Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
29 May 2024
Research article |  | 29 May 2024

Phosphomonoesterase and phosphodiesterase activities in the eastern Mediterranean in two contrasting seasonal situations

France Van Wambeke, Pascal Conan, Mireille Pujo-Pay, Vincent Taillandier, Olivier Crispi, Alexandra Pavlidou, Sandra Nunige, Morgane Didry, Christophe Salmeron, and Elvira Pulido-Villena


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2578', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2578', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jan 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Feb 2024) by Perran Cook
AR by F. Van Wambeke on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2024) by Perran Cook
AR by F. Van Wambeke on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2024)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by F. Van Wambeke on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2024)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (21 May 2024) by Perran Cook
Short summary
Phosphomonoesterase (PME) and phosphodiesterase (PDE) activities over the epipelagic zone are described in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in winter and autumn. The types of concentration kinetics obtained for PDE (saturation at 50 µM, high Km, high turnover times) compared to those of PME (saturation at 1 µM, low Km, low turnover times) are discussed in regard to the possible inequal distribution of PDE and PME in the size continuum of organic material and accessibility to phosphodiesters.
Final-revised paper