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標題: Assessment of nematode community structure as a bioindicator in river monitoring
作者: Wu, H.C.
Chen, P.C.
Tsay, T.T.
關鍵字: Nematode community structure;Bioindicator;Maturity index;Nematode;channel ratio;River pollution;maturity index;water-quality;heavy-metals;indicators;diversity;responses;genera
Project: Environmental Pollution
期刊/報告no:: Environmental Pollution, Volume 158, Issue 5, Page(s) 1741-1747.
Nematode communities from river water and sediments were assessed for the abundance, feeding types, maturity indices and nematode channel ratio (NCR). The sampling sites studied included different levels of pollution and contamination from agricultural, industrial and sewage sources. The nematode abundance found in the sediment samples was more than that in the water samples. The lowest nematode abundance in sediment samples and the lowest NCR in water samples were both found at the industrial pollution site. Water samples showed positive correlation between the NCR and river pollution index (RPI). Mean maturity indices in sediment samples were inversely correlated with RPI. The pollutant source determined the relationship between NCR and pollution level, while maturity index always showed negative correlation with pollutant level regardless of the pollutant sources. The nematode abundance and its community structure were both reliable bioindicators for monitoring long-term river pollution in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0269-7491
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.11.015
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