34.) Glodowska, M., Stopelli, E., Schneider, M., Lightfoot, A., Rathi, B., Straub, D., Patzner, M., Duyen, V.T., Berg, M., Kleindienst, S., Kappler, A. (2020)

Role of in-situ natural organic matter in mobilizing As during microbial reduction of FeIII-mineral-bearing aquifer sediments from Hanoi (Vietnam).

Environ Sci Technol (in press)


33.) S. Abramov, J. Tejada, L. Grimm, F. Schaedler, A.G. Bulaev, E. Tomaszewski, J. Byrne, D. Straub, H. Thorwarth, R. Amils, S. Kleindienst, A. Kappler (2020)

Role of biogenic Fe(III) minerals as a sink and carrier of heavy metals in the Rio Tinto river, Spain.

Sci Total Environ (in press)


32.)  S. Kleindienst, K. Knittel (2020)

Chapter: Anaerobic hydrocarbon-degrading sulfate-reducing bacteria at marine gas and oil seeps. In: Teske A., Carvalho V. (eds) Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps.

Springer Oceanography. Springer, Cham

31.)  T. Gutierrez and S. Kleindienst (2020)

Chapter: Uncovering microbial hydrocarbon degradation processes: the promise of stable isotope probing. In: Teske A., Carvalho V. (eds) Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps.

Springer Oceanography.Springer, Cham

30.)  E. Stopelli, D. Vu Thi, M. Tran Thi, T. Pham Thi, V. Pham Hung, A. Lightfoot, R. Kipfer, M. Schneider, E. Eiche, A. Kontny, T. Neumann, M. Glodowska, M. Patzner, A. Kappler, S. Kleindienst, B. Rathi, O. Cirpka, B. Bostick, H. Prommer, L. Winkel, M. Berg (2020)

Spatial and temporal evolution of groundwater arsenic contamination in the Red River delta, Vietnam: interplay of mobilisation and retardation processes.

Sci Total Environ


29.) K. Ziervogel, S.B. Joye, S. Kleindienst, S. Malkin, U. Passow, A.D. Steen, C. Arnosti (2019).

Polysaccharide hydrolysis in the presence of oil and dispersants: insights into potential degradation pathways of exopolymeric substances (EPS) from oil-degrading bacteria.

Elem Sci Anth, 7(1), p.31. (2019)


28.) Otte, J.M., Blackwell, N., Ruser, R., Kappler, A., Kleindienst, S., Schmidt, C. (2019).

N2O formation by nitrite-induced (chemo)denitrification in coastal marine sediment.

Scientific Reports, 9: 10691 (2019)


27.) C. Bryce, N. Blackwell, D. Straub, S. Kleindienst, and A. Kappler (2019).

Draft genome of Chlorobium sp. strain N1: a marine Fe(II)-oxidizing green sulfur bacterium.

Appl Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00080-19


26.) S. Kleindienst, K. Chourey, G. Chen, R. Murdoch, S.A. Higgins, R. Iyer, S. Champagna, E.E. Mack, E. Seger, R. Hettich, F.E. Loeffler (2019).

Proteogenomics reveals novel reductive dehalogenases and methyltransferases expressed during anaerobic dichlormethane metabolism.

Appl Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02768-18

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25.) J. Otte, N. Blackwell, V. Soos, S. Rughoeft, M. Maisch, A. Kappler, S. Kleindienst, C. Schmidt (2018).

Sterilization impacts on marine sediment – Are we able to inactivate microorganisms in environmental samples?

FEMS Microbiol Ecol.


24.) C. Bryce, N. Blackwell, C. Schmidt, J. Otte, Y. Huang, S. Kleindienst, E. Tomaszewski, M. Schad, V. Warter, C. Peng, J.M. Byrne, A. Kappler (2018).

Microbial anaerobic Fe(II) oxidation – ecology, mechanisms and environmental implications.

Environ Microbiol.


23.) C. Bryce, M. Franz-Wachtel, N. Nalpas, J. Miot, K. Benzerara, J.M. Byrne, S. Kleindienst, B. Macek, A. Kappler (2018).
Proteome response of a metabolically flexible anoxygenic phototroph to Fe(II) oxidation.

Appl Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01166-18


22.) J.M. Otte, J. Harter, K. Laufer, N. Blackwell, D. Straub, A. Kappler, S. Kleindienst (2018).

The distribution of active iron cycling bacteria in marine and freshwater sediments is decoupled from geochemical gradients.

Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14260


21.) E. Koeksoy, M. Halama, N. Hagemann, P.R. Weigold, K. Laufer, S. Kleindienst, J.M. Byrne, A. Sundman, K. Hanselmann, I. Halevy, R. Schoenberg, K.O. Konhauser, A. Kappler (2018).

A case study for late Archean and Proterozoic biogeochemical iron- and sulphur-cycling in a modern habitat – the Arvadi Spring.



20.) S. Joye, S. Kleindienst, T. Peña Montenegro (2018).

SnapShot: Microbial hydrocarbon bioremediation.

Cell, 172:1336-1336.e1


19.) C. Tominski, T. Lösekann-Behrens, A. Ruecker, N. Hagemann, S. Kleindienst, C. Müller, C. Höschen, I. Kögel-Knabner, A. Kappler, S. Behrens (2018).

FISH-SIMS imaging of an autotrophic, nitrate-reducing, Fe(II)-oxidizing enrichment culture provides insights into carbon metabolism.

Appl Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02166-17


18.) G. Chen, S. Kleindienst, D.R. Griffiths, E.E. Mack, E.S. Seger, F.E. Löffler (2017).

Mutualistic interaction between dichloromethane- and chloromethane-degrading bacteria in an anaerobic mixed culture.

Environ Microbiol, 19: 4784–4796


17.) S.B. Joye, S. Kleindienst (2017).

Chapter: Hydrocarbon Seep Ecosystems. In: J. Kallmeyer (ed.). Life at Vents and Seeps (Life in Extreme Environments, Volume 5).

De Gruyter, Walter de Gruyer GmbH, Berlin/Boston


16.) M. Nordhoff, C. Tominski, M. Halama, J. Byrne, M. Obst, S. Kleindienst, S. Behrens, A. Kappler (2017).

Insights into nitrate-reducing Fe(II) oxidation mechanisms by analyzing cell-mineral associations, cell encrustation and mineralogy in the chemolithoautotrophic enrichment culture KS.

Appl Environ Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00752-17


15.) S. Kleindienst, S.B. Joye (in press).

Chapter: Global aerobic degradation of hydrocarbons in aquatic systems. In: F. Rojo (ed.). Aerobic utilization of hydrocarbons, oils and lipids, Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology.

Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-39782-5_46-1


14.) S. Kleindienst, S.A. Higgins, D. Tsementzi, G. Chen, K.T. Konstantinidis, E.E. Mack, F.E. Löffler (2017).

'Candidatus Dichloromethanomonas elyunquensis' gen. nov., sp. nov., a dichloromethane-degrading anaerobe of the Peptococcaceae family.

Syst Appl Microbiol, 40: 150–159


13.) S.B. Joye, S. Kleindienst, J.A. Gilbert, K.M. Handley, P. Weisenhorn, W.A. Overholt, J.E. Kostka (2016).

Responses of microbial communities to hydrocarbon exposures.

Oceanography, 29: 136–149


12.) S. Kleindienst, M. Seidel, K. Ziervogel, S. Grim, K. Loftis, S. Harrison, S. Malkin, M.J. Perkins, J. Field, M.L. Sogin, T. Dittmar, U. Passow, P.M. Medeiros, S.B. Joye (2016).

Reply to Prince et al.: Ability of chemical dispersants to reduce oil spill impacts remains unclear.

PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1600498113


11.) S. Kleindienst, S.A. Higgins, D. Tsementzi, K.T. Konstantinidis, E.E. Mack, F.E. Löffler (2016).

Draft genome of a strictly anaerobic dichloromethane-degrading bacterium.

Genome Announc, 4: e00037-16


10.) S. Kleindienst, S. Grim, M. Sogin, A. Bracco, M. Crespo-Medina, S.B Joye (2016).

Diverse, rare microbial taxa responded to the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea hydrocarbon plume.

ISME J, 10: 400-415


9.) M. Seidel, S. Kleindienst, T. Dittmar, S.B. Joye, P.M. Medeiros (2016).

Influence of dispersant on the biodegradation of crude oil in deep sea water from the Gulf of Mexico: Insights from ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry.

Deep-Sea Res Pt II, 129: 108-118


8.) S. Kleindienst, M. Seidel, K. Ziervogel, S. Grim, K. Loftis, S. Harrison, S. Malkin, M.J. Perkins, J. Field, M.L. Sogin, T. Dittmar, U. Passow, P.M. Medeiros, S.B. Joye (2015).

Chemical dispersants can suppress the activity of natural oil-degrading microorganisms.

PNAS, 112: 14900-14905


7.) S. Kleindienst, J.H. Paul, S.B. Joye (2015).

Using dispersants following oil spills: impacts on the composition and activity of microbial communities.

Nature Rev Microbiol, 13: 388-396


6.) S. Kleindienst, F.A. Herbst, M. Stagars, F. von Netzer, R. Amann, J. Peplies, M. von Bergen, J. Seifert, F. Musat, T. Lueders, K. Knittel (2014).

Diverse sulfate-reducing bacteria of the Desulfosarcina/Desulfococcus clade are the key alkane degraders at marine seeps.

ISME J, 8: 2029–2044


5.) K.G. Lloyd, L. Schreiber, D.G. Petersen, K. Kjeldsen, M. Lever, A.D. Steen, R. Stepanauskas, M. Richter, S. Kleindienst, S. Lenk, A. Schramm, B.B. Jorgensen (2013).

Predominant archaea in marine sediments degrade detrital proteins.

Nature, 496: 215-218


4.) F. von Netzer, G. Pilloni, S. Kleindienst, M. Krüger, K. Knittel, F. Gründger, T. Lueders (2013).

Enhanced gene detection assays for fumarate-adding enzymes allow uncovering anaerobic hydrocarbon degraders in terrestrial and marine systems.

Appl Environ Microbiol, 79: 543-552


3.) S. Kleindienst, A. Ramette, R. Amann, K. Knittel (2012).

Distribution and in situ abundance of sulfate-reducing bacteria in diverse marine hydrocarbon seep sediments.

Environ Microbiol, 14: 2689–2710

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2.) J. Graue, S. Kleindienst, T. Lueders, H. Cypionka, B. Engelen (2012).

Identifying fermenting bacteria in anoxic tidal-flat sediments by a combination of microcalorimetry and ribosome-based stable-isotope probing.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 81: 78–87


1.) B. Orcutt, S.B. Joye, S. Kleindienst, K. Knittel, A. Ramette, A. Reitz, V. Samarkin, T. Treude, and A. Boetius (2010).

Impact of natural oil and higher hydrocarbons on microbial diversity, distribution and activity in Gulf of Mexico cold seep sediments.

Deep-Sea Res Pt II, 57: 2008-2021

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