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We defined the new species of Methylomonas rubra based on polyphase analysis. The denomination of the species Methylomonas rubra sp. nov. is legalized according to the rules of International Codex of bacterial nomenclature. Methylotrophic strains "Methylobacter ucrainicus" are reclassified by us as Methylobacter marinus, several strains are identified as Methylococcus capsulatus.
For the first time we identified wide spreading of heterotrophic metal-resistant microorganisms in Antarctica. In most terrestrial biotopes of Antarctic regions examined e found microorganisms resistant to heavy metals (100-500 mg ions Сr, Cu, Cd or Hg). Practically at all the islands of Argentina Archipelago we found the Methylobacterium strains. They were found in different biotopes, but most frequently in moss and lichens.
We defined the possibility of oil-contaminated (100-200 mg/l) water treatment at the pilot plant with Rhodococcus erythropolis and Nocardia vaceinii cells immobilized on haydite. We defined the optimal conditions of cultivating Rhodococcus erythropolis on hexadecane for surface active agents (SAA) production were. The synthesis of SAA under these conditions increases 3-4 times.