A pollution gradient contributes to the taxonomic, functional, and resistome diversity of microbial communities in marine sediments.

Chen J, McIlroy SE, Archana A, Baker DM, Panagiotou G (2019) A pollution gradient contributes to the taxonomic, functional, and resistome diversity of microbial communities in marine sediments. Microbiome 7(1), 104. PubMed Open Access PDF

Abstract

Coastal marine environments are one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. However, anthropogenic impacts exert significant pressure on coastal marine biodiversity, contributing to functional shifts in microbial communities and human health risk factors. However, relatively little is known about the impact of eutrophication-human-derived nutrient pollution-on the marine microbial biosphere.

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doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0714-6 PMID: 31307536