Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 16, 949–960, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-949-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 949–960, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-949-2019

Research article 28 Feb 2019

Research article | 28 Feb 2019

Precipitation of calcium carbonate mineral induced by viral lysis of cyanobacteria: evidence from laboratory experiments

Hengchao Xu et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Aug 2018) by Lennart de Nooijer
AR by Xiaotong Peng on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Oct 2018) by Lennart de Nooijer
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Oct 2018) by Lennart de Nooijer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Nov 2018) by Lennart de Nooijer
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Nov 2018) by Lennart de Nooijer
AR by Xiaotong Peng on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Feb 2019) by Lennart de Nooijer
AR by Xiaotong Peng on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Viruses have been acknowledged as important components of the marine system for the past 2 decades, but understanding of their role in the functioning of the geochemical cycle remains poor. Results show viral lysis of cyanobacteria can influence the carbonate equilibrium system remarkably and promotes the formation and precipitation of carbonate minerals. Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) and aragonite are evident in the lysate, implying that different precipitation processes have occurred.
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