mercury contamination in soil

Whole-community DNA was extracted from 0.5 g of soil using a bead-beating method (FastDNA SPIN Kit (for soil), Bio 101 Inc., USA) according to the manufacturer's instructions. (, Barkay Tripp J.T. Whether the microbial community in the intermediately contaminated soil B was affected by the mercury is less evident. All mercury impacted soil must be remediated to meet the residential RSK Tier 2 cleanup standard of 2.0 mg/Kg to be eligible for unrestricted site closure. Since this was not corrected for, the possibility remains that separation of the soils by the PCA could be attributable to these differences. P.C. Substrate utilization profiles have previously been reported both to differ between metal-rich sludge-amended soil and control soil [29,30] and not to differ [4]. It was lowest in soil C and markedly higher in soil B than in soil A. Some ecosystems and species are more sensitive to mercury contamination, and local environmental conditions are important factors influencing the creation and transfer of methylmercury through the food web. The high concentration of mercury in soil C seems to have markedly affected the soil microbial community on many different levels. (, Joergensen If different cell extracts from each soil had been used, the variation would probably have been even greater [4]. Tight soils make it more difficult to break the soil into smaller pieces for better contact between the copper and mercury. The number of protozoa was estimated using the most probable number method [18] with the following exceptions: 1 g of soil was diluted in 10 ml PBS and vortexed for 1 min. In contrast, species composition and diversity of the culturable bacterial population was not affected by exposure to heavy metals soils subjected to the long-term application of sewage sludge compared to control soil [6]. McGrath For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. The two PCs explained a low and almost equal percentage of the total variation. (, Rasmussen (, Jonasson The CFU were enumerated after 4 days of incubation at 25°C. Download : Download high-res image (399KB)Download : Download full-size image. The PCA was based on the correlation matrix (SPSS 6.1 for Macintosh). Moreover, fungi appear to be generally more tolerant to heavy metals than bacteria [2]. Söderström When a soil is contaminated with heavy metals it is difficult to be remediated. This paper presents growth chamber experiments that tested the ability of plant species to stabilize mercury in soil. The band with the highest intensity in soil C is indicated by an arrow. Mercury from vari-ous waste streams (used products, landfi lls, emissions from industrial sources) ends up in the sewage sludge that is used as agricultural fertiliser. (, Barkay K.E. Also, the amoebic isolate is safe to use because it comes from bacterial origins that make it biodegradable and nontoxic. The principal component analysis (PCA) of colony morphology typing (Fig. Sørensen The three soils differed slightly with regard to pH and range of organic matter content (Table 1). Although there have been few direct studies of soil sequestration of Hg, immobilization of Hg in forest soil is known to correspond with the retention of organic carbon (Schwesig et al. 100 μl of appropriate soil dilutions were spread on agar plates and incubated at 25°C for 14 days. 1) revealed that in all soil samples most of the colonies appeared within a few days of plating. A. Aside from deposition, point sources of mercury contamination are the predominant cause of Hg pollution in soil and water. High mercury (Hg) affects biochemical-physiological characteristics of plant leaves such as leaf chlorophyll, causing refractive discontinuity and modifications in leaf spectra. G. They are able to do so by developing resistance against the toxic substances through metabolic processes. The functional potential of the microbial population measured as sole carbon source utilization was only slightly affected in the present study, thus indicating an ability of the system to compensate for the reduced population size and diversity. Fungal biomass was measured indirectly as chitinase (β-N-acetylglucosaminidase) activity as previously described [19]. Chaudri Visible colonies were enumerated and marked daily throughout the incubation period. Pfiffner The effect of long-term exposure to mercury on the soil microbial community was investigated in soil from three different sites along a pollution gradient. P. Mercury is classifi ed as a priority hazardous substance un-der the Water Framework Directive67. Journal of Soil Contamination 4:327–353. To our knowledge, there have been no previous investigations of the effect of mercury on the soil protozoan population. R.R. Mercury contamination is difficult to treat and may pose a risk to human health and the environment. Schmidt B.H. M. Thus long-term exposure to heavy metals (Zn, Cu and Ni) has been found to alter microbial structure as assessed from total soil PLFA (phospholipid fatty acids) profiles [4]. Microbes are able to survive in adverse conditions, especially in environments with contamination of heavy metals. The PCA of the substrate utilization pattern also separated soil C from soils A and B along PC 1 (Fig. Also the deposited mercury will finally, directly or indirectly, end up in the aquatic environment. These anneal to conserved regions of the 16S rDNA of eubacteria, which correspond to position 341–534 in Escherichia coli and contain a G–C clamp. F.L. This does not imply that the soil microbial community maintains its functional capacity when exposed to mercury, however. S.M. (, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. In highly polluted areas where mercury has accumulated through industrial or mining activities, natural processes may bury, dilute, or erode the mercury deposits, resulting in declines in concentration. The last resort antibiotic vancomycin resistance gene, vanB and quinolone resistance gene, qnrS were not detected. A. However, there are few studies that have investigated Hg for wetland plants via hyperspectral inversion. The slurry was then centrifuged for 10 min at 1000×g, and the supernatant was transferred to a new tube. R. L. T. Zhang Multivariate analyses revealed a strong effect of Hg, soil pH and organic carbon content on the co-selection of ARGs in the experimental soils. The functional potential of the microbial population measured as sole carbon source utilization by Ecoplates® differed between the soils, but there was no change in the number of substrates utilized. It has been identified as a priority These findings based on genetic analysis are in concert with the present findings based on morphological differentiation of the isolates. The dispersing effect of the isolate, he said, is the key to breaking up the soil and making the removal process more efficient. Kelly The observed changes in the different soil microbial populations are probably a combination of both direct and indirect effects of the mercury contamination. D.S. The plates were incubated at 12°C in the dark and inspected for protozoa after 1 and 3 weeks. Some studies have not detected a reduction in the microbial biomass, however [29,30]. The three soils were separated from each other along the two first principal components especially soil A differed from the two other soils. Liu Of the different methods describing the bacterial community, DGGE seems to provide the most distinct results. 2012a, b; Okkenhaug et al. The total mercury content of the soil samples was negatively correlated to the distance from the center of contamination . Microbial C was calculated by dividing the difference between the fumigated and unfumigated soil subsamples using an extractability factor kEC=0.33 [15]. This paper has been recommended for acceptance by Yong Sik Ok. Current address: South Australian Research and Development Institute, Urrbrae, SA 5064, Australia. Bacterial cells for inoculation of Ecoplates® (Biolog Inc., Hayward, CA, USA) were extracted from soil by homogenizing 10 g of soil in 100 ml sterile water for 1 min in a Warring blender followed by 1 min cooling on ice and further blending for 1 min. T.J. Campbell DGGE profiles of amplified 16S rDNA fragments from soil A (lanes labelled A), soil B (lanes labelled B) and soil C (lanes labelled C). According to De Leij et al. The results of the three bacterial community analyses – colony morphology typing, DGGE, and sole carbon source utilization – were analyzed in a similar way. Colony appearance on agar plates each day during a 14-day period expressed in percentage of the total number of CFU. The greater percentage of fast-growing protozoa in soil B than in soil A is in agreement with the prediction that disturbed ecosystems contain a higher proportion of opportunists [32]. One size does not fit all when it comes to using biochar for soil remediation, according to researchers who used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan. 5Y) separated soil C from the two other soils, which could not be separated. Natural sources of mercury include volcanoes, geologic deposits of mercury, volatilization from the ocean, and some geothermal springs. T. Shifts in the structure of the culturable bacterial community caused by long-term heavy metals contamination have also been detected by analyzing isolates using amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) [5]. Microbial C and N – which includes fungal biomass [31]– was lowest in the most contaminated soil, however, although there was no indication of a shift towards a fungi-dominated soil system, fungi generally having a higher C/N ratio than bacteria. Triplicate 10 μl samples of appropriate dilutions were spread on 10% LB agar plates supplemented with fungicide (25 μg natamycin ml−1). In many relatively pristine areas, however, mercury concentrations have actually increased because atmospheric deposition has increased. The researchers had reason to be alarmed. Soil C could nevertheless be separated from the two other soils by PCA. We thank Esben V. Nielsen for help with the microbial biomass measurements and Christiane Mayr for help with the SPSS program. Furthermore, the hyperspectroscopy provides a potential tool for fast non-destructive estimation of leaf Hg. E.V. (, Derry Of the total mercury present, 88% was identified as mercuric sulfide, 0.01% as methyl … is given. Mercury may occur in the environment in several forms (fig. W.J. The data were standardized by dividing individual wells by AWCD [25]. B.P. S.C. Morphotype distribution was more even in soil B than in soils A and C (Fig. A.V. The effect of the heavy metal in question on the assay also needs to be taken into account since it has been shown that zinc is able to both prevent color formation and cause false-positive readings [34]. (, Knight Fungal biomass did not differ significantly between the soil samples (Table 2), although it was slightly lower in the most contaminated soil (soil C). There is a need for cost-effective mercury treatment. Kjøller J.M. This research was supported by the ‘Centre for biological processes in contaminated soil and sediment’ (BIOPRO) (www.biopro.dk) under The Danish Environmental Research Programme. Mercury in the food chain is a universally recognized health hazard. Thus the structure of the culturable microbial community was altered at even low mercury concentrations, although the number of morphotypes only decreased at the highest mercury concentration. 3), and inter-replicate similarity was around 70% (Fig. The PCR products were loaded on a polyacrylamide gel (7.5% v/v acrylamide/Bis (37:5:1) in 0.5×TAE buffer (4.84 g l−1 Tris-base, 11.42 ml l−1 acetic acid and 20 ml l−1 0.5 M EDTA at pH 8.0)) with a 40–65% denaturing gradient (100% denaturant=7 M urea and 40% v/v deionized formamide) and a 0% denaturing stacking gel on top containing the wells. Even though there were other environmental variables that differed between the three soils, it is very likely that the high concentration of mercury is responsible for the changes in the microbial community. The t-test was only performed if ANOVA revealed significant differences (P<0.05). All population enumerations were made on three replicate samples of each soil. Mercury contamination in soil, tailing and plants on agricultural fields near closed gold mine Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management 1029 The soils were air dried for one week and passed through a 2-mm sieve prior to laboratory analyses to obtain soil fertility profile. Daae R.A. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of long-term mercury exposure on the soil microbial community, in particular on the structure of the bacterial community. V. The colonies were grouped into morphotypes on the basis of visual differences using characteristics such as colony color, diameter, edge, surface (roughness and shininess) and other special characteristics, e.g. A poisonous chain Studies revealed widespread contamination in river sediments, in many of the fish, and in people living beside the river. Colony morphology typing was used to detect structural differences in the soil microbial community at the three sites. E. The gel was destained in distilled water for 1/2 h prior to exposure to UV transillumination using Gel Doc 1000 (Bio-Rad) equipment. Tunlid Duplicate soil samples (about 5 g) were used to determine the water content and loss on ignition by weighing the samples fresh, dried (80°C overnight) and ashed (550°C for 3 h). For bacterial counts (CFU), 1 g of soil was diluted in 10 ml phosphate-buffered saline (PBS; autoclaved solution of 1.44 g l−1 Na2HPO4.2H2O, 0.24 g l−1 KH2PO4, 8.00 g l−1 NaCl and 0.20 g l−1 KCl in distilled water) and vortexed at maximum velocity for 1 min. Prior to inoculation of the appropriately diluted samples, the wells in the microtiter plates were filled with 1/300 TSB (tryptic soy broth, Difco) diluted in PBS. C.D. The decomposition of fumigated organisms in soil, Novel techniques for analysing microbial diversity in natural and perturbed environments, Use of BIOLOG for the analysis of microbial communities from zinc-contaminated soils. McGrath de Waal Soils were spiked with increasing concentrations of inorganic Hg and left to age for 5 years. The samples were collected at three distances from the center of contamination: soil A: a flower bed 19 m from the center of contamination, soil B: an intermediate site located 8 m from the center of contamination where vegetation coverage was 50%, and soil C: a highly contaminated barren site located 1 m from the center of contamination. Mercury (Hg) isotope ratios were determined in two sediment cores collected from two adjacent reservoirs in Guizhou, China, including Hongfeng Reservoir and Baihua Reservoir. Soils vary in type and consistency; mercury commonly is found very close to the surface. it decreased with increasing mercury concentration. 4X). Giller The extract was further purified by Wizard DNA clean-up system (Promega, Madison, WI, USA). Christensen The PCA based on the DGGE profiles (Fig. Numbers (mean±S.E.M.) We also thank Lasse D. Rasmussen for technical advice on the measurements of bioavailable mercury and Morten Miller for technical advice on the measurements of fungal biomass. Ekelund The community DNA extracted from the soil was amplified using the primer sequences described by Muyzer et al. tendency to swarm [22]. Protecting our soil and food from mercury contamination. (, Frostegård T. 125 μl of the extract was inoculated in each well, and the plates incubated in darkness on a shaker (150 rpm) at 20°C. These differences can also affect the microbial populations, but they are largely attributable to the mercury contamination and the present study thus reveals the combination of direct and indirect effects of mercury pollution on the soil microbial community. A.M. Barkay Fungal biomass appears to be enhanced in zinc-contaminated soil as indicated by increased levels of certain PLFAs [9]. mercury contamination within 50 km of the goldfields, it was not the major cause of mercury pollution further downriver. (, Bååth These processes can either be transformation of the valence state of metal ions, extracellular precipitation or volatilization (5). In one of the first studies [30], however, average well color density (AWCD) differed markedly. Turner Thus structural changes have been detected by ARDRA [5] and the reassociation technique, and phylogenetic probe studies show that the number of different bacterial genomes is reduced and the composition of the community is altered [33]. 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Like other heavy metals, mercury cannot be degraded in ecosystems, and therefore remediation should be based on … 5X) was able to separate soil A from the two other soils along the first principal component (PC 1), and soil C from soils A and B along the second principal component (PC 2). Substrates with a mean OD<0 were excluded from further analysis as they do not contribute to the biological information. Bååth September 26, 2020 10:00 PM Photo by File Photo. A.M. Leeflang The spread of heavy metals in the terrestrial environment is largely attributable to anthropogenic activities such as field application of sewage sludge, various industrial activities and the disposal of waste products. 4Z). Overall, the soil microbial community was significantly altered in the soil with the highest concentration of mercury as evidenced by the reduction in the size of the various populations in soil C compared to soils A and B. The results suggest that mercury can drive co-selection of ARGs in contaminated non-agricultural soils over five years of aging which is linked to soil microbiota shift and metal chemistry in the soil. Mercury transport and fate in upland forest ecosystems. Our disposal of materials containing heavy metals – a long list which includes paint, electronic waste, and sewage – also contributes to the burden of heavy metal contamination. S.P. For typing of colony morphology, 100 μl samples of appropriate soil dilutions were spread on TSA (tryptic soy agar) plates supplemented with fungicide (25 μg natamycin ml−1) to achieve 30–100 colonies on each plate after 4 days of incubation at 25°C. Lynch The percentage of fast-growing forms was also significantly lower in soil C, and was greatest in soil B. The 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU) released upon chitinase-induced hydrolysis was quantified fluorometrically using a luminescence spectrometer (Perkin Elmer) (at 446 nm emission and 377 nm excitation). © 2001 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Where two measurements were performed, both results are given; where triplicate measurements were performed, the mean±S.E.M. Soil pH was measured directly in a soil solution (10 g dissolved in 25 ml distilled water 1 h prior to measurement). The size of the bacterial and protozoan populations was reduced in the most contaminated soil, whereas there was no significant difference in fungal biomass measured as chitinase activity. Turner The t-test was only performed if ANOVA revealed significant differences (P<0.05). Using amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA), the community structure of soil subjected to long-term copper contamination has been demonstrated to differ from that of uncontaminated soil [5]. In this study, … Soil suspensions and agar plates were prepared as described above for bacterial counts. Mercury is a toxic element found throughout the environment. Wernars Colony morphotype abundance curves. Powlson Natural attenuation is not sufficient to restore health of mercury-contaminated soil. The replicates were made from the same cell extract of each soil. The sole carbon source utilization profiles were determined on three replicate samples of each soil. (, Barkay The high mercury tolerance of the culturable bacterial population in the mercury-contaminated soil is in agreement with previous studies showing that the occurrence of mercury-resistant bacteria in sediment [27] and soil [28] is related to the mercury concentration. The number of culturable bacteria was lowest in soil C and highest in soil B (Table 2). The number of morphotypes present was significantly lower in soil C than in soils A and B (Table 3). Microbial biomass was measured with the chloroform fumigation-extraction method, whereby a fumigated and an unfumigated soil subsample are analyzed for organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) [14]. An increase in fungus-specific PLFA extracted from soil polluted with zinc has also been reported [9]. Department of General Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Sølvgade 83 H, DK-1307 Copenhagen K, Denmark. E.C. Polymerization of the denaturing gel and stacking gel solutions was induced by adding TEMED (Bio-Rad) (denaturing gel: 0.5 μl ml−1; stacking gel: 5 μl ml−1) and 10% ammonium persulfate (5 μl ml−1) immediately before casting. WSRC-RP-2002-00142, Chapter VI, p. 1-32, 2002. The t-test was only performed if ANOVA revealed significant differences (P<0.05). The present study only included three sites (levels of mercury contamination) along the mercury concentration gradient from the center of contamination. Dangerous and persistently high levels of mercury … Organic chemicals are also part of our industrial legacy, and many are still widely used today. F.A.A.M. 2003; Hartikainen and Kerko 2009; Sanderson et al. Mercury is naturally attenuated in soil following long-term ageing. R.R. Soil contamination or soil pollution as part of land degradation is caused by the presence of xenobiotics (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. Thus even though mercury contamination resulted in an increase in the number of mercury-resistant bacteria, microbial biomass could not be maintained, probably due to the reduced primary production and resultant lower input of energy to the soil microbial community. This report presents results of a DOE-sponsored project carried out by Florida State University and the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU), Katowice, Poland. R.G. S. Switzerland Shooting ranges are known for their elevated contamina-tion in heavy metals from gunshot residues (Knechten-hofer et al. Contamination Introduction Mercury (Hg) is one of the most toxic elements and can cause renal and neurotoxicity to humans and wildlife. (, Nordgren The sole carbon source utilization assay did not reveal any differences between the three soils with respect to either the number of substrates utilized, or the similarity of their utilization. Plates for enumeration of mercury-resistant CFU were supplemented with 10 μg Hg(II) in the form of HgCl2 ml−1. (, Rønn 2). (, Torsvik With increasing mercury contamination problems for the agricultural land worldwide, the use of the merA and merB genes can help produce safe food from mercury-polluted land … After gel electrophoresis (2% w/v agarose gel) of 5 μl subsamples of the PCR product, the amount of amplified DNA was calculated by comparing band intensities to a standard curve based on intensities from a Low DNA Mass™ Ladder (Gibco BRL). It describes the theory, design, and operation of the technologies; provides information on commercial availability and use; and includes site-specific data on performance and cost, where available. This report contains information on the availability, performance, and cost of eight technologies for the treatment of mercury in soil, waste, and water. Bands were detected manually from digital images of the gel and quantified (average peak intensity) using image analysis (Quantity One 4.0.1, Bio-Rad). E. Bååth in or around the natural gas manometer station and/or to reduce the mercury contamination in soil to levels that are deemed to be adequately protective of human health. Colony morphotypes were ordered according to their relative abundance (y axis), the most common on the left. Inter-replicate and inter-soil morphotype similarity were both low (Fig. Only a small part of the total mercury was bioavailable in soil C (0.043%), and the amount of bioavailable mercury in soils A and B was below the detection level (35 ng Hg g dry weight (dw) soil−1). Staddon Thereafter followed 10 cycles at the annealing temperature of 55°C. natural component of the soil (Roulet et al ., 1998). Diaz-Ravina On the other hand, the fact that the percentage of fast-growing protozoa was lower in soil C than in soil B contradicts this prediction. No co-selection of the experimental ARGs was observed in the neutral pH soil. 3) accounted for 15% of the total light intensity. 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