Journal "Inland Water Biology"

№ 3 за 2014 год

A.F. Alimov, M.S. Golubkov

Lake Euthrophication and Community Structure.

Zoological Institute RAS, 199034 St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya nab., 1, Russia


The role of external and internal phosphorus loading in the lakes eutrophication was estimated according to the published and our own data. The role of plankton and benthos animals was determined in phosphorus excretion and formation of internal nutrient load. It was shown, that the term “eutrophication” is valid both in the anthropogenic and the natural increase in the trophic status of the water body.

Keywords: lakes eutrophication, the phosphorus load, heterotroph phosphorus excretion.

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N.M. Mingazova*, O.Yu. Derevenskaya*, O.V. Palagushkina*, E.G. Nabeeva*, L.V. Blatt**

The Parameters of Rehabilitation of Small Rivers Biocenosis After Impact of Petrochemicals.

*Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, 420008 Kazan, ul. Кremlevskaya, 18, Russia

**OOO “Ecosfera”, 420133 Kazan, ul. Gavrilova, 20b, Russia


The assessment of the ecological state of the small Shava River (Kstovsky raion, Nizhniy Novgorod oblast), as the result of the oil pipeline failure in 2007 is presented. The conclusions about rehabilitation of the small river biocenosis is made on the basis of physical, chemical, hydrobiological indicators of water and sediments as the result of complex impact of recultivation and self-cleaning processes. The parameters of completion of the recovery are determined according to hydrobiological indicators (phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos).

Keywords: petrochemical pollution, rehabilitation of communities, parameters, phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos, small river.

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N.I. Zelentsov*, I.V. Pozdeev**, G.Kh. Shcherbina*

The Fauna of Chironomids (Diptera, Chironomidae) in Reservoirs of Bashkortostan.

*Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia

**Perm Department of State Research Institute of Lake & River Fisheries (GosNIORKh), 614002 Perm, ul. Chernyshevskii, 3, Russia


An annotated list of chironomid species from small reservoirs in Republic of Bashkortostan in the basins of Kama, Ural and Ob Rivers is presented. The list includes 54 valid species and the data on quantitative abundance of larvae in waterbodies under study. A total of 60 species from 31 genera of 3 subfamilies: Tanypodinae (5), Orthocladiinae (18) and Chironominae (37) are recorded. The most number of species is registered in the Sakmara Reservoir. The palaearctic species are dominant.

Keywords: Diptera, Chironomidae, Republic of Bashkortostan, reservoirs.

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A.P. Mylnikov, Z.M. Mylnikova

The Structure of the Flagella Apparatus of Heterotrophic Flagellate Klosteria bodomorphis Nikolaev et al., 2003 (Kinetoplastea Excavata).

Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


The structure of the flagellar apparatus of excavate flagellate Klosteria bodomorphis has been considered. Two naked heterodynamic flagella which are covered by a dense layer of glycocalyx emerge from the single flagellar pocket. The kinetosomes are parallel to each other or are at an acute angle. The dorsal and ventral rootlets run from the kinetosomes and produce dorsal and ventral bands, which have not been connected to each other. The MTR band begins from the wall of the flagellar pocket. The long cytopharynx is supported by the MTR band and additional microtubules. The small fibril and horseshoe-shaped structure lie in the anterior part of the cytopharynx. The vesicular nucleus and Golgi apparatus are of the common structure. The mitochondria is with discal cristae. The kinetoplast as a compact formation has not found. The ressemblance of K. bodomorphis with other free-living kinetoplastids has been discussed.

Keywords: Klosteria bodomorphis, ultrastructure, flagellar apparatus, cytopharynx, Kinetoplastea.

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E.N. Protasova*, S.G. Sokolov*, A.P. Kalmykov**, A.E. Zhokhov***

A New Taxonomic Interpretation of the Phenotypic Diversity of Cestodes of the Genus Paracaryophyllaeus Kulakowskaja, 1961 (Caryophyllidea: Caryophyllidae).

*Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, 119071 Moscow, Leninskiy pr., 33, Russia

**Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve, 414021 Astrakhan, Naberezhnaya r. Tsarev, 119, Russia

***Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


The taxonomic revision of cestodes of the genus Paracaryophyllaeus Kulakowskaja, 1961, which are parasites of cobitid fishes, has been made. Three species, Paracaryophyllaeus gotoi (Motomura, 1927), P. kulakowskae sp. n. and P. misgurni sp. n., are considered as valid, two of them are described as new species. Paracaryophyllaeus dubininorum Kulakowskaja, 1961 is a lower synonym of P. gotoi. The taxonomic status of P. gotoi sensu Scholz, 1989, P. gotoi sensu Scholz et al., 2001 and of P. sp. 1 and P. sp. 2 described in the present paper require more precise identification.

Keywords: cestodes, Caryophyllidea, Paracaryophyllaeus gotoi, P. dubininae, P. dubininorum, P. kulakowskae, P. misgurni, new species, Cobitis, Misgurnus, Sakhalin, Primorsky region of Russia, Volga River basin.

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Zh.P. Selifonova

Heterotrophic Bacteria, Zooflagellates and Ciliates in Coastal Waters of the Northeastern Black Sea.

Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University, 353918 Novorossiysk, Lenin ave., 93, Russia


According to microbiological parameters (density, biomass of bacterioplankton) waters in the seaports of Novorossiysk and Tuapse were eutrophic-hypereutrophic and in the resort cities of Gelendzhik and Anapa waters were hypereutrophic. During the periods of abnormally high water temperature (August, 2010) the number of heterotrophic bacteria reached record figures – 12.7–14.2 million ind./ml in recreation zones. Chain like and threadlike forms (57–65%) of bacteria which are typical for coastal pollution of waters prevailed. The abundance of zooflagellates (kinetoplastida) in semi-partically isolated water areas (the port of Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik Bay) reached the level of highly eutrophic waters – 6.2–9.7 million ind./m³. However, the biomass of naked ciliates was 1.5 times lower than their maximum values, which had been registered earlier in coastal waters of the northeasten shelf. The peak of abundance of alien tintinnids of genus Eutintinnus, Tintinnopsis, Amphorellopsis which were introduced via ballast waters of ships were recorded in Novorossiysk Bay. The ratio of tintinnids to the total abundance of ciliates increased 5 times and reached 25–40%. The protozoan developed more poorly in the oil polluted port of Tuapse and Anapa Bay.

Keywords: bacteria, protozoan, trophic level, biological invasion, bays and ports, the Black Sea.

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M.Ts. Itigilova*, A. Dulmaa**, E.Yu. Afonina*

Zooplankton in Lakes of the Uldza and Kerulen in the Northeast of Mongolia.

*Institute of Natural Resources, Ecology and Cryology SB RAS, 672014 Chita, ul. Nedorezova, 16a, Russia

**Institute of Biology Mongolian Academy of Sciences, 210351 Ulan-Bator, Pr. Zhukova, Mongolia


The species composition of zooplankton in 17 lakes is described. Its eco-geographical and faunal analysis provides information about the size, biomass and structural indicators, which are defined on the basis of the trophic status of lakes located in the valleys of the Uldza and Kerulen rivers in the Northeast of Mongolia. The analysis of the dynamics of zooplankton in lakes in wet and dry years is made on the basis of the published data.

Keywords: zooplankton, species composition, analysis of the fauna, abundance, biomass, trophic status, lake, Mongolia.

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V.I. Lazareva, S.M. Zhdanova

American rotifer Kellicottia bostoniensis (Rousselet, 1908) (Rotifera: Brachionidae) in Reservoirs of the Upper Volga Basin.

Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


The rotifer Kellicottia bostoniensis (Rousselet) which that is typical for North American water bodies was found in three Reservoirs (Ivankovo, Uglich and Sheksna) of the Upper Volga Basin in 2005–2012. The size and density of mature rotifers (<4 thous. ind./m³) are comparable or smaller, than in lakes, probable sourses of its distribution.

Keywords: Kellicottia bostoniensis, new locations, morphological variability, Upper Volga reservoirs.

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S.A. Danilenko*, O.N. Lukyanova*,**

Molecular Biomarkers of the Physiological State of the Mitten Crab Eriocheir Japonica (de Haan, 1835) in the Estuaries Zones of the Peter the Great Bay (Japan/East Sea).

*Pacific Research Fisheries Centre, 690950 Vladivostok, Shevchenko Alley, 4, Russia

**Far Eastern Federal University, 690000 Vladivostok, ul. Oktyabrskaya, 27, Russia


The mitten crab Eriocheir japonica (de Haan, 1835) was used as an indicator species for the biochemical monitoring of different estuarine zones in the Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan). The following molecular biomarkers were determined in gills and hepatopancreas of the crabs: the activity of biotransformation enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, antioxidative enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase, reduced glutathione concentration and lipid peroxidation level, measured as malondialdehyde. The suite of biochemical indicators testify to a good physiological condition of crabs from estuaries of Shkotovka and Sukhodol rivers, and to a depressed one – from Tesnya river. Crabs from the last one had lower activity of catalase, but higher glutathione-S-transferase activity and lipid peroxidation level. Using the data of molecular biomarkers determination, the integral biochemical index was calculated, which made it possible to rank the estuaries on the extent of adverse effects on the biota. The research of the functional condition of the indicator species allows estimating and predicting the biota state under the anthropogenic impact.

Keywords: estuaries, Peter the Great Bay, molecular biomarkers, anthropogenic pollution, mitten crab Eriocheir japonica.

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L.P. Grebenjuk, I.I. Tomilina

Morphological Deformities of Hard-Chitinized Structures Mouthpart Larvae of the Genus Chironomus (Diptera, Chironomidae) as Index of the Level of Organic Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems.

Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


Deformations of hard-chitinized structures (mentum, mandibles) mouthpart larvae of the genus Chironomus, under the influence of organic pollutants were analyzed. A system of quantitative assessment of anomalies of these structures was developed. The indices of severity of mental (ISMtD) and mandibular (ISMdD) deformations were calculated. ISMMD (index of severity of hard-chitinized structures deformations), which is the sum of the above two indices, suggested about contamination of the freshwater ecosystems of toxic organic substances.

Keywords: deformations, mentum, mandibles, genus Chironomus, organic pollution.

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I.L. Golovanova, A.A. Filippov, G.M. Chuiko

Effects of Heavy Metals (Cu, Zn) on the Digestive Glycosidase in Bentophagous Fish from Rybinsk Reservoir Sites with Different Anthropogenic Load.

Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


The separate and combined effects of heavy metals (Cu, Zn) at concentrations 0.125 mg/l on the activity of glycosidase (maltase, sucrase, amylolytic activity) in the intestinal mucosa of bream and roach from the Rybinsk reservoir areas with different anthropogenic load have been studied in vitro. Membrane maltase and sucrase in fish from polluted Sheksna reach less sensitive to the effects of Cu and Zn, than in fish from relatively clean Volga reach. On the contrary, enzymes hydrolyzing starch in bream from contaminated area, are more sensitive to the metals studied, especially in summer. The joint action of Cu and Zn (1:1) in most cases reduces the separate effects of these metals on the activity of glycosidase (excluding amylolytic activity) in the studied species.

Keywords: Rybinsk Reservoir, fish, bream, roach, digestive enzymes, glycosidase, heavy metals, copper and zinc.

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А.N. Dzyuban

Determination of Total Destruction of Organic Matter in Sediments of Waterbodies.

Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, 152742 Borok, Russia


A new scheme for determination of destruction of organic matter in bottom sediments with an account of methanоgenesis and dark assimilation of CO₂ is suggested. The values of the total destruction calculated according to the new methodical scheme increase by 30–60%.

Keywords: destruction of organic matter, bottom sediment, methods.

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O.S. Morenkov*, V.V. Vrublevskaya*, N.V. Kochkina**, A.L. Kovtun**

Development of the Immunoenzyme Method for the Detection and Quantitative Determination of Microcystins.

*Federal State Institution of Science Institute of Cell Biophysics Russian Academy of Sciences, 142290 Puschino, ul. Institutskaya, 3, Russia

**Scientific Center “Signal”, 107014 Мoscow, ul. Bolschaja Olenja, 8, Russia


The indirect competitive immunoenzyme method has been developed for quantitative estimation of microcystins in water (MC-ELISA) using prepared MC-specific polyclonal antibodies. The threshold concentration of the most widespread and highly toxic MC-LR which was reliably detected using MC-ELISA was 0.05 ± 0.01 ng/ml, 50% inhibition concentration was 0.41 ± 0.05 ng/ml, and the concentration range for the quantitative estimation of MC-LR was 0.1–5.0 ng/ml. The MC-ELISA method made it possible to detect MC-LR in water at concentrations 10–20 times lower than the World Health Organization guideline level for drinking water and 100–200 times below the admissible MC concentrations inwaterbodies. A group of cross-reacting MCs and nodularin were detected using MC-ELISA. The method can be applied for monitoring of MC concentrations in waterbodies and drinking water.

Keywords: blue-green algae, microcystins, immunoenzyme analysis.

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