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BG | Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 16, 4243–4260, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4243-2019
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Special issue: Biogeochemical processes in highly dynamic peat-draining rivers...

Biogeosciences, 16, 4243–4260, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4243-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Nov 2019

Research article | 08 Nov 2019

Biogeographical distribution of microbial communities along the Rajang River–South China Sea continuum

Edwin Sien Aun Sia et al.

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Microbial community composition and diversity in freshwater habitats are much less studied compared to marine and soil communities. This study presents the first assessment of microbial communities of the Rajang River, the longest river in Malaysia, expanding our knowledge of microbial ecology in tropical regions. Areas surrounded by oil palm plantations showed the lowest diversity and other signs of anthropogenic impacts included the presence of CFB groups as well as probable algal blooms.
Microbial community composition and diversity in freshwater habitats are much less studied...
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