Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Research article
 | Highlight paper
13 Sep 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 13 Sep 2021

Deformation-enhanced diagenesis and bacterial proliferation in the Nankai accretionary prism

Vincent Famin, Hugues Raimbourg, Muriel Andreani, and Anne-Marie Boullier


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Vincent Famin, 28 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Vincent Famin, 28 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Vincent Famin on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Aug 2021) by Virginia Toy
ED: Publish as is (01 Aug 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Sediments accumulated in accretionary prisms are deformed by the compression imposed by plate subduction. Here we show that deformation of the sediments transforms some minerals in them. We suggest that these mineral transformations are due to the proliferation of microorganisms boosted by deformation. Deformation-enhanced microbial proliferation may change our view of sedimentary and tectonic processes in subduction zones.