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organic matter decomposition  


  • [Mikiya Hiroki] Organic matter decomposition is an important ecological function in tidal flat ecosystems, and\ \ extracellular hydrolytic enzyme activities can be used as indices of this process. In this study,\ \ the spatial and temporal variations of enzyme activities were determined to establish easily\ \ measured variables that could be used to assess wetland functions. Seven sampling sites belonging to\ \ the hydrogeomorphic subclasses estuary, foreshore, and lagoon were selected in the intertidal zone\ \ of the Obitsu River Delta and the Banzu Tidal Flat in Tokyo Bay, Japan...

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  • organic matter decomposition


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