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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

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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.