Publications Palaeomicrobiology (1992-2021)

Publications Palaeomicrobiology (1992-2021)

All publications Palaeomicrobiology Group (1992-2020)

 (* = Peer-reviewed)


*Cypionka H and Reese J-O (2021) Recording and Simulating Proton-Related Metabolism in Bacterial Cell Suspensions. Front. Microbiol. 12:654065;

*Degenhardt J, Khodami S, Milke F, Waska H, Engelen B, Martinez Arbizu P (2021) The Three Domains of Life Within the Discharge Area of a Shallow Subterranean Estuary at a High Energy Beach. Front. Environ. Sci. 9:642098;

*Heinrichs ME, De Corte D, Engelen B, Pan D. (2021). An Advanced Protocol for the Quantification of Marine Sediment Viruses via Flow Cytometry. Viruses 13(1):102;


*Degenhardt J, Dlugosch L, Ahrens J, Beck M, Waska H, Engelen B (2020). Seasonal Dynamics of Microbial Diversity at a Sandy High Energy Beach Reveal a Resilient Core Community. Frontiers in Marine Science 7.

*Heinrichs ME, Tebbe DA, Wemheuer B, Niggemann J, Engelen B (2020) Impact of viral lysis on the composition of bacterial communities and dissolved organic matter in deep-sea sediments. Viruses 12, 922;

*Schorn S, Salman-Carvalho V, Littmann S, Ionescu D, Grossart HP, Cypionka H (2019) Cell architecture of the giant sulfur bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum: Extra-cytoplasmic localization of calcium carbonate bodies. FEMS Microbiology Ecology: 96, 2, fiz200,


*Heinrichs M, Dlugosch L, Mori C (2019) Complex Interactions Between Aquatic Organisms and Their Chemical Environment Elucidated from Different Perspectives. In: Jungblut S, Liebich V, Bode-Dalby M (Eds.), Youmares 9 - The Oceans: Our research, our future. Proceedings of the 2018 conference for YOUng MArine RESearcher in Oldenburg, Germany, Springer International Publishing, p. 279-297,

*Pohlner M, Dlugosch L, Wemheuer B, Mills H, Engelen B, Reese BK (2019) The Majority of Active Rhodobacteraceae in Marine Sediments Belong to Uncultured Genera: A Molecular Approach to Link Their Distribution to Environmental Conditions. Front Microbiol 10:659,

*Seibert SL, Degenhardt J, Ahrens J, Reckhardt A, Schwalfenberg K, Waska H (2019) Investigating the Land-Sea Transition Zone. In: Jungblut S, Liebich V, Bode-Dalby M (Eds.), Youmares 9 - The Oceans: Our research, our future. Proceedings of the 2018 conference for YOUng MArine RESearcher in Oldenburg, Germany, Springer International Publishing,  p. 225-242,

*Waska H, Greskowiak J, Ahrens J, Beck M, Ahmerkamp S, Böning P, Brumsack HJ, Degenhardt J, Ehlert C, Engelen B, Grünenbaum N, Holtappels M, Pahnke K, Marchant HK, Massmann G, Meier D, Schnetger B, Schwalfenberg K, Simon H, Vandieken V, Zielinski O, Dittmar T (2019) Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Pore Water Chemistry in the Inter-Tidal Zone of a High Energy Beach. Front Mar Sci 6:154,

*Wemheuer F, von Hoyningen-Huene AJE, Pohlner M, Degenhardt J, Engelen B, Daniel R, Wemheuer B (2019) Primary Production in the Water Column as Major Structuring Element of the Biogeographical Distribution and Function of Archaea in Deep-Sea Sediments of the Central Pacific Ocean. Archaea, vol. 2019, Article ID 3717239,

*Ziesche L, Wolter L, Wang H, Brinkhoff T, Pohlner M, Engelen B, Wagner-Döbler I, Schulz S (2019) An Unprecedented Medium-Chain Diunsaturated N-acylhomoserine Lactone from Marine Roseobacter Group Bacteria. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(1), 20;


*Castillo D, Vandieken V, Engelen B, Engelhardt T, Middelboe M (2018) Draft genome sequences of six Vibrio diazotrophicus strains isolated from deep subsurface sediments of the Baltic Sea.

*Kirchhoff C, Ebert M, Jahn D, Cypionka H (2018) Chemiosmotic energy conservation in Dinoroseobacter shibae: Proton translocation driven by aerobic respiration, denitrification and photosynthetic light reaction. Front Microbiol doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00903

*Schorn S, Cypionka H (2018) A crispy diet: Grazers of Achromatium oxaliferum in Lake Stechlin sediments. Microbial Ecol

*Vandieken V, Marshall IPG, Niemann H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2018) Labilibaculum manganireducens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Labilibaculum filiforme sp. nov., novel Bacteroidetes isolated from subsurface sediments of the Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol 8:2614,


*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,

*Harig T, Schlawis C, Ziesche L, Pohlner M, Engelen B, Schulz S (2017) Nitrogen-containing volatiles from marine Salinispora pacifica and Roseobacter-group bacteria. J Nat Prod ASAP,

*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,

*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,

*Kirchhoff C, Cypionka H (2017) Boosted membrane potential as bioenergetic response to anoxia in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Front Microbiol 8:695,

*Pohlner M, Degenhardt J, von Hoyningen-Huene AJE, Wemheuer B, Erlmann N, Schnetger B, Badewien TH, Engelen B (2017) The biogeographical distribution of benthic Roseobacter group members along a Pacific transect is structured by nutrient availability within the sediments and primary production in different oceanic provinces. Front Microbiol 8:2550,

*Pohlner M, Marshall I, Schreiber L, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2017) Draft genome sequence of Pseudoruegeria sp. SK021, a representative of the marine Roseobacter group, isolated from North Sea sediment. Genome Announc 5:e00541-17,

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,

*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,

*Vandieken V, Sabelhaus L, Engelhardt T (2017) Virus dynamics are influenced by season, tides and advective transport in intertidal, permeable sediments. Front Microbiol 8: 2526,

*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

*Zabaloy MC, Allegrini M, Tebbe DA, Schuster K, Gomez EV (2017) Nitrifying bacteria and archaea withstanding glyphosate in fertilized soil microcosms, Applied Soil Ecology, 117‑118:88‑95,


Cypionka H, Völcker E, Rohde M (2016) Erzeugung virtueller 3D-Bilder mit jedem Lichtmikroskop oder REM. BIOspektrum, 22:143-145,

*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,

*Kanukollu S, Wemheuer B, Herber J, Billerbeck S, Lucas J, Daniel R, Simon M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2016) Distinct compositions of free-living, particle-associated and benthic communities of the Roseobacter group in the North Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 91:xx,

*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,

*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,

Schrempf H, Cypionka H, Keller U (2016) Streptomyceten. Biologie in unserer Zeit 46:236-243,


*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,

*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,

*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,

*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,

*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,

*Micic V, Köster J, Kruge MA, Engelen B, Hofmann T (2015) Bacterial wax esters in recent fluvial sediments. Org. Geochem. 88-89:44-66,

*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,

*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.


Engelen B, Engelhardt T, Cypionka H (2014) Phagen in Sedimenten der marinen tiefen Biosphäre. Biospektrum 04.14:380-382,

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

*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,

*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.

*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,


*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,

*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,

*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.

*Soora M, Cypionka H (2013) Light enhances survival of Dinoroseobacter shibae during long-term starvation. PLoS ONE 8:e83960.

*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,


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,

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,

*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,

*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,

*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,

*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,

*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,


*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,

*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,

*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,

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,

*Engelhardt T, Sahlberg M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Induction of prophages from deep-subseafloor bacteria Environm Microbiol Rep 3:459–465,

*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,

*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,

Raap E, Cypionka H (2011) Vom Bilderstapel in die dritte Dimension: 3D-Mikroaufnahmen mit PICOLAY. Mikrokosmos 100:140-144,

*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,


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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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


*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

*Engelen B and Cypionka H (2009) The subsurface of tidal flats as a model for the deep biosphere. Ocean Dynamics 59:385–391

*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


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


Cypionka H, Cypionka R (2004) Gespräch auf dem Komposthaufen. In: Lehren fürs Leben, Gropengießer H, Janßen-Bartels A, Sander E (eds.), Aulis Verlag Deubner, Köln, ISBN 3-7614-2565-1, pp. 216-220

Cypionka R, Cypionka H (2004) Leben in der Erdkruste - eine Forschungsreise in die "tiefe Biosphäre". Unterricht Biologie 299:26-28

Cypionka R, Cypionka H (2004) Reise in die tiefe Biosphäre. Unterricht Biologie 299:29-32

*D'Hondt S, Jørgensen BB, Miller DJ, Batzke A, Blake R, Cragg BA, Cypionka H, Dickens GR, Ferdelman T, Hinrichs KU, Holm NG, Mitterer R, Spivack A, Wang G, Bekins B, Engelen B, Ford K, Gettemy G, Rutherford SD, Sass H, Skilbeck CG, Aiello IW, Guèrin G, House C, Inagaki F, Meister P, Naehr T, Niitsuma S, Parkes RJ, Schippers A, Smith DC, Teske A, Wiegel J, Padilla CN, Acosta JLS (2004) Distributions of microbial activities in deep subseafloor sediments. Science 306:2216-2221

*Jaspers E, Overmann J (2004) Ecological significance of microdiversity: Identical 16S rRNA gene sequences can be found in bacteria with highly divergent genomes and ecophysiologies. Appl Environ Microbiol 70:4831-4839

*Pladdies T, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2004) Distribution of Nevskia ramosa and other rosette-forming neustonic bacteria. Microb Ecol 47:218-223

*Sass H, Cypionka H (2004) Isolation of sulfate-reducing bacteria from the terrestrial deep subsurface and description of Desulfovibrio cavernae sp. nov. System Appl Microbiol 27:541-548

*Sass H, Overmann J, Rütters H, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2004) Desulfosporomusa polytropa gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel sulfate-reducing bacterium from sediments of an oligotrophic lake. Arch Microbiol 182:204-211

*Süß J, Engelen B, Cypionka H, Sass H (2004) Quantitative analysis of bacterial communities from Mediterranean sapropels based on cultivation-dependent methods. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 51:109-121



*Bruns A, Nübel U, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2003) Effect of signal compounds and incubation conditions on the culturability of freshwater bacterioplankton. Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1980–1989

*Bruns A, Hoffelner H, Overmann J (2003) A novel approach for high throughput cultivation assays and the isolation of planktonic bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 45:161-171

*Bruns A, Philipp H, Cypionka H, Brinkhoff T (2003) Aeromicrobium marinum, sp. nov., an abundant pelagic bacterium isolated from the German Wadden Sea. Int J Sys Evol Microbiol 53:1917-1923

Cypionka H (2003) Von der Einfalt der Wissenschaft und der Vielfalt der Mikroben. In: Biodiversität: Was kennen und verstehen wir von Artenvielfalt? 3. Stechlin-Forum. Ed.: Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei, Stechlin-Neuglobsow, ISBN 3-00-012422-5, p. 7-12

D'Hondt SL, Jørgensen BB, Miller DJ, Aiello IW, Bekins B, Blake R, Cragg BA, Cypionka H, Dickens GR, Ferdelman T, Ford KH, Gettemy GL, Guèrin G, Hinrichs K-U, Holm N, House CH, Inagaki F, Meister P, Mitterer RM, Naehr TH, Niitsuma S, Parkes RJ, Schippers A, Skilbeck CG, Smith DC, Spivack AJ, Teske A, Wiegel J (2003) Controls on microbial communities in deeply buried sediments, eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru margin, Sites 1225 - 1231. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 201 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web:, ISSN 1096-2158

*Sass H, Babenzien C, Babenzien H-D (2003) Sulfate reduction in the oligotrophic Lake Stechlin. Arch Hydrobiol Spec Issues Advanc Limnol 58:37-52

*Sass H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2003) Die tiefe Biosphäre - Mikrobiologie der Erdkruste. BioSpektrum 9:589-591

Overmann J, Schubert K, Hoffelner H, Engelen B (2003) Characterization of Bacteria in Sapropels, in Overlaying Sediments and Water Layers by a Multidisciplinary Approach. In: Hemleben C, Hoernle K, Jørgensen BB, and Roether W (Eds.), 2001, Ostatlantik - Mittelmeer - Schwarzes Meer, Cruise No. 51, 12 September - 28 December 2001. METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 03-1, 225 pp. 3-32 - 3-40, ISSN 0936-8957



*Bruns A, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2002) Cyclic AMP and acyl homoserine lactones increase the cultivation efficiency of heterotrophic bacteria from the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3978-3987

*Coolen MJL, Cypionka H, Sass A, Sass H, Overmann J (2002) Ongoing modification of Mediterranean Pleistocene sapropels by green nonsulfur bacteria and crenarchaeota. Science 296:2407-2410

Cypionka H (2002) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 2. Aufl., Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-43641-3, 305pp
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*Glaeser J, Baneras L, Rütters H, Overmann J (2002) Novel bacteriochlorophyll e structures and species-specific variability of pigment composition in green sulfur bacteria. Arch Microbiol 177:475-485

*Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2002) Microbial communities in a Wadden Sea sediment core - clues from analyses of intact glyceride lipids, and released fatty acids. Org Geochem 33:803-816

*Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2002) Phospholipid analysis as a tool to study microbial communities. J Microbiol Meth 48:149-160

*Sass AM, Eschemann A, Kühl M, Thar R, Sass H, Cypionka H (2002) Growth and chemosensory behavior of sulfate-reducing bacteria in oxygen-sulfide gradients. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 40:47-54

*Sass AM, Rütters H, Cypionka H, Sass H (2002) Desulfobulbus mediterraneus sp. nov., a sulfate-reducing bacterium growing on mono- and disaccharides. Arch Microbiol 177:468-474

*Sydow U, Wohland P, Wolke I, Cypionka H (2002) Bioenergetics of the alkaliphilic sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfonatronovibrio hydrogenovorans. Microbiology (UK) 148:853-860


*Baumgarten A, Redenius I, Kranczoch J, Cypionka H (2001) Periplasmic oxygen reduction by Desulfovibrio species. Arch Microbiol 176:306-309

Imhoff JF, Overmann J (2001) Genus Thiorhodovibrio. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 2, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, ISBN 0-387-95040-0

*Jaspers E, Nauhaus K, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2001) Multitude and temporal variability of ecological niches as indicated by the diversity of cultivated bacterioplankton. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 36:153-164

*Permentier HP, Neerken S, Overmann J, Amesz J (2001) A bacteriochlorophyll a antenna complex from purple bacteria absorbing at 963 nm. Biochemistry 40:5573-5578

*Pickering IJ, George GN, Yu EY, Brune DC, Tuschak C, Overmann J, Beatty JT, Prince RC (2001) Analysis of sulfur biochemistry of sulfur bacteria using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Biochemistry 40:8138-8145

Overmann J (2001) Green Sulfur Bacteria. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 1, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, ISBN 0-387-98771-1

*Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2001) Monoalkylether phospholipids in the sulfate-reducing bacteria Desulfosarcina variabilis and Desulforhabdus amnigenus. Arch Microbiol 176:435-442

*Sass AM, Sass H, Coolen MJL, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2001) Microbial communities in the chemocline of a hypersaline deep-sea basin (Urania basin, Mediterranean Sea). Appl Environ Microbiol 67:5392-5402



*Bauer S, Tholen A, Overmann J, Brune A (2000) Characterization of abundance and diversity of lactic acid bacteria in the hindgut of wood- and soil-feeding termites by molecular and culture-dependent techniques. Arch Microbiol 173:126-137

*Brune A, Frenzel P, Cypionka H (2000) Life at the oxic-anoxic interface: microbial activities and adaptations. FEMS Microbiol Rev 24:691-710

*Coolen MJL, Overmann J (2000) Functional exoenzymes as indicators of metabolically active bacteria in 124,000-year-old sapropel layers of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 66:2589-2598

*Cypionka H (2000) Oxygen respiration by Desulfovibrio species. Annu Rev Microbiol 54:827-848

*Fröstl JM, Overmann J (2000) Phylogenetic affiliation of the bacteria that constitute phototrophic consortia. Arch Microbiol 174:50-58

Overmann J (2000) The family Chlorobiaceae. The Prokaryotes, Springer, New York (

Overmann J, Garcia-Pichel F (2000) The Phototrophic Way of Life. The Prokaryotes, Springer, New York (

*Overmann J, van Gemerden H. (2000) Microbial interactions involving sulfur bacteria: implications for the ecology and evolution of bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiol Rev 24:591-599

*Wieringa EBA, Overmann J, Cypionka H (2000) Detection of abundant sulphate-reducing bacteria in marine oxic sediment layers by a combined cultivation and molecular approach. Environ Microbiol 2:417-427

*Permentier HP, Neerken S, Schmidt KA, Overmann J, Amesz J (2000) Energy transfer and charge separation in the purple non-sulfur bacterium Roseospirillum parvum. Biochim Biophys Acta - Bioenergetics 1460:338-345

*Spring S, Schulze R, Overmann J, Schleifer KH (2000) Identification and characterization of ecologically significant prokaryotes in the sediment of freshwater lakes: molecular and cultivation studies. FEMS Microbiol Rev 24:573-590



Babenzien H-D, Sass H (1999) Desulfurikation. In: v. Tümpling W, Friedrich G (Hrsg.) Methoden der Biologischen Gewässeruntersuchung. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena, pp. 435-444.

*Bartscht K, Cypionka H, Overmann J (1999) Evaluation of cell activity and of methods for the cultivation of bacteria from a natural lake community. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 28:249-259

Cypionka H (1999) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-65348-1, 287pp

*Eschemann, A, Kühl M, Cypionka H (1999) Aerotaxis in Desulfovibrio. Environ Microbiol 1:489-495

*Fröhlich J, Sass H, Babenzien H-D, Kuhnigk T, Varma A, Saxena S, Nalepa C, Pfeiffer P, König H (1999) Isolation of Desulfovibrio intestinalis sp. nov. from the hindgut of the lower termite Mastotermes darwiniensis. Can J Microbiol 45:145-152.

*Glaeser J, Overmann J. (1999) Selective enrichment and characterization of Roseospirillum parvum, gen. nov. and sp. nov., a new purple nonsulfur bacterium with unusual light absorption properties. Arch Microbiol 171:405-416

Overmann J, Coolen M, Smock A, Sass H, Cypionka H (1999) Microbial activitites and populations in upper sediment and sapropel layers. In: Meteor-Berichte 99-2, Hieke W, Hemleben C, Linke P, Türkay M, Weikert H (Ed.), pp. 148-157, ISSN 0936-8957

*Overmann J, Hall, KJ, Northcote TG, Ebenhöh W, Chapman MA, Beatty JT (1999) Structure of the aerobic food chain in a meromictic lake dominated by purple sulfur bacteria. Arch Hydrobiol 144:127-156

*Overmann J, Hall KJ, Northcote TG, Beatty JT (1999) Grazing of the copepod Diaptomus connexus on purple sulfur bacteria in a meromictic salt lake. Environ Microbiol 1:213-222

*Overmann J, Coolen MJL, Tuschak C. (1999) Specific detection of different phylogenetic groups of chemocline bacteria based on PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of 16S rRNA gene fragments. Arch Microbiol 172:83-94

Overmann J (1999) Green Sulfur Bacteria. In: Embryonic Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan, London,

*Tuschak C, Glaeser J, Overmann J (1999) Specific detection of green sulfur bacteria by in situ-hybridization with a fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide probe. Arch Microbiol 171:265-272



*Böttcher ME, Smock AM, Cypionka H (1998) Sulfur isotope fractionation during experimental precipitation of iron (II) and manganese(II) sulfide at room temperature. Chem Geol 146:127-134

*Coolen MJL, Overmann J (1998) Analysis of subfossil molecular remains of purple sulfur bacteria in a lake sediment. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:4513-4521

*Cypionka H, Smock ME, Böttcher ME (1998) A combined pathway of sulfur compound disproportionation in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. FEMS Microbiol Lett 166:181-186

*Fröstl J M, Overmann J (1998) Physiology and tactic response of the phototrophic consortium "Chlorochromatium aggregatum". Arch Microbiol 169:129-135

*Krekeler D, Teske A, Cypionka H (1998) Strategies of sulfate-reducing bacteria to escape oxygen stress in a cyanobacterial mat. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 25:89-98

*Overmann J, Tuschak C, Fröstl J, Sass H (1998) The ecological niche of the consortium "Pelochromatium roseum". Arch Microbiol 169:120-128

*Sass H, Berchthold M, Branke J, König H, Cypionka H, Babenzien HD (1998) Psychrotolerant sulfate-reducing bacteria from an oxic freshwater sediment, description of Desulfovibrio cuneatus sp. nov. and Desulfovibrio litoralis sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 21:212-219

*Sass H, Wieringa E, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D, Overmann J (1998) High genetic and physiological diversity of sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from an oligotrophic lake sediment. Arch Microbiol 170:243-251

*Smock AM, Böttcher ME, Cypionka H (1998) Fractionation of sulfur isotopes during thiosulfate reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 169:460-463

*Stürmeyer H, Overmann, J, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (1998) Ecophysiological and phylogenetic studies of Nevskia ramosa in pure culture. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:1890-1894



*Jaspers E, Overmann J (1997) Separation of bacterial cells by isoelectric focusing, a new method for analysis of complex microbial communities. Appl Environ Microbiol 63:3176 - 3181

*Krekeler D, Sigalevich P, Teske A, Cohen Y, Cypionka H (1997) A sulfate-reducing bacterium from the oxic layer of a microbial mat from Solar Lake (Sinai), Desulfovibrio oxyclinae sp. nov. Arch Microbiol 167:369-375

Overmann J (1997) Mahoney Lake: a case study of the ecological significance of phototrophic sulfur bacteria. Adv Microbial Ecol 15:251-288

*Overmann J, Tuschak C (1997) Phylogeny and molecular fingerprinting of green sulfur bacteria. Arch Microbiol 167:302-309

*Sass H, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D (1997) Vertical distribution of sulfate-reducing bacteria at the oxic-anoxic interface in sediments of the oligotrophic Lake Stechlin. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 22:245-255

*Teeling H, Cypionka H (1997) Microbial degradation of tetraethyl lead in soil monitored by microcalorimetry. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 48:275-279



*Babenzien H-D, Sass H (1996) The sediment-water interface - habitat of the unusual bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum. Arch Hydrobiol Spec Iss Advanc Limnol 48:247-251

*Fuseler K, Krekeler D, Sydow U, Cypionka H (1996) A common pathway of sulfide oxidation by sulfate-reducing bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett 144:129-134

*Kuhnigk T, Branke J, Krekeler D, Cypionka H, König H (1996) A feasible role of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the termite gut. System Appl Microbiol 19:139-149

*Overmann J, Beatty JT, Hall KJ (1996) Purple sulfur bacteria control the growth of aerobic heterotrophic bacterioplankton in a meromictic salt lake. Appl Environ Microbiol 62:3251-3258

*Sass H, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D (1996) Sulfate-reducing bacteria from the oxic sediment layers of the oligotrophic Lake Stechlin. Arch Hydrobiol Spec Iss Advanc Limnol 48:241-246.

*Warthmann R, Cypionka H (1996) Characteristics of sulfate transport in Rhodobacter sulfidophilus. FEMS Microbiol Lett 142:243-246



Cypionka H (1995) Solute transport and cell energetics. In: Barton LL (ed) Sulfate-reducing bacteria, Biotechnology Handbooks, Plenum Press, New York and London, pp. 151-184

Cypionka H (1995) Ein neues Bild von den sulfatreduzierenden Bakterien. DGM-Mitteilungen 2-3/1995:25-27, ISSN 0938-9911

*Fuseler K, Cypionka H (1995) Elemental sulfur as an intermediate of sulfide oxidation by Desulfobulbus propionicus. Arch Microbiol 164:104-109

*Kreke B, Cypionka H (1995) Energetics of sulfate transport in Desulfomicrobium baculatum. Arch Microbiol 163:307-309

*Krekeler D, Cypionka H (1995) The preferred electron acceptor of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans CSN. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 17:271-278



Cypionka H (1994) Novel metabolic capacities of sulfate-reducing bacteria, and their activities in microbial mats. In: Stal LJ, Caumette P (eds) Microbial Mats: Structure, development and environmental significance, Springer, Berlin, pp 367-376

Cypionka H (1994) Sulfate transport. Methods in Enzymol 243:3-14

*Kreke B, Cypionka H (1994) Role of sodium ions for sulfate transport and energy metabolism in Desulfovibrio salexigens. Arch Microbiol 161:55-61

*Overmann J, Beatty JT, Hall KJ (1994) Photosynthetic activity and population dynamics of Amoebobacter purpureus in a meromictic saline lake. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 15:309-320

*Overmann J, Beatty JT, Krouse HR, Hall KJ (1996) The sulfur cycle in the chemocline of a meromictic salt lake. Limnol Oceanogr 41:147-156

*Steuber J, Cypionka H, Kroneck PMH (1994) Mechanism of dissimilatory sulfite reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans: purification of a membrane-bound sulfite reductase and coupling with cytochrome c3 and hydrogenase. Arch Microbiol 162:255-260



*Fuhrmann S, Overmann J, Pfennig N, Fischer U (1993) Influence of vitamin B12 and light on the formation of chlorosomes in green- and brown-colored Chlorobium species. Arch Microbiol 160:193-198

*Marschall C, Frenzel P, Cypionka H (1993) Influence of oxygen on sulfate reduction and growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 159:168-173

*Overmann J, Sandmann G, Hall KJ, Northcote TG (1993) Fossil carotenoids and paleolimnology of meromictic Mahoney Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Aquatic Sciences 55:31-39

*Overmann J, Roth P (1993) Die Situation der Streuobstbestände im westlichen Bodenseeraum an zwei Beispielen. Mitt bad Landesver Naturk Naturschutz 3/4, 569-579

*Seitz AP, Nielsen TH, Overmann J (1993) Physiology of purple sulfur bacteria forming macroscopic aggregates in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, Massachusetts. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 12:225-236

*Warthmann R, Pfennig N, Cypionka H (1993) The quantum requirement for H2 production by anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 39:358-362



*Dannenberg S, Kroder M, Dilling W, Cypionka H (1992) Oxidation of H2, organic compounds and inorganic sulfur compounds coupled to reduction of O2 or nitrate by sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 158:93-99

*Kreke B, Cypionka H (1992) Protonmotive force in freshwater sulfate-reducing bacteria, and its role in sulfate accumulation in Desulfobulbus propionicus. Arch Microbiol 158:183-187

*Overmann J, Cypionka H, Pfennig N (1992) An extremely low-light-adapted phototrophic bacterium from the Black Sea. Limnol Oceanogr 37:150-155

*Overmann J, Pfennig N (1992) Buoyancy regulation and aggregate formation in Amoebobacter purpureus from Mahoney Lake. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 101:67-79

*Overmann J, Fischer U, Pfennig N (1992) A new purple sulfur bacterium from saline littoral sediments Thiorhodovibrio winogradskyi gen. nov. and sp. nov. Arch Microbiol 157:329-335

*Overmann J, Pfennig N (1992) Continuous chemotrophic growth and respiration of Chromatiaceae species at low oxygen concentrations. Arch Microbiol 158:59-67

*Sass H, Steuber J, Kroder M, Kroneck PMH, Cypionka H (1992) Formation of thionates by freshwater and marine strains of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 158:418-421

*Warthmann R, Cypionka H, Pfennig N (1992) Photoproduction of H2 from acetate by syntrophic cocultures of green sulfur bacteria and sulfur-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 157:343-348


Publications Cypionka 1980 - 1991


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