An overlooked nitrogen loss linked to anaerobic ammonium oxidation in estuarine sediments in China

Yang, Xiaoyu and Weng, Bo-Sen and Marshall, Christopher W. and Li, Hong and Chen, Yong-Shan and Yu, Shen and Zhu, Gui-Bing and Zhu, Yong-Guan (2017) An overlooked nitrogen loss linked to anaerobic ammonium oxidation in estuarine sediments in China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 17 (10). pp. 2537-2546. ISSN 1439-0108

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Abstract

Purpose Despite its importance, anammox (anaerobic ammonium oxidation) in estuarine sediment systems remains poorly understood, particularly at the continental scale. This study aimed to understand the abundance, diversity, and activity of anammox bacteria and to determine the main factors influencing the anammox process in estuarine sediments in China. Materials and methods Estuarine sediments were collected from 18 estuaries spanning over 4000 km. Experiments using an 15N–tracer, quantitative PCR, and clone library construction were used to determine the activity, abundance, and diversity of anammox bacteria. The impact of environmental factors on anammox processes was also determined.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Soils and Sediments
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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-017-1728-y
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1913
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86992
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Deposited On:
25 Jul 2017 14:02
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Yes
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Published
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02 Dec 2020 04:08