Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 15, 809–819, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 809–819, 2018

Research article 09 Feb 2018

Research article | 09 Feb 2018

Virus-mediated transfer of nitrogen from heterotrophic bacteria to phytoplankton

Emma J. Shelford and Curtis A. Suttle


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Oct 2017) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Curtis Suttle on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Dec 2017) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Rui ZHANG (09 Dec 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jan 2018) by Koji Suzuki
Short summary
This work demonstrates that lysis by viruses facilitates the transfer of nitrogen to phytoplankton in the ocean, and thus viruses are key players in nitrogen cycling in the oceans and in maintaining oxygen production by marine primary producers.
Final-revised paper