Winogradsky column lab page!

Welcome to the Winogradsky column lab page! Students from the Departments of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina and Icthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Greece and the Microbiology course, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cádiz, Spain, discuss their findings on Winogradsky columns they constructed!

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Bienvenidos a la pagina web de los Winobloggers! Aquí los estudiantes y profesores de dos departamentos griegos, el Departamento de Aplicaciones y Tecnologías Biológicas de la Universidad de Ioannina y el Departmento de Agricultura, Ictiología y Sistemas Acuáticos de la Universidad de Thessalia, junto con los estudiantes de Microbiología de la Facultad de Ciencias en la Universidad de Cádiz, se reúnen para observar, comentar, preguntar y responder a preguntas relacionadas con nuestro experimento, la columna Winogradsky.

Winogradksy columns

Winogradksy columns
'In the field of observation, chance only favors the prepared mind' Pasteur 1854

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Thursday, 4 May 2017


Pond mud→ 20,81g
Yeast extract→ 0,1g
Sodium sulfate→ 0,4g
Calcium sulfate → 0,1g
Pieces of paper→ 0,1g

For our Winogradsky column we use pond mud as a culture medium. The yeast extract can  be used for microorganisms as a nutrient source because  it is high in  B vitamin, and it contains amino acids and other factors  that are ideal for their growth.In addition,  we have used sodium sulfate and calcium sulfate as a source of sulfur that will be used for the anaerobic microorganisms that grow at the bottom of our column in order to being able to accomplish their breathing process.Finally,we have added little pieces of paper that can be  used as a carbon source (cellulose) so the organisms can obtain  energy from the synthesis of glucose which is  required for their biological processes.

As a result of all this, we predict that there will be able to notice  a few layers.We will be able to find aerobic microorganisms as there is enough oxygen for them to use. Facultative anaerobic organisms will be found in the layers that are in between, and anaerobic organisms will be found in the deepest layer of our column.

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