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Matthias Labrenz - Publications


  • Piehl, S., Hauk, R., Robbe, E., Richter, B., Kachholz, F., Schilling, J., Lenz, R., Fischer, D., Fischer, F., Labrenz, M., Schernewski, G. (2021) Combined Approaches to Predict Microplastic Emissions Within an Urbanized Estuary (Warnow, southwestern Baltic Sea). Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.616765
  • Kesy, K., Labrenz, M., Scales, B., Kreikemeyer, B., Oberbeckmann, S. (2021) Vibrio Colonization Is Highly Dynamic in Early Microplastic-Associated Biofilms as Well as on Field-Collected Microplastics. Microorganisms 9: 1,
  • Brandt, J., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Enders, K., Labrenz, M., Fischer, D. (2021) Assessment of subsampling strategies in microspectroscopy of environmental microplastic samples. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 8: 579676, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.579676
  • Ivar do Sul, J.A. and M. Labrenz (2021) Microplastics into the Anthropocene. In: Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Ed. by T. Rocha-Santos, M. Costa and C. Mouneyrac. Cham: Springer International Publishing (Springer eBook Collection : Chemistry and Materials Science (SpringerNature-11644)),




  • Enders, K., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) Evaluation of Electrostatic Separation of Microplastics From Mineral-Rich Environmental Samples. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:112, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.0011
  • Brandt, J., Bittrich, L., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Tagg, A., Lenz, R., Labrenz, M., Brandes, E., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K. J. (2020) High-Throughput Analyses of Microplastic Samples Using Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman Spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy,
  • Alneberg, J., C. Bennke, S. Beier, C. Bunse, C. Quince, K. Ininbergs, L. Riemann, M. Ekman, K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz, J. Pinhassi and A. F. Andersson (2020) Ecosystem-wide metagenomic binning enables prediction of ecological niches from genomes. Commun. Biol. 3: 119, doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-0856-x
  • Enders, K., Lenz, R., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) When every particle matters: A QuEChERS approach to extract microplastics from environmental samples. MethodsX 7: 100784, doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.100784
  • Möller, L., Kreikemeyer, B., Luo, Z-H., Jost, G., and M. Labrenz (2020) Impact of coastal aquaculture operation systems in Hainan island (China) on the relative abundance and community structure of Vibrio in adjacent coastal systems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 233: 106542,
  • Wiegand, S., M. Jogler, C. Boedeker, D. Pinto, J. Vollmers, E. Rivas-Marín, T. Kohn, S. H. Peeters, A. Heuer, P. Rast, S. Oberbeckmann, B. Bunk, O. Jeske, A. Meyerdierks, J. E. Storesund, N. Kallscheuer, S. Lücker, O. M. Lage, T. Pohl, B. J. Merkel, P. Hornburger, R.-W. Müller, F. Brümmer, M. Labrenz, A. M. Spormann, H. J. M. Op den Camp, J. Overmann, R. Amann, M. S. M. Jetten, T. Mascher, M. H. Medema, D. P. Devos, A.-K. Kaster, L. Øvreås, M. Rohde, M. Y. Galperin and C. Jogler (2020). Cultivation and functional characterization of 79 planctomycetes uncovers their unique biology. Nat. Microbiol. 5: 126-140, doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0588-1
  • Oberbeckmann, S. and M. Labrenz (2020) Marine microbial assemblages on microplastics: Diversity, adaptation, and role in degradation. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 12: 209-232, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010419-010633



  • Janßen, R., Skeff, W., Werner, J., Wirth, M.A., Kreikemeyer, B., Schulz-Bull, D., Labrenz, M. (2019) A Glyphosate Pulse to Brackish Long-Term Microcosms Has a Greater Impact on the Microbial Diversity and Abundance of Planktonic Than of Biofilm Assemblages. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 758,
  • Enders, K., Käppler, A., Biniasch, O., Feldens, P., Stollberg, N., Lange, X., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Pollehne, F., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M. (2019) Tracing microplastics in aquatic environments based on sediment analogies. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 15207, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50508-2
  • Janßen, R., Zabel, J., von Lukas, U., Labrenz, M. (2019) An artificial neural network and Random Forest identify glyphosate-impacted brackish communities based on 16S rRNA amplicon MiSeq read counts. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149: 110530,
  • Kesy, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2019) Spatial environmental heterogeneity determines young biofilm assemblages on microplastics in the Baltic Sea mesocosms. Front. Microbiol. 10: 1665, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01665
  • Tagg, A.S., Oberbeckmann, S., Fischer D., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2019) Paint particles are a distinct and variable substrate for marine bacteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146: 117-124,
  • Wäge, J., Strassert, J.F.H., Landsberger, A., Loick-Wilde, N., Schmale, O., Stawiarski, B., Kreikemeyer, B., Michel, G., Labrenz, M. (2019) Microcapillary sampling of Baltic Sea copepod gut microbioms indicates high variability between individuals and the potential for methane production. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 95: fiz024, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz024
  • Rojas-Jimenez, K., Rieck, A., Wurzbacher, C., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Grossart, H.-P. (2019) A salinity threshold separating fungal communities in the Baltic Sea. Front. Microbiol. 10: 680, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00680
  • Kettner M.T., Oberbeckmann S., Labrenz M., and Grossart H.-P., (2019) The Eukaryotic Life on Microplastics in Brackish Ecosystems. Front. Microbiol. 10: 538,
  • Stawiarski, B., Otto, S., Thiel, V., Gräwe, U., Loick-Wilde, N., Wittenborn, A. K., Schloemer, S., Wäge, J., Rehder, G., Labrenz, M., Wasmund N., and Schmale O. (2019) Controls on zooplankton methane production in the central Baltic Sea. Biogeosciences 16: 1-16, doi: 10.5194/bg-16-1-2019
  • Klaeger, F., Tagg, A.S., Otto, S., Bienmüller, M., Sartorius, I., Labrenz, M. (2019) Residual monomer content affects the interpretation of plastic degradation. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 2120, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38685-6
  • Charvet, S., Riemann, L., Alneberg, J., Andersson, A.F., von Borries, J., Fischer, U., Labrenz, M. (2019) AFISsys - an autonomous instrument for the preservation of brackish water samples for microbial metatranscriptome analysis. Water Res. 149: 351-361, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.017
  • Möller, L., Laas, P., Rogge, A., Götz, F., Bahlo, R., Leipe, T., Labrenz, M. (2019) Sulfurimonas GD17 cells accumulate polyphosphate under fluctuating redox conditions in the Baltic Sea - possible implications for their ecology. The ISME J. 13: 482-493,



  • Ivar do Sul, J.A., Tagg, A.S. & Labrenz, M. (2018) Exploring the common denominator between microplastics and microbiology: a scientometric approach. Scientometrics 117: 2145-2157,
  • Bergen, B., Naumann, M., Herlemann, D.P.R., Gräwe, U., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (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
  • Lenz, R., Labrenz, M. (2018) Small microplastic sampling in water: development of an encapsulated filtration device. Water 10, 1055;
  • Alneberg, J., Sundh, J., Bennke, C., Beier, S., Lundin, D., Hugerth, L.W., Pinhassi, J., Kisand, V., Riemann, L., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Andersson, A.F. (2018) BARM and BalticMicrobeDB, a reference metagenome and interface to meta-omic data for the Baltic Sea. Scientific data 5: 180146,  doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.146
  • Käppler, A., Fischer, M., Scholz-Böttcher, B. M., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Voit, B. (2018) Comparison of µ-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and py-GCMS as identification tools for microplastic particles and fibers isolated from river sediments. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 410: 5313-5327,
  • Bennke, C. M., Pollehne, F., Müller, A., Hansen, R., Kreikemeyer, B.,  Labrenz, M. (2018) The distribution of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea assessed by a prokaryotic 16S rRNA gene primer system. J Plankton Res. 40, 244–254, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fby008
  • Oberbeckmann, S., B. Kreikemeyer, Labrenz, M. (2018) Environmental factors support the formation of specific bacterial assemblages on microplastics. Front. Microbiol. 8, 2709, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02709
  • Tagg, A. S., Labrenz, M. (2018). Closing microplastic pathways before they open: A model approach. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52, 3340–3341, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00961 (viewpoint paper)
  • Schmale, O., Wäge, J., Mohrholz, V., Wasmund, N., Gräwe, U., Rehder, G., Labrenz, M., Loick-Wilde, N. (2018) The contribution of zooplankton to methane supersaturation in the oxygenated upper waters of the central Baltic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 63: 412-430, doi: 10.1002/lno.10640



  • Kettner, M. T., Rojas-Jimenez, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M., Grossart, H.-P. (2017) Microplastics alter composition of fungal communities in aquatic ecosystems. Env. Microbiol. 19, 4447-4459 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13891
  • Kesy, K., Hentzsch, A., Klaeger, F., Oberbeckmann, S., Mothes, S., Labrenz, M. (2017) Fate and stability of polyamide-associated bacterial assemblages after their passage through the digestive tract of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Mar. Poll. Bull. 125, 132–138 doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.08.016
  • 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. Env. Microbiol. 19, 2495–2506, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13783
  • Oberbeckmann, S., Kesy, K., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2017) Hitchhiking microorganisms on microplastics in the Baltic Sea. In: MICRO 2016: fate and impact of Microplastics in marine ecosystems: from coastline to the open sea. Amsterdam: Elsevier: 72, 978-012-812271-6
  • Zettler, M. L., Darr, A., Labrenz, M., Sagert, S., Selig, U., Siebert U., and Stybel N. (2017) Biological indicators. In: Biological oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Ed. by P. Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, H. Schubert and T. Radziejewska. Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media: 513-526, 978-94-007-0667-5, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0668-2
  • Andersson, A., Tamminen, T., Lehtinen, S., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Viitasalo M. (2017) The pelagic food web. In: Biological oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Ed. by P. Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, H. Schubert and T. Radziejewska. Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media: 281-332, 978-94-007-0667-5, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0668-2



  • Kesy, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Müller, F., Labrenz, M. (2016) Polystyrene influences bacterial assemblages in Arenicola-marina-populated aquatic environments in vitro. Env. Poll. 219, 219-227, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.032
  • Herlemann, D.P.R., Lundin, D., Andersson, A. F., Labrenz, M., Jürgens (2016) Phylogenetic signals of salinity and season in bacterial community composition across the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol. 7: 1883, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01883
  • Käppler A, Fischer, D, Oberbeckmann, S.,  Schernewski, G., Labrenz, M.,  Eichhorn, K.J., Voit, B (2016) Analysis of environmental microplastics by vibrational microspectroscopy: FTIR, Raman or both? Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 408: 8377-8391, doi: 10.1007/s00216-016-9956-3
  • Jakobs, G., Labrenz, M., Rehder, G., Hietanen, S., Kießlich, K., Vogts, A., Blumenberg, M. & Schmale, O. (2016) A bioreactor approach to investigate the linkage between methane oxidation and nitrate/nitrite reduction in the pelagic oxic-anoxic transition zone of the central Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 3, 145. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00145



Kuss, J., Wasmund, N., Nausch, G., Labrenz, M. (2015). Mercury emission by the Baltic Sea: A consequence of cyanobacterial activity, photochemistry, and low-light mercury transformation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49: 11449-11457

Käppler A, Windrich F, Löder MG, Malanin M, Fischer D, Labrenz M, Eichhorn KJ, Voit B. (2015). Identification of microplastics by FTIR and Raman microscopy: a novel silicon filter substrate opens the important spectral range below 1300 cm(-1) for FTIR transmission measurements. Anal Bioanal Chem 407, 6791-6801

Oberbeckmann, S.,  Löder, M. G. J., Labrenz, M. (2015). Marine microplastic-associated biofilms – a review. Environ Chem, 12, 551-562.


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.

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.

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, doi:10.1021/es503456g.

Labrenz, M., Duckat, R., Thorn, M., Hollaender, K. (2014). Microplastics in the Sea. GAIA 23/3, 281– 283.

Herlemann, D.P.R., Manecki, M., Meeske, C., Pollehne, F., Labrenz, M., Schulz-Bull, D., Dittmar, T., Jürgens, K. (2014). Uncoupling of bacterial and terrigenous dissolved organic matter dynamics in decomposition experiments.  PLOS ONE 9, Article Number: e93945.

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 Microbiol Ecol 87: 770–779.

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 Microbiol 16, 586-597.


Jakobs, G., G. Rehder, G. Jost, K. Kießlich, M. Labrenz & Schmale, O. (2013). Comparative studies of pelagic microbial methane oxidation within the redox zones of the Gotland Deep and Landsort Deep (central Baltic Sea). Biogeosciences 10, 7863–7875.

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 redoxcline, and an emended description of the genus Sulfurimonas.Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63, 4141–4148.

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.

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):e00569-12. doi:10.1128/mBio.00569-12.

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., 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



Schmale, O., Blumenberg, M., Kießlich, K., Jakobs, G., Berndmeyer, C., Labrenz, M., Thiel, V., Rehder, G. (2012). Aerobic methanotrophy within the pelagic redox-zone of the Gotland Deep (central Baltic Sea). Biogeosciences, 9, 4969–4977.

Grote, J., Schott, T., Bruckner, C., 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. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109, 506–510.

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 Oceanogr 57, 325–337.

Feike, J., Jürgens, K., Hollibaugh, J.T., Krüger, S., Jost, G., Labrenz, M. (2012). Measuring unbiased metatranscriptomics in suboxic waters of the central Baltic Sea using a new in situ fixation system. ISME J 6, 461–470.



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. ISME J 5, 1571–1579.

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, 3726-3733.



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.

Stolle, C., Nagel, K., Labrenz, M., and Jürgens, K. (2010). Succession of the sea-surface microlayer in the Baltic Sea under natural and experimentally induced low-wind conditions. Biogeosciences 7, 2975–2988, 2010.

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 oxygen and nitrate dominates microbial chemoautotrophy beneath the pelagic chemocline of the Eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71, 226-236.



Stolle, C., Klaus Nagel, K., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2009). Bacterial activity in the sea-surface microlayer – in situ investigations in the Baltic Sea and the influence of sampling devices. Aquatic Microbial Ecol 58, 67-78.

Labrenz, M., P. A. Lawson, B. J. Tindall, & P. Hirsch (2009). Roseibaca ekhonensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a novel alkalitolerant aerobic bchl a-producing alphaproteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59, 1935 - 1940.

Rodríguez-Martínez, R., Labrenz, M., del Campo, J., Forn, I., Jürgens, K. & Massana, R. (2009). Distribution of the uncultured protist marine stramenopile-4 in the Indian Ocean, Drake Passage and Mediterranean Sea assessed by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Environ Microbiol 11, 397-408.

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.



Grote, J., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Herndl, G. & Jürgens, K. (2008). Significant chemoautotrophic activity of Epsilonproteobacteria in marine pelagic redoxclines as determined by MICRO-CARD-FISH. Appl Environ Microbiol,74 7546-7551.

Gasol, J. M., Jarone Pinhassi, J., Alonso-Sáez, L., Ducklow, H., Herndl, G. J., Koblížek, M., Labrenz, M., Luo, Y., Morán, X. A. G., Reinthaler, T. & Simon, M. (2008). Towards a better understanding of the microbial carbon flux in the sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecol 53, 21–38.

Atamna-Ismaeel, N., Sharon, I., Sabehi, G., 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.

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.

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



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

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. Aquatic Microbial Ecol 46, 177-190.

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



Brettar, I., M. Labrenz, S. Flavier, J. Bötel, H. Kuosa, R. Christen & M. G. Höfle (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.

Mašín, M., Zdun, A., Stoń-Egiert, J.,  Nausch, M., Labrenz, M.,  Moulisová, V. & Koblížek, M. (2006). Seasonal changes and diversity of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecol 45, 247-254.



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

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., P. A. Lawson, B. J. Tindall, M. D. Collins & P. Hirsch (2005). Roseisalinus antarcticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel aerobic bchl a-producing alpha-Proteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake.  Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55, 41-47.



Labrenz, M., I. Brettar, R. Christen,S. Flavier, J. Bötel& M. G. Höfle (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.

Labrenz, M. & Banfield, J. F. (2004). Sulfate-reducing bacteria dominated biofilms that precipitate ZnS in a subsurface circum-neutral pH mine drainage system. Microbial Ecol 47, 205-217.



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


 Druschel, G.K., Labrenz, M., Thomsen-Ebert, T., Fowle, D.A. and Banfield, J.F. (2002). Biogenic Precipitation of Monomineralic Nanocrystalline Sulfides: Implications of Observed and Modeled Processes to Ore Deposition. Econonomic Geol 97, 1319-1329.

 Gattinger, A., M. Labrenz, A. Embacher, M. Höfle and M. Schloter (2002): Archaeen-Gemeinschaften in Ackerböden. Mitt Dtsch Bodenkundl Ges, 99, 131-132.

 Collins, M. D., P. A. Lawson, M. Labrenz, B. J. Tindall, N. Weiss & P. Hirsch (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.


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

 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 Electr Spectrosc 114, 997-1003.


 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). Sphalerite (ZnS) deposits forming due to growth of natural communities of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Science 290, 1744-1747.

 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.

 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.,  -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. Syst Appl Microbiol23, 219-229.

 Labrenz, M., Peissl, K., Lawson, P. A., Söller, R. & Hirsch, P. (2000). Zur Kontamination antarktischer Böden der Vestfold Hills mit potentiell anthropogenen Bakterien: Versuche zur Identifizierung von 60 Reinkulturen. Mitt z Kieler Polarforsch 16, 20-26.


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