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Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 2000 Nov-Dec;36(6):637-41.

[Initial stages of steel biocorrosion].

[Article in Russian]

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State Research Center of Applied Microbiology, Obolensk, Moscow oblast, 142279 Russia.


Initial stages of corrosion of mild steel induced by Klebsiela rhinoscleromatis BO2 were studied in various media. The effect of the microorganism was detected 8-10 h after inoculation. The number of viable cells were virtually unchanged within one month in all media, but the corrosive activity of the strain decreased. The corrosive activity of microorganisms can be determined by spectrophotometry even only after incubation for 24 h. At a low level of organic substrate, even strong colonization with microorganisms does not inevitably result in a significant damage to metals.

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