Dr. Yoav Bashan and Dr. Luz de Bashan

Mangrove ecosystems: their microbiology, conservation and restoration (basic and applied studies)

Version January 2016

Goal: Develop concepts and technologies about microbiology of mangrove ecosystems and their uses for conservation and restoration of mangrove ecosystems in arid climatic regions.

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Inoculation of the cyanobacteria Microcoleus on black mangrove roots. This cyanobacteria increased the nitrogen level of the plant.

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Black mangrove reforestation in Balandra Lagoon, Baja California Sur after 2 years

For More PDF files of earlier papers go to: Environmental Microbiology Website.

Most relevant publications recent years:

  • Ramírez-Elias, M.A., Ferrera-Cerrato, R., Alarcón, A., Almaráz, J.J., Ramírez-Valverde, G., de-Bashan, L.E., Esparza-García, F.J., and García-Barradas, O. 2014 Identification of culturable microbial functional groups isolated from the rhizosphere of four species of mangroves and their biotechnological potential. Applied Soil Ecology 82: 1-10

  • Vovides, A. G., Bashan, Y., Lopez-Portillo, J. A. and Guevara, R. 2011 Nitrogen fixation in preserved, reforested, naturally regenerated and impaired mangroves as an indicator of functional restoration in mangroves in an arid region of Mexico. Restoration Ecology 19: 236–244

  • Vovides, A.G., Lopez-Portillo, J., and Bashan, Y. 2011. N2-fixation along a gradient of long-term disturbance in tropical mangroves bordering the gulf of Mexico. Biology and Fertility of Soils 47: 567–576

  • Strangmann, A., Bashan, Y. and Giani, L. 2008. Methane in pristine and impaired mangrove soils and its possible effect on establishment of mangrove seedlings. Biology and Fertility of Soils 44: 511–519.

  • Flores-Mireles, A.L., S.C. Winans, and G. Holguín. 2007. Molecular characterization of diazotrophic and denitrifying bacteria associated with mangrove roots. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 7308–7321.

  • Bashan, Y. 2007. Mangrove restoration in Baja California. Blazing star 8 (3): 7-8. (Newsletter of the North American Native Plants Society)

  • Holguin, G., Gonzalez-Zamorano, P., de-Bashan, L.E., Mendoza, R., Amador, E., and Bashan, Y. 2006. Mangrove health in an arid environment encroached by urban development – a case study. Science of the Total Environment 363: 260-274

  • Gonzalez-Acosta, B., Bashan, Y., Hernandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Ascencio, F., and De la Cruz-Agüero, G. 2006. Seasonal seawater temperature as the major determinant for populations of culturable bacteria in the sediments of an intact mangrove in an arid region. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 55: 311-321
    (The definitive version is available at: www.blackwell-synergy.com )

  • Bashan, Y., and Holguin, G. 2002. Plant growth-promoting bacteria: a potential tool for arid mangrove reforestation. Trees: Structure and Function 16: 159-166.

  • Holguin, G., Vazquez, P., and Bashan, Y. 2001. The role of sediment microorganisms in the productivity, conservation, and rehabilitation of the mangrove ecosystems: an overview. Biology and Fertility of Soils 33: 265-278.

  • Toledo, G., Rojas, A., and Bashan, Y. 2001. Monitoring of black mangrove restoration with nursery-reared seedlings on an arid coastal lagoon. Hydrobiologia 444: 101-109.

  • Rojas, A., Holguin, G., Glick, B.R. and Bashan, Y. 2001. Synergism between Phyllobacterium sp. (N2-fixer) and Bacillus licheniformis (P-solubilizer), both from a semiarid mangrove rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 35 :181-187

  • Vazquez, P., Holguin, G., Puente, M.E., Lopez-Cortes, A. and Bashan, Y. 2000. Phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms associated with the rhizosphere of mangroves in a semiarid coastal lagoon. Biology and Fertility of Soils 30 : 460-468.

  • Bashan, Y., Moreno, M., and Troyo, E. 2000. Growth promotionof the seawater-irrigated oilseed halophyte Salicornia bigelovii inoculated with mangrove rhizosphere bacteria and halotolerant Azospirillum spp. Biology and Fertility of Soils 32: 265-272.

Related pages:

Conservation of arid mangrove ecosystems in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Restoration of hurrican-damaged mangroves at Punta del Mogote, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Restoration of arid-zone mangroves in Balandra Lagoon in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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