Selected Publications (See full list: GoogleScholar)

Gruber-Vodicka, H. R., N. Leisch, M. Kleiner, T. Hinzke, M. Liebeke, M. McFall-Ngai, M. G. Hadfield and N. Dubilies (2019). Two intracellular and cell type-specific bacterial symbionts in the placozoan Trichoplax H2. Nature Microbiology. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0475-9

Kleiner, M. (2019). Metaproteomics: Much more than measuring gene expression in microbial communities. mSystems 4(3): e00115-19. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00115-19

Hinzke, T., A. Kouris, R.-A. Hughes, M. Strous and M. Kleiner (2019). More is not always better: Evaluation of 1D and 2D-LC-MS/MS methods for metaproteomics. Frontiers in Microbiology 10(238). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00238

Rubin-Blum, M., N. Dubilier and M. Kleiner (2019). Genetic evidence for two carbon fixation pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in symbiotic and free-living bacteria. mSphere 4:e00394-18.

Duerkop, B. A., M. Kleiner, D. Paez-Espino, W. Zhu, B. Hassell, S. E. Winter, N. C. Kyrpides and L. V. Hooper (2018). Murine colitis reveals a disease-associatebacteriophage community. Nature Microbiology 3: 1023–1031. Free Full Text

Kleiner, M., X. Dong, T. Hinzke, J. Wippler, E. Thorson, B. Mayer and M. Strous (2018). Metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(24): E5576-E5584. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1722325115

Zorz, J. K., J. A. Kozlowski, L. Y. Stein, M. Strous and M. Kleiner (2018). Comparative proteomics of three species of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 9(938). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00938

Kleiner, M., E. Thorson, C. E. Sharp, X. Dong, C. Li and M. Strous (2017). Assessing species biomass contributions in microbial communities via metaproteomics. Nature Communications 1558. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01544-x

Dong, X., M. Kleiner, C. E. Sharp, E. Thorson, C. Li, D. Liu and M. Strous (2017). Fast and simple analysis of MiSeq amplicon sequencing data with MetaAmp. Frontiers in Microbiology 8(1461). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01461

Ponnudurai, R. P., M. Kleiner, L. Sayavedra, J. M. Petersen, M. Moche, A. Otto et al. (2017). Metabolic and physiological interdependencies in the Bathymodiolus azoricus symbiosis. The ISME Journal 11: 463-477. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.124

Wippler, J., M. Kleiner, C. Lott, A. Gruhl, P. Abraham, R. Giannone et al. (2016). Transcriptomic and proteomic insights into innate immunity and adaptations to a symbiotic lifestyle in the gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis. BMC Genomics 17(1): 942.

Yu, Y.-T. N., M. Kleiner and G. J. Velicer (2016). Spontaneous reversions of an evolutionary trait loss reveal regulators of a sRNA that controls multicellular development in the myxobacteria. Journal of Bacteriology 198(23): 3142-3151.

Petersen, J. M., A. Kemper, H. Gruber-Vodicka, U. Cardini, M. van der Geest, M. Kleiner et al. (2016). Chemosynthetic sulphur-oxidizing symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation. Nature Microbiology 2:16195. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.195

Hamann, E., H. Gruber-Vodicka, M. Kleiner, H. Tegetmeyer, D. Riedel, S. Littmann et al. (2016). Environmental Breviatea harbor mutualistic Arcobacter epibionts. Nature 534: 254-258. doi:10.1038/nature18297

Kleiner, M., C. Wentrup, T. Holler, G. Lavik, J. Harder, C. Lott, S. Littmann, M. M. M. Kuypers and N. Dubilier (2015). Use of carbon monoxide and hydrogen by a bacteria-animal symbiosis from seagrass sediments. Environmental Microbiology 17(12): 5023-5035doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12912

Sayavedra, L., M. Kleiner, R. Ponnudurai, S. Wetzel, E. Pelletier, V. Barbe et al. (2015). Abundant toxin-related genes in the genomes of beneficial symbionts from deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels. eLife 4:e07966. doi: 10.7554/eLife.07966

Kleiner, M., L. V. Hooper and B. A. Duerkop (2015). Evaluation of methods to purify virus-like particles for metagenomic sequencing of intestinal viromes. BMC Genomics 16(7). doi:10.1186/s12864-014-1207-4

Kleiner, M., J. C. Young, M. Shah, N. C. VerBerkmoes and N. Dubilier (2013). Metaproteomics reveals abundant transposase expression in mutualistic endosymbionts. mBio 4(3): e00223-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00223-13

Kleiner, M., C. Wentrup, C. Lott, H. Teeling, S. Wetzel, J. Young et al. (2012). Metaproteomics of a gutless marine worm and its symbiotic microbial community reveal unusual pathways for carbon and energy use. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(19): E1173-E1182. Original publication (open access)

Kleiner, M., J. M. Petersen and N. Dubilier (2012). Convergent and divergent evolution of metabolism in sulfur-oxidizing symbionts and the role of horizontal gene transfer. Current Opinion in Microbiology 15(5): 621-631. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2012.09.003