Pollution and environmental stressors modulate the microbiome in estuarine mangroves: a metagenome analysis

The microbial communities of mangroves which form important links in elemental cycling and bioremediation have not been elucidated in most parts of the world. Due to urbanization and deforestation mangroves are also under threat. In the present study, high throughput next generation sequencing technology, based on 16S rRNA amplicon analysis using Illumina platform, was employed to unravel the microbial diversity present in different mangrove areas in the west coast of India.

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