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Symbiosis Department - Publications

Publications of members of the Symbiosis Department

 2018

Laumer CE, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Hadfield MG, Pearse VB, Riesgo A, Marioni JC, Giribet G. 2018. Support for a clade of Placozoa and Cnidaria in genes with minimal compositional bias. eLife 7:e36278. doi:10.7554/eLife.36278

 

Ruff SE, Felden J, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Marcon Y, Knittel K, Ramette A, Boetius A. 2018. In situ development of a methanotrophic microbiome in deep-sea sediments. The ISME Journal 1. doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0263-1

 

Bang C, Dagan T, Deines P, Dubilier N, Duschl WJ, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Hirt H, Hülter N, Lachnit T, Picazo D, Pita L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Saad MM, Schmitz RA, Schulenburg H, Voolstra CR, Weiland-Bräuer N, Ziegler M, Bosch TCG. 2018. Metaorganisms in extreme environments: Do microbes play a role in organismal adaptation? Zoology 127:1–19. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2018.02.004

 

Bergin C, Wentrup C, Brewig N, Blazejak A, Erséus C, Giere O, Schmid M, De Wit P, Dubilier N. 2018. Acquisition of a novel sulfur-oxidizing symbiont in the gutless marine worm Inanidrilus exumae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84:e02267-17. doi:10.1128/AEM.02267-17

 

Callbeck CM, Lavik G, Ferdelman TG, Fuchs B, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Hach PF, Littmann S, Schoffelen NJ, Kalvelage T, Thomsen S, Schunck H, Löscher CR, Schmitz RA, Kuypers MMM. 2018. Oxygen minimum zone cryptic sulfur cycling sustained by offshore transport of key sulfur oxidizing bacteria. Nature Communications 9:1729. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04041-x

 

Jäckle O. 2018. Mouthless in marine sediments - symbiosis makes it possible In: Hempel G, Hempel I, Hornidge A-K, editors. Scientific Partnership for a Better Future. Bremen, Germany: Edition Falkenberg. pp. 25–28.

 

Krukenberg V, Riedel D, Gruber‐Vodicka HR, Buttigieg PL, Tegetmeyer HE, Boetius A, Wegener G. 2018. Gene expression and ultrastructure of meso- and thermophilic methanotrophic consortia. Environmental Microbiology 20:1651–1666. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14077

 

Pende N, Wang J, Weber PM, Verheul J, Kuru E, Rittmann SK-MR, Leisch N, VanNieuwenhze MS, Brun YV, den Blaauwen T, Bulgheresi S. 2018. Host-polarized cell growth in animal symbionts. Current Biology 28:1039-1051.e5. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.028

 

Petersen JM, Kemper A, Gruber-Vodicka H, Cardini U, Geest M van der, Kleiner M, Bulgheresi S, Mußmann M, Herbold C, Seah BKB, Antony CP, Liu D, Belitz A, Weber M. 2018. Author Correction: Chemosynthetic symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation. Nature Microbiology 3:961. doi:10.1038/s41564-018-0196-5

 

Pjevac P, Meier DV, Markert S, Hentschker C, Schweder T, Becher D, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Richter M, Bach W, Amann R, Meyerdierks A. 2018. Metaproteogenomic profiling of microbial communities colonizing actively venting hydrothermal chimneys. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:280. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00680

 

Puentes-Cala E, Liebeke M, Markert S, Harder J. 2018a. Anaerobic degradation of bicyclic monoterpenes in Castellaniella defragrans. Metabolites 8:E12. doi:10.3390/metabo8010012

 

Puentes-Cala E, Liebeke M, Markert S, Harder J. 2018b. Limonene dehydrogenase hydroxylates the allylic methyl group of cyclic monoterpenes in the anaerobic terpene degradation by Castellaniella defragrans. Journal of Biological Chemistry jbc.RA117.001557. doi:10.1074/jbc.RA117.001557

2017

Avcı B, Hahnke RL, Chafee M, Fischer T, Gruber‐Vodicka H, Tegetmeyer HE, Harder J, Fuchs BM, Amann RI, Teeling H. 2017. Genomic and physiological analyses of ‘Reinekea forsetii’ reveal a versatile opportunistic lifestyle during spring algae blooms. Environmental Microbiology 19:1209–1221. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13646

 

Dubilier N. 2017. Big questions in microbiology - High tide for marine microbes. Cell 169:771. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.009

 

Jäckle O. 2017. Mund- und darmlos in den Sedimenten mariner Tropen - Symbiose macht’s möglich In: Hempel G, Hempel I, Hornidge A-K, editors. Klüger Nutzen - Besser Schützen: Bremer Forschung an Tropischen Küsten. Bremen, Germany: Edition Falkenberg. pp. 43–46.

 

Kreutzmann A-C, Dubilier N. 2017. Dunkle Energie: Symbiosen zwischen Tieren und chemosynthetischen Bakterien In: Hempel G, Hagel W, Bischof K, editors. Faszination Meeresforschung. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. pp. 231–244. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49714-2_22

 

Leisch N, Pende N, Weber PM, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Verheul J, Vischer NOE, Abby SS, Geier B, Blaauwen T den, Bulgheresi S. 2017. Asynchronous division by non-ring FtsZ in the gammaproteobacterial symbiont of Robbea hypermnestra. Nature Microbiology 2:16182. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.182

 

Ponnudurai R, Kleiner M, Sayavedra L, Petersen JM, Moche M, Otto A, Becher D, Takeuchi T, Satoh N, Dubilier N, Schweder T, Markert S. 2017a. Metabolic and physiological interdependencies in the Bathymodiolus azoricus symbiosis. The ISME Journal 11:463–477. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.124

 

Ponnudurai R, Sayavedra L, Kleiner M, Heiden SE, Thürmer A, Felbeck H, Schlüter R, Sievert SM, Daniel R, Schweder T, Markert S. 2017b. Genome sequence of the sulfur-oxidizing Bathymodiolus thermophilus gill endosymbiont. Standards in Genomic Sciences 12:50. doi:10.1186/s40793-017-0266-y

 

Rochfort S, Wyatt MA, Liebeke M, Southam AD, Viant MR, Bundy JG. 2017. Aromatic metabolites from the coelomic fluid of Eisenia earthworm species. European Journal of Soil Biology 78:17–19. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2016.11.008

 

Rubin-Blum M, Antony CP, Borowski C, Sayavedra L, Pape T, Sahling H, Bohrmann G, Kleiner M, Redmond MC, Valentine DL, Dubilier N. 2017. Short-chain alkanes fuel mussel and sponge Cycloclasticus symbionts from deep-sea gas and oil seeps. Nature Microbiology 2:17093. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.93

 

Seah BKB, Schwaha T, Volland J-M, Huettel B, Dubilier N, Gruber-Vodicka HR. 2017. Specificity in diversity: Single origin of a widespread ciliate-bacteria symbiosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284:20170764. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0764

 

Tavormina PL, Kellermann MY, Antony CP, Tocheva EI, Dalleska NF, Jensen AJ, Valentine DL, Hinrichs K-U, Jensen GJ, Dubilier N, Orphan VJ. 2017. Starvation and recovery in the deep-sea methanotroph Methyloprofundus sedimenti. Molecular Microbiology 103:242–252. doi:10.1111/mmi.13553

 

Urbaniak T, Soto M, Liebeke M, Koschek K. 2017. Insight into the mechanism of reversible ring-opening of 1,3-Benzoxazine with thiols. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 82:4050–4055. doi:10.1021/acs.joc.6b02727

 

Verma A, Ojha AK, Pal Y, Kumari P, Schumann P, Gruber-Vodicka H, Dastager SG, Natarajan RK, Mayilraj S, Krishnamurthi S. 2017a. An investigation into the taxonomy of “Bacillus aminovorans” and its reclassification to the genus Domibacillus as Domibacillus aminovorans sp. nov. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 40:458–467. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2017.07.003

 

Verma A, Pal Y, Khatri I, Ojha AK, Gruber-Vodicka H, Schumann P, Dastager S, Subramanian S, Mayilraj S, Krishnamurthi S. 2017b. Examination into the taxonomic position of Bacillus thermotolerans Yang et al., 2013, proposal for its reclassification into a new genus and species Quasibacillus thermotolerans gen. nov., comb. nov. and reclassification of B. encimensis Dastager et al., 2015 as a later heterotypic synonym of B. badius. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 40:411–422. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2017.07.010

2016

Assié A, Borowski C, van der Heijden K, Raggi L, Geier B, Leisch N, Schimak MP, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2016. A specific and widespread association between deep-sea Bathymodiolus mussels and a novel family of Epsilonproteobacteria. Environmental Microbiology Reports 8:805–813. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12442

 

Berg JS, Michellod D, Pjevac P, Martinez‐Perez C, Buckner CRT, Hach PF, Schubert CJ, Milucka J, Kuypers MMM. 2016. Intensive cryptic microbial iron cycling in the low iron water column of the meromictic Lake Cadagno. Environmental Microbiology 18:5288–5302. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13587

 

Breusing C, Biastoch A, Drews A, Metaxas A, Jollivet D, Vrijenhoek RC, Bayer T, Melzner F, Sayavedra L, Petersen JM, Dubilier N, Schilhabel MB, Rosenstiel P, Reusch TBH. 2016. Biophysical and population genetic models predict the presence of “phantom” stepping stones connecting Mid-Atlantic Ridge vent ecosystems. Current Biology 26:2257–2267. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.062

 

Hamann E, Gruber-Vodicka H, Kleiner M, Tegetmeyer HE, Riedel D, Littmann S, Chen J, Milucka J, Viehweger B, Becker KW, Dong X, Stairs CW, Hinrichs K-U, Brown MW, Roger AJ, Strous M. 2016. Environmental Breviatea harbour mutualistic Arcobacter epibionts. Nature 534:254–258. doi:10.1038/nature18297

 

Hao J, Liebeke M, Sommer U, Viant MR, Bundy JG, Ebbels TMD. 2016. Statistical correlations between NMR spectroscopy and direct infusion FT-ICR mass spectrometry aid annotation of unknowns in metabolomics. Analytical Chemistry 88:2583–2589. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02889

 

Kreutzmann A-C, Schulz-Vogt HN. 2016. Oxidation of molecular hydrogen by a chemolithoautotrophic Beggiatoa strain. Appl Environ Microbiol 82:2527–2536. doi:10.1128/AEM.03818-15

 

Krukenberg V, Harding K, Richter M, Glöckner FO, Gruber‐Vodicka HR, Adam B, Berg JS, Knittel K, Tegetmeyer HE, Boetius A, Wegener G. 2016. Candidatus Desulfofervidus auxilii, a hydrogenotrophic sulfate-reducing bacterium involved in the thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environmental Microbiology 18:3073–3091. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13283

 

Lehnen N, Marchant H, Schwedt A, Milucka J, Lott C, Weber M, Dekaezemacker J, Seah BKB, Hach PF, Mohr W, Kuypers MMM. 2016. High rates of microbial dinitrogen fixation and sulfate reduction associated with the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 39:476–483. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2016.08.004

 

Meier DV, Bach W, Girguis PR, Gruber‐Vodicka HR, Reeves EP, Richter M, Vidoudez C, Amann R, Meyerdierks A. 2016. Heterotrophic Proteobacteria in the vicinity of diffuse hydrothermal venting. Environmental Microbiology 18:4348–4368. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13304

 

Montanaro J, Gruber D, Leisch N. 2016. Improved ultrastructure of marine invertebrates using non-toxic buffers. PeerJ 4:e1860. doi:10.7717/peerj.1860

 

Okamura B, Gruhl A. 2016. Myxozoa + Polypodium: A common route to endoparasitism. Trends in Parasitology 32:268–271. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2016.01.007

 

Petersen JM, Kemper A, Gruber-Vodicka H, Cardini U, van der Geest M, Kleiner M, Bulgheresi S, Mußmann M, Herbold C, Seah BKB, Antony CP, Liu D, Belitz A, Weber M. 2016. Chemosynthetic symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation. Nature Microbiology 2:16195. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.195

 

Sahling H, Borowski C, Escobar-Briones E, Gaytán-Caballero A, Hsu C-W, Loher M, MacDonald I, Marcon Y, Pape T, Römer M, Rubin-Blum M, Schubotz F, Smrzka D, Wegener G, Bohrmann G. 2016. Massive asphalt deposits, oil seepage, and gas venting support abundant chemosynthetic communities at the Campeche Knolls, southern Gulf of Mexico. Biogeosciences 13:4491–4512. doi:10.5194/bg-13-4491-2016

 

Schimak MP, Kleiner M, Wetzel S, Liebeke M, Dubilier N, Fuchs BM. 2016. MiL-FISH: Multilabeled oligonucleotides for Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization improve visualization of bacterial cells. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82:62–70. doi:10.1128/AEM.02776-15

 

Spurgeon DJ, Liebeke M, Anderson C, Kille P, Lawlor A, Bundy JG, Lahive E. 2016. Ecological drivers influence the distributions of two cryptic lineages in an earthworm morphospecies. Applied Soil Ecology 108:8–15. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.07.013

 

Wippler J, Kleiner M, Lott C, Gruhl A, Abraham PE, Giannone RJ, Young JC, Hettich RL, Dubilier N. 2016. Transcriptomic and proteomic insights into innate immunity and adaptations to a symbiotic lifestyle in the gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis. BMC Genomics 17:942. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3293-y

 

Zimmermann J, Wentrup C, Sadowski M, Blazejak A, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Kleiner M, Ott JA, Cronholm B, De Wit P, Erséus C, Dubilier N. 2016. Closely coupled evolutionary history of ecto- and endosymbionts from two distantly related animal phyla. Molecular Ecology 25:3203–3223. doi:10.1111/mec.13554

 2015

Dubilier N, McFall-Ngai M, Zhao L. 2015. Microbiology: Create a global microbiome effort. Nature News 526:631. doi:10.1038/526631a

 

Gruhl A. 2015. Myxozoa In: Wanninger A, editor. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 1. pp. 165–177. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1862-7_7

 

Gruhl A, Schwaha T. 2015. Bryozoa (Ectoprocta) In: Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S, Purschke G, editors. Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems. Oxford University Press. pp. 325–340.

 

Kleiner M, Wentrup C, Holler T, Lavik G, Harder J, Lott C, Littmann S, Kuypers MMM, Dubilier N. 2015. Use of carbon monoxide and hydrogen by a bacteria-animal symbiosis from seagrass sediments: Role of CO and H2 in a marine symbiosis. Environmental Microbiology 17:5023–5035. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12912

 

Klose J, Polz MF, Wagner M, Schimak MP, Gollner S, Bright M. 2015. Endosymbionts escape dead hydrothermal vent tubeworms to enrich the free-living population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112:11300–11305. doi:10.1073/pnas.1501160112

 

Liebeke M, Strittmatter N, Fearn S, Morgan AJ, Kille P, Fuchser J, Wallis D, Palchykov V, Robertson J, Lahive E, Spurgeon DJ, McPhail D, Takáts Z, Bundy JG. 2015. Unique metabolites protect earthworms against plant polyphenols. Nature Communications 6:7869. doi:10.1038/ncomms8869

 

Sayavedra L, Kleiner M, Ponnudurai R, Wetzel S, Pelletier E, Barbe V, Satoh N, Shoguchi E, Fink D, Breusing C, Reusch TB, Rosenstiel P, Schilhabel MB, Becher D, Schweder T, Markert S, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2015. Abundant toxin-related genes in the genomes of beneficial symbionts from deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels. eLife 4:e07966. doi:10.7554/eLife.07966

 

Seah BKB, Gruber-Vodicka HR. 2015. gbtools: Interactive visualization of metagenome bins in R. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1451. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01451

2014

Beinart RA, Nyholm SV, Dubilier N, Girguis PR. 2014. Intracellular Oceanospirillales inhabit the gills of the hydrothermal vent snail Alviniconcha with chemosynthetic, γ-Proteobacterial symbionts. Environmental Microbiology Reports 6:656–664.

 

Fagervold SK, Romano C, Kalenitchenko D, Borowski C, Nunes-Jorge A, Martin D, Galand PE. 2014. Microbial communities in sunken wood are structured by wood-boring bivalves and location in a submarine canyon. PLoS ONE 9:e96248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096248

 

Hao J, Liebeke M, Astle W, Iorio MD, Bundy JG, Ebbels TMD. 2014. Bayesian deconvolution and quantification of metabolites in complex 1D NMR spectra using BATMAN. Nature Protocols 9:1416–1427. doi:10.1038/nprot.2014.090

 

Jan C, Petersen JM, Werner J, Teeling H, Huang S, Glöckner FO, Golyshina OV, Dubilier N, Golyshin PN, Jebbar M, Cambon-Bonavita M-A. 2014. The gill chamber epibiosis of deep-sea shrimp Rimicaris exoculata: An in-depth metagenomic investigation and discovery of Zetaproteobacteria. Environmental Microbiology 16:2723–2738. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12406

 

Koschinsky A, Kausch M, Borowski C. 2014. Metal concentrations in the tissues of the hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus: Reflection of different metal sources. Marine Environmental Research 95:62–73. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.12.012

 

Mora-Lugo R, Zimmermann J, Rizk AM, Fernandez-Lahore M. 2014. Development of a transformation system for Aspergillus sojae based on the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated approach. BMC Microbiology 14:247. doi:10.1186/s12866-014-0247-x

 

Ott JA, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Leisch N, Zimmermann J. 2014a. Phylogenetic confirmation of the genus Robbea (Nematoda: Desmodoridae, Stilbonematinae) with the description of three new species. Systematics and Biodiversity 12:434–455. doi:10.1080/14772000.2014.941038

 

Ott JA, Leisch N, Gruber-Vodicka HR. 2014b. Eubostrichus fertilis sp. n., a new marine nematode (Desmodoridae: Stilbonematinae) with an extraordinary reproductive potential from Belize, Central America. Nematology 16:777–787. doi:10.1163/15685411-00002807

 

Pende N, Leisch N, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Heindl NR, Ott J, den Blaauwen T, Bulgheresi S. 2014. Size-independent symmetric division in extraordinarily long cells. Nature Communications 5:4803. doi:10.1038/ncomms5803

 

Petersen J, Dubilier N. 2014. Gene swapping in the dead zone. eLife 3:e04600. doi:10.7554/eLife.04600

 

Russell JA, Dubilier N, Rudgers JA. 2014. Nature’s microbiome: Introduction. Molecular Ecology 23:1225–1237. doi:10.1111/mec.12676

 

Wentrup C, Wendeberg A, Schimak M, Borowski C, Dubilier N. 2014. Forever competent: Deep-sea bivalves are colonized by their chemosynthetic symbionts throughout their lifetime. Environmental Microbiology 16:3699–3713. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12597

 2013

Kleiner M, Young JC, Shah M, VerBerkmoes NC, Dubilier N. 2013. Metaproteomics reveals abundant transposase expression in mutualistic endosymbionts. mBio 4:e00223-13-e00223-13. doi:10.1128/mBio.00223-13

 

Marcon Y, Sahling H, Borowski C, dos Santos Ferreira C, Thal J, Bohrmann G. 2013. Megafaunal distribution and assessment of total methane and sulfide consumption by mussel beds at Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent, based on geo-referenced photomosaics. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 75:93–109. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2013.01.008

 

McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield MG, Bosch TCG, Carey HV, Domazet-Lošo T, Douglas AE, Dubilier N, Eberl G, Fukami T, Gilbert SF, Hentschel U, King N, Kjelleberg S, Knoll AH, Kremer N, Mazmanian SK, Metcalf JL, Nealson K, Pierce NE, Rawls JF, Reid A, Ruby EG, Rumpho M, Sanders JG, Tautz D, Wernegreen JJ. 2013. Animals in a bacterial world, a new imperative for the life sciences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:3229–3236. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218525110

 

Raggi L, Schubotz F, Hinrichs K-U, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2013. Bacterial symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels and Escarpia tubeworms from Chapopote, an asphalt seep in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Microbiology 15:1969–1987. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12051

 

Wentrup C, Wendeberg A, Huang JY, Borowski C, Dubilier N. 2013. Shift from widespread symbiont infection of host tissues to specific colonization of gills in juvenile deep-sea mussels. The ISME Journal 7:1244–1247. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.5

 2012

Gros O, Elisabeth NH, Gustave SDD, Caro A, Dubilier N. 2012. Plasticity of symbiont acquisition throughout the life cycle of the shallow-water tropical lucinid Codakia orbiculata (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Environmental Microbiology 14:1584–1595. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02748.x

 

Kellermann MY, Schubotz F, Elvert M, Lipp JS, Birgel D, Prieto-Mollar X, Dubilier N, Hinrichs K-U. 2012. Symbiont–host relationships in chemosynthetic mussels: A comprehensive lipid biomarker study. Organic Geochemistry 43:112–124. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.10.005

 

Kleiner M, Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2012. Convergent and divergent evolution of metabolism in sulfur-oxidizing symbionts and the role of horizontal gene transfer. Current Opinion in Microbiology 15:621–631. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2012.09.003

 

Kleiner M., Wentrup C, Lott C, Teeling H, Wetzel S, Young J, Chang Y-J, Shah M, VerBerkmoes NC, Zarzycki J, Fuchs G, Markert S, Hempel K, Voigt B, Becher D, Liebeke M, Lalk M, Albrecht D, Hecker M, Schweder T, Dubilier N. 2012. Metaproteomics of a gutless marine worm and its symbiotic microbial community reveal unusual pathways for carbon and energy use. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109:E1173–E1182. doi:10.1073/pnas.1121198109

 

Petersen JM, Wentrup C, Verna C, Knittel K, Dubilier N. 2012. Origins and evolutionary flexibility of chemosynthetic symbionts from deep-sea animals. The Biological Bulletin 223:123–137. doi:10.1086/BBLv223n1p123

 

van der Heijden K, Petersen JM, Dubilier N, Borowski C. 2012. Genetic connectivity between North and South Mid-Atlantic Ridge chemosynthetic bivalves and their symbionts. PLoS ONE 7:e39994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039994

 

Wendeberg A, Zielinski FU, Borowski C, Dubilier N. 2012. Expression patterns of mRNAs for methanotrophy and thiotrophy in symbionts of the hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis. The ISME Journal 6:104–112. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.81

 2011

Hügler M, Petersen JM, Dubilier N, Imhoff JF, Sievert SM. 2011. Pathways of carbon and energy metabolism of the epibiotic community associated with the deep-sea hydrothermal vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata. PLoS ONE 6:e16018. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016018

 

Kleiner M, Woyke T, Ruehland C, Dubilier N. 2011. The Olavius algarvensis metagenome revisited: Lessons learned from the analysis of the low-diversity microbial consortium of a gutless marine worm In: de Bruijn FJ, editor. Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II. Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 319–333. doi:10.1002/9781118010549.ch32

 

Petersen JM, Zielinski FU, Pape T, Seifert R, Moraru C, Amann R, Hourdez S, Girguis PR, Wankel SD, Barbe V, Pelletier E, Fink D, Borowski C, Bach W, Dubilier N. 2011. Hydrogen is an energy source for hydrothermal vent symbioses. Nature 476:176–180. doi:10.1038/nature10325

 

Zielinski FU, Gennerich H-H, Borowski C, Wenzhöfer F, Dubilier N. 2011. In situ measurements of hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, and temperature in diffuse fluids of an ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal vent field (Logatchev, 14°45′N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge): Implications for chemosymbiotic bathymodiolin mussels. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 12:Q0AE04. doi:10.1029/2011GC003632

 2010

Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2010. Symbiotic methane oxidizers In: Timmis KN, editor. Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. pp. 1977–1996. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_145

 

Petersen JM, Ramette A, Lott C, Cambon‐Bonavita M-A, Zbinden M, Dubilier N. 2010. Dual symbiosis of the vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata with filamentous gamma- and epsilonproteobacteria at four Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal vent fields. Environmental Microbiology 12:2204–2218. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02129.x

 

Rühland C, Dubilier N. 2010. Gamma- and epsilonproteobacterial ectosymbionts of a shallow-water marine worm are related to deep-sea hydrothermal vent ectosymbionts. Environmental Microbiology 12:2312–2326. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02256.x

 

Verna C, Ramette A, Wiklund H, Dahlgren TG, Glover AG, Gaill F, Dubilier N. 2010. High symbiont diversity in the bone-eating worm Osedax mucofloris from shallow whale-falls in the North Atlantic. Environmental Microbiology 12:2355–2370. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02299.x

 

Zielinski F, Dubilier N. 2010. Der Eu­k­a­ryoten-Zellkern als öko­lo­gis­che Nis­che für Bak­ter­ien. BIOspektrum 01.10:12–15.

 2009

Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2009. Methanotrophic symbioses in marine invertebrates. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1:319–335. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00081.x

 

Zielinski FU, Pernthaler A, Duperron S, Raggi L, Giere O, Borowski C, Dubilier N. 2009. Widespread occurrence of an intranuclear bacterial parasite in vent and seep bathymodiolin mussels. Environmental Microbiology 11:1150–1167. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01847.x

 2008

Dubilier N, Bergin C, Lott C. 2008. Symbiotic diversity in marine animals: The art of harnessing chemosynthesis. Nature Reviews Microbiology 6:725–740. doi:10.1038/nrmicro1992

 

Lösekann T, Robador A, Niemann H, Knittel K, Boetius A, Dubilier N. 2008. Endosymbioses between bacteria and deep-sea siboglinid tubeworms from an Arctic Cold Seep (Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea). Environmental Microbiology 10:3237–3254. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01712.x

 

Martínez‐García M, Stief P, Díaz‐Valdés M, Wanner G, Ramos‐Esplá A, Dubilier N, Antón J. 2008. Ammonia-oxidizing Crenarchaeota and nitrification inside the tissue of a colonial ascidian. Environmental Microbiology 10:2991–3001. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01761.x

 

Rühland C, Blazejak A, Lott C, Loy A, Erséus C, Dubilier N. 2008. Multiple bacterial symbionts in two species of co-occurring gutless oligochaete worms from Mediterranean sea grass sediments. Environmental Microbiology 10:3404–3416. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01728.x

 2007

Dubilier N. 2007. The searchlight and the bucket of microbial ecology. Environmental Microbiology 9:2–3. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01222_2.x

 

Duperron S, Sibuet M, MacGregor BJ, Kuypers MMM, Fisher CR, Dubilier N. 2007. Diversity, relative abundance and metabolic potential of bacterial endosymbionts in three Bathymodiolus mussel species from cold seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Microbiology 9:1423–1438. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01259.x

 

Haase KM, Petersen S, Koschinsky A, Seifert R, Devey CW, Keir R, Lackschewitz KS, Melchert B, Perner M, Schmale O, Süling J, Dubilier N, Zielinski F, Fretzdorff S, Garbe‐Schönberg D, Westernströer U, German CR, Shank TM, Yoerger D, Giere O, Kuever J, Marbler H, Mawick J, Mertens C, Stöber U, Walter M, Ostertag‐Henning C, Paulick H, Peters M, Strauss H, Sander S, Stecher J, Warmuth M, Weber S. 2007. Young volcanism and related hydrothermal activity at 5°S on the slow-spreading southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 8:Q11002. doi:10.1029/2006GC001509

 

Musat N, Giere O, Gieseke A, Thiermann F, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2007. Molecular and morphological characterization of the association between bacterial endosymbionts and the marine nematode Astomonema sp. from the Bahamas. Environmental Microbiology 9:1345–1353. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01232.x

 

Pernice M, Wetzel S, Gros O, Boucher-Rodoni R, Dubilier N. 2007. Enigmatic dual symbiosis in the excretory organ of Nautilus macromphalus (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea). Proceedings Biological Sciences 274:1143–1152. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.0353

 

Pradillon F, Schmidt A, Peplies J, Dubilier N. 2007. Species identification of marine invertebrate early stages by whole-larvae in situ hybridisation of 18S ribosomal RNA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 333:103–116. doi:10.3354/meps333103

 2006

Blazejak A, Kuever J, Erseus C, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2006. Phylogeny of 16S rRNA, Ribulose 1,5-Bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase, and Adenosine 5’-Phosphosulfate reductase genes from gamma- and alphaproteobacterial symbionts in gutless marine worms (Oligochaeta) from Bermuda and the Bahamas. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72:5527–5536. doi:10.1128/AEM.02441-05

 

da Silva SG, Gillan D, Dubilier N, Ridder C. 2006. Characterization by 16S rRNA gene analysis and in situ hybridization of bacteria living in the hindgut of a deposit-feeding echinoid (Echinodermata). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 86:1209–1213. doi:10.1017/S0025315406014202

 

Duperron S, Bergin C, Zielinski F, Blazejak A, Pernthaler A, McKiness ZP, DeChaine E, Cavanaugh CM, Dubilier N. 2006. A dual symbiosis shared by two mussel species, Bathymodiolus azoricus and Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae), from hydrothermal vents along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Environmental Microbiology 8:1441–1447. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01038.x

 

Musat N, Werner U, Knittel K, Kolb S, Dodenhof T, van Beusekom JEE, de Beer D, Dubilier N, Amann R. 2006. Microbial community structure of sandy intertidal sediments in the North Sea, Sylt-Rømø Basin, Wadden Sea. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29:333–348. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2005.12.006

 

Rühland C, Bergin C, Lott C, Dubilier N. 2006. Darmlose marine Würmer: Symbiosen mit mikrobiellen Konsortien. BIOspektrum 12:600–602.

   

Woyke T, Teeling H, Ivanova NN, Huntemann M, Richter M, Gloeckner FO, Boffelli D, Anderson IJ, Barry KW, Shapiro HJ, Szeto E, Kyrpides NC, Mussmann M, Amann R, Bergin C, Rühland C, Rubin EM, Dubilier N. 2006. Symbiosis insights through metagenomic analysis of a microbial consortium. Nature 443:950–955. doi:10.1038/nature05192

 2005  

Blazejak A, Erseus C, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2005. Coexistence of bacterial sulfide-oxidizers, sulfate-reducers, and spirochetes in a gutless worm (Oligochaeta) from the Peru Margin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71:1553–1561. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.3.1553-1561.2005

 

de Beer D, Wenzhöfer F, Ferdelman TG, Boehme SE, Huettel M, Beusekom JEE van, Böttcher ME, Musat N, Dubilier N. 2005. Transport and mineralization rates in North Sea sandy intertidal sediments, Sylt-Rømø Basin, Wadden Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 50:113–127. doi:10.4319/lo.2005.50.1.0113

 

Dubilier N, Blazejak A, Rühland C. 2005. Symbioses between bacteria and gutless marine oligochaetes In: Overmann J, editor. Molecular Basis of Symbiosis. New York: Springer. pp. 251–275.

 

Duperron S, Nadalig T, Caprais J-C, Sibuet M, Fiala-Médioni A, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2005. Dual symbiosis in a Bathymodiolus sp. mussel from a methane seep on the Gabon Continental Margin (Southeast Atlantic): 16S rRNA phylogeny and distribution of the symbionts in gills. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71:1694–1700. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.4.1694-1700.2005

 

Urakawa H, Dubilier N, Fujiwara Y, Cunningham DE, Kojima S, Stahl DA. 2005. Hydrothermal vent gastropods from the same family (Provannidae) harbour epsilon- and gamma-proteobacterial endosymbionts. Environmental Microbiology 7:750–754. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00753.x

2004

Dubilier N. 2004. Mul­tiple bac­ter­ial en­dosym­bionts in gut­less mar­ine worms: com­pet­it­ors or part­ners? Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 88:107–112.

 

Gillan DC, Dubilier N. 2004. Novel epibiotic Thiothrix bacterium on a marine amphipod. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:3772–3775. doi:10.1128/AEM.70.6.3772-3775.2004

 2001  

Dubilier N, Mülders C, Ferdelman T, de Beer D, Pernthaler A, Klein M, Wagner M, Erséus C, Thiermann F, Krieger J, Giere O, Amann R. 2001. Endosymbiotic sulphate-reducing and sulphide-oxidizing bacteria in an oligochaete worm. Nature 411:298–302. doi:10.1038/35077067

2000

Krieger J, Giere O, Dubilier N. 2000. Localization of RubisCO and sulfur in endosymbiotic bacteria of the gutless marine oligochaete Inanidrilus leukodermatus (Annelida). Marine Biology 137:239–244.

1999

Dubilier N, Amann R, Erséus C, Muyzer G, Park S, Giere O, Cavanaugh CM. 1999. Phylogenetic diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in the gutless marine oligochete Olavius loisae (Annelida). Marine Ecology Progress Series 178:271–280.

 

Giere O, Preusse J-H, Dubilier N. 1999. Tubificoides benedii (Tubificidae, Oligochaeta) – a pioneer in hypoxic and sulfidic environments. An overview of adaptive pathways. Hydrobiologia 406:235–241. doi:10.1023/A:1003711914788

1995

Dubilier N, Giere O, Distel DL, Cavanaugh CM. 1995a. Characterization of chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts in a gutless marine worm Oligochaeta, Annelida) by phylogenetic 16S rRNA sequence analysis and in situ hybridization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:2346–2350.

 

Dubilier N, Giere O, Grieshaber MK. 1995b. Morphological and ecophysiological adaptations of the marine Oligochaete Tubificoides benedii to sulfidic sediments. American Zoologist 35:163–173.

1988

Dubilier N. 1988. H2S—A settlement cue or a toxic substance for Capitella sp. I larvae? The Biological Bulletin 174:30–38. doi:10.2307/1541756

 

Giere O, Rhode B, Dubilier N. 1988. Structural peculiarities of the body wall of Tubificoides benedii (Oligochaeta) and possible relations to its life in sulphidic sediments. Zoomorphology 108:29–39. doi:10.1007/BF00312212

 

PhD Students

  • Brandon K. B. Seah (2017) "The bacterial ectosymbionts of the ciliate Kentrophoros". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Lizbeth Sayavedra Camacho (2016) "Host-symbiont interactions and metabolism of chemosynthetic symbiosis in deep-sea Bathymodiolus mussels". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Adrien Assié (2016) “Deep se(a)quencing: A study of deep-sea ectosymbioses using next generation sequencing". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Juliane Wippler (2016) “Characterization of host-symbiont molecular interactions and evolutionary relationships in the gutless oligochaete Olavius algarvensis". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Mario Schimak (2016) "Transmission of bacterial symbionts in the gutless oligochaete Olavius algarvensis. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Judith Zimmermann (2015) "Diversity, specificity and evolutionary history of marine invertebrate symbioses and functions of the sulfur-oxidizing symbionts". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Manuel Kleiner (2012) "Metabolism and evolutionary ecology of chemosynthetic symbionts from marine invertebrates". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Cecilia Wentrup (2012) "Acquisition and Activity of Bacterial Symbionts in Marine Invertebrates". Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen
  • Dennis Fink (2011) "Dynamics of Symbiont Abundance in Bathymodiolin Deep-Sea Symbioses". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Caroline Verna (2010) “Phylogeny and Diversity of Symbionts from Whale Fall Invertebrates”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen and University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris
  • Caroline Ruehland (2010) "Characterization of Bacterial Ecto- and Endosymbionts of Oligochaete Worms from Marine Sediments: Phylogeny and Metabolic Potential". Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen
  • Luciana Raggi (2010) "Bacterial – Invertebrate Symbioses: From an Asphalt Cold Seep to Shallow Waters". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Jillian Petersen-Struck (2009) “Biogeography of bacterial symbionts from hydrothermal vent shrimp and mussels”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Claudia Bergin (2009) "Molecular physiology of bacterial symbionts in gutless marine oligochaetes". Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen.
  • Frank Zielinski (2008) "Geobiological coupling of hydrothermal vent fluids with endosymbiotic primary producers of Bathymodiolus mussels from hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge”. Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen.
  • Niculina Musat (2006) "Molecular characterization of symbiotic associations between chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing microorganisms and nematodes in shallow marine sediments". Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen.
  • Sébastien Duperron (2005) "Bacterial symbioses in mytilid bivalves associated with cold seeps and hydrothermal vents: diversity, nutritional role, and influence of the environment". University of Paris 6, France. Joint PhD with Myriam Sibuet (IFREMER, France)
  • Anna Blazejak (2005) "Phylogenetic and functional characterization of symbiotic bacteria in gutless marine worms (Annelida, Oligochaeta)”. Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, University of Bremen.

MSc Students

  • Alaina Weinheimer (2018) "Investigating the virome associated with the symbiosis between deep sea Bathymodiolus mussels and their chemosynthetic microbial partners". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Tina Enders (2017) “Role of carbon monoxide in the biogeochemistry of Posidonia oceanica seagrass peat". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Maximillian Franke (2017) “Symbiont colonization in early developmental stages of the deep-sea mussel Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Merle Ücker (2017) “Understanding microbial symbioses in bathymodiolin hybrid host species using metagenomics". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Moritz Janda (2017) “Mass spectrometry imaging based metabolomics of host-microbe interactions in marine invertebrates”. University of Bremen.
  • Anna Mankowski (2017) “Comparative and functional genomics of deltaproteobacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes". University of Bremen.
  • Pierre Methou (2016) “Expression of Olavius algarvensis respiratory pigments revealed through mRNA whole-mount in situ hybridization”. Master Sciences de l’Univers, Environnement, Ecologie Spécialité : EcoPhysiologie et EcoToxicologie.
  • Dolma Michellod (2016) "Metabolic analyses of symbioses between chemoautotrophic bacteria and marine invertebrates". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Miriam Brandt (2015) "Characterization and comparative study of the chemosynthethic symbiosis in gutless marine oligochaetes from Belize and Bermuda". University of Bremen.
  • Miguel Angel Gonzalez Porras (2015) "Probing the complexity of a deep-sea symbiosis: Establishing geneFISH as a technique to image symbiont strain-specific differences in metabolic potential". International MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. MSc program of consortium of 6 European universities.
  • Benedikt Geier (2015) "A correlative approach for combining multimodal imaging techniques in a 3D scenario". External student from the LMU Munich.
  • Anna Kemper (2015) "Symbiont metabolic potential and host symbiont interactions in the lucinid chemosynthetic symbiosis from Elba, Italy. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Rahel Yemanaberhan (2015) "Carbon incorporation and transfer in marine symbiotic worms". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Rebecca Ansorge (2014) “Strain diversity and genome evolution in chemoautotrophic symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Oliver Jäckle (2014) “Experimental molecular and biochemical characterization of the Paracatenula symbiosis”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen
  • Kwee Boon Brandon Seah (2013) “Bacterial ectosymbionts of the ciliate Kentrophoros”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen
  • Miriam Sadowski (2013) “Molecular characterization of ectosymbiotic bacteria from nematodes in a shallow water system”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen
  • Laura Gallego Valle (2012) "Microdiversity in host-associated and free-living symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels from Mid-Atlantic Ridge". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Lizbeth Sayavedra Camacho (2012) "Comparative genomics of symbiotic and free-living chemoautotrophic bacteria". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Juliane Wippler (2011) "Analysis of mobile DNA in endosymbionts of the gutless marine oligochaete worm Olavius algarvensis". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology. University of Bremen.
  • Judith Zimmermann (2010) "Molecular characterization of a vestimentiferan tubeworm and its endosymbiotic bacteria from a hydrothermal vent in the Mediterranean Sea". University of Bremen.
  • Dennis Fink (2008) “Distribution, abundance and productivity of endosymbionts in the deep-sea mussel Bathymodiolus”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Karina Röse (2008) “Symbiosis between bacteria and bathymodioline mussels at hydrothermal vent and cold seep sites”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Luciana Raggi (2007) “Molecular studies of two different bacterial symbioses in invertebrates: diversity and biogeography”. International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Jillian Petersen-Struck (2006) "Molecular studies of deep-sea invertebrate symbioses: characterisation, geobiological coupling, and biogeography". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Nancy Brewig (2006) "Molecular biological characterization of the symbionts from the gutless marine oligochaete Inanidrilus exumae". University of Hamburg.
  • Amelia Rotaru (2005) "Genomic analysis of the endosymbiotic communities of a gutless marine worm (Olavius algarvensis)". International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology, University of Bremen.
  • Mirjam Perner (2003) "Biogechemical and microbiological characterisation of marine sediments in Elba - a contribution to an ecosystematic analysis of oligochaetes with bacterial symbionts". University of Hamburg.
  • Christina Zaluski (2003) "Molecular biological characterisation of bacterial symbionts in the marine gutless oligochaete Inandrilus leukodermatus". University of Hamburg.
  • Claudia Bergin (2002) "Characterisation of stabile carbon isotopes in tissues and RNA of mussels with endosymbiotic bacteria". University of Bremen.
  • Anna Blazejak (2001) "Molecular characterisation of bacteria associated with marine oligochaetes (Annelida)". Technical University Berlin.
  • Steffen Kolb (1999) "Abundances and vertical distribution of sulfate-reducing and chemolithotrophic sulfur-oxdizing bacteria in sandy Wadden Sea sediments". University of Bremen.
  • Caroline Rühland (1999) "Molecular characterization of bacteria associated with marine oligochaetes (Annelida)". University of Hamburg.
  • Arnd Prilip (1999) "Characterisation of ectosymbionts of marine nematodes from the genus Leptonemella and free-living sulfur-oxidizing bacteria with microbiological and molecular methods". University of Bremen.
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