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  • Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Warden, L.A., Berg, C., Jürgens, K., Moros, M. (2022): Evaluation of the distributions of hydroxylated glycerol dibiphytanyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in Holocene Baltic Sea sediments for reconstruction of sea surface temperature: the effect of changing salinity. Clim. Past 18: 2271-2288.

  • Kuliński, K., Rehder, G., Asmala, E., Bartosova, A., Carstensen, J., Gustafsson, B., Hall, P. O. J., Humborg, C., Jilbert, T., Jürgens, K., Meier, H. E. M., Müller-Karulis, B., Naumann, M., Olesen, J. E., Savchuk, O., Schramm, A., Slomp, C. P., Sofiev, M., Sobek, A., Szymczycha, B., and Undeman, E. (2022): Biogeochemical functioning of the Baltic Sea. Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 633–685,

  • Henkel, J. V., Schulz-Vogt, H. N., Dellwig, O., Pollehne, F., Schott, T., Meeske, C., Beier, S., Jürgens, K. (2022): Biological manganese-dependent sulfide oxidation impacts elemental gradients in redox-stratified systems: indications from the Black Sea water column. ISMEJ 16: 1523-1533.
  • Piontek, J., Meeske, C., Hassenrück, C., Engel, A. and Jürgens, K. (2022): Organic matter availability drives the spatial variation in the community composition and activity of Antarctic marine bacterioplankton. Environ Microbiol.


  • Izabel-Shen, D., Höger, A.-L., Jürgens, K. (2021): Abundance-occupancy relationships along taxonomic ranks reveal a consistency of niche differentiation in marine bacterioplankton with distinct lifestyles. Front. Microbiol. 2:690712. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.690712.


  • J. Alneberg, C. Bennke, S. Beier, C. Bunse, C. Quince, K. Ininbergs, L. Riemann, M. Ekman, K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz, J. Pinhassi, A.F. Andersson (2020): Ecosystem-wide metagenomic binning enables prediction of ecological niches from genomes. Commun. Biol. 3: 119.

  • Kuznecova, J., Šulčius, S., Vogts, A., Voss, M., Jürgens, K., Šimoliūnas, E. (2020): Nitrogen flow in diazotrophic cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is altered by cyanophage infection. Front. Microbiol. 11:2010. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.02010


  • Beier, S., P. Holtermann, D. Numberger, T. Schott, L. Umlauf and K. Jürgens (2019). A metatranscriptomics-based assessment of small-scale mixing of sulfidic and oxic waters on redoxcline prokaryotic communities. Environ. Microbiol. 21: 584-602, doi: doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14499
  • Herlemann, D. P. R., S. Markert, C. Meeske, A. F. Andersson, I. de Bruijn, C. Hentschker, F. Unfried, D. Becher, K. Jürgens and T. Schweder (2019). Individual physiological adaptations enable selected bacterial taxa to prevail during long-term incubations. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 85: e00825-19, doi: 10.1128/aem.00825-19
  • Köstner, N., K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz, G. J. Herndl and C. Winter (2019). Uneven host cell growth causes lysogenic virus induction in the Baltic Sea. PLoS One 14: e0220716, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220716
  • Robinson, T.-B., O. Wurl, E. Bahlmann, K. Jürgens and C. Stolle (2019). Rising bubbles enhance the gelatinous nature of the air-sea interface. Limnol. Oceanogr. 64: 2358-2372, doi: 10.1002/lno.11188
  • Rojas-Jimenez, K., A. Rieck, C. Wurzbacher, K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz and H.-P. Grossart (2019). A salinity threshold separating fungal communities in the Baltic Sea. Front. Microbiol. 10: 680, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00680
  • Schulz-Vogt, H. N., F. Pollehne, K. Jürgens, H. W. Arz, S. Beier, R. Bahlo, O. Dellwig, J. V. Henkel, D. P. R. Herlemann, S. Krüger, T. Leipe and T. Schott (2019). Effect of large magnetotactic bacteria with polyphosphate inclusions on the phosphate profile of the suboxic zone in the Black Sea. ISME J. 13: 1198-1208, doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0315-6
  • Torres-Beltrán, M., A. Mueller, M. Scofield, M. G. Pachiadaki, C. Taylor, K. Tyshchenko, C. Michiels, P. Lam, O. Ulloa, K. Jürgens, J.-H. Hyun, V. P. Edgcomb, S. A. Crowe and S. J. Hallam (2019). Sampling and processing methods impact microbial community structure and potential activity in a seasonally anoxic fjord: Saanich Inlet, British Columbia. Front. Mar. Sci. 6: 132, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00132


  • Alneberg, J., J. Sundh, C. Bennke, S. Beier, D. Lundin, L. W. Hugerth, J. Pinhassi, V. Kisand, L. Riemann, K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz and A. F. Andersson (2018). Data Descriptor: BARM and BalticMicrobeDB, a reference metagenome and interface to meta-omic data for the Baltic Sea. Sci. Data 5: 180146, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.146
  • Bergen, B., M. Naumann, D. P. R. Herlemann, U. Gräwe, M. Labrenz and K. Jürgens (2018). Impact of a Major inflow event on the composition and distribution of bacterioplankton communities in the Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 383, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00383
  • Jürgens, K. and G. T. Taylor (2018). Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of oxygen-deficient water columns. In: Microbial Ecology of the Oceans. Ed. by J. M. Gasol and D. L. Kirchman. Third Edition. Hoboken: Wiley: 231-288, 9781119107187
  • Klier, J., O. Dellwig, T. Leipe, K. Jürgens and D. P. R. Herlemann (2018). Benthic bacterial community composition in the oligohaline-marine transition of surface sediments in the Baltic Sea based on rRNA analysis. Front. Microbiol. 9: 236, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00236
  • Scheibner, M. v., D. P. R. Herlemann, A. M. Lewandowska and K. Jürgens (2018). Phyto- and bacterioplankton during early spring conditions in the Baltic Sea and response to short-term experimental warming. Front. Mar. Sci. 5, 231, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00231
  • Shen, D., K. Jürgens and S. Beier (2018). Experimental insights into the importance of ecologically dissimilar bacteria to community assembly along a salinity gradient. Environ. Microbiol. 20: 1170-1184, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14059
  • Shen, D., S. Langenheder and K. Jürgens (2018). Dispersal modifies the diversity and composition of active bacterial communities in response to a salinity disturbance. Front. Microbiol. 9: 2188, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02188
  • Wylezich, C., D. P. R. Herlemann and K. Jürgens (2018). Improved 18S rDNA amplification protocol for assessing protist diversity in oxygen-deficient marine systems. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 81: 83-94, doi: 10.3354/ame01864


  • Beier, S., Shen, D., Schott, T., Jürgens, K. (2017): Metatranscriptomic data reveal the effect of different community properties on multifunctional redundancy. Molec. Ecol. 26: 6813-6826.
  • Anderson, R., Jürgens, K., Hansen, P.J. (2017):  Mixotrophic phytoflagellate bacterivory field measurements strongly biased by standard approaches: a case study. Front. Microbiol. 8: 1398. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01398
  • Köstner, N., Scharnreitner, L., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Herndl, G.J.,Winter, C. (2017): High viral abundance as a consequence of low viral decay in the Baltic Sea redoxcline. Plos One 12(6): e0178467.
  • Rogge, A., Vogts, A., Voss, M., Jürgens, K., Jost, G., Labrenz, M. (2017): Success of chemolithoautotrophic SUP05 and Sulfurimonas GD17 cells in pelagic Baltic Sea redox zones is facilitated by their lifestyles as k- and r-strategists. Environ.Microbiol. 19: 2495-2506.
  • Herlemann, D.P.R., Manecki, M., Dittmar, T., Jürgens, K. (2017): Limited decomposition of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in the Baltic Sea: Role of abiotic and biotic factors. Environ.Microbiol. 19: 3098-3117.
  • Andersson, A., Tamminen, T., Lehtinen, S., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Viitasalo, M. (2017): The pelagic food web. In: Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea, Eds: Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, P., Schubert, H., Radziejewska, T. (eds). Springer: p.281-332.
  • Fuchs, A., Klier, J., Pinto, F., Selmeczy, G.B., Szabó, B., Padisák, J., Jürgens, K., Casper, P. (2017): Effects of artificial thermocline deepening on sedimentation rates and microbial processes in the sediment. Hydrobiologia 799: 65-81.
  • Seidel, M., Manecki, M., Herlemann, D.P.R., Deutsch, B., Schulz-Bull, D., Jürgens, K., Dittmar, T. (2017): Composition and transformation of dissolved organic matter in the Baltic Sea. Front. Earth Sci. 5: 31.doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00031
  • Weber, F., Mylnikov, A.P., Jürgens, K., Wylezich, C. (2017): Culturing Protists from the Baltic Sea: Mostly the “usual suspects” but a few novelties as well. J. Euk. Microbiol. 64: 153-163
  • v.Scheibner, M., Sommer, U., Jürgens, K. (2017): Tight Coupling of Glaciecola spp. and diatoms during cold-water phytoplankton spring blooms. Front. Microbiol. 8: 27. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00027
  • Engel, A., H. W. Bange, M. Cunliffe, S. M. Burrows, G. Friedrichs, L. Galgani, H. Herrmann, N. Hertkorn, M. Johnson, P. S. Liss, P. K. Quinn, M. Schartau, A. Soloviev, C. Stolle, R. C. Upstill-Goddard, M. v. Pinxteren and B. Zäncker (2017). The ocean's vital skin: Toward an integrated understanding of the sea surface microlayer. Front. Mar. Sci. 4: 165, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00165
  • Rahlff, J., C. Stolle and O. Wurl (2017). SISI: A new device for in situ incubations at the ocean surface. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 5: 46, doi: 10.3390/jmse5040046
  • Rahlff, J., C. Stolle, H.-A. Giebel, T. Brinkhoff, M. Ribas-Ribas, D. Hodapp and O. Wurl (2017). High wind speeds prevent formation of a distinct bacterioneuston community in the sea-surface microlayer. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 93: fix041, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix041
  • Ribas-Ribas, M., N. I. H. Mustaffa, J. Rahlff, C. Stolle and O. Wurl (2017). Sea Surface Scanner (S3): A catamaran for high-resolution measurements of biogeochemical properties of the sea surface microlayer. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. 34: 1433-1448, doi: 10.1175/jtech-d-17-0017.1


   D. Herlemann, D. Lundin, A. Andersson, M. Labrenz, K. Jürgens (2016): Phylogenetic signals of salinity and season in bacterial community composition across the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. Frontiers Microbiol. 7:1883.doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01883

   B. Bergen, S. Endres, A. Engel, M. Zark, T. Dittmar, U. Sommer, K. Jürgens (2016): Acidification and warming affect prominent bacteria during two seasonal phytoplankton bloom mesocosms. Environ. Microbiol. 18: 4579-4595. 

   T.H. Haileselasie, J. Mergeay, L.J .Weider, R. Sommaruga,  T.A. Davidson, M. Meerhoff, H., Arndt, K. Jürgens, E. Jeppesen, L. D. Meester (2016): Environment not dispersal limitation drives clonal composition of Arctic Daphnia in a recently deglaciated area. Molec.Ecol. doi: 10.1111/mec.13843

   O. Wurl, C. Stolle, C. V. Thuoc, P. T. Thu, X. Mari (2016): Biofilm-like properties of the sea surface and predicted effects on air-sea CO2 exchange. Progress Oceanography. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.03.002 

   D. Numberger, G. Dehnhardt, D. Herlemann, K. Jürgens, H. Schulz-Vogt (2016): Comparative analysis of the fecal flora of five harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). MicrobiologyOpen doi: 10.1002/mbo3.369.


   Rieck, A., Herlemann, D.P.R., Jürgens, K., Grossart, H.-P. (2015): Particle-associated differ from free-living bacteria in surface waters of the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol.6, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01297

   Orlikowska, A., Stolle, C., Pollehne, F., Jürgens, K., Schulz-Bull, D.E. (2015): Dynamics of halocarbons in coastal surface waters during short term mesocosm experiments. Environ. Chem. 12:515-525.

   Mylnikov, A.P., Weber, F., Jürgens, K., Wylezich, C. (2015): Massisteria marina has a sister: Massisteria voersi sp. nov., a rare species isolated from coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Europ. J. Protistol. 51: 299-310

   Bergen, B., Herlemann, D.P.R., Jürgens, K. (2015): Zonation of bacterioplankton communities along aging upwelled water in the northern Benguela upwelling. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00621

   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. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00786

●   Eronen-Rasimus, E., Lyra, C., Rintala, J.-M., Jürgens, K., Ikonen, V., Kaartokallio, H. (2015): Ice formation and growth shape bacterial community structure in Baltic Sea drift ice. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 91: doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiu022

●   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.


●   Salka, I., Wurzbacher, C., Garcia, S.L., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Grossart, H.-P. (2014): Distribution of acI-Actinorhodopsin genes in Baltic Sea salinity gradients indicates adaptation of facultative freshwater photoheterotrophs to brackish waters. Environ. Microb. 16: 586-597.

●   Glaubitz, S., Abraham, W.-R., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2014): Pyruvate utilization by a chemolithoautotrophic epsilonproteobacterial key player of pelagic Baltic Sea redoxclines. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 87: 770–779.

●   v.Scheibner, M., Dörge, P., Biermann, A., Sommer, U., Hoppe, H.-G., Jürgens, K. (2014): Impact of warming on phyto-bacterioplankton coupling and bacterial community composition in experimental mesocosms. Environ. Microbiol. 16: 718-733.

●   Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia, M., Farnelid, H., Jürgens, K., Riemann, L. (2014): Cultivation and isolation of N2-fixing bacteria from suboxic waters in the Baltic Sea. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 88: 358-371.

●   Herlemann, D.P.R., Manecki, M., Meeske, C., Pollehne, F., Labrenz, M., Schulz-Bull, D., Dittmar, T., Jürgens, K.: Uncoupling of bacterial and terrigenous dissolved organic matter dyanmics in decomposition experiments. PLOS One 9(4): e93945.doic: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093945

●   Weber, F., Anderson, R., Foissner, W., Mylnikov, A.P., Jürgens, K. (2014): Morphological and molecular approaches reveal highly stratified protist communities along Baltic Sea pelagic redox gradients. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 73: 1-16

●   Bergen, B., Herlemann, D.P.R., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2014): Distribution of the verrucomicrobial clade Spartobacteria along a salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea. Environ.Microbiol.Reports 6: 625-630

●   Herlemann, D.P.R., Woelk, J., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2014): Diversity and abundance of “Pelagibacterales” (SAR11) in the Baltic Sea salinity gradient. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 37: 601-604

●   Frey, C., Hietanen, S., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Voss, M. (2014): N and O isotope fractionation in nitrate during chemolithoautotrophic denitrification by Sulfurimonas gotlandica. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 13229–13237.


●   Anderson, R., Wylezich, C., Glaubitz, S., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2013): Impact of protist grazing on a key bacterial group for biogeochemical cycling in Baltic Sea pelagic oxic / anoxic interfaces. Environ. Microbiol. 15: 1580-1594.
●   Bruckner, C.G., Mammitzsch, K., Jost, G., Wendt, J., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2013) Chemolithoautotrophic denitrification of epsilonproteobacteria in marine pelagic redox gradients. Environ. Microbiol. 15: 1505-1513.
●   Glaubitz, S., Kießlich, K., Meeske, C., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2013): SUP05 dominates the gammaproteobacterial sulfur oxidizer assemblages in pelagic redoxclines of the central Baltic and Black Seas. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 2767-2776.

●   Herlemann, D.P.R., Lundin, D., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Zheng, Z., Aspeborg, H., Andersson, A.F. (2013): Metagenomic de novo assembly of an aquatic representative of the verrucomicrobial class Spartobacteria. mBio 4(3): doi:10.1128/mBio.00569-12.

●   Berg, C., Labrenz, M., Beckmann, S., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. (2013): Acetate-utilizing bacteria at an oxic-anoxic interface in the Baltic Sea. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 85: 251-261.

●   Farnelid, H., Bentzon-Tilia, M., Andersson, A.F., Bertilsson, S., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Riemann, L. (2013): Active nitrogen-fixing heterotrophic bacteria at and below the chemocline of the central Baltic Sea. ISME J. 7: 1413-1423.

●   Labrenz, M., Grote, J., Mammitzsch, K., Boschker, H. T. S., Laue, M., Jost, G., Glaubitz, S., Jürgens. K. (2013): Sulfurimonas gotlandica sp. nov., a chemoautotrophic and psychrotolerant epsilonproteobacterium isolated from a pelagic Baltic Sea redoxcline, and an emended description of the genus Sulfurimonas. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 4141-4148.


●    Grote, J., Schott, T., Bruckner, C.G., Glöckner, F.O., Jost, G., Teeling, H., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2012): Genome and physiology of a model Epsilonproteobacterium responsible for sulfide detoxification in marine oxygen depletion zones. PNAS 109: 506-510.
●   Feike, J., Jürgens, K., Hollibaugh, JT, Krüger, S., Jost, G., Labrenz, M. (2012): Measuring unbiased metatranscriptomics in pelagic aerobic ammonium oxidation zones of the central Baltic Sea based on a new in situ fixation system. ISME J. 6: 461-470.

●    Hietanen S., Jäntti H., Buizert C., Jürgens K, Labrenz, M., Voss M., Kuparinen J. (2012): Hypoxia and nitrogen processing in the Baltic Sea water column. Limnol. Ocenogr. 57: 325-337.

●    Lewandowska, A.M., Breithaupt, P., Hillebrand, H., Hoppe, H.-G., Jürgens, K., Sommer, U. (2012): Responses of primary productivity to increased temperature and phytoplankton diversity. J. Sea Res. 72: 87-93.

●    van Pinxteren, M., Müller, C., Iinuma, Y., Stolle, C., Herrmann, H. (in press): Chemical characterization of dissolved organic compounds from coastal sea surface microlayers (Baltic Sea, Germany). Environm. Sci. Technol. DOI: 10.1021/es204492b
●    Cunliffe, M., Engel, A., Frka, S., Gašparović, B., Guitart, C., Murrell, J.C., Salter, M., Stolle, C., Upstill-Goddard, R., Wurl, O. (in press): Sea surface microlayers: a unified physicochemical and biological perspective of the air-ocean interface. Prog. Ocean. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2012.08.004A.,

●    Weber, F., Campo, J.d., Wylezich, C., Massana, R., Jürgens, K. (2012): Unveiling trophic functions of uncultured protist taxa by incubation experiments in the brackish Baltic Sea. PLOS One 7: e41970. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041970
●    Wey, J.K., Jürgens, K., Weitere, M. (2012): Seasonal and successional influences on bacterial community composition exceed that of potozoan grazing in river biofilms. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78: 2013- 2024.
●    Anderson, R., Winter, C., Jürgens, K. (2012): Protist grazing and viral lysis as prokaryotic mortality factors at Baltic Sea oxic-anoxic interfaces. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 467: 1-14.

●    Dunthorn, M., Klier, J., Bunge, J. and Stoeck, T. (2012), Comparing the hyper-variable V4 and V9 regions of the small subunit rDNA for assessment of ciliate environmental diversity. J. Euk. Microbiol. 59: 185–187. doi: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2011.00602.x

●    Engel M, Behnke A, Klier J, Buschbaum C, Volkenborn N, Stoeck T
Effects of the bioturbating lugworm Arenicola marina on the structure of benthic protistan communities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. (in press)

●    Wylezich, C., Karpov, S.A., Mylnikov, A.P., Anderson, R., Jürgens, K. (2012): Ecologically relevant choanoflagellates collected from hypoxic water masses of the Baltic Sea have untypical mitochondrial cristae. BMC Microbiology 12: 271. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-12-271


●    Anderson, R., Kjelleberg, S., McDougald, D., Jürgens, K. (2011): Species-specific patterns in the vulnerability of carbon-starved bacteria to protist grazing. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 64: 105-116.
●    Herlemann,D.P.R., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Bertilsson, S., Waniek, J.J., Andersson, A. F. (2011) Transitions in bacterial communities along the 2000 km salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. doi:ISMEJ.2011.41

●    Stolle, C., Labrenz, M., Meeske, C., Jürgens, K. (2011) The bacterioneuston community structure of the southern Baltic Sea and its dependence on meteorological conditions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77 (11), doi: 10.1128/AEM.00042-11

●    Wohlers-Zöllner,J., Breithaupt, P., Walther, K., Jürgens, K., Riebesell, U. (2011)Temperature and nutrient stoichiometry interactively modulate organic matter cycling in a pelagic algal-bacterial community. Limnol. Oceanogr. 56: 599-610

●    Wylezich, C., Jürgens, K. (2011): Protist diversity in suboxic and sulfidic waters of the Black Sea. Environ. Microbiol. 13: 2939-2956.
●    Labrenz, M. & Druschel, G. K. (2011). Zinc. In Encyclopedia of Geobiology (Eds. Joachim Reitner and Volker Thiel). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series 20, 905-908, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1_214.
●    Kudryavtsev A., Wylezich C., Pawlowski J. (2011): Ovalopodium desertum n. sp. and the phylogenetic relationships of Cochliopodiidae (Amoebozoa). Protist, 162:571-589, doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.04.002


●    Glaubitz, S., Labrenz, M., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. (2010) Diversity of active chemolithoautotrophic prokaryotes in the sulfidic zone of a Black Sea pelagic redoxcline as determined by rRNA-based stable isotope probing. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74: 32-41
●    Jost, G., Martens-Habbena, W., Pollehne, F., Schnetger, B., Labrenz, M. (2010) Anaerobic sulfur oxidation in the absence of nitrate dominates microbial chemoautotrophy beneath the pelagic chemocline of the eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71: 226-236
●    Labrenz, M., Sintes, E., Toetzke, F., Zumsteg, A., Herndl, G. J., Seidler, M., Jürgens, K. (2010) Relevance of a crenarchaeotal subcluster related to Candidatus Nitrosopumilus maritimus to ammonia oxidation in the suboxic zone of the central Baltic Sea. ISME J 4: 1496-1508
●    Scheckenbach, F., Hausmann, K., Wylezich, C., Weitere, M., Arndt, H. (2010) Large-scale patterns in biodiversity of microbial eukaryotes from the abyssal sea floor. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107: 115-120
●    Stolle, C., Nagel, K., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2010) Succession of the sea-surface microlayer in the coastal Baltic Sea under natural and experimentally induced low-wind conditions. Biogeosciences 7: 2975-2988
●    Walochnik, J., Wylezich, C., Michel, R. (2010) The genus Sappinia: History, phylogeny and medical relevance. Exp Parasitol 126: 4-13
●     Wylezich, C., Nies, G., Mylnikov, A. P., Tautz, D., Arndt, H. (2010) An evaluation of the use of the LSU rRNA D1-D5 domain for DNA-based taxonomy of eukaryotic protists. Protist 161: 342-352


●    Ayo, B., Latatu, A., Artolozaga, I., Jürgens, K., Iriberri, J (2009) Factors affecting preference responses of the freshwater ciliate Uronema nigricans to bacterial prey. J Euk Microbiol 56: 188-193
●    Bass, D., Chao, E. E.-Y., Nikolaev, S., Yabuki, A., Ishida, K.-I., Berney, C., Pakzad, U., Wylezich, C., Cavalier-Smith, T. (2009) Phylogeny of novel naked filose and reticulose Cercozoa: Granofilosea cl. n. and Proteomyxidea revised. Protist 160: 75-109
●    Deines, P., Matz, C., Jürgens, K. (2009): Toxicity of violacein-producing bacteria fed to bacterivorous freshwater plankton. Limnol Oceanogr 54: 1343-1352
●    Glaubitz, S., Lueders, T., Abraham, W.-R., Jost, G., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M. (2009) 13C-isotope analyses reveal that chemolithoautotrophic Gamma- and Epsilonproteobacteria feed a microbial food web in a pelagic redoxcline of the central Baltic Sea. Environ Microbiol 11: 326-337
●    Kudryavtsev, A., Wylezich, C., Schlegel, M., Walochnik, J., Michel, R. (2009) Ultrastructure, SSU rRNA gene sequences and phylogenetic relationships of Flamella Schaeffer, 1926 (Amoebozoa), with description of three new species. Protist 160: 21-40
●    Loquay, N., Wylezich, C., Arndt, H. (2009) Composition of groundwater nanoprotist communities in different aquifers based on aliquot cultivation and genotype assessment of cercomonads. Fund Appl Limnol 174: 261-269
●    Rodríguez-Martínez, R., Labrenz, M., del Campo, J., Forn, I., Jürgens, K., Massana, R. (2009) Distribution of the uncultured protist MAST-4 in the Indian Ocean, Drake Passage and Mediterranean Sea assessed by real-time quantitative PCR. Environ Microbiol 11: 397-408
●    Stock, A., Jürgens, K., Bunge, J., Stoeck, T. (2009): Protistan diversity in the suboxic and anoxic waters of the Gotland Deep (Baltic Sea) as revealed by 18S rRNA clone libraries. Aquat Microb Ecol 55: 267-284
●    Stolle, C., Nagel, K., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2010) Bacterial activity in the sea-surface microlayer: in situ investigations in the Baltic Sea and the influence of sampling devices. Aquat Microb Ecol 58: 67-78
●    Wohlers, J., Engel, A., Zöllner, E., Breithaupt, P., Jürgens, K., Hoppe, H.-G., Sommer, U., Riebesell, U. (2009) Changes in biogenic carbon flow in response to sea surface warming. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106: 7067-7072
●    Wylezich, C., Walochnik, J., Michel, R. (2009) High genetic diversity of Sappinia-like strains (Amoebozoa, Thecamoebidae) revealed by SSU rRNA investigations. Parasitol Res 105: 869-873
●    Zöllner, E., Hoppe, H.-G., Sommer, U., Jürgens, K. (2009) Effect of zooplankton-mediated trophic cascades on marine microbial food web components (bacteria, nanoflagellates, ciliates). Limnol Oceanogr 54: 262-275


●    Atamna-Ismaeel, N., Sabehi, G., Sharon, I., Witzel, K.-P., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Barkay, T., Stomp, M., Huisman, J., Beja, O. (2008) Widespread distribution of proteorhodopsins in freshwater and brackish ecosystems. ISME J 2: 656-662

●    Corno, G., Jürgens, K. (2008) Structural and functional patterns of bacterial communities in response to protist predation along an experimental productivity gradient. Environ Microbiol 10: 2857-2871

●    Gasol, J. M., Pinhassi, J., Alonso-Sáez, L., Ducklow, H., Herndl, G. J., Koblízek, M., Labrenz, M., Luo, Y., Morán, X. A. G., Reinthaler, T., Simon, M. (2008) Towards a better understanding of microbial carbon flux in the sea. Aquat Microb Ecol 53: 21-38

●    Grote, J., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Herndl, G. J., Jürgens, K. (2008) Epsilonproteobacteria represent the major portion of chemoautotrophic bacteria in sulfidic waters of pelagic redoxclines of the Baltic and Black Seas. Appl Environ Microbiol 74: 7546-7551

●    Hoppe, H.-G., Breithaupt, P., Walther, K., Koppe, R., Bleck, S., Sommer, U., Jürgens, K. (2008) Climate warming in winter affects the coupling between phytoplankton and bacteria during the spring bloom: a mesocosm study. Aquat Microb Ecol 51: 105-115

●    Jost, G., Zubkov, M. V., Yakushev, E., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2008) High abundance and dark CO2 fixation of chemolithoautotrophic prokaryotes in anoxic waters of the Baltic Sea. Limnol Oceanogr 53: 14-22

●    Montagnes, D. J. S., Barbosa, A. B., Boenigk, J., Davidson, K., Jürgens, K., Macek, M., Parry, J. D., Roberts, E. C., Šimek, K. (2008) Selective feeding behaviour of key free-living protists: avenues for continued study. Aquat Microb Ecol 53: 83-98

●    Salka, I., Moulisová, V., Koblížek, M., Jost, G., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M. (2008) Abundance, depth distribution, and composition of aerobic bacteriochlorophyll a-producing bacteria in four basins of the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 74: 4398-4404

●    Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Duarte, C. M., Agustí, S., Jürgens, K., Vaqué, D., Gasol, J. M. (2008) Microbial plankton abundance and heterotrophic activity across the Central Atlantic Ocean. Prog Oceanogr 79: 83-94


●    Falk, S., Hannig, M., Gliesche, C., Wardenga, R., Köster, M., Jürgens, K., Braker, G. (2007) nirS-containing denitrifier communities in the water column and sediment of the Baltic Sea. Biogeosciences 4: 255-268

●    Gattinger, A., Höfle, M. G., Schloter, M., Embacher, A., Böhme, F., Munch, J. C., Labrenz, M. (2007) Traditional cattle manure application determines abundance, diversity and activity of methanogenic Archaea in arable European soil. Environ Microbiol 9: 612-624

●    Grote, J., Labrenz, M., Pfeiffer, B., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. (2007) Quantitative distributions of Epsilonproteobacteria and a Sulfurimonas subgroup in pelagic redoxclines of the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 73: 7155-7161

●    Hannig, M., Lavik, G., Kuypers, M. M. M., Woebken, D., Martens-Habbena, W., Jürgens, K. (2007) Shift from denitrification to anammox after inflow events in the central Baltic Sea. Limnol Oceanogr 52: 1336-1345

●    Jeppesen, E., Søndergaard, M., Pedersen, A., Jürgens, K., Strzelczak, A., Lauridsen, T., Johansson, L. (2007) Salinity induced regime shift in shallow brackish lagoons. Ecosystems 10: 48-58

●    Labrenz, M., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. (2007) Distribution of abundant prokaryotic organisms in the water column of the central Baltic Sea with an oxic-anoxic interface. Aquat Microb Ecol 46: 177-190


●    Brettar, I., Labrenz, M., Flavier, S., Bötel, J., Kuosa, H., Christen, R., Höfle, M. G. (2006) Identification of a Thiomicrospira denitrificans-like epsilonproteobacterium as a catalyst for autotrophic denitrification in the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 72: 1364-1372

●    Corno, G., Jürgens, K. (2006) Direct and Iindirect effects of protist predation on population size structure of a bacterial strain with high phenotypic plasticity. Appl Environ Microbiol 72: 78-86

●    Hannig, M., Braker, G., Dippner, J., Jürgens, K. (2006) Linking denitrifier community structure and prevalent biogeochemical parameters in the pelagial of the central Baltic Proper (Baltic Sea). FEMS Microbiol Ecol 57: 260-271

●    Masín, M., Zdun, A., Ston-Egiert, J., Nausch, M., Labrenz, M., Moulisová, V., Koblízek, M. (2006) Seasonal changes and diversity of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in the Baltic Sea. Aquat Microb Ecol 45: 247-254


●    Becks, L., Hilker, F. M., Malchow, H., Jürgens, K., Arndt, H. (2005) Experimental demonstration of chaos in a microbial food web. Nature 435: 1226-1229

●    Berglund, J., Jürgens, K., Bruchmüller, I., Wedin, M., Andersson, A. (2005) Use of group-specific PCR primers for identification of chrysophytes by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Aquat Microb Ecol 39: 171-182

●    Höfle, M. G., Flavier, S., Christen, R., Bötel, J., Labrenz, M., Brettar, I. (2005) Retrieval of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences from environmental DNA following 16S rRNA-based community fingerprinting. Environ Microbiol 7: 670-675

●    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 Environ Microbiol 71: 6664-6672

●    Labrenz, M., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Collins, M. D., Hirsch, P. (2005) Roseisalinus antarcticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel aerobic bacteriochlorophyll a-producing α-proteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake, Antarctica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55: 41-47

●    Matz, C., Jürgens, K. (2005) High motility reduces grazing mortality of planktonic bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol 71: 921-929


●    Labrenz, M., Banfield, J. F. (2004) Sulfate-reducing bacteria-dominated biofilms that precipitate ZnS in a subsurface circumneutral-pH mine drainage system. Microb Ecol 47: 205-217

●    Labrenz, M., Brettar, I., Christen, R., Flavier, S., Bötel, J., Höfle, M. G. (2004) Development and application of a real-time PCR approach for quantification of uncultured bacteria in the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 70: 4971-4979

●    Matz, C., Deines, P., Boenigk, J., Arndt, H., Eberl, L., Kjelleberg, S., Jürgens, K. (2004) Impact of violacein-producing bacteria on survival and feeding of bacterivorous nanoflagellates. Appl Environ Microbiol 70: 1593–1599

●    Pernthaler, J., Zöllner, E., Warnecke, F., Jürgens, K. (2004) Bloom of filamentous bacteria in a mesotrophic lake: Identity and potential controlling mechanism. Appl Environ Microbiol 70: 6272-6281

●    Sala, M. M., Jürgens, K. (2004) Bacterial growth on macrophyte leachate in the presence and absence of bacterivorous protists. Arch Hydrobiol 161: 371-389


●    Labrenz, M., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Collins, M. D., Hirsch, P. (2003) Saccharospirillum impatiens gen. nov., sp nov., a novel γ-Proteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake (East Antarctica). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53: 653-660

●    Massana, R., Jürgens, K. (2003) Composition and population dynamics of planktonic bacteria and bacterivorous flagellates in seawater chemostat cultures. Aquat Microb Ecol 32: 11-22

●    Matz, C., Jürgens, K. (2003) Interaction of nutrient limitation and protozoan grazing determines the phenotypic structure of a bacterial community. Microb Ecol 45: 384-398

●    Sommer, U., Sommer, F., Santer, B., Zöllner, E., Jürgens, K., Jamieson, C., Boersma, M., Gocke, K. (2003) Daphnia versus copepod impact on summer phytoplankton: functional compensation at both trophic levels. Oecologia 135: 639-647


●    Zöllner, E., Santer, B., Boersma, M., Hoppe, H.-G., Jürgens, K. (2003) Cascading predation effects of Daphnia and copepods on microbial food web components. Freshwater Biol 48: 2174-2193

●    Boenigk, J., Matz, C., Jürgens, K., Arndt, H. (2002) Food concentration-dependent regulation of food selectivity of interception-feeding bacterivorous nanoflagellates. Aquat Microb Ecol 27: 195-202

●    Collins, M. D., Lawson, P. A., Labrenz, M., Tindall, B. J., Weiss, N., Hirsch, P. (2002) Nesterenkonia lacusekhoensis sp. nov., isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake, East Antarctica, and emended description of the genus Nesterenkonia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52: 1145-1150

●    Degans, H., Zöllner, E., van der Gucht, K., De Meester, L., Jürgens, K. (2002) Rapid Daphnia-mediated changes in microbial community structure: an experimental study. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 42: 137-149

●    Druschel, G. K., Labrenz, M., Thomsen-Ebert, T., Fowle, D. A., Banfield, J. F. (2002) Geochemical Modeling of ZnS in biofilms: An example of ore depositional processes. Econ Geol 97: 1319-1329

●    Jeppesen, E., Sondergaard, M., Christoffersen, K., Theil-Nielsen, J., Jürgens, K. (2002) Cascading trophic interactions in the littoral zone: an enclosure experiment in shallow Lake Stigsholm, Denmark. Arch Hydrobiol 153: 533-555

●    Jürgens, K., Matz, C. (2002) Predation as a shaping force for the phenotypic and genotypic composition of planktonic bacteria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 81: 413-434

●    Matz, C., Boenigk, J., Arndt, H., Jürgens, K. (2002) Role of bacterial phenotypic traits in selective feeding of the heterotrophic nanoflagellate Spumella sp.. Aquat Microb Ecol 27: 137-148

●    Matz, C., Deines, P., Jürgens, K. (2002) Phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas sp. CM10 determines microcolony formation and survival under protozoan grazing. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 39: 57-65


●    Boenigk, J., Matz, C., Jürgens, K., Arndt, H. (2001) Confusing selective feeding with differential digestion in bacterivorous nanoflagellates. J Eukaryot Microbiol 48: 425-432

●    Boenigk, J., Matz, C., Jürgens, K., Arndt, H. (2001) The influence of preculture conditions and food quality on the ingestion and digestion process of three species of heterotrophic nanoflagellates. Microb Ecol 42: 168-176

●    De Stasio, G., Gilbert, B., Frazer, B. H., Nealson, K. H., Conrad, P. G., Livi, V., Labrenz, M., Banfield, J. F. (2001) The multidisciplinarity of spectromicroscopy: from geomicrobiology to archaeology. J Electron Spectrosc Relat Phenom 114-116: 997-1003

●    Labrenz, M., Hirsch, P. (2001) Physiological diversity and adaptations of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria from different depths of hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Ekho Lake (East Antarctica). Polar Biol 24: 320-327

●    Langenheder, S., Jürgens, K. (2001) Regulation of bacterial biomass and community structure by metazoan and protozoan predation. Limnol Oceanogr 46: 121-134

●    Matz, C., Jürgens, K. (2001) Effects of hydrophobic and electrostatic cell surface properties of bacteria on feeding rates of heterotrophic nanoflagellates. Appl Environ Microbiol 67: 814-820

●    Zubkov, M. V., Zollner, E., Jürgens, K. (2001) Digestion of bacterial macromolecules by a mixotrophic flagellate, Ochromonas sp., compared with that by two heterotrophic flagellates, Spumella pudica and Bodo saltans. Eur J Protistol 37: 155-166


●    Jürgens, K., Gasol, J. M., Vaqué, D. (2000) Bacteria - flagellate coupling in microcosm experiments in the Central Atlantic Ocean. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 245: 127-147

●    Jürgens, K., Jeppesen, E. (2000) The impact of metazooplankton on the structure of the microbial food web in a shallow, hypertrophic lake. J Plankton Res 22: 1047-1070

●    Jürgens, K., Sala, M. M. (2000) Predation-mediated shifts in size distribution of microbial biomass and activity during detritus decomposition. Oikos 91: 29-40

●    Jürgens, K., Šimek, K. (2000) Functional response and particle size selection of Halteria cf. grandinella, a common freshwater oligotrichous ciliate. Aquat Microb Ecol 22: 57-68

●    Labrenz, M., Druschel, G. K., Thomsen-Ebert, T., Gilbert, B., Welch, S. A., Kemner, K. M., Logan, G. A., Summons, R. E., De Stasio, G., Bond, P. L., Lai, B., Kelly, S. D., Banfield, J. F. (2000) Formation of sphalerite (ZnS) deposits in natural biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Science 290: 1744-1747

●    Labrenz, M., Tindall, B. J., Lawson, P. A., Collins, M. D., Schumann, P., Hirsch, P. (2000) Staleya guttiformis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Sulfitobacter brevis sp. nov., α-3-Proteobacteria from hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Antarctic Ekho Lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 50: 303-313

●    Lawson, P. A., Collins, M. D., Schumann, P., Tindall, B. J., Hirsch, P., Labrenz, M. (2000) New LL-diaminopimelic acid-containing actinomycetes from hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Antarctic Ekho Lake: Nocardioides aquaticus sp. nov. and Friedmanniella lacustris sp. nov.. System Appl Microbiol 23: 219-229

●    Šimek, K., Jürgens, K., Nedoma, J., Comerma, M., Armengol, J. (2000) Ecological role and bacterial grazing of Halteria spp.: small freshwater oligotrichs as dominant pelagic ciliate bacterivores. Aquat Microb Ecol 22: 43-56

●    Söller, R., Hirsch, P., Blohm, D., Labrenz, M. (2000) Differentiation of newly described Antarctic bacterial isolates related to Roseobacter species based on 16S-23S rDNA internal transcribed spacer sequences. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 50: 909-915