(* = Peer-reviewed)


*Wöhlbrand L, Feenders C, Nachbaur J, Freund H, Engelen B, Wilkes H, Brumsack H, Rabus R (2017) Impact of extraction methods on the detectable protein complement of metaproteomic analyses of marine sediments. Proteomics 17:1700241 https://doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201700241

*Beck M, Reckhardt A, Amelsberg J, Bartholomä A, Brumsack H-J, Cypionka H, Dittmar T, Engelen B, Greskowiak J, Hillebrand H, Holtappels M, Neuholz R, Köster J, Kuypers MMM, Massmann G, Meier D, Niggemann J, Paffrath R, Pahnke K, Rovo S, Striebel M, Vandieken V, Wehrmann A, Zielinski O (2017) The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low water line. Mar Chem 190:35-50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2017.01.001

*Hyun J-H, Kim S-H, Mok J-S, Cho H, Lee T, Vandieken V, Thamdrup T (2017) Manganese and iron reduction dominate organic carbon oxidation in deep continental margin sediments of the Ulleung Basin, East Sea. Biogeosciences 14:941-958, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-941-2017

*Ionescu D, Bizic-Ionescu M, De Maio N, Cypionka H, Grossart H-P (2017) Community-like genome in single cells of the sulfur bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum. Nature Commun 8:455, https://doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00342-9

*Kirchhoff C, Cypionka H (2017) Propidium ion enters viable cells with high membrane potential during live-dead staining. J Microbiol Methods 142:79-82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2017.09.011

*Kirchhoff C, Cypionka H (2017) Boosted membrane potential as bioenergetic response to anoxia in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Front Microbiol 8:695, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00695

*Satpathy P, Steinigeweg S, Siefert E, Cypionka H (2017) Effect of lactate and starter inoculum on biogas production from fresh maize and maize silage. Adv Microbiol 7:358-376, https://doi.org/10.4236/aim.2017.75030

*Vandieken V, Niemann H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2017) Marinisporobacter balticus gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfosporosinus nitroreducens sp. nov. and Desulfosporosinus fructosivorans sp. nov., new spore-forming bacteria isolated from subsurface sediments of the Baltic Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 67:1887-1893, https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001883


Cypionka H, Völcker E, Rohde M (2016) Erzeugung virtueller 3D-Bilder mit jedem Lichtmikroskop oder REM. BIOspektrum, 22:143-145, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-016-0668-1

*Kanukollu S, Voget S, Pohlner M, Vandieken V, Petersen J, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Shapiro N, Göker M, Klenk H-P, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2016). Genome sequence of Shimia str. SK013, a representative of the Roseobacter group isolated from marine sediment. SIGS,11:1-10, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0143-0

*Satpathy P, Biernacki P, Cypionka H, Steinigeweg S (2016) Modelling anaerobic digestion in an industrial biogas digester: Application of lactate including ADM1 model. J Environm Sci Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2016.1212558

*Satpathy P, Biernacki P, Uhlenhut F, Cypionka H, Steinigeweg S (2016) Modelling anaerobic digestion in a biogas reactor: ADM1 model development with lactate as an intermediate. J Environm Sci Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2016.1212559

Schrempf H, Cypionka H, Keller U (2016) Streptomyceten. Biologie in unserer Zeit 46:236-243, https://doi.org/10.1002/biuz.201610598


*Berg C, Listmann, L, Vandieken V, Vogts A, Jürgens K (2015) Chemoautotrophic growth of ammonia-oxidizing Thaumarchaeota enriched from a pelagic redox gradient in the Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00786

*Berg C, Vandieken V, Thamdrup B, Jürgens K (2015) Significance of archaeal nitrification in hypoxic waters of the Baltic Sea. ISME J 9: 1319-1332, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2014.218

*D'Hondt S, Inagaki F, Zarikian CA, Abrams LJ, Dubois N, Engelhardt T, Evans H, Ferdelman T, Gribsholt B, Harris RN, Hoppie BW, Hyun J-H, Kallmeyer J, Kim J, Lynch JE, McKinley CC, Mitsunobu S, Morono Y, Murray RW, Pockalny R, Sauvage J, Shimono T, Shiraishi F, Smith DC, Smith-Duque CE, Spivack AJ, Steinsbu BO, Suzuki Y, Szpak M, Toffin L, Uramoto G, Yamaguchi YT, Zhang G-l, Zhang X-H, Ziebis W (2015) Presence of oxygen and aerobic communities from sea floor to basement in deep-sea sediments. Nature Geosci, https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2387

*Fichtel K, Logemann J, Fichtel J, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Temperature and pressure adaptation of a sulfate reducer from the deep subsurface. Front Microbiol, 6:1078, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01078

*Kanukollu S, Wemheuer B, Herber J, Billerbeck S, Lucas J, Daniel R, Simon M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Distinct compositions of free-living, particle-associated and benthic communities of the Roseobacter group in the North Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 91:xx, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv145

*Kieft TL, Onstott TC, Ahonen L, Aloisi V, Colwell FS, Engelen B, Fendrihan S, Gaidos E, Harms U, Head I, Kallmeyer J, Kiel Reese B, Lin L-H, Long PE, Moser DP, Mills H, Sar P, Schulze-Makuch D, Stan-Lotter H, Wagner D, Wang P-L, Westall F, Wilkins MJ (2015) Workshop to develop deep-life continental scientific drilling projects. Sci. Dril., 3, 1-11, https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-19-43-2015

*Micic V, Köster J, Kruge MA, Engelen B, Hofmann T (2015) Bacterial wax esters in recent fluvial sediments. Org. Geochem. 88-89:44-66, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.10.003

*Satpathy P, Steinigeweg S, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Different substrates and starter inocula govern microbial community structures in biogas reactors. Environ Technol 20: xx, https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2015.1118559

*Soora M, Tomasch J, Wang H, Michael V, Petersen J, Engelen B, Wagner-Doebler I and Cypionka H (2015) Oxidative stress and starvation in Dinoroseobacter shibae: The role of extrachromosomal elements. Front Microbiol 6:233. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00233


Engelen B, Engelhardt T, Cypionka H (2014) Phagen in Sedimenten der marinen tiefen Biosphäre. Biospektrum 04.14:380-382, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-014-0451-0

Engelen B, Imachi H (2014) Cultivation of subseafloor prokaryotic life. In: Stein R, Blackman DK, Inagaki F, Larsen H-C (Eds.), Earth and life processes discovered from subseafloor environments: A decade of science achieved by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), Elsevier: Developments in Marine Geology, vol. 7, chapt. 2.6, p. 197-215, ISSN 1572-5480, ISBN 9780444626172 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-62617-2.00008-6

*Engelhardt T, Kallmeyer J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2014) High virus-to-cell ratios indicate on-going production of viruses in deep subsurface sediments. ISME J 8:1503–1509, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2013.245

*Könneke M, Schubert DM, Brown PC, Hügler M, Standfest S, Schwander T, Schada von Borzyskowski L, Erb TJ, Stahl DA, Berg IA (2014) Ammonia-oxidizing archaea use the most energy-efficient aerobic pathway for CO2 fixation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 8239-8244. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1402028111

*Vandieken V, Finke N, Thamdrup B (2014) Hydrogen, acetate, and lactate as electron donors for microbial manganese reduction in a manganese-rich coastal marine sediment. FEMS Mirobiol Ecol, 87: 733-745, https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12259


*Engelhardt T, Sahlberg M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2013) Biogeography of Rhizobium radiobacter and distribution of associated temperate phages in deep subseafloor sediments. ISME J 7:199-209, https://doi.org/110.1038/ismej.2012.92

*Kraft B, Engelen B, Goldhammer T, Lin Y-S, Cypionka H, Könneke M. (2013) Desulfofrigus sp. prevails in sulfate-reducing dilution cultures from sediments of the Benguela upwelling area. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:86–97, https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12039

*Riedel T, Gomez-Consarnau L, Tomasch J, Martin M, Meike Rohlfs M, González JM, Spring S, Brinkhoff TH, Cypionka H, Klein J, Goessmann A, Fuhrman JA, Wagner-Doebler I (2013) Comparative genomics and physiology of the flavobacterium PRO95 carrying a proteorhdodopsin and a xanthorhodopsin like protein. PLoS ONE 8(3): e57487. https://doi.org/110.1371/journal.pone.0057487

*Soora M, Cypionka H (2013) Light enhances survival of Dinoroseobacter shibae during long-term starvation. PLoS ONE 8:e83960. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083960

*Vandieken V, Thamdrup B (2013) Identification of acetate-oxidizing bacteria in a coastal marine surface sediment by RNA-stable isotope probing in anoxic slurries and intact cores. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84: 373-386, https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12069


Engelen B, Dogs M, Kanukollu S, Cypionka H (2012) The metabolic potential and the distribution of the Roseobacter clade in marine sediments. In: Lucassen M, with contributions of the participants (Eds.), The Expedition of the Research Vessel "Polarstern" to the Antarctic in 2012 (ANT-XXVIII/4), Reports on Polar and Marine Research, AWI Bremerhaven, p. 55-57, https://epic.awi.de/31612/1/652-2012_Lucassen_ANT-28-4.pdf

Engelen B, Kleindienst S, Lever M, Siegert M (2012) Microbiology: Molecular-guided cultivation assays, distribution and quantification of microbial communities, community zonation, activity, and genomics based on molecular methods. In: Zabel M, Boetius A, Emeis K-C, Ferdelman TG, Spieß V (Eds.), PROSA: Process Studies in the Eastern South Atlantic, Cruise No. 76, April 12 - August 24, 2008, METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 1-33 - 1-40, ISSN 2195-8475

*Fichtel K, Mathes F, Könneke M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2012) Isolation of sulfate-reducing bacteria from sediments above the deep-subseafloor aquifer. Front Microbio 3:65, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00065

*Graue J, Kleindienst S, Lueders T, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2012) Identifying fermenting bacteria in anoxic tidal-flat sediments by a combination of microcalorimetry and ribosome-based stable-isotope probing. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 81:78–87, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01282.x

*Graue J, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2012) Degradation of cyanobacterial biomass in anoxic tidal-flat sediments: a microcosm study of metabolic processes and community changes. ISME J 6:660-669, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2011.120

*Seidel M, Graue J, Engelen B, Köster J, Sass H, Rullkötter J (2012) Advection and diffusion determine vertical distribution of microbial communities in intertidal sediments as revealed by combined biogeochemical and molecular biological analysis. Org Geochem 52:114–129, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.08.015

*Thole S, Kalhoefer D, Voget S, Berger M, Engelhardt T, Liesegang H, Wollherr A, Kjelleberg S, Daniel R, M. Simon, Thomas T, Brinkhoff T (2012). Phaeobacter gallaeciensis genomes from globally opposite locations reveal high similarity of adaptation to surface life. ISME J, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2012.62

*Vandieken V, Pester M, Finke N, Hyun J-H, Friedrich MW, Loy A, Thamdrup B (2012) Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria. ISME J 6: 2078-2090, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2012.41


*Beckmann S, Lüders T, Krüger M, von Netzer F, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2011) Acetogens and acetoclastic methanosarcinales govern methane formation in abandoned coal mines. Appl Environ Microbiol 77:3749–3756, https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02818-10

*Beckmann S, Krüger M, Engelen B, Gorbushina AA, Cypionka H (2011) Role of Bacteria, Archaea and Fungi involved in methane release in abandoned coal mines. Geomcrobiol J 28:347–358, https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2010.503258

*Beck M, Riedel T, Graue J, Köster J, Kowalski N, Wu CS, Wegener G, Lipsewers Y, Freund H, Böttcher ME, Brumsack H-J, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Imprint of past and present environmental conditions on microbiology and biogeochemistry of coastal Quaternary sediments. Biogeosciences 8:55-68, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-55-2011

Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Tracing the Migration of Bacteria from the Water Column into Subsurface Sediments. In: Seifert R, Boetius A, Bohrmann G, Bialas J, Borowski C (Eds.), Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Marine Fluids, Gas Hydrates and Regional Palaeo-Climate of the Black Sea, Cruise No. 72, February 7 - June 4, 2007, METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 12-1, 5-25 - 5-28, https://doi.org/10.2312/cr_m72

*Engelhardt T, Sahlberg M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Induction of prophages from deep-subseafloor bacteria Environm Microbiol Rep 3:459–465, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00232.x

*Holert J, Hahnke S, Cypionka H (2011) Influence of light and anoxia on chemiosmotic energy conservation in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Environm Microbiol Rep 3:136-141, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00199.x

*Logemann J, Graue J, Köster J, Engelen B, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H (2011) A laboratory experiment of intact polar lipid degradation in sandy sediments. Biogeosciences 8:2547-2560, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-2547-2011

Raap E, Cypionka H (2011) Vom Bilderstapel in die dritte Dimension: 3D-Mikroaufnahmen mit PICOLAY. Mikrokosmos 100:140-144, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-016-0668-1

*Tourna M, Stieglmeier M, Spang A, Könneke M, Schintlmeister A, Urich T, Engel M, Schloter M, Wagner M, Richter A, Schleper C (2011) Nitrososphaera viennensis, an ammonia oxidizing archaeon from soil. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:8420-8425, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1013488108


Cypionka H (2010) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. Springer-Lehrbuch, 340 S., ISBN 978-3-642-05095-4

*Gittel A, Seidel M, Kuever J, Galushko AS, Cypionka H, Könneke M (2010) Desulfopila inferna sp. nov., a sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from the subsurface of a tidal sand-flat. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1626-1630 https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.015644-0

*Riedel T, Tomasch J, Buchholz I, Jacobs J, Kollenberg M, Gerdts G, Wichels A, Brinkhoff T, Cypionka H, Wagner-Döbler I (2010) The proteorhodopsin gene is expressed constitutively by a Flavobacterium representative of the proteorhodopsin carrying microbial community in the North Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 76:3187-3197 https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02971-09

*Sass H, Köpke B, Rütters H, Feuerlein T, Dröge S, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2010) Tateyamaria pelophila sp. nov. a facultatively anaerobic Alphaproteobacterium isolated from tidal-flat sediments, and emended descriptions of the genus Tateyamaria and of Tateyamaria omphalii. Int J Sys Evol Microbiol 60: 1770-1777 https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.013524-0

*Steinsbu BO, Thorseth IH, Nakagawa S, Inagaki F, Lever MA, Engelen B, Ovreas L, Pedersen RB (2010) Archaeoglobus sulfaticallidus sp. nov., a novel thermophilic and facultatively lithoautotrophic sulfate-reducer isolated from black rust exposed to hot ridge flank crustal fluids. IJSEM 60:2745-2752 https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.016105-0

*Wagner-Döbler I, Ballhausen B, Baumgart M, Brinkhoff T, Buchholz I, Bunk B, Cypionka H, Daniel R, Drepper T, Gerdts G, Hahnke S, Han C, Jahn D, Kalhoefer D, Kiss H, Klenk H-P, Kyrpides N, Liebl W, Liesegang H, Meincke L, Pati A, Petersen J, Piekarski T, Pommerenke C, Pradella S, Pukall R, Rabus R, Stackebrandt E, Thole S, Thompson L, Tielen P, Tomasch J, von Jan M, Wanphrut N, Wichels A, Zech H, Simon M (2010) The complete genome sequence of the algal symbiont Dinoroseobacter shibae - a hitchhiker`s guide to life in the sea. ISME J 4:61-77 https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2009.94

*Walker CB, de la Torre JR, Klotz MG, Urakawa H, Pinel N, Arp DJ, Brochier-Armanet C, Chain PSG, Chan PP, Gollabgir A, Hemp J, Hügler M, Karr EA, Könneke M, Shin M, Lawton TJ, Lowe T, Martens-Habbena W, Sayavedra-Soto LA, Lang D, Sievert SM, Rosenzweig AC, Manning G, Stahl DA (2010) Nitrosopumilus maritimus genome reveals unique mechanisms for nitrification and autotrophy in globally distributed marine crenarchaea. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 107:8818-8823 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0913533107


*Beck M, Köster J, Engelen B, Holstein JM, Gittel A, Könneke M, Riedel T, Wirtz K, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J, Brumsack H-J (2009) Deep pore water profiles reflect enhanced microbial activity towards tidal flat margins. Ocean Dynamics 59:371–3843 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-008-0176-z

*Engelen B and Cypionka H (2009) The subsurface of tidal flats as a model for the deep biosphere. Ocean Dynamics 59:385–391 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-008-0166-1

*Freese E, Rütters H, Köster J, Rullkötter J, Sass H (2009) Gammaproteobacteria as a possible source of eicosapentaenoic acid in sediments. Microbial Ecology 57:444-4541 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-008-9443-2


Cypionka H (2008) Exploring an unknown world: Bacteria of the deep biosphere below the seafloor. In: Liu S-J and Drake HL (Eds.) Microbes and the Environment: Perspective and Challenges, Science Press Beijing, ISBN 978-7-03-021405-8, pp. 30-34

*De la Torre JR, Walker CB, Ingalls AE, Könneke M, Stahl D (2008) Cultivation of a thermophilic ammonia oxidizing archaeon synthesizing crenarchaeol. Environ Microbiol 10:810–818

*Engelen B, Ziegelmüller K, Wolf L, Köpke B, Gittel A, Treude T, Nakagawa S, Inagaki F, Lever MA, Steinsbu BO, Cypionka H (2008) Fluids from the oceanic crust support microbial activities within the deep biosphere. Geomicrobiol J 25:56-66

*Freese E, Sass H, Rütters H, Schledjewski R, Rullkötter J (2008) Variable temperature-related changes in fatty acid composition among bacterial isolates from German Wadden Sea sediments representing different bacterial phyla. Organic Geochemistry 39:1427-1438.

*Gittel A, Mußmann M, Sass H, Cypionka H, Könneke M (2008) Identity and abundance of active sulfate-reducing bacteria in deep tidal flat sediments determined by directed cultivation and CARD-FISH analysis. Environ Microbiol 10:2645-2658

Könneke M (2008) New Crenarchaeota - the organismic link in the nitrogen cycle. In: Amann R, Goebel W, Reinhold-Hurek B, Schink B, Widdel F; (Eds.) Life strategies of microorganisms in the environment and in host organisms, Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 96, Nr. 356, ISBN: 978--3-8047-2499-0, Suppl. 3-8

*Krüger M, Beckmann S, Engelen B, Thielemann T, Cramer B, Schippers A, Cypionka H (2008) Microbial methane formation from hard coal and timber in an abandoned coal mine. Geomicrobiol J 25:315-321

*Löffler U, Cypionka H, Löffler J (2008) Soil microbial activity along an arctic-alpine altitudinal gradient in a seasonal perspective. Eur J Soil Sci 59:842-854

*Schouten S, Hopmans EC, Baas M, Boumann H, Standfest S, Könneke M, Stahl DA, Damste JSS (2008) Intact membrane lipids of “Candidatus Nitrosopumilus maritimus’, a cultivated representative of the cosmopolitan mesophilic group I Crenarchaeota. Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2433–2440

*Süß J, Herrmann K, Seidel M, Cypionka H, Engelen B, Sass H (2008) Two distinct Photobacterium populations thrive in ancient Mediterranean sapropels. Microb Ecol 55:371-383


*Batzke A, Engelen B, Sass H, Cypionka H (2007) Phylogenetic and physiological diversity of cultured deep-biosphere bacteria from Equatorial Pacific Ocean and Peru Margin sediments. Geomicrobiology J 24:261-273

*Fichtel J, Köster J, Rullkötter J, Sass H (2007) Spore dipicolinic acid contents used for estimating the number of endospores in sediments. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 61:522-532

Hübscher C, Cartwright J, Cypionka H, de Lange G, Robertson A, Suc JP, Urai J (2007) Global look at Salt Giants. EOS 88, 177-179

Sass H, Cypionka H (2007) Response of sulphate-reducing bacteria to oxygen. In: Sulfate-reducing bacteria. Environmental and engineered systems, eds. LL Barton and WA Hamilton, Cambridge, ISBN 0521854857, pp167-184

*Schmitz Y, Baurmann M, Engelen B, Feudel U (2007) Pattern Formation of Competing Microorganisms in Sediments. Math Model Nat Phenom 2:74-104

Teske A, Cypionka H, Holt JG, Krieg NR (2007) Enrichment and isolation. In: Reddy CA (ed.), Methods for general and molecular microbiology, 3rd ed., ASM Press, Washington, pp. 215-269

*Wilms R, Sass H, Köpke B, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2007) Methane and sulfate profiles within the subsurface of a tidal flat are reflected by the distribution of sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogenic archaea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:611–621


Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D, Glöckner FO, Amann R (2006) The genus Nevskia. In: The Prokaryotes. 3rd ed., Proteobacteria: Gamma subclass, eds. Falkow S, Dworkin M, Springer, New York, Vol. 6:1152-1155

Cypionka H (2006) Diversity of bacteria isolated from the deep subseafloor biosphere. Oceanography 19:69

*Fischer J, Cypionka H (2006) Analysis of aerotactic band formation by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans in a stopped-flow diffusion chamber. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 55:186-194

*Lever MA, Alperin M, Engelen B, Inagaki F, Nakagawa S, Steinsbu BO, Teske A, IODP Expedition 301 Scientists (2006) Trends in basalt and sediment core contamination during IODP expedition 301. Geomicrobiol J 23:517-530

*Martens-Habbena W, Sass H (2006) Sensitive determination of microbial growth by nucleic acid staining in aqueous suspension. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:87-95

*Nakagawa S, Inagaki F, Suzuki Y, Steinsbu BO, Lever MA, Takai K, Engelen B, Sako Y, Wheat CG, Horikoshi K, and IODP Exp. 301 Scientists (2006) Microbial Community in Black Rust Exposed to Hot Ridge Flank Crustal Fluids. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:6789–6799

*Ramamoorthy S, Sass H, Langner H, Schumann P, Kroppenstedt RM, Spring S, Overmann J, Rosenzweig RF (2006) Desulfosporosinus lacus sp. nov., a novel sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from pristine freshwater lake sediments. Int J System Evol Microbiol 56:2729-2736

*Süß J, Schubert K, Sass H, Cypionka H, Overmann J, Engelen B (2006) Widespread distribution and high abundance of Rhizobium radiobacter within Mediterranean subsurface sediments. Environ Microbiol 8:1753-1763

*Wilms R, Köpke B, Sass H, Chang TS, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2006) Deep biosphere-related bacteria within the subsurface of tidal flat sediments. Environ Microbiol 8:709-719

*Wilms R, Sass H, Köpke B, Köster J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2006) Specific bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic communities in tidal-flat sediment along a vertical profile of several meters. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2756-2764



Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2005) Genus Nevskia Famintzin 1892, 484AL, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 2, Springer, New York, ISBN 0-387-24144-2, pp101-104

Cypionka H (2005) The physiological challenge. Environm Microbiol 7:472

Cypionka H (2005) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 3. Aufl., Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-24084-5, 317pp
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*Del Panno M, Morelli IS, Engelen B, Berthe-Corti L (2005) Effect of petrochemical sludge concentrations on microbial communities during a soil bioremediation process. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 53:305-316

Engelen B (2005) Im Untergrund des Watts: Bakterien in der "tiefen Biosphäre". Einblicke 41:25-27

*Könneke M, Bernhard AE, de la Torre JR, Walker CB, Waterbury JB, Stahl DA (2005) Isolation of an autotrophic ammonia-oxdizing marine archaeon. Nature 437:542-546

*Köpke B, Wilms R, Engelen B, Cypionka H, Sass H (2005) Microbial diversity in coastal subsurface sediments - a cultivation approach using various electron acceptors and substrate gradients. Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7819-7830

*Labrenz M, Jost G, Pohl C, Beckmann S, Martens-Habbena W, Jürgens K (2005) Impact of different in vitro electron donor/acceptor conditions on potential chemolithoautotrophic communities from marine pelagic redoxclines. Appl Environm Microbiol 71:6664-6672

*Lunau M, Lemke A, Walther K, Martens-Habbena W, Simon M (2005) An improved method for counting bacteria from sediments and turbid environments by epifluorescence microscopy. Environ Microbiol 7:961-968

*Smoot LM, Smoot JC, Smidt H, Noble PA, Könneke M, McMurry ZA, Stahl DA (2005) DNA microarrays as salivary diagnostic tools for characterizing the oral cavity's microbial community. Adv Dent Res 18:6-11


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