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Modeling the effect of chemical pollution on biological properties of hydromorphic solonchaks in the dry steppe zone of southern Russia

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The pollution of hydromorphic solonchaks with Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb oxides and with oil in southern Russia leads to a reduction in the activity of catalase and dehydrogenase and in cellulosolytic activity. According to the degree of negative effect on the solonchak biological properties, HM oxides form the following sequence: CrO3 > NiO ≥ CuO ≥ PbO.

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Original Russian Text © S.I. Kolesnikov, N.A. Spivakova, L.S. Vezdeneeva, Yu.S. Kuznetsova, K.Sh. Kazeev, 2011, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 2(47), pp. 18–22.

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Kolesnikov, S.I., Spivakova, N.A., Vezdeneeva, L.S. et al. Modeling the effect of chemical pollution on biological properties of hydromorphic solonchaks in the dry steppe zone of southern Russia. Arid Ecosyst 1, 83–86 (2011).

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