First field-based evidence that the seagrass-lucinid mutualism can mitigate sulfide stress in seagrasses

Matthijs Van Der Geest, Tjisse Van Der Heide, Marianne Holmer & Rutger De Wit
Seagrass meadows form vital ecological components of coastal zones worldwide, but are rapidly declining. Large-scale seagrass diebacks have been related to accumulation of toxic sulfide in the sediment, a phenomenon predicted to occur more frequently in the near future due to ongoing global warming and increasing organic loading of coastal systems worldwide. Recently, a facultative mutualism between seagrasses and lucinid bivalves with endosymbiotic sulfide-consuming gill bacteria was discovered that may prevent toxic sulfide accumulation in...
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