Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
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The response of diazotrophs to nutrient amendment in the South China Sea and western North Pacific
- Final revised paper (published on 18 Nov 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 26 Jul 2022)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-155', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Aug 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dalin Shi, 23 Sep 2022
RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-155', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Aug 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dalin Shi, 23 Sep 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Sep 2022) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Dalin Shi on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Oct 2022) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2022) by Koji Suzuki
In their manuscript bg-2022-155, Wen et al. present the results of a series of nutrient additions experiments conducted in the South China Sea and western North Pacific, where in addition to bulk N2 fixation rates, species composition based on nifH gene abundance was analyzed in response to Fe and P amendments.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the manuscript, and I find the dataset is a useful addition to our understanding of the regulation of N2 fixation rates and how it is linked to species composition. The manuscript is well written, and the discussion insightful. Yet, there are a few points that I believe should be discussed/improved, specifically I have some concerns/queries with regard to replication and interpretation of qPCR results, as outlined below.