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Dedysh, S.N., Knief, C. (2017) Diversity and phylogeny of described aerobic methanotrophs. In: Methane biocatalysis: paving the way to sustainability. Editor: Marina Kalyuzhnaya, Springer Publishing. In press

Totsche, K. U., Amelung, W., Gerzabek, M. H., Guggenberger, G., Klumpp, E., Knief, C., Lehndorff, E., Mikutta, R., Peth, S., Prechtel, A., Ray, N., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2017) Microaggregates in soils. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. In press

Frindte, K., Maarastawi, S.A., Lipski, A., Hamacher, J., Knief, C. (2017) Characterization of the first rice paddy cluster I isolate, Methyloterricola oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov. and amended description of Methylomagnum ishizawai. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. In press

Kolb, S., Horn, M. A., Murrell, C., Knief, C. (2017) Impact of microorganisms on consumption of atmospheric trace gases. Front.Microbiol. 8: 1856.

Frindte, K., Kalyuzhnaya, M.G., Bringel, F., Dunfield, P.F., Jetten, M.S.M., Khmelenina, V.N., Klotz, M.G., Murrell, J.C., Op den Camp, H.J.M., Sakai, Y., Semrau, J.D., Shapiro, N., DiSpirito, A.A., Stein, L.Y., Svenning, M.M., Trotsenko, Y.A., Vuilleumier, S., Woyke, T., Knief, C. (2017) Draft genome sequences of two gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs isolated from rice ecosystems. Genome Announc. 5:e00526-17.

Wurzbacher, C., Fuchs, A., Attermayer, K., Frindte, K., Grossart, H. P., Hupfer, M., Casper, P., Monaghan, M. T. (2017) Shifts among Eukaryota, Bacteria, and Archaea define the vertical organization of a lake sediment. Microbiome 5: 41.


Flynn, J. D., Hirayama, H., Sakai, Y., Dunfield, P. F., Klotz, M., Knief, C., Op den Camp, H. J. M., Jetten, M., Khmelenina, V. N., Trotsenko, Y. A., Murrell, J. C., Semrau, J. D., Svenning, M. M., Stein, L. Y., Kyrpides, N., Shapiro, N. Woyke, T., Bringel, F., Vuilleumier, S., DiSpirito, A. A., Kalyuzhnaya, M. G. (2016) Draft genome sequences of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs isolated from marine ecosystems. Genome Announc. 4: e01629-15

Frindte K, Allgaier M, Grossart H-P, Eckert W. 2016. Redox stability regulates community structure of active microbes at the sediment-water interface. Environ Microbiol Rep. 8: 798–804.

Ueda Y, Frindte K, Knief C, Ashrafuzzaman M, Frei M. 2016. Effects of elevated tropospheric ozone concentration on the bacterial community in the phyllosphere and rhizoplane of rice. PLoS One 11: e0163178.


Knief, C. (2015) Diversity and habitat preferences of cultivated and uncultivated aerobic methanotrophic bacteria evaluated based on pmoA as molecular marker. Front. Microbiol. 6: 1346

Attermeyer, K., Tittel, J., Allgaier, M., Frindte, K., Wurzbacher, C., Hilt, S., Kamjunke, N., Grossart, HP (2015) Effects of light and autochthonous carbon additions on microbial turnover of allochthonous organic carbon and community composition. Microb. Ecol. 69: 361–371.

Frindte, K., Allgaier, M., Grossart, H.-P., and Eckert, W. (2015) Microbial response to experimentally controlled redox transitions at the sediment water interface. PLoS One 10: e0143428.

Osawa, A., Kaseya, Y., Koue, N., Schrader, J., Knief, C., Vorholt, J. A. Sandmann, G., Shindo, K. (2015) 4-[2-O-11Z-Octadecenoyl-β-glucopyranosyl]-4,4′-diapolycopene-4,4′-dioic acid and 4-[2-O-9Z-hexadecenoyl-β-glucopyranosyl]-4,4′-diapolycopene-4,4′-dioic acid: New C30-carotenoids produced by Methylobacterium. Tetrahedon Letters 56: 2791-2794.

Sharp, C. E., Smirnova, A. V., Kalyuzhnaya, M. G., Bringel, F., Hirayama, H., Jetten, M. S. M., Khmelenina, V. N., Klotz, M. G., Knief, C., Kyrpides, N., Op den Camp, H. J. M., Reshetnikov, A. S., Sakai, Y., Shapiro, N., Trotsenko, Y. A., Vuilleumier, S., Woyke, T., Dunfield, P. F. (2015) Draft genome sequence of the moderately halophilic methanotroph, Methylohalobius crimeensis strain 10Ki. Genome Announc. 3: e00644-15

Hamilton, R., Kits, K. D., Ramonovskaya, V. A., Rozova, O. N., Yurimoto, H., Iguchi, H., Khmelenina, V. N., Sakai, Y., Dunfield, P. F., Klotz, M. G., Knief, C., op den Camp, H. J. M., Jetten, M. S. M., Bringel, F., Vuilleumier, S., Svenning, M. M., Shaprio, N., Woyke, T., Trotsenko, Y. A., Stein, L. Y., Kalyuzhnaya, M. G. (2015) Draft genomes of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs isolated from terrestrial ecosystems. Genome Announc. 3: e00515-15

Wannicke, N., Frindte, K., Gust, G., Liskow, I., Wacker, A., Meyer, A., and Grossart, H.-P. (2015) Measuring bacterial activity and community composition at high hydrostatic pressure using a novel experimental approach: a pilot study. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 69: 361-371.


Knief, C. (2014) Analysis of plant microbe interactions in the era of next generation sequencing technologies. Front. Plant Sci. 5: 216


Khmelenina, V.N., Beck, D.A., Munk, C., Davenport, K., Daligault, H., Erkkila, T., Goodwin, L., Gu, W., Lo, C.C., Scholz, M., Teshima, H., Xu, Y., Chain, P., Bringel, F., Vuilleumier, S., Dispirito, A., Dunfield, P., Jetten, M.S., Klotz, M.G., Knief, C., Murrell, J.C., Op den Camp, H.J., Sakai, Y., Semrau, J., Svenning, M., Stein, L.Y., Trotsenko, Y.A., Kalyuzhnaya, M.G. (2013) Draft genome sequence of Methylomicrobium buryatense strain 5G, a haloalkaline-tolerant methanotrophic bacterium. Genome Announc. 1: e00053-13.


Marx, C. J., Bringel, F., Chistoserdova, L., Moulin, L., Ul Haque, M. F., Fleischman, D. E., Gruffaz, C., Jourand, P., Knief, C., Lee, M.-C., Muller, E. E. L., Nadalig, T., Peyraud, R., Roselli, S., Russ, L., Goodwin, L. A., Ivanova, N., Kyrpides, N., Lajus, A., Land, M., Médigue, C., Mikahilova, N., Nolan, M., Woyke, T., Stolyar, S., Vorholt J. A., Vuilleumier, S. (2012) Complete genome sequences of six strains of the genus Methylobacterium. J. Bacteriol. 194: 4746-4748.

Knief, C., Delmotte, N., Chaffron, S., Stark, M., Innerebner, G., Wassmann, R., von Mering, C. Vorholt, J. A. (2012) Metaproteomic analysis of microbial communities in the phyllosphere and rhizosphere of rice. ISME J. 6: 1378-1390.

Knief, C., Dengler, V., Bodelier, P. L. E., Vorholt, J. A. (2012) Characterization of Methylobacterium strains isolated from the phyllosphere and description of Methylobacterium longum sp. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 101: 169-183.


Knief, C., Delmotte, N., Vorholt, J. A. (2011) Bacterial adaptation to life in association with plants – A proteomic perspective from culture to in situ conditions. Proteomics 11: 3086-3105.

Innerebner, G., Knief, C., Vorholt, J. A. (2011) Protection of Arabidopsis thaliana against leaf-pathogenic Pseudomonas syringae by Sphingomonas strains in a controlled model system. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 3202-3210.


Knief, C., Frances, L., Vorholt, J. A. (2010) Competitiveness of diverse Methylobacterium strains in the phyllosphere of Arabidopsis thaliana and identification of representative models, including M. extorquens PA1. Microb. Ecol. 60: 440-452.

Knief, C., Ramette, A., Frances, L., Alonso-Blanco, C., Vorholt, J. A. (2010) Site and plant species are important determinants of the Methylobacterium community composition in the phyllosphere. ISME J. 4: 719-728.

Delmotte, N., Ahrens, C. H., Knief, C., Qeli, E., Koch, M., Fischer, H-M., Vorholt, J. A., Hennecke, H., Pessi, G. (2010) An integrated proteomics and transcriptomics reference dataset provides new insights into the Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteroid metabolism in soybean root nodules. Proteomics 10: 1391-1400.


Delmotte, N., Knief, C., Chaffron, S., Innerebner, G., Roschitzki, B., Schlapbach, R., von Mering, C. Vorholt, J. A. (2009) Community proteogenomics reveals insights into the physiology of phyllosphere bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 106: 16428-16433.

2008 and earlier

Knief, C., Frances, L. Cantet, F., Vorholt, J. A. (2008) Cultivation-independent characterization of Methylobacterium populations in the plant phyllosphere by automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 2218 – 2228.

Knief, C., Kolb, S., Bodelier, P. L. E., Lipski, A., and Dunfield P. F. (2006) The active methanotrophic community in hydromorphic soils changes in response to changing methane concentration. Environ. Microbiol. 8: 321 – 333.

Sy, A., Timmers, A. C. J., Knief, C., and Vorholt, J. A. (2005) Methylotrophic metabolism provides advantage for Methylobacterium extorquens during colonization of Medicago truncatula under competitive conditions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 7245 – 7252.

Knief, C., and Dunfield, P. F. (2005) Response and adaptation of methanotrophic bacteria to low methane concentrations. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 1307 – 1317.

Dedysh, S. N., Knief, C., and Dunfield, P. F. (2005) Methylocella species are facultatively methanotrophic. J. Bacteriol. 187: 4665 – 4670.

Knief, C., Vanitchung, S., Harvey, N. W., Conrad, R., Dunfield, P. F., and Chidthaisong, A. (2005) Diversity of methanotrophic bacteria in tropical upland soils under different land uses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 3826 – 3831.

Kolb, S., Knief, C., Dunfield, P. F., and Conrad, R. (2005) Abundance and activity of uncultured methanotrophic bacteria involved in the consumption of atmospheric methane in two forest soils. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 1150 – 1161.

Jaatinen, K., Knief, C., Dunfield, P. F., Yrjäla, K., and Fritze, H. (2004) Methanotrophic bacteria in boreal forest soil after fire. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 50: 195 – 202.

Knief, C., Lipski, A., and Dunfield P. F. (2003) Diversity and activity of methanotrophic bacteria in different upland soils. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 6703 – 6714.

Kolb, S., Knief, C., Stubner, S., and Conrad, R. (2003) Quantitative detection of methanotrophs in soil by novel pmoA-targeted real-time PCR assays. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 2423 – 2429.

Knief, C., Altendorf, K., and Lipski, A. (2003) Linking autotrophic activity in envrionmental samples with specific bacterial taxa by detection of 13C-labelled fatty acids. Environ. Microbiol. 5: 1155 – 1167.

Alexandrino, M., Knief, C., and Lipski, A. (2001) Stable-isotope-based labeling of styrene-degrading microorganisms in biofilters. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67: 4796 – 4804.