National Science Review 5: 442, 2018 CORRIGENDUM doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwy047 Ling Wang Some parts of this Forum article ‘Microbial control of carbon should be “Azam: In the early days of the field, marine cycle in the ocean’ (National Science Review, Volume 5, Issue microbiologists thought that bacteria used only a negligi- 2, 2018, Pages 287–291, doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwy023) should be ble fraction, of carbon fixed through photosynthesis by the corrected to better express the panelists’ opinions. phytoplankton in the ocean but now we recognize that 1) P288, section ‘HUGE IMPACT OF MCP ON CLIMATE microbes are the major force distributing organic matter CHANGE’, paragraph 2 “Azam: If we oxidize all of the or- and carbon in the ocean. Jiao: While the microbial loop ganic matter in the sea, it would double the current level of takes up DOC from the water and transfers it as POC to CO , from 238 ppm to over 400 ppm, and we would be in higher trophic levels including fisheries, the MCP trans- a scorchingly hot environment.” should be “Azam: If bacte- forms DOC from the short-lived carbon from into a long- ria were to oxidize all of the dissolved organic matter in the lived carbon form, the refractory DOC, which keeps the car- sea, it would double the current atmospheric level of CO bon in the water column making up a huge carbon pool for of over 400 ppm.” long term storage.” 2) P289, section ‘MCP AND ML: TWO SIDES OF A COIN’, 4) P291, the last paragraph of this article “Azam: The con- paragraph 3 “Jiao: The MCP is transforming the carbon trast between... around the LHC.” should be “Azam: Louis into a distinct pool that could stay for a long time.” should Legendre gave an excellent example of LHC as a facility be “Jiao: That is, MCP transforms carbon from labile to built through multinational collaboration and funding to refractory states, making up a distinct pool which con- address few fundamental questions in high-energy physics. stitutes carbon sequestration in the ocean.” Paragraph 4 Oceanography is highly multidisciplinary and multi-faceted “Azam: Regular microbiologists in the 1980s...” should and lacks international focus on few specific scientific be “Azam: Microbiologists in the 1980s...” Paragraph 6 problems. But concepts such as MCP in the context of “Azam: ...Bacteria are the dominant bio-force.” Should be global carbon cycle and climate science could provide in- “Azam: ...Bacteria are the dominant biological force.” terdisciplinary focus and stimulate international collabo- 3) P290, section ‘MCP AND ML: TWO SIDES OF A COIN’, ration and development of necessary experimental facili- the last two paragraphs “Azam: In the early days... as fixed ties in the same sort of way that LHC did for high-energy on land. Jiao: While the ML removes... for a long time.” physics.” The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. All rights reserved. For permissions, plea se e-mail: email@example.com Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/nsr/article-abstract/5/3/442/4972774 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 21 June 2018
National Science Review – Oxford University Press
Published: Apr 17, 2018
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