Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Michel Koenen

Research Assistant
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NIOZ publications

  • 2022
    Ding, S.; Henkel, J.V.; Hopmans, E.C.; Bale, N.J.; Koenen, M.; Villanueva, L.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2022). Changes in the membrane lipid composition of a Sulfurimonas species depend on the electron acceptor used for sulfur oxidation. ISME Commun. 2: 121.
    Sahonero Canavesi, D.X.; Siliakus, M.F.; Abdala Asbun, A.; Koenen, M.; von Meijenfeldt, F. A.B.; Boeren, S.; Bale, N.J.; Engelmann, J.C.; Fiege, K.; Strack van Schijndel, L.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Villanueva, L. (2022). Disentangling the lipid divide: Identification of key enzymes for the biosynthesis of membrane-spanning and ether lipids in bacteria. Science Advances 8(50).
    Sahonero Canavesi, D.X.; Villanueva, L.; Bale, N.J.; Bosviel, J.; Koenen, M.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2022). Changes in the distribution of membrane lipids during growth of Thermotoga maritima at different temperatures: Indications for the potential mechanism of biosynthesis of ether-bound diabolic acid (membrane-spanning) lipids. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 88(2).
    Sorokin, D.Y.; Elcheninov, A.G.; Khizhniak, T.V.; Koenen, M.; Bale, N.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Kublanov, I.V. (2022). Natronocalculus amylovorans gen. nov., sp. nov., and Natranaeroarchaeum aerophilus sp. nov., dominant culturable amylolytic natronoarchaea from hypersaline soda lakes in southwestern Siberia. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 45(4): 126336.
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    Sorokin, D.Y.; Yakimov, M.; Messina, E.; Merkel, A.Y.; Koenen, M.; Bale, N.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2022). Natranaeroarchaeum sulfidigenes gen. nov., sp. nov., carbohydrate-utilizing sulfur-respiring haloarchaeon from hypersaline soda lakes, a member of a new family Natronoarchaeaceae fam. nov. in the order Halobacteriales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 45(6): 126356.
  • 2021
    Lara, P.; Vega-Alvarado, L.; Sahonero Canavesi, D.X.; Koenen, M.; Villanueva, L.; Riveros-Mckay, F.; Morett, E.; Juárez, K. (2021). Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Cr(VI) Adaptation Mechanisms in Klebsiella sp. Strain AqSCr. Front. Microbiol. 12.
    Sorokin, D.Y.; Diender, M.; Merkel, A.Y.; Koenen, M.; Bale, N.J.; Pabst, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Sousa, D.Z. (2021). Natranaerofaba carboxydovora gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely haloalkaliphilic CO‐utilizing acetogen from a hypersaline soda lake representing a novel deep phylogenetic lineage in the class ‘Natranaerobiia’. Environ. Microbiol. 23(7): 3460-3476.
    Sorokin, D.Y.; Yakimov, M.M.; Messina, E.; Merkel, A.Y.; Koenen, M.; Bale, N.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S (2021). Halapricum desulfuricans sp. nov., carbohydrate-utilizing, sulfur-respiring haloarchaea from hypersaline lakes. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 44(6): 126249.
    Yadav, S.; Koenen, M.; Bale, N.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Villanueva, L. (2021). The physiology and metabolic properties of a novel, low‐abundance Psychrilyobacter species isolated from the anoxic Black Sea shed light on its ecological role. Environmental Microbiology Reports 13(6): 899-910.
  • 2020
    Bale, N.J.; Koenen, M.; Yadav, S.; Hopmans, E.C.; Villanueva, L.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2020). Diagnostic amide products of amino lipids detected in the microaerophilic bacteria Lutibacter during routine fatty acid analysis using gas chromatography. Org. Geochem. 144: 104027.
    van Vliet, D.M.; Lin; Bale, N.J.; Koenen, M.; Villanueva, L.; Stams, A.J.M.; Sánchez-Andrea, I. (2020). Pontiella desulfatans gen. nov., sp. nov., and Pontiella sulfatireligans sp. nov., two marine anaerobes of the Pontiellaceae fam. nov. producing sulfated glycosaminoglycan-like exopolymers. Microorganisms 8(6): 920.
    Yadav, S.; Villanueva, L.; Bale, N.; Koenen, M.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S (2020). Physiological, chemotaxonomic and genomic characterization of two novel piezotolerant bacteria of the family Marinifilaceae isolated from sulfidic waters of the Black Sea. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 43(5): 126122.
  • 2019
    Bale, N.J.; Sorokin, D.Y.; Hopmans, E.C.; Koenen, M.; Rijpstra, W.I.C.; Villanueva, L.; Wienk, H.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2019). New insights into the polar lipid composition of extremely halo(alkali)philic euryarchaea from hypersaline lakes. Front. Microbiol. 10: article 377.
    Besseling, M.A.; Hopmans, E.C.; Koenen, M.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Vreugdenhil, S.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Villanueva, L. (2019). Depth-related differences in archaeal populations impact the isoprenoid tetraether lipid composition of the Mediterranean Sea water column. Org. Geochem. 135: 16-31.