Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
10 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2022

The biogeographic pattern of microbial communities inhabiting terrestrial mud volcanoes across the Eurasian continent

Tzu-Hsuan Tu, Li-Ling Chen, Yi-Ping Chiu, Li-Hung Lin, Li-Wei Wu, Francesco Italiano, J. Bruce H. Shyu, Seyed Naser Raisossadat, and Pei-Ling Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-103', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tzu-Hsuan Tu, 11 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-103', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tzu-Hsuan Tu, 11 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Sep 2021) by Jianming Xu
AR by Tzu-Hsuan Tu on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Oct 2021) by Jianming Xu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (28 Dec 2021) by Jianming Xu
AR by Tzu-Hsuan Tu on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This investigation of microbial biogeography in terrestrial mud volcanoes (MVs) covers study sites over a geographic distance of up to 10 000 km across the Eurasian continent. It compares microbial community compositions' coupling with geochemical data across a 3D space. We demonstrate that stochastic processes operating at continental scales and environmental filtering at local scales drive the formation of patchy habitats and the pattern of diversification for microbes in terrestrial MVs.
Final-revised paper