R. I. Mironova

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An association of four bacterial strains with high oil-oxidizing and bioemulsifying activities, psychrophilicity, resistance to chemical pollutants, and lack of pathogenicity was selected from a collection of natural oil-oxidizing microorganisms. A new liquid preparation containing stabilizers and preservatives that maintain cell viability and oil-oxidizing(More)
It was shown that spore germination of different Bacillus anthracis strains in macrophage-like cells J774A.1 depended on the genotype of the strains. The virulent B. anthracis strains contain plasmids pXO1 and pX02 responsible for the synthesis of a toxin and a capsule, respectively. The loss of one of the plasmids results in the reduction of strain(More)
A knockout mutant with a deletion in a quorum sensing system gene qseC was generated from the vaccine strain Francisella tularensis 15 by site-directed mutagenesis. The variant with the inactivated gene qseC differed from the parental strain in growth rate on solid nutrient medium but had the same growth dynamics in liquid nutrient medium. The mutation(More)
Five synergistic combinations of biocides were found, among which the combination of kathon + copper sulfate was the most efficient against Serratia marcescens. Depending on the ratio of these biocides, the synergistic effect of this pair allowed 4-20-fold decreases in the effective concentrations. Combinations of biocides with salts (carbonates and(More)
A possibility of microbiological cleaning of water and soil polluted with asymmetric dimethylhydrazine (ADMH), a highly toxic rocket fuel ingredient (RFI), was studied. Several isolates (bacteria, yeast, and micromycetes) capable of utilizing ADMH as the only source of nitrogen, carbon, and energy were isolated from RFI-polluted tundra soil. Acceleration of(More)
The results of detection and identification of Bacillus anthracis strains in loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) reaction performed under optimized conditions with original primers and thermostable DNA polymerase are presented. Reproducible LAMP-based detection of chromosomal and plasmid DNA targets specific for B. anthracis strains has been(More)
The live vaccine based on the Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica vaccine strain 15 NIIEG line is used in Russia against tularemia. This vaccine is highly effective, but fairly unstable. Therefore, development of stable live tularemia vaccine with minimal side effect is rather urgent. The method of allel removal in the F. tularensis vaccine strain was(More)
The critical concentration of canamycin for the MGIT Bactec 960 system, which has been determined on a panel of the tho--roughly characterized genetically heterogeneous clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated in the Central Region of Russia, is equal to 1.25 microg/ml.
It has been established that all anthrax bacteria in an infected organism have the same morphology and fine structure typical for Bacillus anthracis cells. Anthrax bacteria under conditions of a macroorganism form a capsule and slime. A massive bacterial capsule 0.1–0.4 μm thick is characteristic for bacteria of highly virulent and virulent B. anthracis(More)
Five synergistic combinations of biocides have been identified, of which kathon plus copper sulfate is the most efficient against Serratia marcescens. Depending on the ratio of the biocides, the active concentrations needed to maintain the synergistic effect can be decreased 4- to 20-fold. Combinations of biocides with salts promoting steel passivation(More)