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BACTERIAL COMMUNITY ANALYSIS OF STABILIZED SOILS IN PROXIMITY TO AN EXHAUSTED MINE
Park, J.E, B.-T. Lee, B.-Y. Kim, and A. Son.
Environmental Engineering Research 23(4):420-429(2018)

A recently stabilized site in the proximity of an exhausted mine was analyzed for bacterial diversity, richness, relative abundance, and the effect of environmental factors. Results showed that the stabilized layer exhibited lower bacterial diversity than control soils. The prevalence of dominant bacterial populations was examined in a hierarchical manner. Relatively high abundances of Proteobacteria and Methylobacter tundripaludum were observed in the stabilized soil. In particular, there was substantial abundance of the Methylobacter genus, which is known for its association with heavy metal contamination. The study demonstrated the efficacy of (micro)biological assessment for aiding in the understanding and post-management of stabilized soils. http://eeer.org/journal/view.php?number=917



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