Research Center for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology EHU

Plentzia, Spain

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Plentzia, Spain
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Montanchez I.,University of the Basque Country | Kaberdina A.C.,University of the Basque Country | Sevillano E.,University of the Basque Country | Gallego L.,University of the Basque Country | And 5 more authors.
Folia Microbiologica | Year: 2017

Polychlorinated aromatic compounds, including pentachlorobenzenes and hexachlorobenzenes, are recalcitrant industrial pollutants that cause adverse effects on living cells. In this paper, the isolation of Pseudomonas fluorescens species with high resistance to pentachlorobenzene (PeCB) is reported. It was found that, in contrast to its slightly negative effect on P. fluorescens growth, PeCB readily inhibited the cell growth of Serratia spp. and Escherichia coli strains, thus indicating that inhibition of bacterial growth by PeCB is species-dependent. Analysis of a P. fluorescens isolate revealed that the exposure to PeCB induced production of reactive oxygen species and led to an increase in the level of alkyl hydroperoxide reductase C (AhpC), an important enzyme enhancing the cell tolerance to organic hydroperoxides usually accumulated under oxidative stress. The putative mechanism conferring PeCB resistance to P. fluorescens and the potential use of P. fluorescens in bioremediation are discussed. © 2017, Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.


Gutierrez L.,Tecnalia | Garbisu C.,Tecnalia | Ciprian E.,Tecnalia | Becerril J.M.,University of the Basque Country | And 5 more authors.
Science of the Total Environment | Year: 2015

The Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is a reliable tool for communicating risk to decision makers in a comprehensive and scientific evidence-based way. In this work, a site-specific ERA methodology based on the TRIAD approach was applied to contaminated soil surrounding a closed non-sealed landfill, as a case study to implement and validate such ERA methodology in the Basque Country (northern Spain). Initially, the procedure consisted of the application of a Parameter Selection Module aimed at selecting the most suitable parameters for the specific characteristics of the landfill contaminated soil, taking into consideration the envisioned land use, intended ecosystem services and nature of contaminants. Afterwards, the selected parameters were determined in soil samples collected from two sampling points located downstream of the abovementioned landfill. The results from these tests were normalized to make them comparable and integrable in a risk index. Then, risk assessment criteria were developed and applied to the two landfill contaminated soil samples. Although the lack of a proper control soil was evidenced, a natural land use was approved by the ERA (at Tier 2) for the two landfill contaminated soils. However, the existence of a potential future risk resulting from a hypothetical soil acidification must be considered. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.


PubMed | Technological Center, Tecnalia, University of the Basque Country and Research Center for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology EHU
Type: | Journal: The Science of the total environment | Year: 2015

The Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is a reliable tool for communicating risk to decision makers in a comprehensive and scientific evidence-based way. In this work, a site-specific ERA methodology based on the TRIAD approach was applied to contaminated soil surrounding a closed non-sealed landfill, as a case study to implement and validate such ERA methodology in the Basque Country (northern Spain). Initially, the procedure consisted of the application of a Parameter Selection Module aimed at selecting the most suitable parameters for the specific characteristics of the landfill contaminated soil, taking into consideration the envisioned land use, intended ecosystem services and nature of contaminants. Afterwards, the selected parameters were determined in soil samples collected from two sampling points located downstream of the abovementioned landfill. The results from these tests were normalized to make them comparable and integrable in a risk index. Then, risk assessment criteria were developed and applied to the two landfill contaminated soil samples. Although the lack of a proper control soil was evidenced, a natural land use was approved by the ERA (at Tier 2) for the two landfill contaminated soils. However, the existence of a potential future risk resulting from a hypothetical soil acidification must be considered.

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