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Cypionka H, Reese J-O (2021) Recording and simulating proton-related metabolism in bacterial cell suspensions. Front Microbiol doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.654065


Cypionka H (2020) Stereoskopische Bilder basierend auf Fokus-Bracketing. Stereo Journal 135:24-29, ISSN 1612-6004

Ionescu D, Zoccarato L, Zaduryan A, Schorn S, Bizic M, Pinnow S, Cypionka H, Grossart H-P (2020) Heterozygous, polyploid, giant bacterium, Achromatium, possesses an identical functional inventory worldwide across drastically different ecosystems. Mol Biol Evol https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa273



Schorn S, Salman-Carvalho V, Littmann S, Ionescu D, Grossart H-P, Cypionka H (2019) Cell architecture of the giant sulfur bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum: Extra-cytoplasmic localization of calcium carbonate bodies. FEMS Microbiol Ecol doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz200


Kirchhoff C, Ebert M, Jahn D, Cypionka H (2018) Chemiosmotic energy conservation in Dinoroseobacter shibae: Proton translocation driven by aerobic respiration, denitrification and photosynthetic light reaction. Front Microbiol 9:903 doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00903

Schorn S, Cypionka H (2018) A crispy diet: Grazers of Achromatium oxaliferum in Lake Stechlin sediments. Microbial Ecol 76:584-587 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1158-4

Vandieken V, Marshall IPG, Niemann H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2018) Labilibaculum manganireducens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Labilibaculum filiforme sp. nov., novel Bacteroidetes isolated from subsurface sediments of the Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol 8:2614, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02614


Beck M, Reckhardt A, Amelsberg J, Bartholomä, A, Brumsack H-J, Cypionka H, Dittmar T, Engelen B, Greskowiak J, Hillebrand H, Holtappels M, Neuholz R, Köster J, Kuypers MMM, Massmann G, Meier D, Niggemann J, Paffrath R, Pahnke K, Rovo S, Striebel M, Vandieken V, Wehrmann A, Zielinski O (2017) The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low water line. Mar Chem 190:35-50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2017.01.001

Ionescu D, Bizic-Ionescu M, De Maio N, Cypionka H, Grossart H-P (2017) Community-like genome in single cells of the sulfur bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum. Nature Commun 8:455, https://doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00342-9

Kirchhoff C, Cypionka H (2017) Propidium ion enters viable cells with high membrane potential during live-dead staining. J Microbiol Methods 142:79-82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2017.09.011

Kirchhoff C, Cypionka H (2017) Boosted membrane potential as bioenergetic response to anoxia in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Front Microbiol 8:695, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00695

Pohlner M, Marshall I, Schreiber L, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2017) Draft genome sequence of Pseudoruegeria sp. SK021, a representative of the marine Roseobacter group, isolated from North Sea sediment. Genome Announc 5:e00541-17, https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00541-17

Satpathy P, Steinigeweg S, Siefert E, Cypionka H (2017) Effect of lactate and starter inoculum on biogas production from fresh maize and maize silage. Adv Microbiol 7:358-376, https://doi.org/10.4236/aim.2017.75030

Vandieken V, Niemann H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2017) Marinisporobacter balticus gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfosporosinus nitroreducens sp. nov. and Desulfosporosinus fructosivorans sp. nov., new spore-forming bacteria isolated from subsurface sediments of the Baltic Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 67:1887-1893, https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001883


Cypionka H, Völcker E, Rohde M (2016) Erzeugung virtueller 3D-Bilder mit jedem Lichtmikroskop oder REM. BIOspektrum, 22:143-145, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-016-0668-1

Kanukollu S, Voget S, Pohlner M, Vandieken V, Petersen J, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Shapiro N, Göker M, Klenk H-P, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2016). Genome sequence of Shimia str. SK013, a representative of the Roseobacter group isolated from marine sediment. SIGS,11:1-10, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0143-0

Satpathy P, Biernacki P, Cypionka H, Steinigeweg S (2016) Modelling anaerobic digestion in an industrial biogas digester: Application of lactate including ADM1 model. J Environm Sci Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2016.1212558

Satpathy P, Biernacki P, Uhlenhut F, Cypionka H, Steinigeweg S (2016) Modelling anaerobic digestion in a biogas reactor: ADM1 model development with lactate as an intermediate. J Environm Sci Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2016.1212559

Schrempf H, Cypionka H, Keller U (2016) Streptomyceten. Biologie in unserer Zeit 46:236-243, https://doi.org/10.1002/biuz.201610598


Babenzien HD, Cypionka H (2015) Nevskia.Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, 1-6

Fichtel K, Logemann J, Fichtel J, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Temperature and pressure adaptation of a sulfate reducer from the deep subsurface. Front Microbiol, 6:1078, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01078

Kanukollu S, Wemheuer B, Herber J, Billerbeck S, Lucas J, Daniel R, Simon M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Distinct compositions of free-living, particle-associated and benthic communities of the Roseobacter group in the North Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 91:xx, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv145

Satpathy P, Steinigeweg S, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Different substrates and starter inocula govern microbial community structures in biogas reactors. Environ Technol 37:1441-1450, https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2015.1118559

Soora M, Tomasch J, Wang H, Michael V, Petersen J, Engelen B, Wagner-Doebler I and Cypionka H (2015) Oxidative stress and starvation in Dinoroseobacter shibae: The role of extrachromosomal elements. Front Microbiol 6:233. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00233


Engelen B, Engelhardt T, Cypionka H (2014) Phagen in Sedimenten der marinen tiefen Biosphäre. Biospektrum 04.14:380-382, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-014-0451-0

Engelhardt T, Kallmeyer J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2014) High virus-to-cell ratios indicate on-going production of viruses in deep subsurface sediments. ISME J 8:1503-1509, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2013.245


Engelhardt T, Sahlberg M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2013) Biogeography of Rhizobium radiobacter and distribution of associated temperate phages in deep subseafloor sediments. ISME J 7:199-209, https://doi.org/110.1038/ismej.2012.92

Kraft B, Engelen B, Goldhammer T, Lin Y-S, Cypionka H, Könneke M. (2013) Desulfofrigus sp. prevails in sulfate-reducing dilution cultures from sediments of the Benguela upwelling area. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:86-97, https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12039

Riedel T, Gomez-Consarnau L, Tomasch J, Martin M, Meike Rohlfs M, González JM, Spring S, Brinkhoff TH, Cypionka H, Klein J, Goessmann A, Fuhrman JA, Wagner-Doebler I (2013) Comparative genomics and physiology of the flavobacterium PRO95 carrying a proteorhdodopsin and a xanthorhodopsin like protein. PLoS ONE 8(3): e57487. https://doi.org/110.1371/journal.pone.0057487

Soora M, Cypionka H (2013) Light enhances survival of Dinoroseobacter shibae during long-term starvation. PLoS ONE 8:e83960. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083960


Engelen B, Dogs M, Kanukollu S, Cypionka H (2012) The metabolic potential and the distribution of the Roseobacter clade in marine sediments. In: Lucassen M, with contributions of the participants (Eds.), The Expedition of the Research Vessel "Polarstern" to the Antarctic in 2012 (ANT-XXVIII/4), Reports on Polar and Marine Research, AWI Bremerhaven, p. 55-57, https://epic.awi.de/31612/1/652-2012_Lucassen_ANT-28-4.pdf

Fichtel K, Mathes F, Könneke M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2012) Isolation of sulfate-reducing bacteria from sediments above the deep-subseafloor aquifer. Front Microbio 3:65, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00065

Graue J, Kleindienst S, Lueders T, Cypionka H, Engelen B (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, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01282.x

M Krüger, H Cypionka, HH Richnow (2012) Stimulierung der mikrobiellen Methanbildung aus Kohlenwasserstoffen in Erdöl- und Kohlelagerstätten - Entwicklung neuer MEOR-Konzepte. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 84:1255

Graue J, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2012) Degradation of cyanobacterial biomass in anoxic tidal-flat sediments: a microcosm study of metabolic processes and community changes. ISME J 6:660-669, https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2011.120


Beckmann S, Lüders T, Krüger M, von Netzer F, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2011) Acetogens and acetoclastic methanosarcinales govern methane formation in abandoned coal mines. Appl Environ Microbiol 77:3749-3756, https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02818-10

Beckmann S, Krüger M, Engelen B, Gorbushina AA, Cypionka H (2011) Role of Bacteria, Archaea and Fungi involved in methane release in abandoned coal mines. Geomcrobiol J 28:347-358, https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2010.503258

Beck M, Riedel T, Graue J, Köster J, Kowalski N, Wu CS, Wegener G, Lipsewers Y, Freund H, Böttcher ME, Brumsack H-J, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Imprint of past and present environmental conditions on microbiology and biogeochemistry of coastal Quaternary sediments. Biogeosciences 8:55-68, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-55-2011

Cypionka H (2011) Aerobic Metabolism. Encyclopedia of Geobiology, 8-10

Cypionka H (2011) Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria. Encyclopedia of Geobiology, 853-855

Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Tracing the Migration of Bacteria from the Water Column into Subsurface Sediments. In: Seifert R, Boetius A, Bohrmann G, Bialas J, Borowski C (Eds.), Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Marine Fluids, Gas Hydrates and Regional Palaeo-Climate of the Black Sea, Cruise No. 72, February 7 - June 4, 2007, METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 12-1, 5-25 - 5-28, https://doi.org/10.2312/cr_m72

Engelhardt T, Sahlberg M, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2011) Induction of prophages from deep-subseafloor bacteria Environm Microbiol Rep 3:459-465, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00232.x

Holert J, Hahnke S, Cypionka H (2011) Influence of light and anoxia on chemiosmotic energy conservation in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Environm Microbiol Rep 3:136-141, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00199.x

Logemann J, Graue J, Köster J, Engelen B, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H (2011) A laboratory experiment of intact polar lipid degradation in sandy sediments. Biogeosciences 8:2547-2560, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-2547-2011

Raap E, Cypionka H (2011) Vom Bilderstapel in die dritte Dimension: 3D-Mikroaufnahmen mit PICOLAY. Mikrokosmos 100:140-144, ISSN‎ ‎0026-3680


Cypionka H (2010) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 4. Aufl., Springer-Lehrbuch, 340 S., ISBN 978-3-642-05095-4

Gittel A, Seidel M, Kuever J, Galushko AS, Cypionka H, Könneke M (2010) Desulfopila inferna sp. nov., a sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from the subsurface of a tidal sand-flat. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1626-1630 https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.015644-0

Riedel T, Tomasch J, Buchholz I, Jacobs J, Kollenberg M, Gerdts G, Wichels A, Brinkhoff T, Cypionka H, Wagner-Döbler I (2010) The proteorhodopsin gene is expressed constitutively by a Flavobacterium representative of the proteorhodopsin carrying microbial community in the North Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 76:3187-3197 https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02971-09

Sass H, Köpke B, Rütters H, Feuerlein T, Dröge S, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2010) Tateyamaria pelophila sp. nov. a facultatively anaerobic Alphaproteobacterium isolated from tidal-flat sediments, and emended descriptions of the genus Tateyamaria and of Tateyamaria omphalii. Int J Sys Evol Microbiol 60: 1770-1777 https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.013524-0

Wagner-Döbler I, Ballhausen B, Baumgart M, Brinkhoff T, Buchholz I, Bunk B, Cypionka H, Daniel R, Drepper T, Gerdts G, Hahnke S, Han C, Jahn D, Kalhoefer D, Kiss H, Klenk H-P, Kyrpides N, Liebl W, Liesegang H, Meincke L, Pati A, Petersen J, Piekarski T, Pommerenke C, Pradella S, Pukall R, Rabus R, Stackebrandt E, Thole S, Thompson L, Tielen P, Tomasch J, von Jan M, Wanphrut N, Wichels A, Zech H, Simon M (2010) The complete genome sequence of the algal symbiont Dinoroseobacter shibae - a hitchhiker`s guide to life in the sea. ISME J 4:61-77 https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2009.94


Beck M, Köster J, Engelen B, Holstein JM, Gittel A, Könneke M, Riedel T, Wirtz K, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J, Brumsack H-J (2009) Deep pore water profiles reflect enhanced microbial activity towards tidal flat margins. Ocean Dynamics 59:371–3843 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-008-0176-z

Engelen B and Cypionka H (2009) The subsurface of tidal flats as a model for the deep biosphere. Ocean Dynamics 59:385–391 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-008-0166-1


Cypionka H (2008) Exploring an unknown world: Bacteria of the deep biosphere below the seafloor. In: Liu S-J and Drake HL (Eds.) Microbes and the Environment: Perspective and Challenges, Science Press Beijing, ISBN 978-7-03-021405-8, pp. 30-34

Engelen B, Ziegelmüller K, Wolf L, Köpke B, Gittel A, Treude T, Nakagawa S, Inagaki F, Lever MA, Steinsbu BO, Cypionka H (2008) Fluids from the oceanic crust support microbial activities within the deep biosphere. Geomicrobiol J 25:56-66

Gittel A, Mußmann M, Sass H, Cypionka H, Könneke M (2008) Identity and abundance of active sulfate-reducing bacteria in deep tidal flat sediments determined by directed cultivation and CARD-FISH analysis. Environ Microbiol 10:2645-2658

Krüger M, Beckmann S, Engelen B, Thielemann T, Cramer B, Schippers A, Cypionka H (2008) Microbial methane formation from hard coal and timber in an abandoned coal mine. Geomicrobiol J 25:315-321

Löffler U, Cypionka H, Löffler J (2008) Soil microbial activity along an arctic-alpine altitudinal gradient in a seasonal perspective. Eur J Soil Sci 59:842-854

Süß J, Herrmann K, Seidel M, Cypionka H, Engelen B, Sass H (2008) Two distinct Photobacterium populations thrive in ancient Mediterranean sapropels. Microb Ecol 55:371-383


Batzke A, Engelen B, Sass H, Cypionka H (2007) Phylogenetic and physiological diversity of cultured deep-biosphere bacteria from Equatorial Pacific Ocean and Peru Margin sediments. Geomicrobiology J 24:261-273

Hübscher C, Cartwright J, Cypionka H, de Lange G, Robertson A, Suc JP, Urai J (2007) Global look at Salt Giants. EOS 88, 177-179

Sass H, Cypionka H (2007) Response of sulphate-reducing bacteria to oxygen. In: Sulfate-reducing bacteria. Environmental and engineered systems, eds. LL Barton and WA Hamilton, Cambridge, ISBN 0521854857, pp167-184

Teske A, Cypionka H, Holt JG, Krieg NR (2007) Enrichment and isolation. In: Reddy CA (ed.), Methods for general and molecular microbiology, 3rd ed., ASM Press, Washington, pp. 215-269

Wilms R, Sass H, Köpke B, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2007) Methane and sulfate profiles within the subsurface of a tidal flat are reflected by the distribution of sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogenic archaea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:611–621


Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D, Glöckner FO, Amann R (2006) The genus Nevskia. In: The Prokaryotes. 3rd ed., Proteobacteria: Gamma subclass, eds. Falkow S, Dworkin M, Springer, New York, Vol. 6:1152-1155

Cypionka H (2006) Diversity of bacteria isolated from the deep subseafloor biosphere. Oceanography 19:69

Fischer J, Cypionka H (2006) Analysis of aerotactic band formation by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans in a stopped-flow diffusion chamber. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 55:186-194

Süß J, Schubert K, Sass H, Cypionka H, Overmann J, Engelen B (2006) Widespread distribution and high abundance of Rhizobium radiobacter within Mediterranean subsurface sediments. Environ Microbiol 8:1753-1763

Wilms R, Köpke B, Sass H, Chang TS, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2006) Deep biosphere-related bacteria within the subsurface of tidal flat sediments. Environ Microbiol 8:709-719

Wilms R, Sass H, Köpke B, Köster J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2006) Specific bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic communities in tidal-flat sediment along a vertical profile of several meters. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2756-2764



Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2005) Genus Nevskia Famintzin 1892, 484AL, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 2, Springer, New York, ISBN 0-387-24144-2, pp101-104

Cypionka H (2005) The physiological challenge. Environm Microbiol 7:472 doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.803_1.x

Cypionka H (2005) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 3. Aufl., Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-24084-5, 317pp

Köpke B, Wilms R, Engelen B, Cypionka H, Sass H (2005) Microbial diversity in coastal subsurface sediments - a cultivation approach using various electron acceptors and substrate gradients. Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7819-7830


Cypionka H, Cypionka R (2004) Gespräch auf dem Komposthaufen. In: Lehren fürs Leben, Gropengießer H, Janßen-Bartels A, Sander E (eds.), Aulis Verlag Deubner, Köln, ISBN 3-7614-2565-1, pp. 216-220

Cypionka R, Cypionka H (2004) Leben in der Erdkruste - eine Forschungsreise in die "tiefe Biosphäre". Unterricht Biologie 299:26-28

Cypionka R, Cypionka H (2004) Reise in die tiefe Biosphäre. Unterricht Biologie 299:29-32

D'Hondt S, Jørgensen BB, Miller DJ, Batzke A, Blake R, Cragg BA, Cypionka H, Dickens GR, Ferdelman T, Hinrichs KU, Holm NG, Mitterer R, Spivack A, Wang G, Bekins B, Engelen B, Ford K, Gettemy G, Rutherford SD, Sass H, Skilbeck CG, Aiello IW, Guèrin G, House C, Inagaki F, Meister P, Naehr T, Niitsuma S, Parkes RJ, Schippers A, Smith DC, Teske A, Wiegel J, Padilla CN, Acosta JLS (2004) Distributions of microbial activities in deep subseafloor sediments. Science 306:2216-2221

Pladdies T, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2004) Distribution of Nevskia ramosa and other rosette-forming neustonic bacteria. Microb Ecol 47:218-223

Sass H, Cypionka H (2004) Isolation of sulfate-reducing bacteria from the terrestrial deep subsurface and description of Desulfovibrio cavernae sp. nov. System Appl Microbiol 27:541-548

Sass H, Overmann J, Rütters H, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (2004) Desulfosporomusa polytropa gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel sulfate-reducing bacterium from sediments of an oligotrophic lake. Arch Microbiol 182:204-211

Süß J, Engelen B, Cypionka H, Sass H (2004) Quantitative analysis of bacterial communities from Mediterranean sapropels based on cultivation-dependent methods. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 51:109-121



Bruns A, Nübel U, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2003) Effect of signal compounds and incubation conditions on the culturability of freshwater bacterioplankton. Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1980–1989

Bruns A, Philipp H, Cypionka H, Brinkhoff T (2003) Aeromicrobium marinum, sp. nov., an abundant pelagic bacterium isolated from the German Wadden Sea. Int J Sys Evol Microbiol 53:1917-1923

Cypionka H (2003) Von der Einfalt der Wissenschaft und der Vielfalt der Mikroben. In: Biodiversität: Was kennen und verstehen wir von Artenvielfalt? 3. Stechlin-Forum. Ed.: Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei, Stechlin-Neuglobsow, ISBN 3-00-012422-5, p. 7-12

D'Hondt SL, Jørgensen BB, Miller DJ, Aiello IW, Bekins B, Blake R, Cragg BA, Cypionka H, Dickens GR, Ferdelman T, Ford KH, Gettemy GL, Guèrin G, Hinrichs K-U, Holm N, House CH, Inagaki F, Meister P, Mitterer RM, Naehr TH, Niitsuma S, Parkes RJ, Schippers A, Skilbeck CG, Smith DC, Spivack AJ, Teske A, Wiegel J (2003) Controls on microbial communities in deeply buried sediments, eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru margin, Sites 1225 - 1231. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 201 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/201_IR/201ir.htm, ISSN 1096-2158

Sass H, Engelen B, Cypionka H (2003) Die tiefe Biosphäre - Mikrobiologie der Erdkruste. BioSpektrum 9:589-591



Bruns A, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2002) Cyclic AMP and acyl homoserine lactones increase the cultivation efficiency of heterotrophic bacteria from the central Baltic Sea. Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3978-3987

Coolen MJL, Cypionka H, Sass A, Sass H, Overmann J (2002) Ongoing modification of Mediterranean Pleistocene sapropels by green nonsulfur bacteria and crenarchaeota. Science 296:2407-2410

Cypionka H (2002) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 2. Aufl., Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-43641-3, 305pp

Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2002) Microbial communities in a Wadden Sea sediment core - clues from analyses of intact glyceride lipids, and released fatty acids. Org Geochem 33:803-816

Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2002) Phospholipid analysis as a tool to study microbial communities. J Microbiol Meth 48:149-160

Sass AM, Eschemann A, Kühl M, Thar R, Sass H, Cypionka H (2002) Growth and chemosensory behavior of sulfate-reducing bacteria in oxygen-sulfide gradients. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 40:47-54

Sass AM, Rütters H, Cypionka H, Sass H (2002) Desulfobulbus mediterraneus sp. nov., a sulfate-reducing bacterium growing on mono- and disaccharides. Arch Microbiol 177:468-474

Sydow U, Wohland P, Wolke I, Cypionka H (2002) Bioenergetics of the alkaliphilic sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfonatronovibrio hydrogenovorans. Microbiology (UK) 148:853-860


Baumgarten A, Redenius I, Kranczoch J, Cypionka H (2001) Periplasmic oxygen reduction by Desulfovibrio species. Arch Microbiol 176:306-309

Jaspers E, Nauhaus K, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2001) Multitude and temporal variability of ecological niches as indicated by the diversity of cultivated bacterioplankton. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 36:153-164

Rütters H, Sass H, Cypionka H, Rullkötter J (2001) Monoalkylether phospholipids in the sulfate-reducing bacteria Desulfosarcina variabilis and Desulforhabdus amnigenus. Arch Microbiol 176:435-442

Sass AM, Sass H, Coolen MJL, Cypionka H, Overmann J (2001) Microbial communities in the chemocline of a hypersaline deep-sea basin (Urania basin, Mediterranean Sea). Appl Environ Microbiol 67:5392-5402



Brune A, Frenzel P, Cypionka H (2000) Life at the oxic-anoxic interface: microbial activities and adaptations. FEMS Microbiol Rev 24:691-710

Cypionka H (2000) Oxygen respiration by Desulfovibrio species. Annu Rev Microbiol 54:827-848

Wieringa EBA, Overmann J, Cypionka H (2000) Detection of abundant sulphate-reducing bacteria in marine oxic sediment layers by a combined cultivation and molecular approach. Environ Microbiol 2:417-427



Bartscht K, Cypionka H, Overmann J (1999) Evaluation of cell activity and of methods for the cultivation of bacteria from a natural lake community. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 28:249-259

Cypionka H (1999) Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie. 1. Aufl., Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 3-540-65348-1, 287pp

Eschemann, A, Kühl M, Cypionka H (1999) Aerotaxis in Desulfovibrio. Environ Microbiol 1:489-495

Overmann J, Coolen M, Smock A, Sass H, Cypionka H (1999) Microbial activitites and populations in upper sediment and sapropel layers. In: Meteor-Berichte 99-2, Hieke W, Hemleben C, Linke P, Türkay M, Weikert H (Ed.), pp. 148-157, ISSN 0936-8957



Böttcher ME, Smock AM, Cypionka H (1998) Sulfur isotope fractionation during experimental precipitation of iron (II) and manganese(II) sulfide at room temperature. Chem Geol 146:127-134

Cypionka H, Smock ME, Böttcher ME (1998) A combined pathway of sulfur compound disproportionation in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. FEMS Microbiol Lett 166:181-186

Krekeler D, Teske A, Cypionka H (1998) Strategies of sulfate-reducing bacteria to escape oxygen stress in a cyanobacterial mat. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 25:89-98

Sass H, Berchthold M, Branke J, König H, Cypionka H, Babenzien HD (1998) Psychrotolerant sulfate-reducing bacteria from an oxic freshwater sediment, description of Desulfovibrio cuneatus sp. nov. and Desulfovibrio litoralis sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 21:212-219

Sass H, Wieringa E, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D, Overmann J (1998) High genetic and physiological diversity of sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from an oligotrophic lake sediment. Arch Microbiol 170:243-251

Smock AM, Böttcher ME, Cypionka H (1998) Fractionation of sulfur isotopes during thiosulfate reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 169:460-463

Stürmeyer H, Overmann, J, Babenzien H-D, Cypionka H (1998) Ecophysiological and phylogenetic studies of Nevskia ramosa in pure culture. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:1890-1894



Krekeler D, Sigalevich P, Teske A, Cohen Y, Cypionka H (1997) A sulfate-reducing bacterium from the oxic layer of a microbial mat from Solar Lake (Sinai), Desulfovibrio oxyclinae sp. nov. Arch Microbiol 167:369-375

Sass H, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D (1997) Vertical distribution of sulfate-reducing bacteria at the oxic-anoxic interface in sediments of the oligotrophic Lake Stechlin. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 22:245-255

Teeling H, Cypionka H (1997) Microbial degradation of tetraethyl lead in soil monitored by microcalorimetry. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 48:275-279



Fuseler K, Krekeler D, Sydow U, Cypionka H (1996) A common pathway of sulfide oxidation by sulfate-reducing bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett 144:129-134

Kuhnigk T, Branke J, Krekeler D, Cypionka H, König H (1996) A feasible role of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the termite gut. System Appl Microbiol 19:139-149

Sass H, Cypionka H, Babenzien H-D (1996) Sulfate-reducing bacteria from the oxic sediment layers of the oligotrophic Lake Stechlin. Arch Hydrobiol Spec Iss Advanc Limnol 48:241-246.

Warthmann R, Cypionka H (1996) Characteristics of sulfate transport in Rhodobacter sulfidophilus. FEMS Microbiol Lett 142:243-246



Cypionka H (1995) Solute transport and cell energetics. In: Barton LL (ed) Sulfate-reducing bacteria, Biotechnology Handbooks, Plenum Press, New York and London, pp. 151-184

Cypionka H (1995) Ein neues Bild von den sulfatreduzierenden Bakterien. DGM-Mitteilungen 2-3/1995:25-27, ISSN 0938-9911

Fuseler K, Cypionka H (1995) Elemental sulfur as an intermediate of sulfide oxidation by Desulfobulbus propionicus. Arch Microbiol 164:104-109

Kreke B, Cypionka H (1995) Energetics of sulfate transport in Desulfomicrobium baculatum. Arch Microbiol 163:307-309

Krekeler D, Cypionka H (1995) The preferred electron acceptor of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans CSN. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 17:271-278



Cypionka H (1994) Novel metabolic capacities of sulfate-reducing bacteria, and their activities in microbial mats. In: Stal LJ, Caumette P (eds) Microbial Mats: Structure, development and environmental significance, Springer, Berlin, pp 367-376

Cypionka H (1994) Sulfate transport. Methods in Enzymol 243:3-14

Kreke B, Cypionka H (1994) Role of sodium ions for sulfate transport and energy metabolism in Desulfovibrio salexigens. Arch Microbiol 161:55-61

Steuber J, Cypionka H, Kroneck PMH (1994) Mechanism of dissimilatory sulfite reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans: purification of a membrane-bound sulfite reductase and coupling with cytochrome c3 and hydrogenase. Arch Microbiol 162:255-260



Marschall C, Frenzel P, Cypionka H (1993) Influence of oxygen on sulfate reduction and growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 159:168-173

Warthmann R, Pfennig N, Cypionka H (1993) The quantum requirement for H2 production by anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 39:358-362



Dannenberg S, Kroder M, Dilling W, Cypionka H (1992) Oxidation of H2, organic compounds and inorganic sulfur compounds coupled to reduction of O2 or nitrate by sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 158:93-99

Kreke B, Cypionka H (1992) Protonmotive force in freshwater sulfate-reducing bacteria, and its role in sulfate accumulation in Desulfobulbus propionicus. Arch Microbiol 158:183-187

Overmann J, Cypionka H, Pfennig N (1992) An extremely low-light-adapted phototrophic bacterium from the Black Sea. Limnol Oceanogr 37:150-155

Sass H, Steuber J, Kroder M, Kroneck PMH, Cypionka H (1992) Formation of thionates by freshwater and marine strains of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 158:418-421

Warthmann R, Cypionka H, Pfennig N (1992) Photoproduction of H2 from acetate by syntrophic cocultures of green sulfur bacteria and sulfur-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 157:343-348



Cypionka H (1991) Der Transport von Sulfat bei sulfatreduzierenden Bakterien. Bioforum 14:207-210

Fitz R M, Cypionka H (1991) Generation of a proton gradient in Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Arch Microbiol 155:444-448

Kroder M, Kroneck P M H, Cypionka H (1991) Determination of the transmembrane proton gradient in the anaerobic bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricans by 31P nuclear magnetic resonance. Arch Microbiol 156:145-147

Stahlmann J, Warthmann R, Cypionka H (1991) Na+-dependent accumulation of sulfate and thiosulfate in marine sulfate-reducing bacteria. Arch Microbiol 155:554-558



Fitz R M, Cypionka H (1990) Formation of thiosulfate and trithionate during sulfite reduction by washed cells of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 154:400-406

Dilling W, Cypionka H (1990) Aerobic respiration in sulfate-reducing bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett 71:123-128

Warthmann R, Cypionka H (1990) Sulfate transport in Desulfobulbus propionicus and Desulfococcus multivorans. Arch Microbiol 154:144-149



Cypionka H (1989) Energiekonservierung aus der Reduktion von Sulfat. Habilitationsschrift, Universität Konstanz

Cypionka H (1989) Characterization of sulfate transport in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 152:237-243

Fitz R, Cypionka H (1989) A study on electron transport-driven proton translocation in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 152:369-376

Krämer M, Cypionka H (1989) Sulfate formation via ATP sulfurylase in thiosulfate- and sulfite-disproportionating bacteria. Arch Microbiol 151:232-237

Thebrath B, Dilling W, Cypionka H (1989) Sulfate activation in Desulfotomaculum. Arch Microbiol 152:296-301



Bak F, Cypionka H (1987) A novel type of energy metabolism involving fermentation of inorganic sulphur compounds. Nature 326:891-892

Cypionka H (1987) Uptake of sulfate, sulfite and thiosulfate by proton-anion symport in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Arch Microbiol 148:144-149



Cypionka H (1986) Sulfide-controlled continuous culture of sulfate-reducing bacteria. J Microbiol Meth 5:1-9

Cypionka H, Dilling W (1986) Intracellular localization of the hydrogenase in Desulfotomaculum orientis. FEMS Microbiol Lett 36:257-260

Cypionka H, Pfennig N (1986) Growth yields of Desulfotomaculum orientis with hydrogen in chemostat culture. Arch Microbiol 143:366-369

Seitz H-J, Cypionka H (1986) Chemolithotrophic growth of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans with hydrogen coupled to ammonification of nitrate or nitrite. Arch Microbiol 146:63-67



Cypionka H, Widdel F, Pfennig N (1985) Survival of sulfate-reducing bacteria after oxygen stress, and growth in sulfate-free oxygen-sulfide gradients. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 31:39-45

Cypionka H, Reijnders W M N, van Wielink J E, Oltmann L F, Stouthamer A H (1985) Half reduction potentials and oxygen affinity of the cytochromes of Pseudomonas carboxydovorans. FEMS Microbiol Lett 27:189-193

Klemps R, Cypionka H, Widdel F, Pfennig N (1985) Growth with hydrogen, and further physiological characteristics of Desulfotomaculum species. Arch Microbiol 143:203-208



Cypionka H, van Verseveld H W, Stouthamer A H (1984) Proton translocation coupled to carbon monoxide-insensitive and -sensitive electron transport in Pseudomonas carboxydovorans. FEMS Microbiol Lett 27:189-193



Cypionka H, Meyer O (1983) The cytochrome composition of carboxydotrophic bacteria. Arch Microbiol 135:293-298

Cypionka H, Meyer O (1983) Carbon monoxide-insensitive respiratory chain of Pseudomonas carboxydovorans. J Bacteriol 156:1178-1187



Cypionka H (1982) Kohlenmonoxid-insensitive Atmung: Elektronentransport und terminale Oxidasen in carboxydotrophen Bakterien. Dissertation, Universität Göttingen

Cypionka H, Meyer O (1982) Why carboxydobacteria are insensitive to carbon monoxide. Zbl Bakt Hyg I. Abt C 3:534

Cypionka H, Meyer O (1982) Influence of carbon monoxide on growth and respiration of carboxydotrophic and other aerobic organisms. FEMS Microbiol Lett 15:209-214

Rohde M, Cypionka H, Meyer O (1982) Carbon monoxide oxidation in different carboxydobacteria is catalyzed by identical enzymes. Zbl Bakt Hyg I. Abt C 3:543-544



Cypionka H, Meyer O, Schlegel H G (1980) Physiological characteristics of various species of strains of carboxydobacteria. Arch Microbiol 127:301-307



Cypionka H (1979) Lokalisation und Eigenschaften einiger "Autotrophie-Enzyme" aus aerob Kohlenmonoxid oxidierenden Bakterien. Diplomarbeit, Institut für Mikrobiologie der Universität Göttingen

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