American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Impact of Chernozem Contamination with Lead and Oil on the Abundance and Composition of Microarthropods

Sergey Ilyich Kolesnikov, Lidiya Sergeevna Samokhvalova, Maria Gennadievna Zharkova, Kamil Shagidullovich Kazeev and Yuliya Viktorovna Akimenko

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.89.91

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 2

Pages 89-91

Abstract

Micro arthropods population reduced with increase in the amount of oil in chernozem. The same pattern was observed up to a certain concentration of lead in the soil (background + 250 mg kg-1) and then at high doses (+500 and +1000 mg kg-1) an increase in microarthropods abundance was recorded. Gamazid mites and acaroid-trombidi form complex mites proved to be more resistant to contamination with lead and on the contrary armored mites and springtails proved to be more resistant to contamination with oil.

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© 2015 Sergey Ilyich Kolesnikov, Lidiya Sergeevna Samokhvalova, Maria Gennadievna Zharkova, Kamil Shagidullovich Kazeev and Yuliya Viktorovna Akimenko. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.