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Hausmann, B., Pelikan, C., Herbold, C.W., Koestlbacher, S., Albertsen, M., Eichorst, S.A., Glavina del Rio, T., Huemer, M., Nielsen, P.H., Rattei, T., Stingl, U., Tringe, S.G., Trojan, D., Wentrup, C., Woebken, D., Pester, M. (corresponding author), Loy, A. (2018). Peatland Acidobacteria with a dissimilatory sulfur metabolism. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) published ahead of print: doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0077-1.

Anantharaman, K., Hausmann, B., Jungbluth, S.P., Kantor, R.S., Lavy, A., Warren, L.A., Rappé, M.S., Pester, M., Loy, A., Thomas, B.C., Banfield J.F. (2018) Expanded diversity of microbial groups that shape the dissimilatory sulfur cycle. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) published ahead of print: doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0078-0.

Zecchin, S., Mueller, R.C., Seifert, J., Stingl, U., Anantharaman, K., von Bergen, M., Cavalca, L., Pester, M. (2017) Rice paddy Nitrospirae encode and express genes related to sulfate respiration: proposal of the new genus Candidatus Sulfobium. Appl Environ Microbiol. published ahead of print: doi: 10.1128/AEM.02224-17

Herbold, C.W., Lehtovirta‐Morley, L.E., Jung, M.-Y., Jehmlich, N., Hausmann, B., Han, P., Loy, A., Pester, M., Sayavedra‐Soto, L.A., Rhee, S.-K., Prosser, J.I., Nicol, G.W., Wagner, M., Gubry‐Rangin, C. (2017) Ammonia‐oxidising archaea living at low pH: Insights from comparative genomics. Environ Microbiol 19: 4939-4952

Dawson, W., Hör, J., Egert, M., van Kleunen, M, Pester, M. (2017) A small number of low-abundance bacteria dominate plant species-specific responses during rhizosphere colonization. Front Microbiol 8: 975.

Bornemann, M., Bussmann, I., Tichy, L., Deutzmann, J., Schink, B., Pester, M. (2016) Methane release from sediment seeps to the atmosphere is counteracted by highly active Methylococcaceae in the water column of deep oligotrophic Lake Constance. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 92: fiw123.

Wörner, S., Zecchin, S., Dan, J., Todorova, N. H., Loy, A., Conrad, R., Pester, M. (2016) Gypsum amendment to rice paddy soil stimulates bacteria involved in sulfur cycling but largely preserves the phylogenetic composition of the total bacterial community. Environ. Microbiol. 8: 413–423.

Hausmann, B., Knorr, K.-H. Schreck, K., Tringe, S.G., Glavina del Rio, T., Loy, A., Pester, M. (2016) Consortia of low-abundance bacteria drive sulfate reduction-dependent degradation of fermentation products in peat soil microcosms. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 10: 2365–2375.

Pelikan, C., Herbold, C.W., Hausmann, B., Müller, A.L., Pester, M., Loy A. (2016). Diversity analysis of sulfite- and sulfate-reducing microorganisms by multiplex dsrA and dsrB amplicon sequencing using new primers and mock community-optimized bioinformatics. Environ. Microbiol. 18: 2994–3009.

Müller, N., Scherag, F.D., Pester, M., Schink, B. (2015). Bacillus stamsii sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic sugar degrader that is numerically dominant in freshwater lake sediment. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 38: 379–389

Patil, Y., Junghare, M., Pester, M., Müller, N., Schink, B. (2015). Characterization and phylogeny of Anaerobium acetethylicum gen. nov., sp. nov., a strictly anaerobic gluconate-fermenting bacterium isolated from a methanogenic bioreactor. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 3289–3296.

Müller, A.B., Kjeldsen, K.U., Rattei, T., Pester, M., Loy, A. (2015) Phylogenetic and environmental diversity of DsrAB-type dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductases. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 9: 1152–1165

Schlotz, N., Pester, M., Freese, H., Martin-Creuzburg, D. (2014). A dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid improves consumer performance during challenge with an opportunistic bacterial pathogen. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 90: 467–477

Gruber-Dorninger, C., Pester, M., Kitzinger, K., Savio, D. F., Loy, A., Rattei, T., Wagner, M., and Daims, H. (2014). Functionally relevant diversity of closely related Nitrospira in activated sludge. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 9: 643–655

Pester, M., Maixner, F., Berry, D., Rattei, T., Koch. H., Lücker, S., Nowka, B., Richter, A., Spieck, E., Lebedeva, E., Loy, A., Wagner, M., and Daims, H. (2014) NxrB encoding the beta subunit of nitrite oxidoreductase as novel functional and phylogenetic marker for nitrite-oxidizing Nitrospira. Environ. Microbiol. 16: 3055–3071.

Pester, M., Brambilla, E., Alazard, D., Rattei, T., Weinmaier, T., Han, J. et al. (2012). Complete genome sequences of Desulfosporosinus orientis DSM765T, Desulfosporosinus youngiae DSM17734T, Desulfosporosinus meridiei DSM13257T, and Desulfosporosinus acidiphilus DSM22704T. J Bacteriol. 194:6300–6301.

Vandieken, V., Pester, M., Finke, N., Hyun, J.-H., Friedrich, M.W., Loy, A., and Thamdrup, B. (2012) Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 6:2078–2090.

Pester, M., Rattei, T., Flechl, S., Gröngröft, A., Richter, A., Overmann, J., Reinhold-Hurek, B., Loy, A., and Wagner, M. (2012a) amoA-based consensus phylogeny of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and deep sequencing of amoA genes from soils of four different geographic regions. Environ. Microbiol. 14: 525–539.

Pester, M., Knorr, K.-H., Friedrich, M.W., Wagner, M., and Loy, M. (2012b) Sulfate reducing microorganisms in wetlands – fameless actors in carbon cycling and climate change. Front. Microbiol. 3: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00072.

Pester, M., Schleper, C., Wagner, M. (2011). The Thaumarchaeota: An emerging view of their phylogeny and ecophysiology. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 14: 300–306.

Steger, D., Wentrup, C., Braunegger, C., Deevong, P., Hofer, M., Richter, A., Baranyi, C., Pester, M., Wagner, M., and Loy, A. (2011) Microorganisms with novel dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductase genes are widespread and part of the core microbiota in low-sulfate peatlands. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 1231–1242.

Loy, A., Pester, M., and Steger D. (2011) Phylogentic microarrays for cultivation-independent identification and metabolic characterization of microorganisms in complex samples. Methods Mol. Biol. 688:187–206.

Loy, A. and Pester, M. (2010) Probing identity and physiology of uncultured microorganisms with isotopic labeling techniques. In Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective. Barton, L., Mandl, M., Loy, A. (eds.). Springer: Heidelberg, pp. 127–146.

Pester, M., Bittner, N., Deevong, P., Wagner, M., and Loy, A. (2010). A 'rare biosphere' microorganism drives sulfate reduction in a peatland. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 4:1591–1602.

Tholen, A., Pester, M., and Brune, A. (2007) Simultaneous methanogenesis and oxygen reduction by Methanobrevibacter cuticularis at low oxygen fluxes. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 62: 303–312.

Pester, M. and Brune, A. (2007) Hydrogen is the central free intermediate during lignocellulose degradation by termite gut symbionts. ISME J. (Nature Publishing Group) 1: 551–565.

Pester, M., Tholen, A., Friedrich, M. W., and Brune, A. (2007) Methane oxidation in termite hindguts – absence of evidence and evidence of absence. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 2024–2028.

Pester, M. and Brune, A. (2006) Expression profiles of fhs (FTHFS) genes support the hypothesis that spirochaetes dominate reductive acetogenesis in the hindgut of lower termites. Environ. Microbiol. 8: 1261–1270.

Brune, A. and Pester, M. (2005) In situ measurements of metabolite fluxes: microinjection of radiotracers into insect guts and other small compartments. In Methods in Enzymology. Leadbetter, J. R. (ed). Elsevier: London, pp. 200–212.

Bussmann, I., Pester, M., Brune, A., and Schink, B. (2004) Preferential cultivation of type II methanotrophic bacteria from littoral sediments (Lake Constance). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 47: 179–189.

Pester, M., Friedrich, M. W., Schink, B., and Brune, A. (2004) pmoA-based analysis of methanotrophs in a littoral lake sediment reveals a diverse and stable community in a dynamic environment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 3138–3142.