Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 204–209 | Cite as

Influence of antibiotics (benzylpenicillin, pharmazin, and nystatin) on the number of microorganisms in ordinary chernozem

  • Yu. V. Akimenko
  • K. Sh. Kazeev
  • S. I. Kolesnikov


In model experiments, the influence of pharmaceutical antibiotics (benzylpenicillin, pharmazin, and nystatin) in different doses (100, 300, 450, and 600 mg/kg) on a number of microorganisms of the chernozem region has been studied. All the studied doses of antibiotics had reliable and overwhelming impacts on the amount of soil microorganisms. The time between a dose of antibiotics and a change in the number of microorganisms in the soil is shown to have a linear dependence. The studied groups of soil microorganisms in relation to pharmaceutical antibiotics showed a hierarchy of resistance (high concentration): Azotobacter > amylolytic bacteria > ammonifying bacteria > micromycetes.


antibiotics pollution soil microorganisms ordinary chernozem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. V. Akimenko
    • 1
  • K. Sh. Kazeev
    • 1
  • S. I. Kolesnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Biological ScienceSouth Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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