Elena B. Khromechek

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A feature of meromictic lakes is that several physicochemical and biological gradients affect the vertical distribution of different organisms. The vertical stratification of physical, chemical and biological components in saline, fishless meromictic lakes Shira and Shunet (Siberia, Russia) is quite different mainly because both mean depth and maximum depth(More)
The spatio-temporal organization of the bacterial community inhabiting the chemocline of the stratified meromictic Lake Shunet (Khakassia, Russia) was investigated from May to September 2005 by means of microscopy, analysis of photosynthetic pigments, and PCR-DGGE with subsequent 16S rDNA analysis. The samples were collected with a multisyringe(More)
The vertical and seasonal distributions of the phytoflagellate Cryptomonas spp., and its most common, the planktonic ciliate predators (Oligotrichida, Scuticociliatida, Hypotrichida and Prostomatida) were investigated in chemocline region of small saline, meromictic lake Shunet (Siberia, Russia) during 2003 and 2005. The lake has a pronounced chemocline,(More)
Salt lake studies are of great interest for limnology and harbor a source of numerous discoveries in this science. This is mostly caused by hydrological closedness of watersheds which build up and fix effects of climate changes and anthropogenic impacts. Another important but underestimated motive to study salt lakes is their potential to serve good models(More)
A hypothesis is considered that the establishment and maintenance of mass exchange processes in the Paramecium bursariasymbiotic complex (infusorian–alga) depends on the presence of the third component—bacteria—whose role is underestimated but essential for completing the exchange cycle. The role of this component in the symbiotic cycle of Paramecium(More)
The character of the effect produced by symbiotic algae on photodependent behavior of their host ciliates, Paramecium bursaria, was determined. Partially alga-freed paramecia showed a reliable increase in the rates of photoaccumulation. The photoaccumulation rate gradually decreased with a further decrease in the number of zoochlorellae. Once the(More)
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