Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 19, 831–843, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-831-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 831–843, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-831-2022
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 et al.

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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
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
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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.
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