ALFIYA YUNEROVNA GORCHAKOVA* AND LILIYA VALER’EVNA GORCHAKOVA
Department of General Biology and Ecology, Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk, Russia
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(Received : October 14, 2021; Accepted : December 10, 2021)
This article describes application of algal bioassays for monitoring of urban soils in the city of Saransk.
Depending on the pollution degree, the following algae were detected in soils : bluegreen (Cyanophyta
L.), green (Chlorophyta L.) and diatomic (Diatomophyceae L.) algae. The highest number of algae was
detected in environmentally clean soils. Terrestrial algae response to pollutions : their species variety
decreased; the structure of leading families and genera changed.
Key words : Biological test, monitoring, soil microflora, blue green, green (Chlorophyta L.), diatomic alg ae