Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on bacterial communities in mangrove sediments

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Author(s)

  • Ke Yuan
  • Sirui Xiao
  • Xiaotao Jiang
  • Lihua Yang
  • Baowei Chen
  • And 3 others
  • Tiangang Luan
  • Li Lin
  • Nora Fung Yee Tam

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-128
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume122
Issue number1-2
Online published20 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2017

Abstract

The diversity and composition of bacterial communities in mudflat and mangrove sediments were investigated under the stresses of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) using high-throughput sequencing technique. Bacterial diversity in the original sediments was highest among all samples, followed by non-sterilized and sterilized sediments after 84-day incubation. Proteobacteria were the predominant phylum in both mangrove and mudflat sediments, which accounted for 40–60% of the total tags, followed by Cyanobacteria, Chloroflexi, Planctomycetes and Acidobacteria. Although the total population of bacteria was not significantly declined due to the addition of EDCs, bacterial community structures were considerably altered. The number of bacterial genera promoted or inhibited by EDCs was 288 and 324, respectively. Bacterial genera affected by EDCs varied greatly with the types of sediments and the initial status of bacterial communities. Overall, our results suggested that bacterial community structure in mangrove sediments were closely related to their re-development and responses to EDC contamination.

Research Area(s)

  • Bacterial community structure, Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), Mangrove sediments, Mudflat sediments

Citation Format(s)

Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on bacterial communities in mangrove sediments. / Yuan, Ke; Xiao, Sirui; Jiang, Xiaotao; Yang, Lihua; Chen, Baowei; Luan, Tiangang; Lin, Li; Tam, Nora Fung Yee.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 122, No. 1-2, 15.09.2017, p. 122-128.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review