Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 19, 3757–3773, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3757-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 3757–3773, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3757-2022
Research article
18 Aug 2022
Research article | 18 Aug 2022

Potential contributions of nitrifiers and denitrifiers to nitrous oxide sources and sinks in China's estuarine and coastal areas

Xiaofeng Dai et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-43', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yao Zhang, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-43', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yao Zhang, 06 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Jul 2022) by Denise Akob
AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (27 Jul 2022) by Denise Akob
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Short summary
This study revealed the distinct distribution patterns of six key microbial functional genes and transcripts related to N2O sources and sinks in four estuaries spanning the Chinese coastline, which were significantly constrained by nitrogen and oxygen concentrations, salinity, temperature, and pH. The community structure of the nosZ clade II was distinctly different from those in the soil and marine OMZs. Denitrification may principally control the N2O emissions patterns across the estuaries.
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