Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 18, 5719–5728, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5719-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5719–5728, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5719-2021

BG Letters 26 Oct 2021

BG Letters | 26 Oct 2021

Photosynthetic activity in Devonian Foraminifera

Zofia Dubicka et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-138', Antonino Briguglio, 16 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Maria Gajewska, 25 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-138', Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel, 16 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Maria Gajewska, 25 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Aug 2021) by Steven Bouillon
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Aug 2021) by Tina Treude(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Maria Gajewska on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Aug 2021) by Steven Bouillon
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Aug 2021) by Tina Treude(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
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Short summary
Benthic foraminifera play a significant role in modern reefal ecosystems mainly due to their symbiosis with photosynthetic microorganisms. Foraminifera were also components of Devonian stromatoporoid coral reefs; however, whether they could have harbored symbionts has remained unclear. We show that Devonian foraminifera may have stayed photosynthetically active, which likely had an impact on their evolutionary radiation and possibly also on the functioning of Paleozoic shallow marine ecosystems.
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