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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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Winogradsky column. Day 0. UCA C2 C1

Helo! We are Rafael Pardo Velasco, Jaime Pérez Leiva, Blanca Ruiz Alonso, María Oliva Pareja González, Covadonga Muñoz Raya and Lorena Rodríguez Rivero! We will explain how we have made our Winogradsky column!

We have made our Winogradsky colum with:

Rio San Pedro sediment, 0,5g of CaCO3 and filter paper.

That colum has been made for this way:

- We put 20g of sediment and much water in a plastic container. When all the compounds became viscous, we put it in a test tube, covering ⅓ of it.
- We put slowly 0,5g of CaCO3 and much filter paper inside the tube. Before we had mixed them without introducing air bubbles.
- We carefuly hit the tube to send the sediment to the botton of the tube and to catch all the air bubbles.
-We washed the plastic container.
- We mixed 100g of sand and 20g of sediment without enriching.
- We repeated the third step and cleaned the tube borders.
- We waited for until all the compounds proned.
- A water layer was formed on the top of the tube.


Because of the addition of the filter paper and the CaCO3, we have created an environment that is enriched in CO2, furthermore, mixing all the compounds of our column, have ensured a fast diffusion of nutrients and gases inside the tube, so gradients are more widespread.

We made two Winogradsky columns for the same way to study the influence of light on them, putting one of our columns in light and the other in darkness. We supose that, in the column that we have put in darkness, it will inhibit the growth of photoautotrophic microorganisms. So, that column will only depend on quimioautotrophic microoorganisms, that pick up its energy of carbonated and sulfurated compounds. The other column will depend on light too.

1 comment:

  1. What about heterotrophic bacteria? Where will you find them?