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BG | Volume 16, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 16, 2115–2130, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2115-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 16, 2115–2130, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2115-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 May 2019

Research article | 20 May 2019

Coupled calcium and inorganic carbon uptake suggested by magnesium and sulfur incorporation in foraminiferal calcite

Inge van Dijk et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Feb 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Mar 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Inge van Dijk on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Mar 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Inge van Dijk on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Mar 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Apr 2019)
RR by Guillaume Paris (09 Apr 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Apr 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Inge van Dijk on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2019) by Hiroshi Kitazato
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Systematics in the incorporation of different elements in shells of marine organisms can be used to test calcification models and thus processes involved in precipitation of calcium carbonates. On different scales, we observe a covariation of sulfur and magnesium incorporation in shells of foraminifera, which provides insights into the mechanics behind shell formation. The observed patterns imply that all species of foraminifera actively take up calcium and carbon in a coupled process.
Systematics in the incorporation of different elements in shells of marine organisms can be used...
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