Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 19, 1395–1420, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 1395–1420, 2022

Research article 08 Mar 2022

Research article | 08 Mar 2022

Bacterial and eukaryotic intact polar lipids point to in situ production as a key source of labile organic matter in hadal surface sediment of the Atacama Trench

Edgart Flores et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-232', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Edgart Flores, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-232', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Edgart Flores, 26 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Nov 2021) by Sebastian Naeher
AR by Edgart Flores on behalf of the Authors (27 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2022) by Sebastian Naeher
Short summary
In this study, we investigate the chemical diversity and abundance of microbial lipids as markers of organic matter sources in the deepest points of the Atacama Trench sediments and compare them to similar lipid stocks in shallower surface sediments and in the overlying water column. We evaluate possible organic matter provenance and some potential chemical adaptations of the in situ microbial community to the extreme conditions of high hydrostatic pressure in hadal realm.
Final-revised paper