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Istanbul University will use marine bacteria to clean mucilage

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Istanbul University Faculty of Aquatic Sciences started a study to clean the mucilage formed in the Marmara Sea with marine bacterial isolates in its natural environment.

Istanbul University (IU) Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, Marine Biology Department Lecturer Prof. Dr. A pilot project was initiated by Gülşen Altuğ and her team to destroy mucilage in its natural environment with beneficial bacteria.

In this context, Prof. The pilot study prepared by Altuğ was submitted to the approval of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Upon the ministries’ approval of the pilot project, Prof. Dr. Altuğ and his team, with the approval of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Environmental Protection and Control Department, a barrier area was created at the location of mucilage in Yenikapı by the Marine Services Directorate.

In this area, the initial values ​​of variable environmental parameters were measured by Altuğ and his team, and seawater and mucilage samples were taken to determine the natural bacteria level of the environment.

Beneficial bacteria mixtures obtained by scientists at the university in their previous studies in the sea were given to the natural environment where the mucilage formed by the barrier was present.

With the pilot project, it is aimed to clean the mucilage seen in the Marmara Sea with beneficial bacteria in its natural environment.


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