CREATORS OF LIFE
By Nadezhda Surovikova | JULY 19, 2018
A unique natural monument — Sernoe Lake is just next to us in the Samara region. It is distinguished from other lakes not only by medicinal properties, but also by a particular plant world.
Because of the high content of sulphur in the lake, there is almost no life in it; However, studies of the algae flora of the lake have shown that at least one species of blue-green algae lives in Sernoe Lake, which is nowhere else in the world. In fact, blue-green algae are bacteria that are very similar to plants.
Blue-green algae are considered to be the «creators» of the modern oxygen-containing atmosphere on Earth, that is, when life on our planet was just beginning, it was these bacteria that gave the first oxygen. Therefore, we must appreciate and cherish Sernoe Lake.