Group Leader

Greenhouse Gases Research Group

Dr. Jana Milucka

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-634

Dr. Jana Milucka

Khachikyan A., Milucka J.Littmann S., Ahmerkamp S., Meador T., Könneke M., Burg T., Kuypers M.M.M. (accepted) Direct cell mass measurements expand the role of small microorganisms in nature. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1128/AEM.00493-19.


Berg J. S., Pjevac P., Sommer T., Buckner C. R. T., Philippi M., Hach P. F., Liebeke M., Holtappels M., Danza F., Tonolla M., Sengupta A., Schubert C. J., Milucka J., Kuypers M. M. M. (2019) Dark aerobic sulfide oxidation by anoxygenic phototrophs in anoxic waters. Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14543.


Graf J. S., Mayr M., Marchant H. K., Tienken D., Hach P. F., Brand A., Schubert C. J., Kuypers M. M. M., Milucka J. (2018) Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, "Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica", in a deep stratified lake. Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14285.

2017 Oswald K., Graf J.S., Littmann S., Tienken D., Brand A., Wehrli B., Albertsen M., Daims H., Wagner M., Kuypers M.M.M., Schubert C.J. and Milucka J. (2017) Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes. The ISME Journal, doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.77.
  Bris­tow L.A., Call­beck C.M., Larsen M., Alta­bet M.A., Dekaezemacker J., Forth M., Glud R.N., Kuypers M.M.M., Lavik G., Mangesh G., Milucka J., Naqvi S.W.A., Prati­hary A., Revs­bech N.P., Tham­drup B., Treusch A. and Can­field D.E. (2017) N2 pro­duc­tion rates lim­ited by ni­trite avail­ab­il­ity in the Bay of Bengal Oxy­gen Min­imum Zone. Nature Geoscience 10, 24- 29, doi: 10.1038/​ngeo2847.
2016 Berg, J. S., Michel­lod, D., Pje­vac, P., Mar­tinez-Perez, C., Buck­ner, C. R. T., Hach, P. F., Schubert, C. J., Milucka, J. and Kuypers, M. M. M. (2016) In­tens­ive cryptic mi­cro­bial iron cyc­ling in the low iron wa­ter column of the meromictic Lake Cadagno. En­vir­on­mental Mi­cro­bi­o­logy, 18: 5288–5302.
  N. Lehnen, H. K. Marchant, A. Schwedt, J. Milucka, C. Lott, M. Weber, J. Dekaezemacker, B. K.B. Seah, P. F. Hach, W. Mohr, Marcel M.M. Kuypers (2016) High rates of microbial dinitrogen fixation and sulfate reduction associated with the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 39(7): 476-483. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2016.08.004.
  E. Hamann, H. Gruber-Vodicka, M. Kleiner, H. E. Tegetmeyer, D. Riedel, S. Littmann, J. Chen, J. Milucka, B. Viehweger, K. W. Becker, X. Dong, C. W. Stairs, K.-U. Hinrichs, M. W. Brown, A. J. Roger, M. Strous (2016) Environmental Breviatea harbour mutualistic Arcobacter epibionts. Nature 534, 254–258.
  K. Oswald, J. Milucka, A. Brand, P. Hach, S. Littmann, B. Wehrli, M. M. M. Kuypers, C. J. Schubert (2016) Aerobic gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs mitigate methane emissions from oxic and anoxic lake waters. Limnology and Oceanography 61:S1, S101–S118. 
2015 J. Milucka, M. Kirf, L. Lu, A. Krupke, P. Lam, S. Littmann, M. M. M. Kuypers and C. J. Schubert (2015) Methane oxidation coupled to oxygenic photosynthesis in anoxic waters. The ISME Journal 9, 1991–2002.
  K. Oswald, J. Milucka, A. Brand, S. Littmann, B. Wehrli, M. M. M. Kuypers, C. J. Schubert (2015) Light-dependent aerobic methane oxidation reduces methane emissions from seasonally stratified lakes. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132574.
2013 Berg, J. S., Schwedt A., Kreutzmann A.-C., Kuypers M. M. M., Milucka J. (2013) Polysulfides as intermediates in the oxidation of sulfide to sulfate by Beggiatoa, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80(2):629-636.
2012 Milucka J., Ferdelman T. G., Polerecky L., Franzke D., Wegener G., Schmid M., Lieberwirth I., Wagner M., Widdel F. and Kuypers M. M. M. (2012) Zero-valent sulphur is a key intermediate in marine methane oxidation. Nature 491: 541–546. doi:10.1038/nature11656
  Milucka J., Widdel F. and Shima S. (2012) Immunological detection of enzymes for sulfate reduction in anaerobic methane-oxidizing consortia. Environmental Microbiology 15(5): 1561–1571.
  Beutler M., Milucka J., Hinck S., Schreiber F., Brock J., Mussmann M., Schulz-Vogt H. N. and de Beer D. (2012) Vacuolar respiration of nitrate coupled to energy conservation in filamentous Beggiatoaceae. Environmental Microbiology 14(11): 2911–2919.
  Polerecky L., Adam B., Milucka J., Musat N., Vagner T. and Kuypers M. M. M. (2012) [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript] – a tool for the analysis of nanoSIMS data in environmental microbiology. Environmental Microbiology 14(4): 1009–1023.
2011 Basen M., Krüger M., Milucka J., Kuever J., Kahnt J., Grundmann O., Meyerdierks A., Widdel F. and Shima S. (2011)
Bacterial enzymes for dissimilatory sulfate reduction in a marine microbial mat (Black Sea) mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environmental Microbiology 13(5): 1370–1379.


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