Article: Relationship between bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis and nematode Turbatrix aceti in the host-microflora system (In Tatar)
Authors: Shaikhulova S. F., Fakhrullina G. I., Nigamatzyanova L. R., Fakhrullin R. F
Journal: Фәнни Татарстан
The authors studied for the first time the relationship between soil nematodes T. aceti and marine oil-degrading bacteria A. borkumensis in oil-contaminated soil systems. The authors found that the nematodes could survive in an environment with crude oil without bacterial food, although their growth rate is delaying by 48 hours. In the nematodes, the oil is localized exclusively in the intestine, with no adverse effect on the defecation process. The oil-degrading bacteria effectively colonize the intestine, and the nematodes show the same development and fertility as nematodes cultured with Escherichia coli - a common food source. Artificial colonization of T. aceti nematodes with hydrocarbon-oxidizing microorganisms promotes bacterial proliferation in oil-contaminated soils, which, in turn, could be a possible way to eliminate oil spills.