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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 901-920, 2017
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Research article
28 Feb 2017
Cyanobacterial endobionts within a major marine planktonic calcifier (Globigerina bulloides, Foraminifera) revealed by 16S rRNA metabarcoding
Clare Bird et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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SC1: 'Really endobionts?Synechococcus?', Yoshiyuki Ishitani, 28 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to SC1', Clare Bird, 05 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
SC2: 'Misleading title and inaccuracies', Th Grebert, 05 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to SC2', Clare Bird, 07 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC1: 'Referee comments', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC4: 'Response to referee #1', Clare Bird, 11 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Referee comments', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Response to referee #2', Clare Bird, 09 Jan 2017 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) (15 Jan 2017) by Hiroshi Kitazato  
AR by Clare Bird on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2017) by Hiroshi Kitazato  
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Short summary
Accurate ecological data on planktic foraminifera (calcifying microbes that play an important role in the carbon cycle) are important for modelling their response to climate change. We studied the species G. bulloides. A lack of algal symbionts and unusual shell chemistry suggest a different life history compared to other spinose species. We demonstrate that G. bulloides hosts cyanobacterial endobionts. This has implications for modelling this species and for understanding its shell chemistry.
Accurate ecological data on planktic foraminifera (calcifying microbes that play an important...