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Publications - Nicole Dubilier

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 2021 Franke MGeier B, Ham­mel JU, Dubilier NLeisch N 2021. Co­m­ing to­ge­ther—sym­bi­ont ac­qui­si­ti­on and ear­ly de­ve­lop­ment in deep-sea ba­thy­mo­dio­li­ne mus­sels. Proceedings of the Royal Society B288(1957), 20211044.
  Mankowski A, Klei­ner M, Er­séus C, Leisch NSato Y, Vol­land J-M, Hüt­tel B, Wen­trup C,Woy­ke T, Wippler J, Dubilier NGruber-Vodicka H. 2021. High­ly va­ria­ble fi­de­li­ty dri­ves sym­bi­ont com­mu­ni­ty com­po­si­ti­on in an ob­li­ga­te sym­bio­sis. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/​2021.04.28.441735
  Sato Y, Wipp­ler J, Wen­trup C, An­sor­ge RSa­dow­ski MGru­ber-Vo­di­cka HDu­bi­lier N, Klei­ner M. 2021. Fi­de­li­ty va­ries in the sym­bio­sis bet­ween a gut­less ma­ri­ne worm and its mi­cro­bi­al con­sor­ti­um. bioR­xiv. doi:
  So­gin EMi­chel­lod DGru­ber-Vo­di­cka HBour­ceau PGei­er B, D Mei­er, Sei­del M, Hach PF, Pro­cac­ci­ni G, Du­bi­lier NLie­be­ke M. 2021. Su­gars do­mi­na­te the se­agrass rhi­zo­s­phe­re. bioR­xiv, 797522. doi:10.1101/​797522
  So­gin E, Kleiner M, Bo­row­ski CGru­ber-Vo­di­cka HRDu­bi­lier N. 2021. Life in the dark: Phy­lo­ge­ne­tic and phy­sio­lo­gi­cal di­ver­si­ty of che­mo­syn­the­tic sym­bio­ses. An­nu­al Re­view of Mi­cro­bio­lo­gy 75(1): 695-718. doi: 10.1146/annurev-micro-051021-123130
  Ücker M, An­sor­ge R, Sato YSa­ya­ve­dra L, Breu­sing C, Du­bi­lier N. 2021. Deep-sea mus­sels from a hy­brid zone on the Mid-At­lan­tic Ridge host ge­ne­ti­cal­ly in­dis­tin­gu­is­ha­ble sym­bi­onts. ISME J. doi:10.1038/​s41396-021-00927-9




Ansorge R, Ro­ma­no S, Sayavedra L, Rubin-Blum M, Gruber-Vodicka H, Scil­i­po­ti S, Mo­la­ri M, Dubilier N, Pe­ter­sen J. 2020. The hi­d­den pan­ge­no­me: com­pa­ra­ti­ve ge­no­mics re­veals per­va­si­ve di­ver­si­ty in sym­bio­tic and free-li­ving sul­fur-oxi­di­zing bac­te­ria. bioRxiv, 2020.2012.2011.421487


Assié A, Leisch N, Meier DV, Gruber-Vodicka H, Tegetmeyer HE, Meyerdierks A, Kleiner M, Hinzke T, Joye S, Saxton M, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2020. Horizontal acquisition of a patchwork Calvin cycle by symbiotic and free-living Campylobacterota (formerly Epsilonproteobacteria). ISME J 14: 104-122. doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0508-7


Geier B, Sogin EM, Michellod D, Janda M, Kompauer M, Spengler B, Dubilier N, Liebeke M. 2020. Spatial metabolomics of in situ host-microbe interactions at the micrometre scale. Nature Microbiology 5: 498-510. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0664-6


Sato Y, Wippler J, Wentrup C, Woyke T, Dubilier N, Kleiner M. 2020. High-quality draft genome sequences of the uncultured Delta3 endosymbiont (Deltaproteobacteria) assembled from metagenomes of the gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9, e00704-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00704-20


Sato Y, Wippler J, Wentrup C, Dubilier N, Kleiner M. 2020. High-quality draft genome sequences of two deltaproteobacterial endosymbionts, Delta1a and Delta1b, from the uncultured SVA0081 clade, assembled from metagenomes of the gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9, e00276-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00276-20


Vohsen SA, Anderson KE, Gade AM, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Dannenberg RP, Osman EO, Dubilier N, Fisher CR, Baums IB. 2020 Deep-sea corals provide new insight into the ecology, evolution, and the role of plastids in widespread apicomplexan symbionts of anthozoans. Microbiome 8, 34 (2020).



Ansorge R, Romano S, Sayavedra L, Gonzalez-Porras MA, Kupczok A, Tegetmeyer HE, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2019. Functional diversity enables multiple symbiont strains to coexist in deep-sea mussels. Nature Microbiology 4: 2487-doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0572-9.


Geier B, Franke M, Ruthensteiner B, González Porras MA, Gruhl A, Wörmer L, Moosmann J, Hammel JU, Dubilier N, Leisch N, Liebeke M. 2019. Correlative 3D anatomy and spatial chemistry in animal-microbe symbioses – Developing sample preparation for phase-contrast synchrotron radiation based micro-computed tomography and mass spectrometry imaging. Proceedings of SPIE, Developments in X-Ray Tomography XII 11113, 1111306, doi:10.1117/12.253065


Gruber-Vodicka H, Leisch N, Kleiner M, Hinzke T, Liebeke M, McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield M, Dubilier N. 2019. Two intracellular and cell-type specific bacterial symbionts in the placozoan Trichoplax H2. Nature Microbiology 4: 1465-1474.doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0475-9


Romero Picazo D, Dagan T, Ansorge R, Petersen JM, Dubilier N. & Kupczok, A. 2019. Horizontally transmitted symbiont populations in deep-sea mussels are genetically isolated. The ISME Journal 13: 2954-2968. doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0475-z


Rubin-Blum M, Antony CP, Sayavedra L, Martinez-Perez C, Birgel D, Peckmann J, Wu YC, Cardenas P, MacDonald I, Marcon Y, Sahling H, Hentschel U, Dubilier N. 2019. Fueled by methane: deep-sea sponges from asphalt seeps gain their nutrition from methane-oxidizing symbionts. ISME Journal 13: 1209-1225. doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0346-7


Rubin-Blum M, Dubilier N, Kleiner M. 2019. Genetic evidence for two carbon fixation pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle and the reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle) in symbiotic and free-living bacteria. mSphere 4: e00394-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00394-18


Seah BKB, Antony CP, Huettel B, Zarzycki J, von Borzyskowski LS, Erb TJ, Kouris A, Kleiner M, Liebeke M, Dubilier N, Gruber-Vodicka H. 2019. Sulfur-oxidizing symbionts without canonical genes for autotrophic CO2 fixation. mBio 10: e01112-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01112-19


Sogin EM, Puskás E, Dubilier N, Liebeke M. 2019. Marine metabolomics: A method for nontargeted measurement of metabolites in seawater by gas chromtography - mass spectrometry. mSystems 4. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00638-19


2018 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. In press. DOI:

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 (posted online Jan 12, 2018). doi:10.1128/AEM.02267-17


2017 Dubilier N. 2017. High tide for marine microbes. Cell 169: 771.
  Kreutzmann AC, Dubilier N. 2017. Dunkle Energie: Symbiosen zwischen Tieren und chemosynthetischen Bakterien. In: Faszination Meeresforschung. Eds. G. Hempel, K. Bischof, W. Hagen. Springer Berlin Heidelberg: 231-244.

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

  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 wide-spread ciliate-bacteria symbiosis. Proc. R. Soc. B. 284: 20170764.


Tavormina PL, Kellermann MY, Antony CP, Tocheva E, Dalleska N, Jensen AJ, Valentine DL, Hinrichs K-U, Jensen G, 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



Breusing B, Biastoch A, Drews A, Metaxas A, Jollivet D, Vrijenhoek RC, Bayer T, Melzner F, Sayavedra L, Petersen JL, 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.

  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 Early View, October 2015, 82 (1): 62-70. doi:10.1128/aem.02776-15
  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 H, Kleiner M, Ott J, 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. Early View, March 15, 2016. doi:10.1111/mec.13554


2015 Kleiner M, Wentrup C, Holler C, 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. Environmental Microbiology 17(12): 5023-5035. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12912
  Sayavedra L, Kleiner M, Ponnudurai R, Wetzel S, Pelletier E, Barbe V, Shoguchi E, Satoh N, Reusch TBH, 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. doi:
  Dubilier N, McFall-Ngai M, Zhao L. 2015. Create a global microbiome effort. Nature 526: 631-634


2014 Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2014 Gene swapping in the dead zone. eLife 3:e04600.
  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(12): 3699–3713. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12597
  Zimmermann J, Lott C, Weber M, Ramette A, Bright M, Dubilier N, Petersen JM. 2014. Dual symbiosis with co-occurring sulfur-oxidizing symbionts in vestimentiferan tubeworms from a Mediterranean hydrothermal vent. Environmental Microbiology 16(12): 3638–3656. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12427
  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(6): 656–664. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12183
  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. 10.1111/1462-2920.1240
  Russel JA, Dubilier N, Rudgers JA. 2014. Nature's microbiome. Molecular Ecology 23(6): 1225–1237. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12676


2013 McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield MG, Bosch TCG, Carey HV, Domazet-Loso 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(9): 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. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12051
  Wentrup C, Wendeberg A, Huang JY, Borowski C, Dubilier N. 2013. Shift from widespread symbiont infection of different host tissues to spatially restricted colonization of gill cells in early life stages of hydrothermal vent mussels. ISME Journal. 7: 1244-1247. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.5
  Kleiner M, Young JC, Shah M, VerBerkmoes NC, Dubilier N. 2013. Metaproteomics reveals abundant transposase expression in mutualistic endosymbionts. mBio. 4(3): e00223-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00223-13


2012 Kleiner M, Wentrup C, Lott C, Teeling H, Wetzel S, Young J, Chang YJ, 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(19): 7148-7149. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121198109 (open access)
  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.
  Petersen JM, Wentrup C, Verna C, Knittel K, Dubilier N. 2012. Origins and evolutionary flexibility of chemosynthetic symbionts from deep-sea animals. Biological Bulletin 223:123-137
  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(7): e39994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039994
  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
  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. ISME Journal 6, 104-112. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.81
  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


2011 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
  Hugler 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. doi:e1601810.1371/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: Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II; Metagenomics in Different Habitats. Ed: de Bruijn FJ. Wiley/Blackwell.
  Zielinski FU, Gennerich 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, 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
  Ruehland 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. BioSpektrum01-10 16 p.12-15


2009 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
  Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2009. Symbiotic methane oxidizers. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Ed: Kenneth M. Timmis. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_145
  Petersen JM, Dubilier N. 2009. Methanotrophic symbioses in marine invertebrates. Environmental Microbiology Reports (2009) 1(5), 319–335, doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00081.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
  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). Environ. Microbiol. 10: 3237-3254
  Ruehland C, Blazejak A, Lott C, Loy A, Erséus C, Dubilier N. 2008. Multiple bacterial symbionts in two species of co-occurring gutless marine worms from Mediterranean sea grass sediments. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 3404-3416
  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. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 2991-3001


2007 Dubilier N. 2007. The searchlight and the bucket of microbial ecology. Environ. Microbiol. 9, 2-3.
  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. Environ. Microbiol. 9: 1423-1438
  Haase KM, Petersen S, Koschinsky A, Seifert R, Devey C, Dubilier N, Fretzdorff S, Garbe-Schönberg D, German CR, Giere O, Keir R, Kuever J, Lackschewitz K, Mawick J, Marbler H, Melchert B, Mertens C, Paulick H, Perner M, Peters M, Sander S, Schmale O, Stecher J, Strauss H, Süling J, Stöber U, Walter M, Weber S, Westernströer U, Yoerger D, Zielinski F. 2007. Young volcanism and related hydrothermal activity at 5°S on the slow-spreading southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 8: Vol. 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. Environ. Microbiol. 9: 1345-1353.
  Pernice M, Wetzel S, Gros O, Boucher-Rodoni R, Dubilier N. 2007. Enigmatic dual symbiosis in the excretory organ of Nautilus macromphalus (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea). Proc. R. Soc. B. 274: 1143-1152.
  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. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 333: 103-116.
2006 Woyke T, Teeling H, Ivanova NN, Richter M, Hunteman M, Gloeckner FO, Boffelli D, Barry KW, Shapiro HJ, Mussmann M, Bergin C, Ruehland C, Amann R, Anderson IJ, Szeto E, Kyrpides NC, Markowitz VM, Rubin EM, Dubilier N. 2006. Symbiosis insights through metagenomic analysis of a microbial consortium. Nature 443: 950-955.
  Da Silva SG, Gillan DC, Dubilier N, De 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). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK 86:1209-1213.
  Ruehland C, Bergin C, Lott C, Dubilier N. 2006 Darmlose marine Würmer: Symbiosen mit mikrobiellen Konsortien. BIOspektrum 06:600-602
  Blazejak A, Kuever J, Erséus 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 Bahamas. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 5527-5536.
  Dubilier N, Blazejak A, Ruehland C. 2006. Symbioses between bacteria and gutless marine oligochaetes. In: J. Overmann (ed) Molecular Basis of Symbiosis. Springer Verlag, New York. Pp 251-275.
  Duperron S, Bergin C, Zielinski F, Pernthaler A, Dando P, McKiness ZP, DeChaine E, Cavanaugh CM, Dubilier N. 2006. A dual symbiosis shared by two mussel species, Bathymodiolus azoricus and B. puteoserpentis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae), from hydrothermal vents along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Environ. Microbiol. 8: 1441-1447.
  Musat N, Werner U, Kolb S, Dodenhof T, Knittel K, van Beusekom JEE, Dubilier N, Amann R. 2006. Microbial community structure of sandy intertidal sediments in the North Sea, Sylt-Rømø Basin, Wadden Sea. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 29: 333-348.


2005 Blazejak A, Erséus C, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2005. Coexistence of bacterial sulfide-oxidizers, sulfate-reducers, and spirochetes in a gutless worm (Oligochaeta) from the Peru margin. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 1553-1561
  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. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 1694-1700
  Urakawa H, Dubilier N, Fujiwara Y, Cunningham DE, Kojima S, Stahl DA. 2005. Hydrothermal vent gastropods from the same family (Provannidae) harbour gamma - and epsilon-proteobacterial endosymbionts. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 750-754.
  de Beer D, Wenzhöfer F, Ferdelman TG, Boehme SE, Huettel M, van Beusekom JEE, Böttcher ME, Musat N, Dubilier, N. 2005. Transport and mineralization rates in North Sea sandy intertidal sediments, Sylt-Rømø Basin, Wadden Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 50: 113-127
2004 Gillan DC, Dubilier N. 2004. Novel epibiotic Thiothrix bacterium on a marine amphipod. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 3772-3775
  Dubilier N. 2004. Multiple bacterial endosymbionts in gutless marine worms: competitors or partners? Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 88: 107-112
2003 Schramm A, Davidson SK, Dodsworth JA, Drake HL, Stahl DA, Dubilier N. 2003. Acidovorax-like endosymbionts in the nephridia of earthworms. Environ. Microbiol. 5: 804-809
2002 Borowski C, Giere O, Krieger J, Amann R, Dubilier N. 2002. New aspects of the symbiosis in the provannid snail Ifremeria nautilei from the North Fiji Back Arc Basin. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 43: 321-324
  Dubilier N, Mülders C, Blazejak A. 2002. Eine ungewöhnliche Symbiose in einem darmlosen Meereswurm. BIOforum 3: 127-129
2001 Dubilier N, Mülders C, Ferdelman T, de Beer D, Hentschke A, Klein M, Wagner M, Erséus C, Thiermann F, Krieger J, Giere O,Amann, R. 2001. Endosymbiotic sulfate-reducing and sulfide-oxidizing bacteria in a gutless marine worm (Oligochaeta, Anneldia). Nature 411: 298-302.
2000 Krieger J. Giere O, Dubilier, N. 2000 Localization of RubisCO and sulfur in endosymbiotic bacteria of the gutless marine oligochaete Inanidrilus leukodermatus (Annelida). 2000. Mar. Biol. 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 oligochaete Olavius loisae (Annelida). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 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.
1998 Dubilier N, Windoffer R, Giere O. 1998. Ultrastructure and stable carbon isotope composition of the hydrothermal vent mussels Bathymodiolus brevior and B. sp. affinis brevior from the North Fiji Basin, western Pacific. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 165: 187-193.
1997 Dubilier N, Grieshaber MK, Giere O. 1997. Ultrastructure and anaerobic metabolism of mitochondria in the marine oligochaete Tubificoides benedii. Mar. Biol. 127: 637-645.
1996 Krueger D, Dubilier N, Cavanaugh CM. 1996. Molecular characterization of chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts in Solemya occidentalis (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Mar. Biol. 126: 55-64.
1995 Dubilier N, Giere O, Distel DL, Cavanaugh CM. 1995. Chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts in a gutless marine worm (Oligochaeta, Annelida): Phylogenetic 16S rRNA sequence analysis and in situ hybridization. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61: 2346-2350.
  Dubilier N, Giere O, Grieshaber M. 1995. Morphological and ecophysiological adaptations of the marine oligochaete Tubificoides benedii to sulfidic sediments. Amer. Zool. 35: 163-173.
1994 Dubilier N, Giere O, Grieshaber M. 1994. Concomitant effects of sulfide and hypoxia on the aerobic metabolism of the marine oligochaete Tubificoides benedii. J. Exp. Zool. 269: 287-297.
1988 Dubilier N 1988. H2S - A settlement cue or a toxic substance for Capitella sp. l larvae? Biol. Bull. 174: 30-38.
  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.
1986 Dubilier N. 1986. Association of filamentous epibacteria with Tubificoides benedii (Oligochaeta: Annelida). Mar. Biol. 92: 285-288.


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