Effect of mangrove restoration on sediment properties and bacterial community

Xiao Xia Ma, Zhao Yu Jiang, Peng Wu, Yong Fei Wang, Hao Cheng*, You Shao Wang*, Ji Dong Gu

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Mangrove reconstruction is an efficient approach for mangrove conservation and restoration. The present study aimed to explore the effects of mangrove reconstruction on sediment properties and bacterial community. The results showed that mangrove restoration greatly promoted sediment fertility, whereas the improvements were more obvious induced by Kandelia obovata when compared to Avicennia marina. In all the samples, the dominant top5 bacterial group were Proteobacteria (48.31–54.52%), Planctomycetes (5.98–8.48%), Bacteroidetes (4.49–11.14%) and Acidobacteria (5.69–8.16%). As for the differences among the groups, the relative abundance of Chloroflexi was higher in the sediments of K. obovata, while Bacteroidetes was more abundant in A. marina group. Furthermore, the two bacterial genera (Rhodoplanes and Novosphingobium) were more dominant in the sediments of K. obovata, while the sediments of A. marina contained higher abundance of Vibrio and Marinobacterium. Besides, bacterial community was highly correlated with mangrove species and sediment property and nutrient status. The results of this study would provide a better understanding of the ecological benefits of mangroves and highlighted the information on biogeochemical processes driven by mangrove restoration and microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1672-1679
Number of pages8
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Avicennia marina
  • Bacterial community
  • Kandelia obovata
  • Mangrove restoration
  • Sediment property


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