The role of sediment microorganisms in the productivity, conservation, and rehabilitation of mangrove ecosystems: an overview

  title={The role of sediment microorganisms in the productivity, conservation, and rehabilitation of mangrove ecosystems: an overview},
  author={Gina Holguin and Patricia V{\'a}zquez and Yoav Bashan},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Abstract. Mangrove communities are recognized as highly productive ecosystems that provide large quantities of organic matter to adjacent coastal waters in the form of detritus and live animals (fish, shellfish). The detritus serves as a nutrient source and is the base of an extensive food web in which organisms of commercial importance take part. In addition, mangrove ecosystems serve as shelter, feeding, and breeding zones for crustaceans, mollusks, fish of commercial importance, and resident… 

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