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Microbiological Monitoring in Uranium Provinces


Microbiological Monitoring in Biosphere Objects of Uranium Biogeochemical Provinces and Effect of Microorganisms on the Ecology, Animals and Human Beings

Tech Area / Field

  • BIO-RAD/Radiobiology/Biotechnology
  • BIO-MIB/Microbiology/Biotechnology
  • ENV-OTH/Other/Environment

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan / Biotechnology Institution, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek


  • Laurentian University, Canada, ON, Sudbury

Project summary

Uranium , thorium, strontium, radon being top toxic radioactive elements, are spontaneously involved in biological circulation. They are accumulated in almost all the elements of a biosphere – air, soil, water and transformed in living organisms by tropical chain, causing their pheno-and genotypic changes.

The Project is focused on the research of microorganisms of four ecological bays of Kyrgyzstan, where uranium wastes have been buried for 50 years. For the first time, it is planned to study the specific composition of microorganisms on the biosphere objects – air, soil, water, animals and human beings; to obtain isolates and strains with pheno-and genotypic features modified under the effect of ionizing radiation and radio nuclides; to examine ecogenesis, morphology, antigenicity and pathogenicity of the changed microorganisms with a purpose of possible produce of specific preventive drugs, detoxification and discrimination of radio nuclides in the environmental objects. It is supposed to carry out serial tests of the obtained, from the changed microorganisms, biologicals and diagnosticums on the model and farm animals and to create genetic bank for microbiological information from the uranium biogeochemical provinces of Kyrgyzstan, as well.


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