Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 297–308, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-297-2022
SOIL, 8, 297–308, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-297-2022
Original research article
08 Apr 2022
Original research article | 08 Apr 2022

Lower functional redundancy in “narrow” than “broad” functions in global soil metagenomics

Huaihai Chen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-148', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Huaihai Chen, 01 Mar 2022
      • AC4: 'Reply on AC1', Huaihai Chen, 01 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-148', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Huaihai Chen, 01 Mar 2022
      • AC5: 'Reply on AC2', Huaihai Chen, 01 Mar 2022
  • AC3: 'Comment on soil-2021-148', Huaihai Chen, 01 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (08 Mar 2022) by Ashish Malik
AR by Huaihai Chen on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Mar 2022) by Ashish Malik
ED: Publish as is (14 Mar 2022) by Jeanette Whitaker(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
By analyzing and generalizing microbial taxonomic and functional profiles, we provide strong evidence that the degree of soil microbial functional redundancy differs significantly between “broad” and “narrow” functions across the globe. Future sequencing efforts will likely increase our confidence in comparative metagenomes and provide time-series information to further identify to what extent microbial functional redundancy regulates dynamic ecological fluxes across space and time.