Ciliate communities in a constructed mangrove wetland for wastewater treatment.

@article{Chen2009CiliateCI,
  title={Ciliate communities in a constructed mangrove wetland for wastewater treatment.},
  author={Qing-hua Chen and Nora Fung-yee Tam and Paul K. S. Shin and Siu-Giu Cheung and Run-Lin Xu},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={711-9}
}
In wetlands constructed for treating municipal and industrial wastewater, including mangroves, the effect of wastewater discharged on the substrate has often been neglected. Ciliates, an important group of protozoa, are sensitive to pollutants and any changes in ciliate diversity and community structure reflects the habitat quality. The ciliate communities at six sections along a constructed mangrove belt (33 m in length) planted with Aegicerascorniculatum were investigated in Shenzhen, South… CONTINUE READING