Investigation of the effect of humic acids using luminescent bacteria test

  • M. V. BiryukovEmail author
  • O. N. BiryukovaEmail author


The effect of commercial humates and preparations of humic substances isolated from different sources on microbial cells was investigated with the luminescent bacteria test. The saturated solutions of humic substances inhibited luminescence of the test objects, and, at the same time, these preparations decreased the detrimental effect of Cu2+ on live cells.


humic acids luminescent bacteria test toxic effect Cu2+ ions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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