Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Research article
02 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 02 Aug 2019

Rates and drivers of Red Sea plankton community metabolism

Daffne C. López-Sandoval, Katherine Rowe, Paloma Carillo-de-Albonoz, Carlos M. Duarte, and Susana Agustí


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Mar 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Daffne C. Sandoval on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 May 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 May 2019)
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (09 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 Jul 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
Short summary
We addressed how the intertwined effect of temperature and nutrients modulates the metabolic response of planktonic communities in the Red Sea, one of the warmest seas on earth. Our study unveiled that photosynthesis increases at a faster pace than respiration rates for this group of organisms formed by microalgae, bacteria, and drifting animals. This anomaly is likely due to the nature of the basin where the warmest waters are frequently enriched with nutrients, which favours microalgae growth.
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