Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
 | Highlight paper
08 Feb 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 08 Feb 2022

Late Neogene evolution of modern deep-dwelling plankton

Flavia Boscolo-Galazzo, Amy Jones, Tom Dunkley Jones, Katherine A. Crichton, Bridget S. Wade, and Paul N. Pearson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-230', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Flavia Boscolo Galazzo, 16 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-230', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Flavia Boscolo Galazzo, 16 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Dec 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Flavia Boscolo Galazzo on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2022) by Hiroshi Kitazato
Short summary
Deep-living organisms are a major yet poorly known component of ocean biomass. Here we reconstruct the evolution of deep-living zooplankton and phytoplankton. Deep-dwelling zooplankton and phytoplankton did not occur 15 Myr ago, when the ocean was several degrees warmer than today. Deep-dwelling species first evolve around 7.5 Myr ago, following global climate cooling. Their evolution was driven by colder ocean temperatures allowing more food, oxygen, and light at depth.
Final-revised paper