selected:

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The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System,  Doklady Biological Sciences, vol. 372, no. 2, pp. 286-289, in English. Author: Ostroumov, S.A.

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in English: http://www.academia.edu/782873

in English: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991

Citation, examples: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/citation-of-concept-of-aquatic-biota-as.html

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New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis. – Doklady Biological Sciences.
2002, v.383, No.1-6; pp.141-143. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49065580;

citation, and comments on the innovation in this article see:

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-definitions-of-concepts-and-terms.html

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                 This paper formulated a fundamentally new solution to the problem of selecting criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants, toxicants; the paper explains why the currently accepted set of criteria is non-efficient and leads to mistakes;               Reference:

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. Doklady Biological Sciences: ISSN PRINT: 0012-4966. ISSN ONLINE: 1608-3105. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/www.scribd.com/doc/49088234;

Why this paper is useful: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60891549/;

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A closely related paper: A new set of criteria in order to answer the question was formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to environment or not?    Reference:  Ostroumov S.A.  Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards. – Riv. Biol. (Rivista di Biologia) 2003,  96(1):159-169. Review.

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key words: innovation, new solution, criteria,  assessment, environmental, ecological, hazards, danger, chemical, pollutants, toxicants,

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                  This paper is the first publication that considered an aquatic ecosystem as an analog of a bioreactor, with some specific features that were described in the paper.This paper gave a revolutionary new insight into the core functions and identity of ecosystem as a bioreactor to maintain water quality. Reference:    

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516. 

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                  This paper was the first that discovered the multi-faceted role of the entire broad range of aquatic organisms of all main groups of biodiversity in water self-purification. The conclusion was made that the complex of all the organisms, the entire biota is a unique (both changeable and fragile) part of the mechanism of ecosystem service to improve water quality;           Reference:

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. Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

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                  It is the first paper that reported two new experimental results. First, the new author’s experiments measured the biota-driven fluxes of the matter and chemical elements in a model ecosystem.  Second, the authors got another innovative result: a discovery of effects of chemical pollutants. Namely, these biota-driven flows of the chemical elements were decreased by a chemical pollutant exemplified by a synthetic surfactant:           Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, and M. P. Kolesnikov. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea stagnalis. [Lymnaea stagnalis] – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 373, 2000, pp. 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 373, No. 2, 2000, pp. 278–280. Full text free:  www.scribd.com/doc/49069985;

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                  This paper discovered new mechanisms triggering eutrophication and as a result, a new solution to the problem of eutrophication: Reference:      

The Synecological Approach to the Problem of Eutrophication. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001,  v. 381, No. 1-6; pp. 559-562.

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065550/;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1013378505630;

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               First measurements, first publication: New quantitative data on how aquatic mollusks drive fluxes of the chemical elements. The reference is: 

Ostroumov S. A., M. P. Kolesnikov. Pellets of Some Mollusks in the Biogeochemical Flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 379, p. 378-381

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065604;  http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730;    PMID: 12918380;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1011620817764;

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                Modernization and refreshing of the most fundamental concepts, notions, and terminology of ecology.         Reference:

New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis; – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002, v. 383, No. 1-6; pp. 141-143.

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065580; DOI: 10.1023/A:1015393924967;

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                New logical conceptualization of how all biodiversity of the aquatic organisms functions together toward up-grading water quality: 

On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2004, v. 396, No.1-6; pp. 206-211.

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                 New approach and innovative methodology to experimentally analyze interactions of organisms:           Reference: 

Inhibitory Analysis of Regulatory Interactions in Trophic Webs. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 377, No. 1-6; pp. 139-141.

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065567;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1019218026198;

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              Discovery of a new type of negative effects of chemical pollutants on aquatic organisms and ecosystems.   Reference:

Effect of Amphiphilic Chemicals on Filter-Feeding Marine Organisms. – Doklady Biological Sciences; 2001, v. 378, No. 1-6; pp. 248-250. Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065593http://www.scribd.com/doc/59417067

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                 The first publication that proposed used the new terminology: two-level synergism; synecological summation. As a result, a new fundamental concept and terminology were introduced into environmental science, and ecology: Two-Level Synergism, Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects:     

Ostroumov  S. A. The Hazard of a Two-Level Synergism of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects.  – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 380, No. 1-6; pp. 499-501. 

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065634/;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1012348127085

 

                 It is the first time that some negative effect of chemical pollutant (synthetic surfactant) on feeding activity of rotifers was discovered:          

Ostroumov S.A., N. Walz; R. Rusche. Effect of a Cationic Amphiphilic Compound on Rotifers – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2003, v. 390, No. 1-6; pp. 252-255;

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/52634169/;           www.scribd.com/doc/52634169/3-Effect-of-a-cationic-amphiphilic-compound-on-rotifersDBN; DOI: 10.1023/A:1024417903077;

 

               It is the first discovery of the new aspect of fundamental cause-effect link between the conservation of biodiversity and protection of water quality.  This paper is the first that stresses that this is a two-way link:

Biodiversity Protection and Quality of Water: The Role of Feedbacks in Ecosystems. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002, v. 382, No. 1-6; pp. 18-21;

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                 The first identification of a new type of negative effect of chemical pollutants: Reference:

A New Type of Effect of Potentially Hazardous Substances: Uncouplers of Pelagial–Benthal Coupling. –  Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002. v.383, No. 1-6; pp. 127-130.

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                Modernization of the system of principles for conservation of biodiversity;

Formulation of a new relevant principle: conservation and protection of a key aspect of ecosystem’s service in up-grading water quality; an innovative suggestion to establish a special type of protected aquatoria to protect organisms that filter and purify water:      Reference:

System of Principles for Conservation of the Biogeocenotic Function and the Biodiversity of Filter-Feeders. –   Doklady Biological Sciences 2002, v.383, No.1-6; pp.147-150. Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911862; http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065586;

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015398125876;


                Innovative analysis of the factors that create environmental balance as related to plankton, which in turn is relevant to proper management of water resources, and water quality sustainability:   

Imbalance of Factors Providing Control of Unicellular Plankton Populations Exposed to Anthropogenic Impact. –  Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.379, No.1-6; pp.341-343.

www.scribd.com/doc/49065596; DOI: 10.1023/A:1011600213221;

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                New fundamental concept: a new type of joint man-made effects on biological community and ecosystems was identified. The author of this article in the journal ‘Doklady Biological Sciences’, Dr. S.A.Ostroumov, proposed to name this concept as: Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects:   

Responses of Unio tumidus to Mixed Chemical Preparations and the Hazard of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.380, No.1-6; pp.492-495;  Full text free:  www.scribd.com/doc/49065621/; DOI: 10.1023/A:1012344026176;

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                A new contribution to the scientific basis of phytoremediation and phytotechnology for water treatment: Reference:         

Lazareva E. V.; Ostroumov S.A. Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration in the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: Innovations for phytotechnology. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, v.425, No.1; pp.180-182.  Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/60795487/;

in English:   DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609020276;

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               The first discovery of the negative effect of the synthetic chemical pollutant (surfactant) on filter- feeding of zooplankton, and negative effects of the chemical of water filtering: Vorozhun I. M., S. A. Ostroumov. On studying the hazards of pollution of the biosphere: effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, Vol. 425, pp. 133–134.  The journal:  ISSN 0012-4966.

Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45914806/;        

DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609020136;  http://www.springerlink.com/content/p7754h672w814m30/;

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                It is the first paper in which a discovery of a new type of environmental hazards from chemical pollutants was made: namely, the hazards of a decrease in vital function of healthy aquatic ecosystems which maintain the proper level of cleanness (purity) of water, and improve water quality:

Identification of a new type of ecological hazard of chemicals: inhibition of processes of ecological remediation. – Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002. 385: 377-379. In Eng.; ISSN 0012-4966. DOI 10.1023/A:1019929305267;

 


It is a first paper in which a new solution to the eternal and painful problem of need for proper objective criteria for identification of and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants:     Reference:

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.  Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49088234; http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/;

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                It is a first paper in which a new aspect and facet of the essence and identity of ecosystem was discovered and analyzed. In this paper, it was shown that ecosystem has attributes of a bioreactor:  Reference:

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516.  Full text free:

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                                  It is the first paper in which it was clearly shown that aquatic biota (the sum of organisms) is the core part of the ecological mechanism of water self-purification in healthy aquatic ecosystems. The important attributes of this core part of the mechanism are: 1) lability; 2) vulnerability to anthropogenic impact. The author formulated a new fundamental concept of the complex of organisms of aquatic ecosystem. According to the concept, the biota is a central, labile and vulnerable (to pollutants) part of the ecological mechanism of water self-purification and upgrade of water quality.

Key words: Geoscience, water quality, assessment of biological activity of surfactants, chemical pollution, self-purification of water, aquatic organisms, contaminants, aquatic ecosystems:    

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. Full text free:  http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs372p286biotalabil/;

Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 372, No. 2, 2000, pp. 279–282. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2000 by Ostroumov.

Self-purification of water is a complex process including physical, chemical, and biological components [1–3]. The vulnerability of different components of the water self-purification system to anthropogenic factors is as yet insufficiently understood. The goal of this work was to review the literature and our own unpublished experimental findings concerning potential vulnerability of the biotic component of the water self-purification system to chemical pollutants.

A new role of biota as a core, labile, vulnerable part of ecosystem and upgrade of water quality. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

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                 It is the first study in which it was shown that the vital function of aquatic organisms (catalysis of matter transfer, and biogeochemical flows of chemical elements through the water column in the normal ecosystem) is decreased by the chemical pollutant as represented by a synthetic surfactant:      

S. A. Ostroumov and M. P. Kolesnikov. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea  [Lymnaea] stagnalis. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 373, 2000, pp. 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 373, No. 2, 2000, pp. 278–280. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49069985

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                 New fundamental concepts were formulated in the concept:

1) a two-level synergism (a new scientific term);

2) synecological summation  (a new scientific term) of man-made effects.

The Hazard of a Two-Level Synergism of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects // Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, vol.380, p.499-501;

(Rus. P. 847); two-level synergism; Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065634/;

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                 The first data on discovery that chemical pollutants (detergents and surfactants) decreased the filtration rate by the mass freshwater mollusks, freshwater mussels Unio tumidus. A new type of complex anthropogenic effects on ecosystem was found which the author proposed to name ‘synecological summation’.  Reference:    

Ostroumov S.A. Responses of Unio tumidus to Mixed Chemical Preparations and the Hazard of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, vol. 380, p. 492-495;  Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065621/; it was above;

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                 The first measurements of the contribution of the pellets of aquatic mollusks to the biogeochemical flows of the chemical elements C, N, P, Si, and Al:  Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, M. P. Kolesnikov. Pellets of some mollusks in the biogeochemical flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.379, p.378-381; see item 10; Full text free:

www.scribd.com/doc/49065604http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730;


                 The first data on the new negative effects of organic pollutants  – detergents and surfactants – on functioning of marine bivalve mollusks. The first data on how the detergents and surfactants slow down (inhibit) water filtration by those bivalve mollusks,  mussels and oysters which are of huge importance to aquaculture: Reference:

Effect of Amphiphilic Chemicals on Filter-Feeding Marine Organisms. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.378, No.1-6; pp.248-250

Full text free:

www.scribd.com/doc/49065604; http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065593http://www.scribd.com/doc/59417067/; DOI: 10.1023/A:1019270825775;

 

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This is the first paper that demonstrated that this species of aquatic plants (macrophytes) is instrumental in decreasing the levels of 4 heavy metals in water in case of multi-metal pollution. It is a significant contribution to creating an innovative green technology of water treatment: Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, and T. V. Shestakova. 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. Volume 428, Number 1 (2009), 444-447;  DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609050159;  Full text online free:

https://sites.google.com/site/9dbs444/decreasing-the-measurable-concentrations-of-cu-zn-cd-and-pb-in-the-water

An example of citation of this paper:

U.S. EPA (U.S.A.): in the EPA’s HERO database [Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)]: cited: 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://hero.epa.gov/index.cfm?action=search.view&reference_id=362778;

 

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This is the first paper that discovered that in aquatic medium, nanoparticles of metal can be immobilized by aquatic plants (macrophytes). This is a very innovative contribution to our knowledge on nanomaterials. Until this paper next to nothing was known what happens with nanomaterials when they enter the aquatic environment with aquatic organisms: Reference:

S.A. Ostroumov, G.M. Kolesov. The Aquatic Macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum Immobilizes Au Nanoparticles after Their Addition to Water. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2010, Vol. 431, pp. 124–127.   Full text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45579375; 

The article is indexed by PubMed. It is on SpringerLink. www.springerlink.com/index/J487667871W02H28.pdf; http://www.springerlink.com/content/j487667871w02h28/;

DOI: 10.1134/S0012496610020158;

ISSN 0012-4966, © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Translated from: Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2010, Vol. 431, No. 4, pp. 566–569.

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ADDENDUM

Some related and relevant articles in some of the other journals:

 

                It is the first paper in which it was clearly proved that the synthetic chemical, when it pollutes water, produces a dangerous effect on both marine mussels and phytoplankton: it decreases water filtration rate by the mussels, and the normal control of abundance of phytoplankton by the marine mussels, the control which is associated with the filtration of water. Reference:          

 

An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water. – Biology Bulletin, 2001, v.28, No.1; pp.95-102.

www.springerlink.com/index/l665628020163255.pdf;

Abstract, in detail: 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. www.springerlink.com/index/l665628020163255.pdfhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1026671024000

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A more detailed analysis of the discovery and innovation that was made in the paper above (An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. 374: 514-516);

A new aspect of the identity of ecosystem was discovered and analyzed: the paper showed that ecosystem has attributes of a bioreactor: Reference:       

Aquatic ecosystem as a bioreactor: water purification and some other functions.  – Riv. Biol. 2004, 97(1): 67-78.

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           A first and unique paper in which an international team of experts, scientists of three countries formulated a short list of research priorities in ecology and environmental sciences for the current century: Reference:    

Ostroumov S.A., Dodson S.I., Hamilton D., Peterson S.A., Wetzel R.G.  Medium-term and long-term priorities in ecological studies. – Riv. Biol. 2003, 96(2): 327-332.    PMID: 14595906 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]; http://www.scribd.com/doc/48100827/3Rivista-Bio-96-Priorities-2; http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/3RivistaBio96Priorities2.rtf; www.scribd.com/doc/57124875/; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52655707/ ;

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A new set of criteria in order to answer the question was formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to environment or not?      

Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards. – Riv. Biol. (Rivista di Biologia) 2003,  96(1): 159-169. Review.

Full text free: 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/    PMID: 12852181 [PubMed – indexed; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/3-System-of-Criteria;

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                 More new data on how an anionic surfactant (detergent) sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) decreases the removal of algal cells from aquatic medium by marine bivalve Mytilus edulis: Reference:

[An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter phytoplankton cells from water]. – Izv. Akad. Nauk Ser. Biol. 2001. (1):108-116. Russian. PMID: 11236572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE];

Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95-An-amphiphilic-substance-inhibits;   in Eng, in the form:

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An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water. BIOLOGY BULLETIN, Volume 28, Number 1 (2001), 95-102,    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026671024000;

An example of citation of this paper:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/71487249/; University of Cambridge cited the articles written by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov

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McIvor, A.L. (2004) Freshwater mussels as biofilters. PhD thesis, Dep’t of Zoology, University of Cambridge. http://www.ourearth.co.uk/annamcivor/ref.pdf; The papers that were cited:

(1) Ostroumov, S. A. 2001. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. Biology Bulletin 28, 95-102. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95;

(2) Ostroumov, S. A. 2002. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. Hydrobiologia 469, 203-204. Full text see online free:http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum;

 

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                 It is a first paper in which a synthesis of both authors new experimental data and international literature was made, which led to a new broad picture of the role of biological filtering in self-purification and self-bioremediation of aquatic ecosystems.

 

Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems: towards a holistic view. – Riv. Biol. 1998; 91(2):221-232.  http://www.scribd.com/doc/42830557; http://www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9750710;            PMID: 9857844; PubMed – indexed;

 

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                 It is the first article in which the new experimental data of the author were analyzed to give new fresh insight into ecological mechanisms of eutrophication and abnormal increase in phytoplankton. Also, new insight in how ecosystem runs water self-purification. A fundamentally new approach and methodology to study top-down control in ecosystems: the first introduction of what the author calls ‘inhibitory analysis’; the paper  presented a new insight in understanding that a decrease in activity of filter-feeders are part of the causes and mechanisms of eutrophication and algal blooms. The paper shows how to identify and measure this new factor which stimulates those negative phenomena; More comment, and about citation of this paper, see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61179989 

Reference:

Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. – Hydrobiologia. 2002, vol. 469, p. 117-129http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579/;    

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015559123646

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                The first publication in which a concise presentation is given of the author’s theory of water self-purification. A short list of physical, chemical, and biological processes of water self-purification is given. One of the conclusions is: ‘living organisms are the core component of the multitude of processes of the ecological machinery working towards improving water quality’. Innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms (biological community) work together toward making water clear and clean:    

Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and  concluding remarks. – Hydrobiologia. 2002. V. 469 (1-3): 203-204. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1015555022737;

An example of citation of this paper:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/71487249/; University of Cambridge cited the articles written by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov

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McIvor, A.L. (2004) Freshwater mussels as biofilters. PhD thesis, Dep’t of Zoology, University of Cambridge. http://www.ourearth.co.uk/annamcivor/ref.pdf; The papers that were cited:

(1)  Ostroumov, S. A. 2002. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. Hydrobiologia 469, 203-204. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum; 

(2)Ostroumov, S. A. 2001. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. Biology Bulletin 28, 95-102. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95;

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                 New facts on how detergents slow down the filtration of water by aquatic organisms (bivalve mussels, oysters and others): Reference:     

Studying effects of some surfactants and detergents on filter-feeding bivalves. – Hydrobiologia. 2003. Vol. 500. P.341-344  [including effects of synthetic surfactants TDTMA and SDS on marine bivalves, oysters  Crassostrea gigas]. Extended abstract and some info on citation of this paper: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63898669/;

Full text: http://www.springerlink.com/content/k05884h730t228w4/;

www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9737871  DOI: 10.1023/A:1024604904065

[From the issue entitled “Aquatic Biodiversity”]

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                 The first paper that reports experiments that showed that all three main kinds of  synthetic surfactants (detergent chemicals) slow down the filtration of water by marine organisms, filter-feeders (bivalve mussels of the Atlantic Ocean, Mytilus edulis). The 3 main types of surfactants that were studied were representatives of the 3 classes: anionic, cationic, and non-ionic surfactants.     

Ostroumov S.A., Widdows J. Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. – Hydrobiologia. 2006. Vol. 556, No.1. P. 381 – 386.

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-1200-7; Indexed in Web of science.

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                A first book that summarizes the author’s 20-year-long studies of new environmental hazards from synthetic detergents, and innovative methods for measuring environmental toxicity (including biotesting with invertebrates, e.g. mollusks and leeches)  and phytotoxicity of chemicals:    

Ostroumov S.A.  Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. 

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/toxicity-of-surfactants-toxicity-of.html

http://www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9744280; http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1527248.Biolo_Eff_of_Surf; http://www.scribd.com/doc/46637373/;  DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.fmatt

Key words: Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovincialis,  Crassostrea gigas, Unio, Hirudo medicinalis, Thalassiosira pseudonana, Synechococcus, Fagopyrum esculentum, Oryza sativa, seedlings, filter-feeders, oysters, TDTMA, SDS, surfactant, sodium dodecylsulfate, detergents, marine mussels, Triton X-100, bioassay,

Chapter 1. Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic Surfactants as Pollutants of Aquatic Ecosystems:  DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch1

Chapter 2. Organisms and Methods [that were studied and used in the book to perform bioassay and assessment of environmental hazards and toxicity of surfactants and detergents]: DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch2;

Chapter 7: DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch7

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                New ecological terminology was introduced in the paper: ecological tax; ecological repair of water quality: Reference:

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders. – Hydrobiologia. 2005. Vol. 542, No. 1. P. 275 – 286.   www.scribd.com/doc/44105992/;           

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-004-1875-1;

 

 

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders, From the issue entitled “Aquatic Biodiversity II“; Indexed, Web of Science.

 

Examples of the institutions that cited this paper:


Department of Paleobiology, MRC-121, National Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;
Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;
Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (BEES), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;

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                A detailed well-structured presentation of the author’s innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms work together toward making water clear and clean:

On the Multifunctional Role of the Biota in the Self-Purification of Aquatic  Ecosystems. – Russian Journal of Ecology, 2005. Vol. 36, No. 6, P. 414-420http://www.scribd.com/doc/45572968http://www.scribd.com/doc/49131150;   

DOI: 10.1007/s11184-005-0095-x;  Indexed, Web of Science.

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                 It is the first opinion and review paper in which a multi-aspect innovative analysis of the ecological role of organisms that filter water was given. It discovered a set of functions and mechanisms which form and improve water quality: Reference:

Suspension-feeders as factors influencing water quality in aquatic ecosystems.   In: The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems, R.F. Dame,  S. Olenin (Eds),  Springer, Dordrecht,  2004.  pp.  147-164.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/q871733861050601/;          

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3030-4_9

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                 A detailed well-structured presentation of the author’s innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms work together toward making marine and estuarine water clear and clean.

It is the first time, a new concept and the term ‘biomachinery’ is formulated; in these publication, it is the first timethat the new term ‘biomachinery’ was introduced; It is the first time that the new concept and term ‘biomachinery’ was applied to ecosystem. It is the first time that water self- purification in aquatic ecosystems was considered as an example of functioning of biomachinery.  More comment: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61779321/ Reference:       

Ostroumov S.A. Biomachinery for maintaining water quality and natural water self-purification in marine and estuarine systems: elements of a qualitative theory. –  International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography.  2006.  Volume 1, No.1. p.111-118. [ISSN 0973-2667]. www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/100141.pdf;

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                Long-term studies of the biological effect of surfactants, including the effect surfactants exert on filter feeders, are reviewed. The role  of filter feeders in the functioning of freshwater and marine ecosystems is analyzed. New aspects in the assessment of environmental hazard due to the impact of chemical pollutants, including surfactants and detergents, are established. Reference:       

The effect of synthetic surfactants on the hydrobiological mechanisms of water self-purification. – Water Resources. 2004.  Volume 31, Number 5, p. 502-510. (in Eng). http://www.scribd.com/doc/41169530/WR502;

DOI 10.1023/B:WARE.0000041919.77628.8d.

In English: www.springerlink.com/index/wj7qx8550w1048u6.pdf;          

English paper DOI: 10.1023/B:WARE.0000041919.77628.8d;

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                Generalizations presented in this paper represent, in systematized form, the basic elements of the qualitative theory of water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Recommendations are given for maintaining water quality and sustainable development of water resources. Results of experimental studies of the effect exerted by the surfactant Triton X-100 and the synthetic detergent OMO on freshwater bivalve mollusks Unio tumidus.         

On some issues of maintaining water quality and self-purification.- Water Resources, 2005. Volume 32, Number 3, p. 305-313. ISSN 0097-8078 (Print) 1608-344X (Online).   http://www.scribd.com/doc/57511892/0305;    

DOI: 10.1007/s11268-005-0039-7;

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                 One of the authors of published reviews of the book called it ‘Russian Silent Spring’.  The reviewed book is one of the first books which created the fundamentals of conservation biology. This work 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. Reference:         

Yablokov A.V., S.A.Ostroumov. Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, and Prospects. Berlin, New York et al. Springer. 1991. 272 p. Index of Authors: p. 249-251. Subject Index: p. 253-271. ISBN 3-540-52096-1;           On the book: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59415099/;

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               A discovery of a new method to do bioassay of chemicals; discovery of a new form of phytotoxicity, the reference is:                  

Ostroumov S.A., Maksimov  V.N.  Bioassay of surfactants based on the disruption of seedling attachment to the substrate and rhizoderm root hair formation // Biology Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (May 1992); Vol. 18(4), p. 383-386; in English (ISSN 0098-2164); 

Translated from: Izvestiia Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriia Biologicheskaia, (4), 1991, p. 571-575.

http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=1992%2FUS%2FUS92232.xml%3BUS9180902;            AVAILABLE AT: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. (United States of America), 10301 Baltimore Avenue,Beltsville, Md. 20705; Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: bioassay, plant seedlings, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology;   AGRIS Categories: Pollution; Plant ecology; AGROVOC English terms: Fagopyrum esculentum; Brassica alba; Triticum aestivum; Indicator plants; Root hairs; Seedlings; Surface active agents; Bioassays; Pollution; AGROVOC French terms: Plante indicatrice; Poil absorbant; Plantule; Surfactant; Dosage biologique; Pollution; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plantas indicadoras; Pelos radicales; Plantulas; Surfactantes; Ensayo biologico; Polucion;

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                The first discovery of negative effects of a laundry detergent on flagellates, euglens. The reference:

Ostroumov, S.A.; Wasternack, K.  Response of photo-organotrophously growing green flagellates to water pollution by the detergent preparation “Kristall” // Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin (1991) Vol. 46(2), p. 66-67. [ISSN 0096-3925], in English;  Translated from: Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Biologiia, v. 46 (2), 1991, p. 67-68. http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=1992%2FUS%2FUS92239.xml%3BUS9180000;

           AVAILABLE  in the U.S.A. AT: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. (United States of America), 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Md. 20705; Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: bioassay, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, Protista, ecotoxicology, euglens, Euglena;  AGRIS Categories: Pollution; Plant ecology; AGROVOC English terms: Indicator plants; Mastigophora; Water pollution; Surface active agents; AGROVOC French terms: Plante indicatrice; Pollution de l’eau; Surfactant; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plantas indicadoras; Polucion del agua; Surfactantes;

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New discoveries of examples of phytotoxicity of chemicals and of  chemical-induced changes in behavior of animals.     A first discovery of the negative effects of a cationic surfactant on the growth and elongation of plant seedlings (Fagopyrum esculentum) and on behavior of leeches (Hirudo medicinalis); Reference:

Response of test-organisms to water pollution with quaternary ammonia compounds. – Water resources (1992) [ISSN 0097-8078] Vol. 18(2), p. 171-175;  Translated from the Russian original articles: Vodnye Resursy, v.18 (2), 1991, p.112-116.

http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=1992%2FUS%2FUS92235.xml%3BUS9176736; 

           AVAILABLE  in the U.S.A. AT: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Md. 20705; U.S.A. Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: water quality, bioassay, plant seedlings, cationic, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology, leeches, Hirudo medicinalis, behavior, sublethal;  AGRIS Categories: Miscellaneous plant disorders; Pollution;  AGROVOC English terms: Water pollution; Quaternary ammonium compounds; Testing; Fagopyrum esculentum; Phytotoxicity; AGROVOC French terms: Pollution de l’eau; Compose d’ammonium quaternaire; Testage; Phytotoxicite; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Polucion del agua; Compuestos amonicos cuaternarios; Ensayo; Fitotoxicidad;

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                A series of innovative variants and modifications of the methods for bioassaying phytotoxicity using plants, especially plant seedlings of higher plants:

Problems of assessment of biological activity of xenobiotics.-  Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin (1990) Vol. 45(2), p. 26-32; (ISSN 0096-3925) in English;

Translated from: Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta Biologiia, v. 45 (2), 1990, p. 27-34.        AVAILABLE in the U.S.A. at: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Md. 20705; U.S.A. Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: Plant seedlings, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, bioassay, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology; AGRIS Categories: Plant physiology and biochemistry; Protection of plants – General aspects; Pollution; AGROVOC English terms: Pesticides; Pollutants; Water pollution; Bioassays; Indicator plants; Germination;  AGROVOC French terms: Pesticide; Polluant; Pollution de l’eau; Dosage biologique; Plante indicatrice; Germination;  AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plaguicidas; Contaminantes; Polucion del agua; Ensayo biologico; Plantas indicadoras; Germinacion;   

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               A discovery in environmental science of nanomaterials. This is the first time it was shown that the nanoparticles of gold (Au) in substantial amount bind to the living biomass of the aquatic plant (macrophyte), Ceratophyllum demersum. The concentrations of gold were measured in the samples of the phytomass using a hi-tech method, neutron activation analysis (NAA). As a result of the binding and/or immobilization of the nanoparticles, the amount of gold in the samples of the phytomass increased manifold above the background level of gold in the plant tissues. The increase was by two orders of magnitude. The new data added some new information to the modern vision of the multifunctional role of the biota in the migration of elements in aquatic ecosystems. Also, the result added new information to the studies of interactions of gold with organisms that may contribute to new biotechnologies:

Ostroumov, S.A., Kolesov, G.M., Interaction of nanoparticles of gold with aquatic plant: Binding to Ceratophyllum demersum. –  Ecologica (2010) Vol. 17 (57) p. 3-6. In English; [ISSN 0354-3285];

Affiliation: Ostroumov, S.A., [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation); Faculty of Biology]; Kolesov, G.M., [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry];

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Key words: nanoparticles, nanomaterials, fate in environment, aquatic systems, aquatic plants, macrophytes; neutron activation analysis (NAA); environmental chemistry;

AGRIS Categories Plant physiology and biochemistry; Aquatic ecology AGROVOC English terms Ceratophyllaceae; Aquatic plants; Gold; Biomass; Plant tissues; Tissue analysis; Chemical composition; Aquatic communities; Aquatic environment; AGROVOC French terms Ceratophyllaceae; Plante aquatique; Or; Biomasse; Tissu vagatal; Analyse de tissus; Composition chimique; Communauta aquatique; Milieu aquatique; AGROVOC Spanish terms Ceratophyllaceae; Plantas acuaiticas; Oro; Biomasa; Tejidos vegetales; Anailisis de tejidos; Composician quimica; Comunidades acuaiticas; Ambiente acuaitico;

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               New data on how detergents and surfactants slow down the filtration rate and suspension feeding of bivalve mollusks that are being cultivated in aquaculture (aqua-farming). The title in RussianВоздействие синтетических поверхностно-активных веществ и смесевых препаратов на моллюсков, используемых в аквакультуре // Рыбное хозяйство,  2009, No.  3; 92-94. (in Russian); (ISSN 0131-6184);

Translation of the title of the paper into English: Effects of the synthetic surfactants and chemical mixtures on marine mollusks used in aquaculture;

AVAILABLE AT: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. 10301 Baltimore Avenue,Beltsville, MD. 20705; U.S.A. Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: TDTMA, SDS, molluscs, oysters, Crassostrea gigas, effects, detergents, surfactants, C. gigas, mussels,  Mytilus, galloprovicialis, edulis, bivalves, water quality, bioassay, aquaculture, aquafarming;

AGRIS Categories: Aquaculture production and management; AGROVOC English terms: Oysters; Mussels; Aquaculture; Surfactants; Environmental impact; Filtration; Russian federation; AGROVOC French terms: Huitre; Moule; Aquaculture; Surfactant; Impact sur l’environnement; Filtration; Federation de russie; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Ostra; Mejillon; Acuicultura; Surfactantes; Impacto ambiental; Filtracion; Federacion de rusia;

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Evidence of merit:

Citation in many countries of Europe, N.America, S.America, Asia, Australia, Africa:

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Scientists of these institutions (worldwide, more than 300 institutions in toto) have cited the publications (biology, ecology, environment) authored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov, Moscow University

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sites, and papers,  where the publications of this author, the Fulbright Awardee, were cited. Environmental science, ecology, water safety, toxicology. Denmark, U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, Japan, China, Korea, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Kenya, other countries:

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Available in the U.S.A., Canada. Key innovative books, papers: ecology, environmental science. More than 100 publications, more than 200 libraries. 

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/available-in-usa-canada-key-innovative.html

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toxicity, phytotoxicity, invertebrates, freshwater ecology, marine biology, environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, water quality improvement, water purification, phytoremediation, aquatic ecosystems, ecosystem health, biotesting, aquaculture, aqua-farming, bivalve mollusks, biogeochemistry, chemical pollutants, synthetic surfactants, detergents, Doklady Biological Sciences

Secrets of keeping nature in balance. Innovative discovery

A paper was published that discovered new hazards to keeping plankton in balance:

Imbalance of Factors Providing Control of Unicellular Plankton Populations Exposed to Anthropogenic Impact

Journal: Doklady Biological Sciences , vol. 379, no. 1, pp. 341-343, 2001
 The first discovery of how negative effects of pollutants (surfactants) on invertebrate animals (filter-feeders) may lead to a change (increase) in abundance of plankton organisms in water; the first data on how the effects of polluting chemicals on invertebrate animals (filter-feeders) may produce an imbalance in the set of the factors controlling the populations of plankton.

  • Detailed abstract: http://scipeople.ru/publication/67505/;
  • ABSTRACT:
  • Ostroumov S.A. Imbalance of factors providing control of unicellular plankton populations exposed to anthropogenic impact. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001. Vol. 379, P. 341-343. 4 tables. Bibliogr.12 refs. (Translated from DAN 2001. Vol. 379. P.136-138). ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). PMID: 12918370 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]. The paper presents and analyzes new experimental data on the effects of chemical pollution of aquatic medium on the abundance of unicellular plankton organisms. The following 6 types of effects of filter-feeders and chemical pollutants [surfactants and detergents (mixtures)] on phytoplankton organisms were found (examples were given in this paper in Tab.2): (1) Inhibition of growth (and abundance); (2) Growth stimulation in the presence of surfactants and detergents; (3) Decrease in abundance as a result of elimination of plankton cells from water by the freshwater mollusks Unio tumidus and rotifers; (4) Abundance decrease as a result of water filtration by the marine mollusks Mytilus edulis, M. galloprovincialis, and Crassostrea gigas; (5) Decrease in the efficiency of cell elimination from water caused by the TX-100-induced (5 mg/l) inhibition of the filtration activity of the freshwater mollusks U. tumidus; (6) Decrease in the efficiency of cell elimination from water as a result of inhibition of the filtration activity of the marine mollusks Mytilus galloprovincialis and Crassostrea gigas induced by surfactants and Avon Herbal Care (hair shampoo). A new parameter and formula is suggested: the efficiency of cell elimination from water, ECE. The following maximum values of ECE were found (at the concentrations of the chemical, mg/l, in brackets): (1) Detergent OMO, Unio tumidus, 186.7 (50); (2) Detergent Losk-Universal, Mytilus galloprovincialis, 551.7 (7); (3) Detergent Tide-Lemon, Mytilus galloprovincialis, 206.9 (50); (4) Detergent IXI, M. galloprovincialis, 157.8 (10); (5) Detergent Deni-Automat, Crassostrea gigas, 10 800.0 (30); (6) Detergent Lanza, Crassostrea gigas, 261.7 (20); (7) Detergent Vesna-Delikat, Crassostrea gigas, 200.0 (1); The tables in the paper: Factors of regulation of unicellular plankton abundance (Tab.1); effects of surfactants and detergents on phytoplankton abundance (Tab.2); 7 detergents inhibit filtration of 3 species of marine and freshwater molluscs (Tab.3); Mytilus galloprovincialis eliminates from water the cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and algae Pavlova lutheri = M. lutheri as a result of filtration (comparing the 2 processes at the same time, Tab. 4). The results obtained in this work demonstrated and proved that certain pollutants might cause a substantial imbalance of the factors controlling unicellular plankton populations. Direct and indirect (mediated by organisms-consumers) effects of certain surfactant-containing mixtures on unicellular plankton could sum with each other, giving rise to mutual amplification. This may cause a complete imbalance of the system. The conclusions made in this work may be applied to unicellular plankton of both marine and freshwater ecosystems, including ecosystems subjected to eutrophication. The results contribute to issues of environmental safety and resource use sustainability. DOI 10.1023/A:1011600213221; www.springerlink.com/index/QGJ756467J2R7470.pdf


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    ·       KEY WORDSaquaculture,  shellfish,  surfactants, detergents, filtering activity, mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, xenobiotics, pollutants, bivalves, mollusks, assessment, environmental hazards, marine ecosystems, laundry detergents, dish washing liquids, pollutants, pollution, bioassay, water quality, self-purification, estuary, marine ecology, marine, biology, aquatic, toxicology, sodium dodecylsulphate, SDS, cationic surfactant, Animals, Feeding Behavior, physiology, Marine Biology, methods, Mollusca,  Surface-Active Agents, top innovations, discoveries,