Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Research article
30 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2021

Bioerosion and fungal colonization of the invasive foraminiferan Amphistegina lobifera in a Mediterranean seagrass meadow

Martin Vohník


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-452', Martin R. Langer, 26 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Martin Vohník, 29 Jan 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-452', Antonino Briguglio, 27 Jan 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Martin Vohník, 30 Jan 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Mar 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Martin Vohník on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Mar 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
Short summary
Amphistegina lobifera (Foraminifera) has colonized the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal, often forming thick sediments altering the invaded environments. Little is known about postmortem fate of its shells, so I investigated their turnover in the rhizosphere of the dominant Mediterranean seagrass. Most were bioeroded, likely by cyanobacteria and algae but not fungi occurring in the seagrass roots. Bioerosion may counterbalance accumulation of A. lobifera shells in the seabed substrate.
Final-revised paper