Detritus is a frequent, poorly defined, component of bivalve growth and carrying capacity models. The smooth and gulf cordgrasses have a single spike for its inflorescence, whereas the marshhay cordgrass has 3-5 spikes set off at a 45° from the stem. A new way for the utilization of the invasive species Spartina alterniflora is proposed. The response of deposit-feeding animals to plant invasions is still unclear, because their food sources are often difficult to identify. Effects of Spartina alterniflora invasion on the diet of mangrove crabs (Parasesarma plicata) in the Zhangjiang Estuary, China.Spartina alterniflora, an exotic invasive plant, has become the most serious threat colonizing mangrove areas in China in the past two decades. Spartina alterniflora is native to the eastern coast of North America. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735863. This study investigated the effects of the addition of S. alterniflora in the diet of juvenile A. japonicus on growth performance, digestive enzyme activity, non-specific immunity and gut microbiota. In addition, the addition of S. alterniflora reduced the abundance of pathogenic bacteria and increased the abundance of bacteria associated with the degradation of high-molecular carbohydrates. January 1994; Marine Biology 118:109-114; Authors: Felix Baerlocher. Of the 3 cordgrasses, the smooth cordgrass is the only one found in the intertidal zone. The results showed that specific growth rates (SGRs) improved with the addition of S. alterniflora, but did not increased with the increasing proportion of S. alterniflora. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. The effects of invasive cordgrass Spartina alterniflora on burrowing crab communities in the salt marshes of the Yangtze River Estuary, China, were studied. marsh, Haines (1976) concluded that while Spartina alterniflora Loisel. The results showed that specific growth rates (SGRs) improved with the addition of S. alterniflora, but did not increased with the increasing proportion of S. alterniflora. Incorporation of exotic Spartina alterniflora into diet of deposit-feeding snails in the Yangtze River estuary salt marsh: Stable isotope and fatty acid analyses. The sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) is becoming one of the most important fishery resources in Asia. The addition of Spartina alterniflora is beneficial to the gut microbiota and growth of sea cucumbers. The similarity in the diet composition of each species at SA and K1 demonstrates that the physical disturbance cause by the removal of cordgrass and planting of native mangrove did not change the diets of consumers. Spartina alterniflora, smooth cordgrass is a perennial deciduous grass, which is found in intertidal wetlands. The increase in the ratio of S. alterniflora also improved the food conversion efficiency (FCE) of A. japonicus. In July 2010, an area occupied by S. alterniflora (6.7 hm2) was identified, and subsequently, this inva-sive species were cleared by cutting and waterlogging and replaced The diets of a dominant mangrove crab, Parasesarma plicata, in two mangrove habitats (Kandelia obovata forest and Avicennia marina forest) and adjacent S. alterniflora marsh in a subtropical mangrove estuary in Fujian, China, were investigated using stable isotopes, while … ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Invasive plants strongly affect physical and biotic environments of native ecosystems. • The addition of Spartina alterniflora is beneficial to the gut microbiota and growth of sea cucumbers. Powdered S. alterniflora and Sargassum polycystum were mixed in five proportions (0,100, 25,75; 50:50; 75:25; 100:0) along with muddy sediment (60% of total food) to create five different experimental diets for sea cucumbers. Some studies have shown that the organic detritus of S. alterniflora can be used by benthic animals. In addition, the addition of S. alterniflora reduced the abundance of pathogenic bacteria and increased the abundance of bacteria associated with the degradation of high-molecular carbohydrates. The community structure and diet of benthic macrofauna in a Spartina alterniflora wetland and restored native Kandelia obovata mangrove forests of different ages were compared in Zhangjiangkou estuary, China. The addition of Spartina alterniflora is beneficial to the gut microbiota and growth of sea cucumbers. Author links open overlay panel Fengfei Qin a b Boping Tang c Fengfei Qin a b Boping Tang c Effects of Spartina alterniflora Invasion on the Diet of Mangrove Crabs ( Parasesarma plicata ) in the Zhangjiang Estuary, China January 2018 Journal of Coastal Research 341(1):106-113 This study investigated the effects of the addition of S. alterniflora in the diet of juvenile A. japonicus on growth performance, digestive enzyme activity, non-specific immunity and gut microbiota. This study investigated the effects of the addition of S. alterniflora in the diet of juvenile A. japonicus on growth performance, digestive enzyme activity, non-specific immunity and gut microbiota. Spartina alterniflora, an exotic invasive plant, has become the most serious threat colonizing mangrove areas in China in the past two decades. Sikai Wang, Tianjiang Chu, Danqing Huang, Bo Li, Jihua Wu, Incorporation of Exotic Spartina alterniflora into Diet of Deposit-Feeding Snails in the Yangtze River Estuary Salt Marsh: Stable Isotope and Fatty Acid Analyses, Ecosystems, 10.1007/s10021-013-9743-3, 17, 4, (567-577), (2014). A new way for the utilization of the invasive species Spartina alterniflora is proposed. The increase in the ratio of S. alterniflora also improved the food conversion efficiency (FCE) of A. japonicus. Incorporation of Exotic Spartina alterniflora into Diet of Deposit-Feeding Snails in the Yangtze River Estuary Salt Marsh: Stable Isotope and Fatty Acid Analyses Some studies have shown that the organic detritus of S. alterniflora can be used by benthic animals. River estuary salt marsh: Stable isotope and fatty acid analyses licensors or contributors is beneficial to the of... Is a common invasive plant, has become the most serious threat mangrove! 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