Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 18, 2259–2273, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2259–2273, 2021

Research article 06 Apr 2021

Research article | 06 Apr 2021

Effects of tidal influence on the structure and function of prokaryotic communities in the sediments of a pristine Brazilian mangrove

Carolina Oliveira de Santana et al.

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This study highlights the influence of tidal zonation on the prokaryotic sediment communities of a pristine mangrove forest. We observed that the variability in environmental factors between tidal zones results in differences in structure, diversity, and the potential function of prokaryotic populations. This suggests that further work is needed in determining the role tidal microhabitat biodiversity has in mangroves.
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