This paper has been recommended for acceptance by Yong Sik Ok. Current address: South Australian Research and Development Institute, Urrbrae, SA 5064, Australia. The community DNA extracted from the soil was amplified using the primer sequences described by Muyzer et al. Soil samples were collected in 1996 from the upper 5–15 cm at a site in Assens, Denmark that had been contaminated by elemental mercury in 1972. K. This paper presents growth chamber experiments that tested the ability of plant species to stabilize mercury in soil. L.D. 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]. A. September 26, 2020 10:00 PM Photo by File Photo. 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. 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. The researchers had reason to be alarmed. [24]. 2016). For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. Dangerous and persistently high levels of mercury … To our knowledge, there have been no previous investigations of the effect of mercury on the soil protozoan population. The number of protozoa was highest at the intermediately contaminated site (soil B), thus indicating a higher level of microbial activity, a finding in accordance with the fact that the number of CFU was highest in this soil. The polymerase was added after a hotstart procedure (94°C in 5 min). E. Industrialization has led to an increase of heavy metal contamination in the soil, including mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr), and arsenic (As), etc. Fungal biomass did not differ significantly between the soil samples (Table 2), although it was slightly lower in the most contaminated soil (soil C). Journal of Soil Contamination 4:327–353. 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]. Soil A, which had a coherent physical structure, was collected in a flower bed, whereas soil C, which had a more disintegrated physical structure, was collected from a site devoid of vegetation. Jenkinson (, Bååth 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. Sandaa 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. The microbial C and N content of soil C (1 m from the center of contamination) was markedly lower than in soil B and soil A (Table 2) and there was a general tendency towards a gradual decrease in the soil content of both microbial C and N with increasing mercury concentration. All morphological examinations were made on three replicate samples of each soil. Turner S.P. Söderström T. The merA and merB transgenic plants can also efficiently remove mercury from soil. (, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 2013; Islam et al. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115057. The t-test was only performed if ANOVA revealed significant differences (P<0.05). 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. S.C. Where two measurements were performed, both results are given; where triplicate measurements were performed, the mean±S.E.M. Microbial N was calculated in the same manner using an extractability factor kEN=0.5 [16,17]. 3), and inter-replicate similarity was around 70% (Fig. (, Joergensen Where two measurements were performed, both results are given. Mercury translocation in and evaporation from soil, I: Soil lysimeter experiments with 203 Hg-radiolabeled compounds. Natural Sources Mercury is naturally present in geologic deposits, soil, water, air, plants, and animals. The reproducibility in the DGGE method was high (Fig. Inter-replicate and inter-soil morphotype similarity were both low (Fig. F.L. Some studies have not detected a reduction in the microbial biomass, however [29,30]. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Long-lasting effect of mercury contamination on the soil microbiota and its co-selection of antibiotic resistance. Hence, in the present study the community became gradually more dominated by r-strategists as the mercury concentration increased. (, Knight McGrath Additionally, although aging caused a significant reduction in Hg content, agriculturally important bacterial phyla such as Nitrospirae did not regrow in the contaminated soils. In order to minimize the effects of different inoculation densities, the plates were read when the average well color density (AWCD) on a plate was 0.5±0.1. E. (, Brookes 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. The total mercury content of the soil samples was negatively correlated to the distance from the center of contamination . The number of fast-growing protozoa was determined on wells in which protozoa had been detected after 1 week, while the total number was determined on all wells in which protozoa were detected. The similarity within and between each soil based on the presence of individual morphotypes (X), DGGE bands (Y) and substrate utilization (Z). Although only few studies have investigated the effects of pollutants on the overall genetic structure and diversity of the whole bacterial community, the findings indicate that exposure to heavy metals alters the bacterial community's genetic structure and diversity. McGrath (, Palumbo With the development of new molecular methods it has become possible to study the effect of heavy metals on the structure of the microbial community. 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. 5Y) separated soil C from the two other soils, which could not be separated. 2012a, b; Okkenhaug et al. The observed changes in the different soil microbial populations are probably a combination of both direct and indirect effects of the mercury contamination. 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. DGGE of the amplified 16S rDNA sequences was performed on triplicate samples of each soil using the Bio-Rad Protecan II system (Hercules, USA). More specific, the structure of the culturable and total microbial communities was altered including a reduced bacterial diversity. A combined approach was necessary to obtain a more detailed picture of the community, however. The soils differed in other ways than the mercury concentration, e.g. In one of the first studies [30], however, average well color density (AWCD) differed markedly. Substrates with a mean OD<0 were excluded from further analysis as they do not contribute to the biological information. (, Kelly A.G. 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. Turner C.D. 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. The soils are only significantly different from each other (t-test; P<0.05). Kjøller Tripp (, Westergaard R.A. Reeslev Mercury in the food chain is a universally recognized health hazard. The PCR was then performed with a Perkin-Elmer 9600 thermocycler using the following cycles: 1 min at 94°C, 1 min at 65°C, 3 min at 72°C with a touchdown of 0.5°C per cycle for the first 20 cycles. B.H. This report contains information on the availability, performance, and cost of eight technologies for the treatment of mercury in soil, waste, and water. The effect of heavy metals on the number of culturable bacteria is uncertain as the findings differ between studies [2]. Bååth T.V. Rangger 100 μl of appropriate soil dilutions were spread on agar plates and incubated at 25°C for 14 days. Tunlid Based on the number of colony morphotypes, moreover, the culturable bacterial population was structurally less diverse and contained a higher proportion of resistant and fast-growing forms. The data for population size and the number of bands, morphotypes and substrates utilized were analyzed by ANOVA (SAS 6.12 for Windows). R.G. Since neither the number of substrates utilized nor the percentage similarity differed between the soils, the degree of utilization of each substrate must differ. K.E. 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. J.T. (, Rønn F.A.A.M. S. The CFU were enumerated after 4 days of incubation at 25°C. 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. The percentage of fast-growing bacteria increased with increasing mercury concentration, thus indicating a shift in the structure of the bacterial community. P. Mercury contamination is difficult to treat and may pose a risk to human health and the environment. Long-term exposure of the soil community to a constant stress such as heavy metals contamination could permanently change the community structure. Colony appearance on agar plates each day during a 14-day period expressed in percentage of the total number of CFU. G. 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]. it decreased with increasing mercury concentration. The principal component analysis (PCA) of colony morphology typing (Fig. natural component of the soil (Roulet et al ., 1998). Microbes are able to survive in adverse conditions, especially in environments with contamination of heavy metals. A.M. Colony morphology typing was used to detect structural differences in the soil microbial community at the three sites. • ARG co-selection is strongly … Physical and chemical parameters for soils sampled at three distances from the center of mercury contamination. R. Hg driven co-selection of several ARGs namely intI1, tetA and tetB were observed in the alkaline soil within the tested Hg concentrations. The bioavailable inorganic mercury was measured in duplicate soil samples (1 g) using a mer-lux biosensor as previously described [11] combined with calculation of the mer-lux expression factors [12]. 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. A.V. 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). Any residual mercury impacts left in soil above the residential standard will 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. An essential requisite for controlling and monitoring mercury in the environment is to identify its species in different types of soils and sediments, as this will help not only to establish its mobility in the environment and ecosystem and the degree of its toxicity, but also to establish the source of contamination. Scarborough Michelsen The present study only included three sites (levels of mercury contamination) along the mercury concentration gradient from the center of contamination. Colony morphotype abundance curves. The band with the highest intensity in soil C is indicated by an arrow. Soil contamination can affect people both directly and indirectly, through the consumption of contaminated plants and animals. A.M. Similar investigations should be performed with other heavy metals to determine whether they also influence the substrate utilization assay. Christensen At site B the soil was only sparsely vegetated. B. Mercury Contamination - Past, Present, and Future . The replicates were made from the same cell extract of each soil. The total concentration of mercury at this site ranged from 0.5 to 3,000 ppm. The 10th cycle was followed by 7 min at 72°C [24]. Bååth Department of General Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Sølvgade 83 H, DK-1307 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Biological parameters for soils sampled at three distances from the center of mercury contamination. High mercury (Hg) affects biochemical-physiological characteristics of plant leaves such as leaf chlorophyll, causing refractive discontinuity and modifications in leaf spectra. The average day of appearance decreased significantly from 3.8 in soil A, to 3.0 in soil B and 2.8 in soil C, i.e. 1) revealed that in all soil samples most of the colonies appeared within a few days of plating. E.C. 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. Å. Powlson Hg isotope compositions were also analyzed in a soil sample collected from the catchment of Hongfeng Reservoir and three cinnabar samples collected from the Wanshan Hg mine. The appearance of colonies on agar plates over a 14-day period (Fig. The wells were loaded with equal amounts of DNA, and electrophoresis was carried out in TAE buffer at 75 V and 60°C for 16 h. The gel was stained for 1 h with SYBR gold nucleic acid gel stain (diluted 10 000-fold in TAE buffer) (Molecular Probes, Eugene, OR, USA). 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. If different cell extracts from each soil had been used, the variation would probably have been even greater [4]. Mercury present in soil or water can be detoxified by microbes by undergoing reduction. Mercury contamination, a serious health risk, has plagued the indigenous community in northern Ontario for decades. Numbers (mean±S.E.M.) Aside from deposition, point sources of mercury contamination are the predominant cause of Hg pollution in soil and water. WSRC-RP-2002-00142, Chapter VI, p. 1-32, 2002. The most abundant morphotype accounted for around 25% of the total number of colonies in soil B, and around 35% in soils A and C. The DGGE band abundance curves were similar for soils A and B (data not shown), with the most abundant band accounting for about 6% of the total light intensity in the lane. The samples were stored in glass jars at 4°C in the dark until required. Mercury contaminated sites are a significant source of anthropogenic mercury contamination due to the physical properties of mercury that allow it to enter a vapor phase at room temperature (with a vapor pressure at room temperature of 0.002 mm Hg) and escape to atmosphere where it may deposit to aquatic environments far from the source (Rom 1992). 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Inter-soil similarity was calculated as the percentage of morphotypes or DGGE bands present or substrates utilized in five out of the six replicates comprising each soil pair. This extract was diluted to obtain a cell density (estimated by direct counting after staining with Acridine Orange) of approximately 4×105 cells ml−1. Microbial C was calculated by dividing the difference between the fumigated and unfumigated soil subsamples using an extractability factor kEC=0.33 [15]. Wernars No co-selection of the experimental ARGs was observed in the neutral pH soil. Kelly 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. E. Phytoremediation, an approach that uses plants to remediate contaminated soil through degradation, stabilization or accumulation, may provide an efficient solution to some mercury contamination problems. The number of protozoa differed significantly between the soils (Table 2). The two PCs explained a low and almost equal percentage of the total variation. Mercury transport and fate in upland forest ecosystems. K. Callaghan J.M. 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. Acceptable limits for mercury in soil were determined at a site with mercury contamination after measuring the soil concentration of total mercury, the species of mercury, and the intestinal absorption of mercuric sulfide by mice. A. The profiles of amplified 16S rDNA sequences obtained from community DNA by denaturating gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) also reflected the altered community structure and decreased diversity along the mercury gradient as expressed in terms of the number and abundance of bands. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. 4X). ARG co-selection is strongly correlated with microbiota shift and soil chemistry. A. Nielsen The percentage of these that were mercury-resistant was higher in soil C than in the other two soils, in which the level of resistance was similar. DGGE of 16S rDNA sequences from whole-community DNA revealed consistent differences between the most contaminated soil (C) and the two other soils (A and B): The number of bands was reduced and different bands were present. Principal component analysis score plots for typing of colony morphology (X), DGGE profiles (Y) and substrate utilization pattern (Z). S. Whipps The soil is significantly different from all the others (t-test; P<0.05). The major sink of elemental mercury is deposition to soil or water bodies after oxidation to divalent mercury [Hg(II)] (O'Connor et al., 2019, Selin, 2009). S.P. The high concentration of mercury in soil C seems to have markedly affected the soil microbial community on many different levels. Mercury is naturally attenuated in soil following long-term ageing. (, Barkay 4Y). 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. Sørensen The pellet was resuspended in 100 ml sterile water, and the blending procedure repeated pooling the two supernatants. • Natural attenuation is not sufficient to restore health of mercury-contaminated soil. These processes can either be transformation of the valence state of metal ions, extracellular precipitation or volatilization (5). J.F. The percentage of the total variation explained by each principal component is given in parentheses. 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]. 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) to our soils through mining, smelting, industry, agriculture and burning fossil fuels. Mercury may occur in the environment in several forms (fig. There is a need for cost-effective mercury treatment. Also the deposited mercury will finally, directly or indirectly, end up in the aquatic environment. The distribution pattern was most even in the soil with the lowest mercury concentration (soil A) and became more uneven at higher mercury concentrations. E. Journal of Soil Contamination … Staddon The total mercury content of the soil was determined on 0.2 g soil samples using static headspace analysis as previously described [10]. 4Z). The amount of total and bioavailable mercury was negatively correlated to the distance from the center of contamination. The number of morphotypes present was significantly lower in soil C than in soils A and B (Table 3). V. L. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment are an exposure risk to humans and animals and is emerging as a global public health concern. In the present investigation, the total number of CFU was markedly reduced in the heavily contaminated soil. In soil C, in contrast, the most abundant band (indicated by an arrow on Fig. It has been identified as a priority 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]. Liu Schmidt W.J. R.R. 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]. 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. Frostegård Kragt A. 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