Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2024

Origin and role of non-skeletal carbonate in coralligenous build-ups: new geobiological perspectives in biomineralization processes

Mara Cipriani, Carmine Apollaro, Daniela Basso, Pietro Bazzicalupo, Marco Bertolino, Valentina Alice Bracchi, Fabio Bruno, Gabriele Costa, Rocco Dominici, Alessandro Gallo, Maurizio Muzzupappa, Antonietta Rosso, Rossana Sanfilippo, Francesco Sciuto, Giovanni Vespasiano, and Adriano Guido


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2023-115', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Adriano Guido, 12 Sep 2023
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Sep 2023
        • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Adriano Guido, 16 Oct 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2023-115', Fritz Neuweiler, 12 Sep 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Adriano Guido, 10 Oct 2023

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) (22 Oct 2023) by Chiara Borrelli
AR by Adriano Guido on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2023) by Chiara Borrelli
AR by Adriano Guido on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Who constructs the build-ups of the Mediterranean Sea? What is the role of skeletal and soft-bodied organisms in these bioconstructions? Do bacteria play a role in their formation? In this research, for the first time, the coralligenous of the Mediterranean shelf is studied from a geobiological point of view with an interdisciplinary biological and geological approach, highlighting important biotic relationships that can be used in interpreting the fossil build-up systems.
Final-revised paper