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37. Wegner CE (2024) Lanthanide utilization in the family Beijerinckiaceae. In Tani A, Nakagawa T, Mitsui R (ed.) Lanthanides in Enzymology and Microbiology, Elsevier


36. Gorniak L, Bechwar JA, Westermann M, Steiniger F, Wegner CE (2023) Different lanthanide elements induce strong gene expression changes in a lanthanide-accumulating methylotroph. Microbiol. Spectr. Nov 1:e0086723 doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00867-23

35. Wegner CE, Stahl R, Velsko I, Hübner A, Fagernäs Z, Warinner C, Lehmann R, Ritschel T, Totsche KU, Küsel K (2023) A glimpse of the paleome in endolithic microbial communities. Microbiome 11:210 doi: 10.1186/s40168-023-01647-2


34. Li Q, Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Taubert M, Jehmlich N, von Bergen M, Küsel K (2021) Insights into Autotrophic Activities and Carbon Flow in Iron-Rich Pelagic Aggregates (Iron Snow). Microorganisms 9:1368 doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9071368

33. Li Q, Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Lu S, Küsel K (2021) Draft Genome Sequences of Acidithrix sp. Strain C25 and Acidocella sp. Strain C78, Acidophiles Isolated from Iron-Rich Pelagic Aggregates (Iron Snow) Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 10:e00102-21 doi: 10.1128/mra.00102-21

32. Wu X, Liu P, Wegner CE, Luo Y, Xiao K-Q, Cui Z, Zhang F, Liesack W, Peng J (2021) Deciphering microbial mechanism underlying soil organic carbon storage in a wheat maize rotation system. Sci. Total Environ. (accepted) 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147798

31. Wegner CE, Westermann M, Steiniger F, Gorniak L, Budhraja R, Adrian L, Küsel K (2021). Extracellular and intracellular lanthanide accumulation in the methylotroph Beijerinckiaceae bacterium RH AL1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 87:e03144-20. 10.1128/AEM.03144-20

30. Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Küsel K (2021) Draft genome sequence Pseudomonas sp. strain FEN, isolated from the Fe- and organic matter-rich Schlöppnerbrunnen Fen. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 10:e01017-20 doi:10.1128/mra.01017-20


29. Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Kügler S, Poulin RX, Ueberschar N, Wurlitzer JD, Wichard T, Pohnert G, Küsel K (2020) Iron is not everything: unexpected complex metabolic responses between iron-cycling microorganisms. ISME J. 14:2675-2690 doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0718-z

28. Li Q, Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Küsel K (2020) Molecular mechanisms underpinning aggregation in Acidiphilium sp. C61 isolated from iron-rich pelagic aggregates. Microorganisms 8:314 doi:10.3390/microorganisms8030314

27. Cooper RE, Wegner CE, McAllister S, Shevchenko O, Chan C, Küsel K (2020) Draft Genome Sequence of Sideroxydans sp. CL21, an Fe(II)-Oxidizing Bacterium. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 9:e01444-19 doi:10.1128/MRA.01444-19

26. Wegner CE, Gorniak L, Riedel S, Westermann M, Küsel K (2020) Lanthanide-Dependent Methylotrophs of the Family Beijerinckiaceae: Physiological and Genomic Insights. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 86: e01830-19 doi:10.1128/AEM.01830-19

25. Geesink P, Wegner CE, Probst AJ, Herrmann M, Dam HT, Kastner AK, Küsel K (2020) Genome‐inferred spatio‐temporal resolution of an uncultivated Roizmanbacterium reveals its ecological preferences in groundwater. Environ. Microbiol. 22:726-737 doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14865

24. Heintz-Buschart A, Guerra C,Djukic I,Cesarz S,Chatzninotas A,Patoime G, Sikorski J, Buscot F, Küsel K, Wegner CE, Eisenhauer N (2020) Microbial diversity-ecosystem function relationships across environmental gradients. Res. Ideas Outcomes 6:e52217 doi:10.3897/rio.6.e52217


23. Herrmann M, Wegner CE, Taubert M, Geesink P, Lehmann K, Yan L, Lehmann R, Totsche KU, Küsel K (2019) Predominance of Cand. Patescibacteria in Groundwater Is Caused by Their Preferential Mobilization From Soils and Flourishing Under Oligotrophic Conditions. Front. Microbiol. 10:1407 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01407

22. Abdallah RZ, Wegner CE, Liesack W (2019) Community transcriptomics reveals drainage effects on paddy soil microbiome across all three domains of life. Soil Biol. Biochem. 132:131-142 doi:

21. Wegner CE, Gaspar M, Geesink P, Herrmann M, Marz M, Küsel K (2019) Biogeochemical regimes in shallow aquifers reflect the metabolic coupling of the elements nitrogen, sulfur and carbon. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 85:e2346-18 doi: 10.1128/AEM.02346-18 [Editor's pick - significant interest]

20. Kügler S, Cooper RE, Wegner CE, Mohr JF, Wichard T, Küsel K (2019) Iron-organic matter complexes accelerate microbial iron cycling in an iron-rich fen. Sci. Total Environ. 646:972-978 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.258


19. Peng J, Wegner CE, Bei Q, Liu P, Liesack W (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals a different temperature effect on the structural and functional organization of the anaerobic food web in rice field soil. Microbiome 6:169 doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0546-9

18. Ivanova AA, Wegner CE, Kim Y, Liesack W, Dedysh SN (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals hydrolytic potential of peat-inhabiting Planctomycetes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 111:801-809. doi: 10.1007/s10482-017-0973-9


17. Cooper RE, Eusterhues K, Wegner CE, Totsche KU, Küsel K (2017) Ferrihydrite associated organic matter (OM) stimulates reduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and a complex microbial consortia. Biogeosciences 14:5171-5188 doi: 10.5194/bg-2017-270

16. Wegner CE, Liesack W (2017) Unexpected dominance of elusive Acidobacteria in early industrial soft coal slags. Front. Microbiol. 8:1023 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01023 [>1000 views in less than 4 months]

15. Wagner T, Wegner CE, Kahnt J, Ermler U, Shima S (2017) Phylogenetic and structural comparisons of the three types of methyl-coenzyme M reductase from Methanococcales and Methanobacteriales. J. Bacteriol. 199:e00197-17 doi: 10.1128/JB.00197-17 [Editor's pick - significant interest]

14. Peng J, Wegner CE, Liesack W (2017) Short-term exposure of paddy soil microbial communities to salt stress triggers different transcriptional responses of key taxonomic groups. Front. Microbiol. 8:400 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00400 [> 1000 article views in less than 6 months]


13. Ivanova AA, Wegner CE, Kim Y, Liesack W, Dedysh SN (2016) Identification of microbial populations driving biopolymer degradation in acidic peatlands by metatranscriptomic analysis. Mol. Ecol. 19:4818-4835 doi: 10.1111/mec.13806

12. Tollot M, Assmann D, Becker C, Altmüller J, Dutheil JY, Wegner CE, Kahmann R (2016) The WOPR protein Ros1 is a master regulator of sporogenesis and effector gene expression in the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis. PloS Pathog. 12:e1005697 doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005697

11. Wegner CE, Liesack W (2016) Microbial community dynamics during the early stages of plant polymer breakdown in paddy soil. Environ. Microbiol. 18: 2825-2842 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12815


10. Wu XH, Ge TD, Wang W, Yuan HZ, Wegner CE, Zhu ZK, Whiteley AS, Wu JS (2015) Cropping systems modulate the rate and magnitude of soil microbial autotrophic CO2 fixation in soil. Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00379

9. Andresen LC, Moser G, Seibert R, Guillet C, Grünhage L, Donath TW, Otte A, Hemfler M, Achilles F, Wegner CE, Liesack W, Müller C (2015) Permanent managed grassland at future climate change: is there a connection between GHG emission and composition of plant and microbial communities? Procedia Environ. Sci. 29: 156-157 doi: 10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.237


8. Oshkin IY, Wegner CE, Lüke C, Glagolev MV, Filippov IV, Pimenov NV, Liesack W, Dedysh SN (2014) Gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs dominate cold methane seeps in floodplains of Western Siberian Rivers. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80: 5944-5954 doi: 10.1128/AEM.01539-14

7. Kim Y, Wegner CE, Liesack W. (2014) Soil metatranscriptomics. In Nannipieri P, Pietramellara G, Renell G (ed.) Omics in Soil Science, Caister Academic Press

6. Wegner CE, Richter M, Richter-Heitmann T, Klindworth A, Frank CS, Harder J, Glöckner FO (2014) Permanent draft genome of Rhodopirellula sallentina SM41. Mar. Genomics. 13:17-18 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2013.11.002

5. Richter M, Richter-Heitmann T, Klindworth A, Wegner CE, Frank CS, Harder J, Glöckner FO (2014) Permanent draft genomes of the three Rhodopirellula baltica strains SH28, SWK14 and WH47. Mar. Genomics. 13:13-14 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2013.11.004

4. Richter M, Richter-Heitmann T, Klindworth A, Wegner CE, Frank CS, Harder J, Glöckner FO (2014) Permanent draft genomes of the Rhodopirellula maiorica strain SM1. Mar. Genomics. 13:19-20 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2013.11.001

3. Richter-Heitmann T, Richter M, Klindworth A, Wegner CE, Frank CS, Harder J, Glöckner FO (2014) Permanent draft genomes of the two Rhodopirellula europae strains 6C and SH398. Mar. Genomics. 13:15-16 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2013.11.003

2. Klindworth A,, Richter M, Richter-Heitmann T, Wegner CE, Frank CS, Harder J, Glöckner FO (2014) Permanent draft genome of Rhodopirellula rubra SWK7. Mar. Genomics. 13:11-12 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2013.11.005


1. Wegner CE, Richter-Heitmann T, Klindworth A, Klockow C, Richter M, Achstetter T, Glöckner FO, Harder J (2013) Expression of sulfatases in Rhodopirellula baltica and the diversity of sulfatases in the genus Rhodopirellula. Mar. Genomics. 9:51-61 doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2012.12.001 [second most cited Mar. Genomics paper]