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Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2022) Temperature sensitivity of dark CO2 fixation in temperate forest soils. Biogeosciences Discussions. Preprint, accepted. Doi: 10.5194/bg-2022-90

Herrmann M. and Taubert M. (2022) Biogeochemical Cycling of Carbon and Nitrogen in Groundwater—Key Processes and Microbial Drivers. T. Mehner, K. Tockner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Elsevier (in press)

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Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2022) Dark CO2 fixation in temperate beech and pine forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 165.
Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108526

Azemtsop Matanfack G., Taubert M., Reilly-Schott V., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2022) Phenotypic Differentiation of Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Bacterial Cells Using Raman-D2O Labeling. Anal. Chem. Doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c04097.

Blohm A., Kumar S., Knebl A., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Popp J., Frosch T. (2022) Activity and electron donor preference of two denitrifying bacterial strains identified by Raman gas spectroscopy. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 414, 601-611.

Castro-Morales K., Canning A., Körtzinger A., Göckede M., Küsel K., Overholt W.A., Wichard T., Redlich S., Arzberger S., Kolle O., Zimov N. (2022a) Effects of reversal of water flow in an Arctic floodplain river on fluvial emissions of CO2 and CH4. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127. Doi: 10.1029/2021JG006485.

Castro-Morales K., Canning A., Arzberger S., Overholt W.A., Küsel K., Kolle O., Göckede M., Zimov N. and Körtzinger A. (2022b) Highest methane concentrations in an Arctic river linked to local terrestrial inputs. Biogeosciences, Vol. 19, issue 21, 5059-5077.
Doi: 10.5194/bg-19-5059-2022.

Geesink P.
, Taubert M., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Küsel K. (2022) Bacterial Necromass Is Rapidly Metabolized by Heterotrophic Bacteria and Supports Multiple Trophic Levels of the Groundwater Microbiome. ASM Journals, Microbiology Spectrum. Online ahead of print. Doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00437-22

Mielke L., Taubert M., Cesarzc S., Ruess L., Küsel K., Gleixner G., Lange M. (2022) Nematode grazing increases the allocation of plant-derived carbon to soil bacteria and saprophytic fungi, and activates bacterial species of the rhizosphere. Pedobiologia, 90, 150787, 0031-4056. Doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2021.150787

Overholt W.A., Trumbore S., Xu X., Bornemann T.L.V., Probst A.J., Krüger M., Herrmann M., Thamdrup B., Bristow L.A., Taubert M., Schwab V.F., Hölzer M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2022) Carbon fixation rates in groundwater similar to those in oligotrophic marine systems. Nat. Geosci. Doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-00968-5

Potthast K., Tischer A., Herrmann M., Weinhold A., Küsel K., van Dam N.M., Michalzik B. (2022) Woolly beech aphid infestation reduces soil organic carbon availability and alters phyllosphere and rhizosphere bacterial microbiomes. Plant and Soil 473, 639-657.
Doi: 10.1007/s11104-022-05317-4

Savio D., Derx J., Lang R.-P., Kirschner A.K.T., Sommer R., Blaschke A.P., Küsel K., Farnleitner A.H. (2022) From Groundwater to Drinking Water—Microbiology of Karstic Water Resources. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00181-X

Schroeter S.A., Eveillard D., Chaffron S., Zoppi J., Kampe B., Lohmann P., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Sanchez-Arcos C., Pohnert G., Taubert M., Küsel K., Gleixner G. (2022). Microbial community functioning during plant litter decomposition. Scientific reports, 12(1), 7451. Doi:10.1038/s41598-022-11485-1

Taubert M., Overholt W.A., Heinze B.M., Azemtsop G., Houhou R., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2022) Bolstering fitness via CO2 fixation and organic carbon uptake: mixotrophs in modern groundwater. ISME J. 16, 1153–1162.
Doi: 10.1038/s41396-021-01163-x

Then A., Ewald J., Söllner N., Cooper R.E., Küsel K., Ibrahim B., Schuster S. (2022) Agent-based modelling of iron cycling bacteria provides a framework for testing alternative environmental conditions and modes of action. R. Soc. open sci.9, 211553.
Doi: 10.1098/rsos.211553.

Xenophontos C., Harpole W.S., Küsel K., Clark A.T. (2022) Cheating Promotes Coexistence in a Two-Species One-Substrate Culture Model. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9. Doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.786006

2021 Expand entry

Azemtsop Matanfack G., Taubert M., Guo S., Bocklitz T., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2021) Monitoring deuterium uptake in single bacterial cells via two-dimensional Raman-correlation spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry 93, 21, 7714-7723. Doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01076

Chaudhari N.M., Overholt W.A., Figueroa-Gonzalez P.A., Taubert M., Bornemann T.L.V., Probst A.J., Hölzer M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2021) The economical lifestyle of CPR bacteria in groundwater allows little preference for environmental drivers. Environmental Microbiome, 16, 24. Doi: 10.1186/s40793-021-00395-w

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain FEN, isolated from the Fe- and organic matter-rich Schlöppnerbrunnen fen. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (2) Doi:10.1128/MRA.01017-20

Eisenhauer N., Buscot F., Heintz‐Buschart A., Jurburg S.D., Küsel K., Sikorski J., Vogel H.J., Guerra C.A. (2021) The multi-dimensionality of soil macroecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30 (1), 4-10 Doi:10.1111/geb.13211

Graw J., Engelhardt H., Küsel K., Kruck D., Tinnefeld P., Sander J., Robatzek S., Schäberle T.F., Aichane K., Brochado A.R., Gerlach D. (2021) Journal Club. Biospektrum (Heidelb); 27(4):400-405. German. Doi: 10.1007/s12268-021-1601-9.

Harris C.R., Akob D.M., Fabisch M., Beulig F., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.-P., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequence of Bordetella sp. strain FB-8, isolated from a former uranium mining area in Germany. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (14) Doi:10.1128/MRA.01035-19

Herrmann M., Geesink P., Richter R., Küsel K. (2021) Canopy position has a stronger effect than tree species identity on phyllosphere bacterial diversity in a floodplain hardwood forest. Microbial ecology 81 (1), 157-168 Doi:10.1007/s00248-020-01565-y

Kidner J., Theodorou P., Engler J.O., Taubert M., Husemann M. (2021) A brief history and popularity of methods and tools used to estimate micro‐evolutionary forces. Ecology and evolution 11, 20. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.8076

Krüger M., Potthast K., Michalzik B., Tischer A., Küsel K., Deckner, F. K., Herrmann M., (2021) Drought and rewetting events enhance nitrate leaching and seepage-mediated translocation of microbes from beech forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 154, 108153  Doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108153 

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Taubert M., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Küsel K. (2021) Insights into autotrophic activities and carbon flow in iron-rich pelagic aggregates (iron snow). Microorganisms 2021, 9, 1368  Doi:10.3390/microorganisms9071368

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Lu S., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequences of Acidithrix sp. strain C25 and Acidocella sp. strain C78, acidophiles isolated from iron-rich pelagic aggregates (iron snow). Microbiology Resource Announcements 10:e00102-21. Doi:10.1128/MRA.00102-21

Wegner C.E., Westermann W., Steiniger F., Gorniak L., Budhraja R., Adrian L., Küsel  K. (2021) Extracellular and intracellular lanthanide accumulation in the methylotroph Beijerinckiaceae bacterium RH AL1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87(13). e03144-20. Doi:10.1128/AEM.03144-20

Wu X., Liu P., Wegner C.E., Luo Y., Xiao K.Q., Cui Z., Zhang F., Liesack W., Peng, J. (2021) Deciphering microbial mechanisms underlying soil organic carbon storage in a wheat-maize rotation system. Science of the Total Environment, 788, 147798. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147798

Xenophontos C., Taubert M., Harpole W.S., Küsel K. (2021) Phylogenetic and metabolic diversity have contrasting effects on the ecological functioning of bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 97 (3), fiab017. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiab017
Selected as Editor´s Choice March 2021

Yan L., Hermans S., Totsche K.U., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Küsel K. (2021) Groundwater bacterial communities evolve over time in response to recharge. Water Research, 117290 DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117290

2020 Expand entry

Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2020) Rates of dark CO2 fixation are driven by microbial biomass in a temperate forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 107950 Doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107950 
- Selected as Editor´s Choice October 2020

Akob D. M., Hallenbeck M., Beulig F., Fabisch M., Küsel K., Keffer J. L., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.P., Chan C.S. (2020) Mixotrophic iron-oxidizing Thiomonas isolates from an acid mine drainage-affected creek. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 10/2020, AEM.01424-20. Doi:10.1128/AEM.01424-20

Azemtsop Matanfack G.,Taubert M., Guo S., Houhou R., Bocklitz T.W., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2020) Influence of carbon sources on quantification of Deuterium incorporation in heterotrophic bacteria: A Raman-stable isotope labeling approach. Analytical Chemistry. 92(16):11429-11437. Doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02443

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., McAllister S.M., Shevchenko O., Chan C.S., Küsel K. (2020) Draft genome sequence of Sideroxydans sp. strain CL21, an Fe(II)-Oxidizing bacterium. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9(2): e01444-19. Doi:10.1128/MRA.01444-19.

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Kügler S., Poulin R.X., Ueberschaar N., Wurlitzer J.D., Stettin D., Wichard T., Pohnert G., Küsel K. (2020) Iron is not everything: unexpected complex metabolic responses between iron-cycling microorganisms. The ISME Journal 14, 2675–2690  Doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0718-z 

Geesink P., Wegner C.E., Probst A.J., Herrmann M., Dam H.T., Kaster A.K., Küsel K. (2020) Genome‐inferred spatio‐temporal resolution of an uncultivated Roizmanbacterium reveals its ecological preferences in groundwater. Environmental Microbiology 22(2), 726–737. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14865

Guerra C.A., Heintz-Buschart A., Sikorski J., Chatzinotas A., Guerrero-Ramírez N., Cesarz S., Beaumelle L., Rillig M.C., Maestre F.T., Delgado-Baquerizo M., Buscot F., Overmann J., Patoine G., Phillips H.R.P., Winter M., Wubet T., Küsel K., Bardgett R.D., Cameron E.K., Cowan D., Grebenc T., Marín C., Orgiazzi A., Singh B.K., Wall D.H., Eisenhauer N. (2020) Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research. Nature Communications 11 (1),1-13.3870. Doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17688-2

Heintz-Buschart A., Guerra C., Djukic I., Cesarz S., Chatzionotas A., Patoine G., Sikorski J., Buscot F., Küsel K., Wegner C.E., Eisenhauer N. (2020) Microbial diversity-ecosystem function relationships across enviromental gradients. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6, e52217. Doi:10.3897/rio.6e52217

Herrmann M., Geesink P., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2020) Complex food webs coincide with high genetic potential for chemolithoautotrophy in fractured bedrock groundwater. Water Research 170: 115306. Doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.115306.

Kügler S., Cooper R.E., Boessneck J., Küsel K., Wichard T. (2020) Rhizobactin B is the preferred siderophore by a novel Pseudomonas isolate to obtain iron from dissolved organic matter in peatlands. Biometals 33, 415–433 (2020) Doi:10.1007/s10534-020-00258-w

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Küsel K. (2020) Molecular mechanisms underpinning aggregation in Acidiphilium sp. C61 isolated from iron-rich pelagic aggregates. Microorganisms 8(3): 314. Doi:10.3390/microorganisms8030314.

Overholt W.A., Hölzer M., Geesink P., Diezel C., Marz M., Küsel K. (2020) Inclusion of Oxford Nanopore long reads improves all microbial and viral metagenome‐assembled genomes from a complex aquifer system. Environmental Microbiology 22 (9)., 4000-4013 Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15186

Yan L., Herrmann M., Kampe B., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2020) Environmental selection shapes the formation of near-surface groundwater microbiomes. Water Research 170: 115341. Doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.115341.

2019 Expand entry

Abdallah R.Z., Wegner C.E., Liesack W. (2019) Community transcriptomics reveals drainage effects on paddy soil microbiome across all three domains of life. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 132, 131-142. Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.01.023

Benk S.A., Yan L., Lehmann R., Roth V.N., Schwab V.F., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Gleixner G. (2019) Fueling diversity in the subsurface: Composition and age of dissolved organic matter in the Critical Zone. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: 296. Doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00296.

Bushman T.J., Akob D.M., Bohu T., Beyer A., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.P., Küsel K. (2019) Draft genome sequence of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacterium Oxalobacteraceae sp. strain AB_14. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8(43): e01024-19. Doi:10.1128/MRA.01024-19

Cooper R.E., DiChristina T.J. (2019) Fe(III) oxide reduction by anaerobic biofilm formation-deficient S-Ribosylhomocysteine lyase (LuxS) mutant of Shewanella oneidensis. Geomicrobiology Journal 36(7): 639-650. Doi:10.1080/01490451.2019.1605428

Hädrich A., Taillefert M., Akob D.M., Cooper R.E., Litzba U., Wagner F.E., Nietzsche S., Ciobota V., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2019) Microbial Fe(II) oxidation by Sideroxydans lithotrophicus ES-1 in the presence of Schlöppnerbrunnen fen-derived humic acids. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95(4): fiz034. Doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz034

Herrmann M., Wegner C.E., Taubert M., Geesink P., Lehmann K., Yan L., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2019) Predominance of Cand. Patescibacteria in groundwater is caused by their preferential mobilization from soils and flourishing under oligotrophic conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: article 1407. Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01407

Kügler S., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Mohr J.F., Wichard T., Küsel K. (2019) Iron-organic matter complexes accelerate microbial iron cycling in an iron-rich fen. Science of the Total Environment 646: 972-988. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.258

Lazar C.S., Lehmann R., Stoll W., Rosenberger J., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2019) The endolithic bacterial diversity of shallow bedrock ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 679: 35-44. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.281

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2019) DNA- and RNA- derived fungal communities in subsurface aquifers only partly overlap but react similarly to environmental factors. Microorganisms 7(9): 341.

Schwab V.F., Nowak M.E., Elder C.D., Trumbore S.E., Xu X., Gleixner G., Lehmann R., Pohnert G., Muhr J., Küsel K., Totsche K.U. (2019) 14C-free carbon is a major contributor to cellular biomass in geochemically distinct groundwater of shallow sedimentary aquifers. Water Resources Research 55(3): 2104-2121. Doi:10.1029/2017WR022067

Schwab V.F., Nowak M.E., Trumbore S.E., Xu X., Gleixner G., Muhr J., Küsel K., Totsche K.U. (2019) Isolation of individual saturated fatty acid methyl esters derived from groundwater phospholipids by preparative-high pressure liquid chromatography for compound specific radiocarbon analyses. Water Resources Research 55(3): 2521-2531. Doi:10.1029/2018WR024076

Taubert M. (2019) SIP-Metaproteomics: Linking Microbial Taxonomy, Function, and Activity. Stable Isotope Probing, Methods and Protocols. Volume 2046.
Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3_5

Taubert M., Grob C., Crombie A., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Weber M., Lott C., Kaster A.K., Vollmers J., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2019) Communal metabolism by Methylococcaceae and Methylophilaceae is driving rapid aerobic methane oxidation in sediments of a shallow seep near Elba, Italy. Environmental Microbiology, 21(10):3780-3795. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14728

Taubert M., Stähly J., Kolb S., Küsel K. (2019) Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation. PLOS ONE 14(3): e0212937. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212937

Wegner C.E., Gaspar M., Geesink P., Herrmann M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2019) Biogeochemical regimes in shallow aquifers reflect the metabolic coupling of elements of nitrogen, sulfur and carbon. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85(5): e02346-18.  Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02346-18
Erratum (2019) Applied and Environmental Microbiology85(9):e00502-19
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00502-19

Wegner C.E., Gorniak L., Riedel S., Westermann M., Küsel K. (2019) Lanthanide-dependent methylotrophs of the family Beijerinckiaceae: Physiological and Genomic Insights. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 86(1): e01830-19. Doi:10.1128/AEM.01830-19

Wondraczek L., Pohnert G., Schacher F.H., Köhler A., Gottschaldt M., Schubert U.S., Küsel K., Brakhage A.A. (2019) Artificial microbial arenas: Materials for observing and manipulating microbial consortia. Advanced Materials 31, 1900284. Doi:10.1002/adma.201900284

2018 Expand entry

Ding S.Kohlhepp B.Trumbore S., Küsel K., Totsche K.U.Pohnert G.Gleixner G., Schwab V.F. (2018) In situ production of core and intact bacterial and archaeal tetraether lipids in groundwater. Organic Geochemistry 126: 1-12. Doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.10.005

Geesink P., Tyc O., Küsel K.Taubert M., van de Velde C., Kumar S., Garbeva P. (2018) Growth promotion and inhibition induced by interactions of groundwater bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94(11): fiy164.  Doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy164

Howat A.M., Vollmers J., Taubert M., Grob C., Dixon J.L., Todd J.D., Chen Y., Kaster A.K., Murrell J.C. (2018) Comparative genomics and mutational analysis reveals a novel XoxF-utilizing methylotroph in the Roseobacter group isolated from the marine environment. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:766. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00766

Ivanova A.A., Wegner C.-E., Kim Y., Liesack W., Dedysh S.N. (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals the hydrolytic potential of peat-inhabiting Planctomycetes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2018, 111(6):801-809. Doi: 10.1007/s10482-017-0973-9.

Kumar S.Herrmann M., Blohm A., Hilke I., Frosch T., Trumbore S.E., Küsel K. (2018) Thiosulfate- and hydrogen-driven autotrophic denitrification by a microbial consortium enriched from groundwater of an oligotrophic limestone aquifer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94(10): fiy141. Doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy141

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Wubet T.Buscot F. (2018) First insights into the living groundwater mycobiome of the terrestrial biogeosphere. Water Research 145: 50-61Doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.07.067

Peng J., Wegner C.-E., Bei Q., Liu P., Liesack W. (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals a differential temperature effect on the structural and functional organization of the anaerobic food web in rice field soil. Microbiome 2018, 6(1):169. Doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0546-9

Shade A., Dunn R.R., Blowes S.A., Keil P., Bohannan B.J.M., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Lennon J.T., Sanders N.J., Storch D., Chase J. (2018) Macroecology to unite all life, large and small. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(10): 731-744.  Doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.005

Taubert, M., Stöckel, S., Geesink, P., Girnus, S., Jehmlich, N., von Bergen, M., Rösch, P., Popp, J.,  Küsel, K. (2018) Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2O labelling to understand their ecosystem function. Environmental Microbiology  20(1): 369-384. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14010


2017 Expand entry

Bolanz, R.M., Grauer, C., Cooper, R.E., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Perry, S., and Küsel K. (2017) Incorporation of molybdenum(VI) in akaganéite (β-FeOOH) and the microbial reduction of Mo-akaganéite by Shewanella loihica PV-4. CrystEngComm 19: 6189-6198.  Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00766

Cooper, R. E., Eusterhues, K., Wegner, C.-E., Totsche, K. U., Küsel, K. (2017) Ferrihydrite-associated organic matter (OM) stimulates reduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and a complex microbial consortia. Biogeosciences 14(22): 5171-5188. 

Herrmann M., Opitz S., Harzer R., Totsche K. U., Küsel K. (2017) Attached and suspended denitrifier communities in pristine limestone aquifers harbor high fractions of potential authotrophs oxidizing resduced iron and sulfur compounds. Microb. Ecol. 74(2): 264-277. Doi:10.1007/s00248-017-0950-x

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 Mol Biol. 2017; 1539:57-74. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6691-2_5.

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. ISME J. 11: 853-862. Doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.174

Kohlhepp, B., Lehmann, R., Seeber, P., Küsel, K., Trumbore, S. E., and Totsche, K. U. (2017) Aquifer configuration and geostructural links control the groundwater quality in thin-bedded carbonatesiliciclastic alternations of the Hainich CZE, central Germany. HESS 21(12): 6091-6116. Doi:10.5194/hess-21-6091-2017

Kumar, S., Herrmann, M., Thamdrup, B., Schwab, V. F.,Geesink, P., Trumbore, S. E., Totsche, K. U., Küsel, K. (2017) Nitrogen loss from pristine carbonate-rock aquifers of the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory (Germany) is primarily driven by chemolithoautotrophic anammox processes. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 1951.  Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01951

Kwon M.J., Beulig F., Ilie L., Wildner W., Küsel K., Merbold L., Mahecha M.D., Zimov N., Zimov S.A., Heimann M., Schuur E. AG, Kostka J.E., Kolle O., Hilke I., Göckede M. (2017) Plants, microorganisms, and soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain. Global Change Biology. 23 (6) 2396-2412. Doi:10.1111/gcb.13558

Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K.W., Teske A.P. (2017) Genomic reconstruction of multiple lineages of uncultured benthic archaea suggests distinct biogeochemical roles and ecological niches. ISME J 11, 1118–1129. Doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.189.

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 Vol 2017, ID 2136287.  Doi:10.1155/2017/2136287

Metzger, J. C., Wutzler, T., Dalla Valle, N., Filipzik, J., Grauer, C., Lehmann, R., Roggenbuck, M., Schelhorn, D., Weckmüller, J., Küsel, K., Totsche, K. U., Trumbore, S., Hildebrandt, A. (2017) Vegetation impacts soil water content patterns by shaping canopy water fluxes and soil properties. Hydrological Processes 31(22): 3783-3795. Doi:10.1002/hyp.11274

Mori, J.F., Scott, J. J., Hager, K. W., Moyer, C. L., Küsel, K., Emerson, D. (2017) Physiological and ecological implications of an iron-or hydrogen-oxidizing member of the Zetaproteobacteria, Ghiorsea bivora, gen. nov., sp. nov. ISME J 11: 2624-2636.  Doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.132

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. ISME J. 11: 1075-1086 Doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.186

Nowak, M.E., Schwab, V.F., Lazar, C.S., Behrendt, T., Kohlhepp, B., Totsche, K.U., Küsel, K., and Trumbore, S. E. (2017) Carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon reflect utilization of different carbon sources by microbial communities in two limestone aquifer assemblages. HESS 21(9): 4283-4300. Doi:10.5194/hess-21-4283-2017

Peng J.J., Wegner C.-E., Liesack W. (2017) Short-term exposure of paddy soil microbial communities to salt stress triggers different transcriptional responses of key taxonomic groups. Front Microbiol 2017, 8:400. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00400  

Schwab, V.F., Herrmann, M., Roth, V. N., Gleixner, G., Lehmann, R., Pohnert, G., Trumbore, S., Küsel, K., and Totsche, K. U. (2017) Functional diversity of microbial communities in pristine aquifers inferred by PLFA- and sequencing-based approaches. Biogeosciences 14(10): 2697-2714. Doi:10.5194/bg-14-2697-2017

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.

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 19(6): 2246-2257. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13709

Turner S., Mikutta R., Meyer-Stuve S., Guggenberger G., Schaarschmidt F., Lazar C.S., Dohrmann R., Schippers A. (2017) Microbial community dynamics in soil depth profiles over 120,000 years of ecosystem development. Front Microbiol 2017, 8.
Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00874

Wagner T., Wegner C.-E., Kahnt J., Ermler U., Shima S. (2017) Phylogenetic and structural comparisons of the three types of methyl-coenzyme M reductase from Methanococcales and Methanobacteriales. J Bacteriol 2017, 199(16). Doi: 10.1128/JB.00197-17

Wegner C.-E., Liesack W. (2017) Unexpected dominance of elusive Acidobacteria in early industrial soft coal slags. Front Microbiol 2017, 8:1023. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01023

2016 Expand entry

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). Doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.2

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.
Commented by Joshua Schimel in Nature Microbiology 1, 15028 (2016) Microbial Ecology: Linking omics to biogeochemistry

Bohu, T., Akob, D.A, Abratis M, Lazar C.S., Küsel, K. (2016) Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater. (2016). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(10): 3009-3021. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03844-15.

Bonn, A., Richter, A., Vohland, K., Pettibone, L., Brandt, M., Feldmann, R., Goebel, C., Grefe, C., Hecker, S., Hennen, L., Hofer, H., Kiefer, S., Klotz, S., Kluttig, T., Krause, J., Küsel, K., Liedtke, C., Mahla, A., Neumeier, V., Premke-Kraus, M., Rillig, M. C., Röller, O., Schäffler, L., Schmalzbauer, B., Schneidewind, U., Schumann, A., Settele, J., Tochtermann, K., Tockner, K., Vogel, J., Volkmann, W., von Unger, H., Walter, D., Weisskopf, M., Wirth, C., Witt, T., Wolst, D. & D. Ziegler (2016) Grünbuch Citizen Science Strategie 2020 für Deutschland. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Leipzig, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung (MfN), Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB), Berlin.

Cooper R.E., Goff J.L., Reed B.C., Sekar R., DiChristina T.J. (2016)  Breathing iron: molecular mechanism of microbial iron reduction by Shewanella oneidensis. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition, Chapter 5.2.1.
Doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch5.2.1

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016) Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - Earth Sciences Research - EU Bookshop. Contributors: Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Trumbore S.E., Buscot F.; Chapter III - Geographical and temporal distribution, p. 73.  Doi: 10.2788/799182

Küsel K., Totsche K. U., Trumbore S., Buscot F. (2015) The vertical dimension of biodiversity research. Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas.

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: 6890. Doi: 10.1111/gbi.12162.

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. Doi:10.5194/hess-2016-374.

Küsel K, Totsche KU, Trumbore SE, Lehmann R, Steinhäuser C and  (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

Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K., Hyde A.S., Dick G.J., Hinrichs K.-U., and Teske A.P. (2016) Genomic evidence for distinct carbon substrate preferences and ecological niches of Bathyarchaeota in estuarine sediments. Environmental Microbiology 18(4): 1200-1211. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13142.

Lu S., Peiffer S., Lazar C.S., Oldham C., Neu T.R., Ciobotă V., Näb O., Lillicrap A., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2016) Extremophile microbiomes in acidic and hypersaline river sediments of Western Australia. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8(1):58-67. Doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12351.

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.
Doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.04.013

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.

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. 7: 666.
Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00666

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. (Corrigendum: Front. Microbiol. 7: 1954.)
 Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01954

Seitz K., Lazar C.S., Hinrichs K.-U., Teske A., Baker B.J. (2016) Genomic reconstruction of a novel, deeply-branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. The ISME Journal 10(7):1696-1705. Doi: 10:1696-1705.

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. Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG).
Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3369-3_14

2015 Expand entry

Baker B.J., Lazar C.S., Teske A.P., Dick G.J. (20165) Genomic resolution of linkages in carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling among widespread estuary sediment bacteria. Microbiome 3,14. Doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0077-6

Beulig F., Heuer V. B., Akob D. M., Viehweger B., Elvert M., Herrmann M., Hinrichs K.U. and Küsel K. (2015). Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette. ISME J. 9: 746-759. Doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.148

Bohu T., Santelli C.M., Akob D.M., Neu T.R., 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. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00734

Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) Generating enriched metagenomes from active microorganisms with DNA stable isotope probing. Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: Genetic, Genomic and System Analyses of Communities, 163-180. Doi: 10.1007/8623_2015_81

Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Dixon J.L., Richnow H.H., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) Combining metagenomics with metaproteomics and stable isotope probing reveals metabolic pathways used by a naturally occurring marine methylotroph. Environ Microbiol 2015, 17(10):4007-4018.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12935

Herrmann M., Rusznyák A., Akob D.M., Schulze I., Opitz S., Totsche K.U. and 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. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03269-14

Johnson C., Murayama M., Küsel K. and 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

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

Lazar C.S., Biddle J.F., Meador T.B., Blair N., Hinrichs K.U., Teske A.P. (2015) Environmental controls on intragroup diversity of the uncultured benthic archaea of the miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal group lineage naturally enriched in anoxic sediments of the White Oak River estuary (North Carolina, USA). Environ Microbiol, 17(7):2228-2238.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12659

Meador T.B., Bowles M., Lazar C.S., Zhu C., Teske A., Hinrichs K.U. (2015) The archaeal lipidome in estuarine sediment dominated by members of the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group. Environ Microbiol, 17(7):2441-2458.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12716

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, 5277-5289. Doi:10.5194/bg-12-5277-2015

Nowak M.E., Beulig F., von Fischer J., Muhr J., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E. (2015) Autotrophic fixation of geogenic CO2 by microorganisms contributes to soil organic matter formation and alters isotope signatures in a wetland mofette. Biogeosciences 12(23):7169-7183. Doi: 10.5194/bg-12-7169-2015

Sachsenberg T., Herbst F.A., Taubert M., Kermer R., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Seifert J., Kohlbacher O. (2015) MetaProSIP: automated inference of stable isotope incorporation rates in proteins for functional metaproteomics. J Proteome Res 2015, 14(2):619-627.
Doi: 10.1021/pr500245w

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

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Dixon J.L., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) XoxF encoding an alternative methanol dehydrogenase is widespread in coastal marine environments. Environ Microbiol 2015, 17(10):3937-3948. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12896

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 5(19): 4300-4314. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.1597

Yoshinaga M.Y., Lazar C.S., Elvert M., Lin Y.S., Zhu C., Heuer V.B., Teske A., Hinrichs K.U. (2015) Possible roles of uncultured archaea in carbon cycling in methane-seep sediments. Geochim Cosmochim Ac, 164:35-52. Doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.003

2014 Expand entry

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. 80(16): 5086-5097. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01296-14.

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. Doi: 10.5194/bg-11-4953-2014

Eusterhues K., Neidhardt J., Hädrich A., Küsel K. and Totsche K.U. (2014). Biodegradation of ferrihydrite-associated organic matter. Biogeochemistry (119): 45-50.
Doi: 10.1007/s10533-013-9943-0

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

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

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

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. Doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12370

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. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.021

2013 Expand entry

Ciobotă V., Lu S., Tarcea N., Rösch P., Küsel K. and Popp J. (2013) Quantification of the inorganic phase of the pelagic aggregates from an iron contaminated lake by means of Raman spectroscopy​. Vib. Spectrosc. 68:212–219. Doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2013.08.005

Drake H. L., Küsel K., Matthies C. (2013) Acetogenic prokaryotes. In: Rosenberg, E., DeLong, E. F., Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., Thompson, F. (eds.), The Prokaryotes - Prokaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry, pp. 3-60. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-30141-4_61

Fabisch M., Beulig F., Akob D. M. and Küsel K. (2013). Surprising abundance of Gallionella-related iron oxidizers in creek sediments at pH 4.4 or at high heavy metal concentrations. Front. Microbiol. 4: 390. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00390

Frerichs J., Oppermann B.I., Gwosdz S., Möller I., Herrmann M. and Krüger M. (2013) Microbial community changes at a terrestrial volcanic CO2 vent induced by soil acidification and anaerobic microhabitats within the soil column. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 84(1):60-74. Doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12040

Keiner R., Frosch T., Hanf S., Rusznyak A., Akob D., Küsel K. and Popp J. (2013). Raman spectroscopy, an innovative and versatile tool to follow the respirational activity and carbonate biomineralization of important cave bacteria. Anal. Chem. 85(18):8708–8714.
Doi 10.1021/ac401699d

Liu X.R., Eusterhues K., Thieme J., Ciobotă V., Höschen C., Müller C.W., Küsel K., Kögel-Knabner I., Rösch P., Popp J. and Totsche K.U. (2013) STXM and nanoSIMS investigations on EPS fractions before and after adsorption to Goethite. Environ Sci Technol 2013, 47(7):3158-3166. Doi: 10.1021/es3039505

Lu S., Chourey K., Reiche M., Nietzsche S., Shah M.B., Neu T.R., Hettich R.L. and Küsel K. (2013). Insights into the structure and metabolic function of microbes that shape pelagic iron-rich aggregates ("iron snow"). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(14): 4272-4281.
Doi: 10.1128/aem.00467-13

Risse-Buhl U., Herrmann M., Lange P., Akob D.M., Pizani N., Schönborn W., Totsche K.U. and Küsel K. (2013). Phagotrophic protist diversity in the groundwater of a karstic aquifer - morphological and molecular analysis. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 60(5): 467-479.
Doi: 10.1111/jeu.12054

Sitte J., Pollok K., Langenhorst F. and Küsel K. (2013). Nanocrystalline nickel and cobalt sulfides formed by a heavy metal-tolerant, sulfate-reducing enrichment culture. Geomicrobiology J. 30(1):36-47. Doi: 10.1080/01490451.2011.653082

2012 Expand entry

Akob D.M., Lee S.H., Sheth M., Küsel K., Watson D.B., Palumbo A.V., Kostka J.E., Chin K.J. (2012) Gene Expression Correlates with Process Rates Quantified for Sulfate- and Fe(III)-Reducing Bacteria in U(VI)-Contaminated Sediments. Front Microbiol 2012, 3:280.
Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00280

Hädrich A., Heuer V.B., Herrmann M., Hinrichs K.U., Küsel K. (2012) Origin and fate of acetate in an acidic fen. Fems Microbiol Ecol, 81(2):339-354.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01352.x

Herrmann M., Hädrich A., Küsel K. (2012) Predominance of thaumarchaeal ammonia oxidizer abundance and transcriptional activity in an acidic fen. Environ Microbiol 2012, 14(11):3013-3025. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02882.x

Kofoed M.V., Stief P., Hauzmayer S., Schramm A., Herrmann M. (2012) Higher nitrate-reducer diversity in macrophyte-colonized compared to unvegetated freshwater sediment. Systematic and applied microbiology 2012, 35(7):465-472.
Doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2012.08.005

Risse-Buhl U., Trefzger N., Seifert A.G., Schonborn W., Gleixner G., Kusel K. (2012) Tracking the autochthonous carbon transfer in stream biofilm food webs. Fems Microbiol Ecol 2012, 79(1):118-131. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01202.x

Rusznyák A., Akob D.M., Nietzsche S., Eusterhues K., Totsche K.U., Neu T.R., Frosch T., Popp J., Keiner R., Geletneky J., Katzschmann L., Schulze E.D. and Küsel K. (2012) Calcite biomineralization by bacterial isolates from the recently discovered pristine karstic Herrenberg cave. Appl Environ Microb 2012, 78(4):1157-1167.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.06568-11

2011 Expand entry

Akob D.M., Kerkhof L., Küsel K., Watson D.B., Palumbo A.V., Kostka J.E. (2011) Linking Specific Heterotrophic Bacterial Populations to Bioreduction of Uranium and Nitrate in Contaminated Subsurface Sediments by Using Stable Isotope Probing. Appl Environ Microb 2011, 77(22):8197-8200. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05247-11

Akob D.M. and Küsel K. (2011) Where microorganisms meet rocks in the Earth's Critical Zone. Biogeosciences, 8(12):3531-3543. Doi: 10.5194/bg-8-3531-2011

Avrahami S., Jia Z.J., Neufeld J.D., Murrell J.C., Conrad R., Küsel K. (2011) Active Autotrophic Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria in Biofilm Enrichments from Simulated Creek Ecosystems at Two Ammonium Concentrations Respond to Temperature Manipulation. Appl Environ Microb, 77(20):7329-7338. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05864-11

Burkhardt E.M., Bischoff S., Akob D.M., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2011) Heavy metal tolerance of Fe(III)-reducing microbial communities in contaminated creek bank soils. Appl Environ Microb, 77(9):3132-3136. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02085-10

Chakraborty R., Hazen T.C., Joyner D.C., Küsel K., Singer M.E., Sitte J., Torok T. (2011) Use of immunomagnetic separation for the detection of Desulfovibrio vulgaris from environmental samples. J Microbiol Meth 2011, 86(2):204-209. Doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.05.005

Herrmann M., Scheibe A., Avrahami S., Küsel K. (2011) Ammonium availability affects the ratio of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria to ammonia-oxidizing archaea in simulated creek ecosystems. Appl Environ Microb 2011, 77(5):1896-1899. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02879-10

Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (2011) Acetogens. In: Encyclopedia of Geobiology (Reitner J, Thiel V, eds.). Springer Science+Business Media B. V. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1

Reiche M., Lu S.P., Ciobotă V., Neu T.R., Nietzsche S., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2011) Pelagic boundary conditions affect the biological formation of iron-rich particles (iron snow) and their microbial communities. Limnol Oceanogr 2011, 56(4):1386-1398.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.4.1386

Rusznyák A., Tóth E.M., Schumann P., Spröer C., Makk J., Szabó G., Vladár P., Márialigeti K., Borsodi A.K. (2011) Cellulomonas phragmiteti sp. nov., a cellulolytic bacterium isolated from reed (Phragmites australis) periphyton in a Hungarian shallow soda pond. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61(7): 1662-1666. Doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.022608-0

2010 Expand entry

Augspurger C. and Küsel K. (2010) Flow velocity and primary production influences carbon utilization in nascent epilithic stream biofilms. Aquat Sci, 72(2):237-243.
Doi: 10.1007/s00027-009-0126-y

Burkhardt E.M., Akob D.M., Bischoff S., Sitte J., Kostka J.E., Banerjee D., Scheinost A.C., Küsel K. (2010) Impact of biostimulated redox processes on metal dynamics in an iron-rich creek soil of a former uranium mining area. Environ Sci Technol, 44(1):177-183.
Doi: 10.1021/es902038e

Ciobota V., Burkhardt E.M., Schumacher W., Rosch P., Küsel K., Popp J. (2010) The influence of intracellular storage material on bacterial identification by means of Raman spectroscopy. Anal Bioanal Chem, 397(7):2929-2937. Doi: 10.1007/s00216-010-3895-1

Green S.J., Prakash O., Gihring T.M., Akob D.M., Jasrotia P., Jardine P.M., Watson D.B., Brown S.D., Palumbo A.V., Kostka J.E. (2010) Denitrifying bacteria isolated from terrestrial subsurface sediments exposed to mixed-waste contamination. Appl Environ Microb, 76(10):3244-3254. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03069-09

Lu S.P., Gischkat S., Reiche M., Akob D.M., Hallberg K.B., Küsel K. (2010) Ecophysiology of Fe-cycling bacteria in acidic sediments. Appl Environ Microb, 76(24):8174-8183.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01931-10

Lüdecke C., Reiche M., Eusterhues K., Nietzsche S., Küsel K. (2010) Acid-tolerant microaerophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria promote Fe(III)-accumulation in a fen. Environ Microbiol, 12(10):2814-2825. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02251.x

Pohlon E., Marxsen J., Küsel K. (2010) Pioneering bacterial and algal communities and potential extracellular enzyme activities of stream biofilms. Fems Microbiol Ecol, 71(3):364-373. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00817.x

Prakash O., Gihring T.M., Dalton D.D., Chin K.J., Green S.J., Akob D.M., Wanger G., Kostka J.E. (2010) Geobacter daltonii sp. nov., an Fe(III)- and uranium(VI)-reducing bacterium isolated from a shallow subsurface exposed to mixed heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination. Int J Syst Evol Micr, 60:546-553. Doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.010843-0

Reiche M., Gleixner G., Küsel K. (2010) Effect of peat quality on microbial greenhouse gas formation in an acidic fen. Biogeosciences, 7(1):187-198. Doi: 10.5194/bg-7-187-2010

Sitte J., Akob D.M., Kaufmann C., Finster K., Banerjee D., Burkhardt E.M., Kostka J.E., Scheinost A.C., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2010) Microbial links between sulfate reduction and metal retention in uranium- and heavy metal-contaminated soil. Appl Environ Microb, 76(10):3143-3152. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00051-10

Vishnivetskaya T.A., Brandt C.C., Madden A.S., Drake M.M., Kostka J.E., Akob D.M., Küsel K., Palumbo A.V. (2010) Microbial Community Changes in Response to Ethanol or Methanol Amendments for U(VI) Reduction. Appl Environ Microb, 76(17):5728-5735.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00308-10

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Burkhardt E.M., Meisser S., Merten D., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2009) Heavy metal retention and microbial activities in geochemical barriers formed in glacial sediments subjacent to a former uranium mining leaching heap. Chem Erde-Geochem, 69:21-34.
Doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2008.12.003

Böhme A., Risse-Buhl U., and Küsel K. (2009) Protists with different feeding modes change morphological biofilm characteristics. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 69: 158-169.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00710.x

Peiffer S., Oldham C., Salmon U., Lillicrap A., and Küsel K. (2009) Does iron cycling trigger generation of acidity in groundwaters of western Australia? Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 6548–6552. Doi:

Reiche M., Hädrich A., Lischeid G., Küsel K. (2009) Impact of manipulated drought and heavy rainfall events on peat mineralization processes and source-sink functions of an acidic fen. J Geophys Res-Biogeo, 114. Doi: 10.1029/2008JG000853

Risse-Buhl U. and Küsel K. (2009) Colonization dynamics of biofilm-associated ciliate morphotypes at different flow velocities. Eur J Protistol 2009, 45(1):64-76.
Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2008.08.001

Risse-Buhl U., Scherwass A., Arndt H., Kröwer S., and Küsel K. (2009). Detachment and motility of biofilm associated ciliates at increased flow velocities. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 55: 209-218. Doi: 10.3354/ame01302

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Akob D.M., Mills H.J., Gihring T.M., Kerkhof L., Stucki J.W., Anastácio A.S., Chin K.J., Küsel K., Palumbo A.V., Watson D.B. and Kostka J.E. (2008) Functional diversity and electron donor dependence of microbial populations capable of U(VI) reduction in radionuclide-contaminated subsurface sediments. Appl Environ Microb 2008, 74(10):3159-3170. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02881-07

Augspurger C., Gleixner G., Kramer C., and Küsel K. (2008) Tracking the carbon flow in a two and six week old stream biofilm food web. Limnol. Ocean. 53: 642-650.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0642

Blöthe M., Akob D.M., Kostka J.E., Göschel K., Drake H.L., Küsel K. (2008) pH gradient-induced heterogeneity of Fe(III)-reducing microorganisms in coal mining-associated lake sediments. Appl Environ Microb 2008, 74(4):1019-1029. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01194-07

Küsel K., Blöthe M., Schulz D., Reiche M., Drake H.L. (2008) Microbial reduction of iron and porewater biogeochemistry in acidic peatlands. Biogeosciences, 5(6):1537-1549.
Doi: 10.5194/bg-5-1537-2008

Küsel K., Burkhardt E.M. and Sitte J. (2008) Effect of metal-reducing microorganisms on element fluxes in a former uranium-mining district. In: Liu S. J., Drake H. L. (eds.), Microbes in the Environment: Perspectives and Challenges, pp. 128-137. Science Press, Beijing.

Reiche M., Torburg G., Küsel K. (2008) Competition of Fe(III) reduction and methanogenesis in an acidic fen. Fems Microbiol Ecol, 65(1):88-101.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2008.00523.x

Schmalenberger A., Tebbe C.C., Kertesz M.A., Drake H.L., Küsel K. (2008) Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen. Eur J Soil Biol, 44(5-6):495-500. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2008.07.002

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Edwards L., Küsel K., Drake H. L. and Kostka J. E. (2007) Electron flow in acidic subsurface sediments cocontaminated with nitrate and uranium. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71: 643-654. Doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2006.09.017

Pohlon E., Augspurger C., Risse-Buhl U., Arle J., Willkomm M., Halle S., and Küsel K. (2007) Quering the obvious: lessons from a degraded stream. Restoration Ecology 15: 312-316. Doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00215.x

Schmalenberger A., Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2007) High unique diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in a depth gradient in an acidic fen. Environ. Microbiol. 9: 1317-1328. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01251.x

Spänhoff B., Augspurger C. and Küsel K. (2007) Comparing field and laboratory breakdown rates of coarse particulate organic matter: Effects of sediment dynamics can superimpose the impact of dissolved nutrients on mass loss of CPOM in streams. Aquatic Sciences, 69: 495-502. Doi: 10.1007/s00027-007-0932-z

Spänhoff B., Bischof R., Böhme A., Lorenz S., Neumeister K., Nöthlich A. and Küsel K. (2007) Assessing the impact of effluents from a modern wastewater treatment plant on breakdown rates of coarse particulate organic matter and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in a lowland river. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 180: 119-129.
Doi: 10.1007/s11270-006-9255-2

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Alewell C., Paul S., Lischeid G., Küsel K. and Gehre M. (2006) Characterizing the redox status in three different forested wetlands with biogeochemical data. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40: 7609-7615. Doi: 10.1021/es061018y

Bodelier P. L. E., Sorrell B., Drake H. L., Küsel K., Hurek T., Reinhold-Hurek B., Lovell C., Megonigal P., Frenzel P. (2006) Ecological aspects of microbes and microbial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere of wetland plants. In: Bobbink R., Beltman B., Verhoeven J. T. A., Whigham D. F. (eds.), Wetlands as a Natural Resource, Vol. 2, Ecological Studies, Vol. 190, pp. 205-238. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Drake H. L., Küsel K. and Matthies C. (2006) Acetogenic Prokaryotes. In: Dworkin M., Falkow S., Rosenberg E., Schleifer K. H. and Stackebrandt E. (eds.), The Prokaryotes, Vol. 2, pp. 354-420. New York, Springer-Verlag. Doi: 10.1007/0-387-30742-7_13

Gebühr C., Pohlon E., Schmidt A. and Küsel K. (2006) Development of the microalgae communities in the phytotelmata of allochthonous populations of Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae). Plant Biology, 8: 849-860. Doi: 10.1055/s-2006-924474

Gößner A., Küsel K., Schulz D., Trenz S., Acker G., Lovell C. R. and Drake H. L. (2006) Trophic interaction of the aerotolerant anaerobe Clostridium intestinale and the acetogen Sporomusa rhizae sp. nov. isolated from the roots of the black needlerush Juncus roemerianus. Microbiology,152: 1209-1219. Doi: 10.1099/mic.0.28725-0

Küsel K., Trinkwalter T., Drake H. L. and Devereux R. (2006) Comparative evaluation of anaerobic bacterial communities associated with roots of submerged macrophytes growing in marine or brackish water sediments, J. Exp. Marine Biol. Ecol. 337: 49-58.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.06.004

Ogram A., Bridgham S., Corstanje R., Drake H., Küsel K., Mills A., Newman S., Portier K., Wetzel R. (2006) Linkages between microbial community composition and biogeochemical processes across scales. In: Verhoeven, J.T.A., Beltman, B., Bobbink, R., Whigham, D.F. (eds) Wetlands and Natural Resource Management. Ecological Studies, vol 190. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-33187-2_11

Paul S., Küsel K. and Alewell C. (2006) Reduction processes in forest wetlands: tracking down heterogeneity of source/sink functions with a combination of methods. Soil Biol. Biochem. 38: 1028-1039. Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2005.09.001

Schnurr-Pütz S., Baath E., Guggenberger G., Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2006) Compaction of forest soil by logging machinery favours colonization by prokaryotes. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 58: 503-516. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2006.00175.x

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Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2005) Acetogenic clostridia. In: Dürre P. (ed.), Handbook on Clostridia, pp. 719-746. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Doi: 10.1201/9780203489819

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Koschorreck M., Wendt-Potthoff K., Chabbi A. and Küsel K. (2004) Mikrobielle Prozesse im Uferbereich von sauren Bergbauseen. In: Nixdorf B. and Deneke R. (eds.), Grundlagen und Maßnahmen zur biogenen Alkalinisierung von sauren Tagebauseen. pp. 119-137, Weißensee Verlag, Berlin. Doi: 10.13140/2.1.1060.2567

Küsel K. and Alewell C. (2004) Riparian zones in a forested catchment: hot spots for microbial reductive processes. In: Matzner E. (ed.), Biogeochemistry of two German forested catchments in a changing environment, Ecol. Stud. 172: 377-395, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-06073-5_22

Loy A., Küsel K., Lehner A., Klein M., Drake H. L. and Wagner M. (2004) Microarray and functional gene analyses of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in low sulfate, acidic fens reveal co-occurrence of recognized genera and novel lineages. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 6998-7009. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.70.12.6998-7009.2004

Müller V., Inkamp F., Rauwolf A., Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (2004) Molecular and cellular biology of acetogenic bacteria. In: Nakano M., Zuber P. (eds),  Strict and Facultative Anaerobes: Medical and Environmental Aspects. pp. 251-281, Horizon Scientific Press, United Kingdom.

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Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2003) How the diverse physiological potentials of acetogens determine their in situ realities. In: Ljungdahl L. G. et al., Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria. pp. 171-190. Springer-Verlag, New York.
Doi: 10.1007/0-387-22731-8_13

Horn M. A., Matthies C., Küsel K., Schramm A. and Drake H. L. (2003) Hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis by moderately acid-tolerant methanogens of a methane-emitting acidic peat. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 74-83. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.69.1.74-83.2003

Küsel K. (2003) Microbial cycling of iron and sulfur in acidic coal mining lake sediments. Water Air Soil Poll.: Focus 3:67-90. Doi: 10.1023/A:1022103419928

Küsel K., Chabbi A. and Trinkwalter T. (2003) Microbial processes associated with roots of bulbous rush coated with iron plaques. Microbial Ecol. 46: 302-311.
Doi: 10.1007/s00248-002-1054-8


Drake H. L., Küsel K., and Matthies C. (2002) Ecological consequences of the phylogenetic and physiological diversities of acetogens. Ant. van Leeuwenhoek 81:203-213.
Doi: 10.1023/A:1020514617738

Karnholz A., Küsel K., Gößner A., Schramm A. and Drake H. L. (2002) Tolerance and metabolic response of acetogenic bacteria toward oxygen. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 1005-1009. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.2.1005-1009.2002

Küsel K., Roth U. and Drake H. L. (2002) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) in the presence of oxygen under low pH conditions. Environ. Microbiol. 4: 414-421.
Doi: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2002.00314.x

Küsel K., Wagner C., Trinkwalter T., Gößner A., Bäumler R. and Drake H. L. (2002) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) and turnover of acetate in Hawaiian soils. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 40: 73-81. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2002.tb00938.x

Regenspurg S., Gößner A., Peiffer S. and Küsel K. (2002) Potential remobilization of toxic anions during the reduction of arsenated and chromated schwertmannite by the dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5. Water Air Soil Pollution: Focus 2: 57-67. Doi: 10.1023/A:1019903729223

Reith F., Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2002) Anaerobic activities of bacteria and fungi in moderately acidic conifer and deciduous leaf litter. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 41: 27-35.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2002.tb00963.x


Küsel K., Karnholz A., Trinkwalter T., Devereux R., Acker G. and Drake H. L. (2001) Physiological ecology of Clostridium glycolicum RD-1, an aerotolerant acetogen isolated from sea grass roots. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67: 4734-4741.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.67.10.4734-4741.2001

Küsel K., Roth U., Trinkwalter T. and Peiffer S. (2001) Effect of pH on the anaerobic microbial cycling of sulfur in mining-impacted freshwater lake sediments. Environ. Experim. Botany 46: 213-223. Doi: 10.1016/S0098-8472(01)00103-4


Küsel K. and Dorsch T. (2000) Effect of supplemental electron donors on the microbial reduction of Fe(III), sulfate, and CO2 in coal mining-impacted freshwater lake sediments. Microbiol. Ecol. 40: 238-249. Doi: 10.1007/s002480000065

Küsel K., Dorsch T., Acker G., Stackebrandt E. and Drake H. L. (2000) Clostridium scatologenes strain SL1 isolated as an acetogenic bacterium from acidic sediments. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 537-546. Doi: 10.1099/00207713-50-2-537

Peine A., Tritschler A., Küsel K. and Peiffer S. (2000) Electron flow in an iron-rich sediment - evidence for an acidity driven iron cycle. Limnol. Ocean. 45: 1077-1087.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2000.45.5.1077


Küsel K., Dorsch T., Acker G. and Stackebrandt E. (1999) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) in acidic sediments: Isolation of Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5 capable of coupling the oxidation of glucose to the reduction of Fe(III). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65: 3633-3640.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.65.8.3633-3640.1999

Küsel K., Pinkart H. C., Drake H. L. and Devereux R. (1999) Acetogenic and sulfate-reducing bacteria inhabiting the rhizoplane and deeper cortex cells of the sea grass Halodule wrightii. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65: 5117-5123.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.65.11.5117-5123.1999

Küsel K., Wagner C. and Drake H. L. (1999) Enumeration and metabolic product profiles of the anaerobic microflora in the mineral soil and litter of a beech forest. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 29: 91-103. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.1999.tb00601.x


Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1998) Microbial turnover of low molecular weight organic acids during leaf litter decomposition. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31: 107-118.
Doi: 10.1016/S0038-0717(98)00111-4

Michalzik B., Küsel K., Solinger S. and Matzner E. (1998): Dynamics of DOC and DON in forest soils. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 87, p. 225-236. (Non peer-reviewed).


Drake H. L., Daniel S. L., Küsel K., Matthies C., Kuhner C., and Braus-Stromeyer S. (1997) Acetogenic bacteria: what are the in situ consequences of their diverse metabolic versatilities? BioFactors 6:13-24. Doi: 10.1002/biof.5520060103


Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1996) Anaerobic capacities of leaf litter. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 4216-4219. Doi: 10.1128/aem.62.11.4216-4219.1996

Küsel K. (1996): Anaerober Abbau von organischem Kohlenstoff in Waldböden: Acetat als indeglied anaerober und aerober Prozesse. Bayreuther Forum Ökologie, 32:1-146. (Non peer-reviewed)


Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1995) Effects of environmental parameters on the formation and turnover of acetate by forest soils. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61: 3667-3675.
Doi: 10.1128/aem.61.10.3667-3675.1995

Pecher K., Küsel K., Fischer U. and Herrmann R. (1995) Reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated hydrocarbons during anaerobic stabilization of municipal wastes. Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol. 23: 271-279. Doi: 10.1002/aheh.19950230605


Drake H. L., Daniel S. L., Matthies C. and Küsel K. (1994) Acetogenesis: Reality in the Laboratory, Uncertainty Elsewhere. In: Drake, H.L. (eds) Acetogenesis. Chapman & Hall Microbiology Series. Springer, Boston, MA. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-1777-1_10

Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1994) Acetate synthesis in soil from a Bavarian beech forest. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60: 1370-1373. Doi:10.1128/aem.60.4.1370-1373.1994


Pecher K., Fischer U. and Küsel K. (1993) Reduktive Dehalogenierung von Chlorkohlenwasserstoffen während der Mülldiagenese. In: Thome-Kozmiensky K. J. (ed.), Biogas: Anaerobentechnik in der Abfalltechnik. EF-Verlag für Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Berlin.


Küsel K. (1992): Reduktive Dehalogenierung chloraromatischer Verbindungen in Müllsickerwasser unter Berücksichtigung des Einflusses alternativer Elektronenakzeptoren, Diplomarbeit, Universität Bayreuth