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Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 198–204 | Cite as

Communities of hydrobionts developing at the water-rock interface in Lake Baikal

  • V. V. Parfenova
  • V. V. Mal’nikEmail author
  • S. M. Boiko
  • N. G. Sheveleva
  • N. F. Logacheva
  • T. D. Evstigneeva
  • A. N. Suturin
  • O. A. Timoshkin
Article

Abstract

Development of benthic communities on rocks from the interdisciplinary test site near Cape Berezovyi (southern Baikal) is analyzed. Rock plates were placed on the bottom in the shallow-water zone of Baikal for six months, and a community consisting of microorganisms, microphytobenthos, and meiobenthos developed on them. The development and activity of hydrobionts depended on the chemical composition and structure of the rock. Marble and granite plates were populated by them more selectively than amphibolite plates. It is supposed that the biota plays an important role in destruction of rocks in the shallow-water zone of Baikal.

Key words

biofilm microphytobenthos meiozoobenthos microorganisms rock Baikal periphyton 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Parfenova
    • 1
  • V. V. Mal’nik
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. M. Boiko
    • 1
  • N. G. Sheveleva
    • 1
  • N. F. Logacheva
    • 1
  • T. D. Evstigneeva
    • 1
  • A. N. Suturin
    • 1
  • O. A. Timoshkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Limnological Institute, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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