Exploring the diversity of bacterial communities in sediments of urban mangrove forests.

  title={Exploring the diversity of bacterial communities in sediments of urban mangrove forests.},
  author={Newton C Marcial Gomes and Ludmila R. Borges and Rodolfo Paranhos and Fernando Neves Pinto and Leda Cristina Santana Mendonça-Hagler and Kornelia Smalla},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  volume={66 1},
Municipal sewage, urban runoff and accidental oil spills are common sources of pollutants in urban mangrove forests and may have drastic effects on the microbial communities inhabiting the sediment. However, studies on microbial communities in the sediment of urban mangroves are largely lacking. In this study, we explored the diversity of bacterial communities in the sediment of three urban mangroves located in Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Analysis of sediment samples by means of… 

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