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The link between microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling in marine sediments is modulated by macrofaunal bioturbation
Yazdani Foshtomi, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). The link between microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling in marine sediments is modulated by macrofaunal bioturbation. PLoS One 10(6): e0130116. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0130116
In: PLoS One. Public Library of Science: San Francisco. ISSN 1932-6203, more
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    Marine

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  • Yazdani Foshtomi, M., more
  • Braeckman, U., more
  • Derycke, S., more
  • Sapp, M.
  • Van Gansbeke, D., more

Abstract
    The marine benthic nitrogen cycle is affected by both the presence and activity of macrofauna and the diversity of N-cycling microbes. However, integrated research simultaneously investigating macrofauna, microbes and N-cycling is lacking. We investigated spatio-temporal patterns in microbial community composition and diversity, macrofaunal abundance and their sediment reworking activity, and N-cycling in seven subtidal stations in the Southern North Sea.

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