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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 13, 4135-4149, 2016
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Research article
19 Jul 2016
Global analysis of gene expression dynamics within the marine microbial community during the VAHINE mesocosm experiment in the southwest Pacific
Ulrike Pfreundt et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Complements other VAHINE mesocosm results but the presentation of the results can be improved.', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Mar 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'only very minor revisions needed', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response Letter to Referee Comments for MS No.: bg-2015-564', W.R. Hess, 06 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC2: 'New Figures - Fig 1. Analysis Workflow and Fig 4. Comparison of metatranscriptomes between M1 and the lagoon in successive phases', W.R. Hess, 06 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Jun 2016) by Douglas G. Capone  
AR by W.R. Hess on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2016) by Douglas G. Capone  
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Short summary
The VAHINE experiment in the New Caledonia lagoon (SW Pacific) targeted the dynamics of nutrient pools and fluxes, N2 fixation, and the composition and productivity of the microbial communities. To connect this information to the actual activities of diverse microbial taxa, we present the analysis of the community-wide gene expression for 23 days. The results from this experiment provide insight into the microbial activities in a low-nutrient, low-chlorophyll ecosystem and within a mesocosm.
The VAHINE experiment in the New Caledonia lagoon (SW Pacific) targeted the dynamics of nutrient...