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Interrelationships between soil microorganisms and polystyrene.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Zweite naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung: Mikrobiologie der Landwirtschaft der Technologie und des Umweltschutzes
Publication Date
Volume
133
Issue
5
Pages
426–435
Identifiers
PMID: 726715
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Transmission and scanning electron microscopy along with autoradiographic procedures were used for evaluating the interrelationship between soil microorganisms and polystyrene. Two hypotheses, allowing to explain the properties of polystyrene as a soil conditioner, were investigated: the first is concerned with a possible action of soil microorganisms on the compound; the second, reciprocally, with the polystyrene interference on microorganisms. Radioactivity translocation of 14C-Ecolyte-polystyrene along fungal hyphae and asexual fructification of strains, isolated from soil, as well as cytological modification at the cell wall level of the same microfungi, cultivated in the presence of polystyrene have been ascertained.

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