Sci Total Environ 2021 May 3;786:147490. Epub 2021 May 3.
Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science of the Ministry of Education, School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, 500 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200241, China; State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China; Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration, East China Normal University, 500 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200241, China; Yangtze Delta Estuarine Wetland Ecosystem Observation and Research Station, Ministry of Education & Shanghai, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China. Electronic address:
Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), which are ubiquitous in intertidal sediments, play an important role in global sulfur and carbon cycles, and in the bioremediation of toxic metalloids/metals. Pollution from human activities is now a major challenge to the sustainable development of the intertidal zone, but little is known about how and to what extent various anthropic and/or natural factors affect the SRB community. In the current study, based on the dsrB gene, we investigated the SRB community in intertidal sediment along China's coastline. Read More