Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed & Book Chapters

 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and older

(Individual Publication lists - Group Members)

 

2017

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Pratscher J., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Richnow H.H., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2017) Methylamine as nitrogen source for microorganisms from a coastal marine environment. Environmental Miicrobiology. in press

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Lazar C.S., Stoll W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Schwab V.F., Akob D.M., Nawaz A., Wubet T., Buscot F., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2017) Archaeal diversity and CO2-fixers in carbonate/siliclastic-rock groundwater ecosystems. Archaea. in press

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Jousset A., Bienhold C., Chatzinotas A., Gallien L., Gobet A., Kurm V., Küsel K., Rillig M.C., Rivett D.W., Salles J.F., van der Heijden M.G.A., Youssef N.H., Zhang X.W., Wei Z.. Hol W.H.G. (2017) Where less be more: how rare biosphere pulls ecosystem strings. The ISME Journal. 11: 853-862

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Herrmann M., Opitz S., Harzer R., Totsche K. U., Küsel K. (accepted) Attached and suspended denitrifier communities in pristine limestone aquifers harbor high fractions of potential authotrophs oxidizing resduced iron and sulfur compounds. Microb Ecol.

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Mori J.F., Ueberschaar N., Lu S., Cooper R.E., Pohnert G., Küsel K. (2017) Sticking together: Inter-species aggregation of bacteria isolated from iron snow is controlled by chemical signaling. The ISME Journal. 10:1696-1705

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Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K., Teske A.P. (2017) Genomic reconstruction of multiple lineages of uncultered benthic archaea suggests distinct biogeochemical roles and ecological niches. The ISME Journal. 10.1038/ismej.2016.189

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Starke R., Müller M., Gaspar M., Marz M., Küsel K., Totsche K.U., von Bergen M., Jehmlich N. (2017) Candidate Brocadiales dominates C, N and S cycling in anoxic groundwater of a pristine limestone-fracture aquifer. Journal of Proteomics. 152:153-160

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Jameson E., Taubert M., Coyotzi S., Chen Y., Eyice Ö., Schäfer H., Murrell J.C., Neufeld J.D., Dumont M.G. (2017) DNA-, RNA-, and Protein-Based Stable-Isotope Probing for High-Throughput Biomarker Analysis of Active Microorganisms. Methods in Molecular Biology 1539. Metagenomics: Methods and Protocols:57-74

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2016

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Neufeld J.D., Murrell J.C. (2016) Analysis of Active Methylotrophic Communities: When DNA-SIP Meets High-Throughput Technologies. Methods in Molecular Biology

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016) Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - Earth Sciences Research - EU Bookshop. http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/global-soil-biodiversity-atlas-pbLBNA27236/. Contributors: Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Trumbore S.E., Buscot F.; Chapter III - Geographical and temporal distribution, p. 73.

Nowak M.E., Schwab V.F., Lazar C.S., Behrendt T., Kohlhepp B., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E. (2016) Carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon reflect utilization of different carbon sources by microbial communities in two limestone aquifer assemblages. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions. doi:10.5194/hess-2016-534

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Cooper R.E., Goff J.L., Reed B.C., Sekar R., DiChristina T.J. (2016) Breathing Iron: Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Iron Reduction by Shewanella oneidensis. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. American Society of Microbiology:Chapter 5.2.1

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Baker B.J., Saw J.H., Anders E.L., Lazar C.S., Hinrichs K.U., Teske A.P., Ettema T.J.G. (2016) Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea. Nature Microbiology. 1(16002):

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Baker B.J., Seitz K., Lazar C.S., Teske A., Hinrichs K.-U. (2016) Genomic resolution of a novel, deeply-branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. The ISME Journal. 10:1696-1705

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Schwab V.F., Herrmann M., Roth V.N., Gleixner G., Lehmann R., Pohnert G., Trumbore S., Küsel K., Totsche K.U. (2016) Functional diversity of microbial communities in pristine aquifers inferred by PLFA- and sequencing -based approaches. Biogeosciences Discussions. doi:10.5194/bg-2016-442

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Kwon M.J., Beulig F., Ilie I., Wildner M., Küsel K., Merbold L., Mahecha M.D., Zimov N., Zimov S.A., Heimann M., Schuur E.A.G., Kostka J.E., Kolle O., Hilke I., Göckede M. (2016) Plants, microorganisms, and soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.13558

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Miot J., Lu S., Morin G., Adra A., Benzerara K., Küsel K. (2016) Iron mineralogy across the oxycline of a lignite mine lake. Chemical Geology. 434:28-42

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Kohlhepp B., Lehmann R., Seeber P., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E., Totsche K.U. (2016) Pedological and hydrogeological setting and subsurface flow structure of the carbonate-rock CZE Hainich in western Thuringia, Germany. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 1-32

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Rughöft S., Herrmann M., Lazar C.S., Cesarz S., Levick S., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2016) Community composition and abundance of nitrifiers and total bacterial and archaeal populations in savanna soils on contrasting bedrock material in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1638

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Nawaz A, Purahong W, Lehmann R, Herrmann M, Küsel K, Totsche KU, Buscot F, Wubet T. (2016). Superimposed pristine limestone aquifers with marked hydrochemical differences exhibit distinct fungal communities. Front. Microbiol. accepted

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Küsel K, Totsche KU, Trumbore SE, Lehmann R, Steinhäuser C and Herrmann M (2016). How deep can surface signals be traced in the critical zone? Merging biodiversity with biogeochemistry research in a central German Muschelkalk landscape. Front. Earth Sci. 4:32. doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00032

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Tsing Bohu, Denise M. Akob, Michael Abratis, Cassandre S. Lazar, and Kirsten Küsel. (2016). Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater. (2016). Applied and Environmental Microbiology doi: 10.1128/AEM.03844-15.

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Mori J. F., Lu S., Händel, M.,  Totsche K.U., Neu T.R., Vlad Iancu V., Tarcea N., Popp J., Küsel K. 2016. Schwertmannite formation at cell junctions by a new filament-forming Fe(II)-oxidizing isolate affiliated with the novel genus Acidithrix, Microbiology. 162: 62-71, doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000205

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Beulig F., Urich T., Nowak M., Trumbore S.E., Gleixner G., Gilfillan G.D., Fjelland K.E., Küsel K. 2016. Altered carbon turnover processes and microbiomes in soils under long-term extremely high CO2 exposure. Nature Microbiology. 1, 15025. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2015.25

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Fabisch, M., Freyer, G., Johnson, C. A., Büchel, G., Akob, D. M., Neu, T. R. and Küsel, K. (2016), Dominance of ‘Gallionella capsiferriformans’ and heavy metal association with Gallionella-like stalks in metal-rich pH 6 mine water discharge. Geobiology, 14: 68–90. doi:10.1111/gbi.12162

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2015

Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Neufeld J.D., Murrell J.C. (2015) Generating Enriched Metagenomes from Active Microorganisms with DNA Stable Isotope Probing

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Sitte J., Löffler S., Burkhardt E.-M., Goldfarb K.C., Büchel G., Hazen T.C., Küsel K. 2015. Metals other than uranium affected microbial community composition in a historical uranium-mining site.  
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22, 24, 19326-19341. doi 10.1007/s11356-015-4791-1

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Cassandre Sara Lazar, Brett J. Baker, Kiley Seitz, Andrew S. Hyde, Gregory J. Dick, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, and Andreas P. Teske. Genomic evidence for distinct carbon substrate preferences and ecological niches of Bathyarchaeota in estuarine sediments. (2015). Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13142.

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Brett J. Baker, Kiley Seitz, Cassandre S. Lazar, Andreas Teske and Kai-Uwe Hinrichs. Genomic resolution of a novel, deeply-branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. (2015). The ISME Journal (accepted).


Lu S., Peiffer S., Lazar C.S., Oldham C., Neu T.R., Ciobotă V., Näb O., Lillicrap A., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. 2015 . Extremophile microbiomes in acidic and hypersaline river sediments of Western Australia. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports  

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Mori J. F., Neu, T. R., Lu, S., Händel, M., Totsche, K. U., and Küsel, K. 2015: Iron encrustations on filamentous algae colonized by Gallionella-related bacteria in a metal-polluted freshwater stream, Biogeosciences, 12. doi:10.5194/bg-12-5277-2015.

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Thakur M.P., Herrmann M., Steinauer K., Rennoch S., Cesarz S., Eisenhauer N. 2015. Cascading effects of belowground predators on plant communities are density-dependent. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1597

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Johnson, C., Murayama, M., Küsel, K., & Hochella Jr., M., F. 2015. Polycrystallinity of green rust minerals and their synthetic analogs: Implications for particle formation and reactivity in complex systems. American Mineralogist. DOI: 10.2138/am-2015-5287

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Sitte J, Löffler S, Burkhardt E-M, Goldfar KC, Büchel G, Hazen TC, Küsel K. Metals other than uranium affected microbial community composition in a historical uranium-mining site. (2015) Environ Sci Pollut Res. doi: 10.1007/s11356-015-4791-1

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Bohu T, Santelli CM, Akob DM, Neu TR, Ciobota V, Rösch P, Popp J, Nietzsche S and Küsel K. 2015. Characterization of pH dependent Mn(II) oxidation strategies and formation of a bixbyite-like phase by Mesorhizobium australicum T-G1. Front Microbiol, 6, 743

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Keiner R., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Popp J., Frosch T. 2015. Rapid monitoring of intermediate states and mass balance of nitrogen during denitrification by means of cavity enhanced Raman multi-gas sensing. Analytica Chimica Acta, 864, 39-47. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2015.02.007

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Herrmann, M., Rusznyák, A., Akob, D. M., Schulze, I., Opitz, S., Totsche, K. U., & Küsel, K. 2015. Large fractions of CO2-fixing microorganisms in pristine limestone aquifers appear to be involved in the oxidation of reduced sulfur and nitrogen compounds. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(7), 2384-2394.

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Mehlhorn J., Beulig F., Küsel K. and Planer-Friedrich B. 2014. Carbon dioxide triggered metal(loid) mobilisation in a mofette. Chem. Geol. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.05.027

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2014

Majzlan J., Plášil J., Škoda R., Gescher∥ J., Kögler F., Rusznyak A., Küsel K., Neu T.R., Mangold S, Rothe J. 2014. Arsenic-Rich Acid Mine Water with Extreme Arsenic Concentration: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Microbiology, and Environmental Implications. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48 (23), DOI: 10.1021/es5024916

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Johnson C. A., Freyer G., Fabisch M., Caraballo M. A., Küsel K., Hochella Jr. M. F. 2014. Observations and assessment of iron oxide and green rust nanoparticles in metal-polluted mine drainage within a steep redox gradient. Environ. Chem. doi: 10.1071/EN13184

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Eusterhues, K., Hädrich, A., Neidhardt, J., Küsel, K., Keller, T. F., Jandt, K. D. and Totsche, K. U. 2014.Reduction of ferrihydrite with adsorbed and coprecipitated organic matter: microbial reduction by Geobacter bremensis vs. abiotic reduction by Na-dithionite. Biogeosciences (11): 4953-4966.
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Beulig F., Heuer V. B., Akob D. M., Viehweger B., Elvert M., Herrmann M., Hinrichs K.U. and Küsel K. 2014. Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette. ISME J. (2014), 1-14. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.148
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Eusterhues, K., Neidhardt, J., Hädrich, A., Küsel, K. and Totsche, K. U. 2014. Biodegradation of ferrihydrite-associated organic matter. Biogeochemistry (119): 45-50.
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Akob D. M., Bohu T., Beyer A., Schäffner F., Händel M., Johnson C. A., Merten D., Büchel G., Totsche K. U. and Küsel K. 2014. Identification of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria from a low pH contaminated former uranium mine. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (Accepted). doi:10.1128/AEM.01296-14
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Wang J., Sickinger M., Ciobotă V., Herrmann M., Rasch H., Rösch P., Popp J. and Küsel K. 2014. Revealing the microbial community structure of clogging materials in dewatering wells differing in physico-chemical parameters in an open-cast mining area. Water Res. 63:222-223.
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Opitz S., Küsel K., Spott O., Totsche K. U. and Herrmann M. 2014. Oxygen availability and distance to surface environments determine community composition and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing prokaroytes in two superimposed pristine limestone aquifers in the Hainich region, Germany. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 90: 39-53.
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