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Microbial Ecology

  1. Ehaliotis C, Papadopoulou K, Kotsou M, Mari I and C Balis (1999) Adaptation, population dynamics and N2-fixation of Azotobacter vinelandii in olive-mill wastewaters during an aerobic bioremediation process. FEMS Microbiology-Ecology, 30: 301-311 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.1999.tb00658.x
  2. Giannakou I.O, Karpouzas DG, Prophetou-Athanasiadou D (2004). A novel non-chemical nematicide for the control of root-knot nematodes. Applied Soil Ecology 26: 69-79 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2003.09.002
  3. Ntougias S, Zervakis GI, Kavroulakis N, Ehaliotis C, Papadopoulou K (2004) Bacterial diversity in spent mushroom compost assessed by amplified rDNA restriction analysis and sequencing of cultivated isolates. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 27: 746-754 DOI: 10.1078/0723202042369857
  4. Ntougias S, Ehaliotis C, Papadopoulou K, Zervakis G (2006) Application of respiration and FDA hydrolysis measurements for estimating microbial activity during composting processes. Biology and Fertility of Soils 42: 330-337 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-005-0031-z
  5. Ntougias S, Zervakis G, Kavroulakis N, Ehaliotis C, Papadopoulou K (2006) Ecophysiology and molecular phylogeny of bacteria isolated from alkaline two-phase olive mill wastes. Research in Microbiology 157: 376-385 DOI: 10.1016/j.resmic.2005.09.010
  6. Ntougias S, Papadopoulou KK, Zervakis GI, Kavroulakis N, Ehaliotis C (2008) Suppression of soil-borne pathogens of tomato by composts derived from agro-industrial wastes abundant in Mediterranean regions, Biology and Fertility of Soils 44: 1081-1090 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-008-0295-1
  7. Spyrou I.M, Karpouzas DG, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi, U (2009). Do botanical pesticides alter the structure of the soil microbial community. Microbial Ecology 58: 715-727 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-009-9522-z
  8. Karpouzas DG, Rousidou C, Papadopoulou KK, Bekris F, Zervakis G, Singh BK, Ehaliotis C (2009). Effect of continuous olive mill wastewater applications, in the presence and absence of N fertilization, on the structure of rhizopshere soil fungal communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70: 56-69 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00779.x.
  9. Karpouzas DG, Singh BK (2009) Chapter 5: Application of fingerprinting molecular methods in bioremediation studies. In Bioremediation, Methods in Molecular Biology 599, Cummings S.P. Ed, Humana Press Inc, pp 69-88 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-60761-439-5_5
  10. Rousidou C, Papadopoulou KK, Zervakis G, Singh BK, Ehaliotis C, Karpouzas DG (2010) Fractioned land application of diluted olive mill wastewater induces changes in the structure of the soil microbial community. European Journal of Soil Biology 46: 34-4
  11. Karpouzas DG, Ntougias S, Iskidou E, Rousidou C, Papadopoulou KK, Zervakis G, Ehaliotis C (2010) The effects of soil application of olive mill wastewaters on functional soil bacterial communities. Applied Soil Ecology 45: 101-111
  12. Omirou, C. Rousidou, F. Bekris, KK. Papadopoulou, C. Ehaliotis, U. Menkissoglu-Spiroudi, Karpouzas DG (2011) Τhe impact of biofumigation and chemical fumigation methods on the structure and function of the soil microbial community. Microbial Ecology 61: 201-213 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-010-9740-4
  13. Papadopoulou ES, Karpouzas DG, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U (2011) Extraction parameters significantly influence and the quantity and the profile of PLFAs extracted from soil. Microbial Ecology 62: 704-714 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-011-9863-2
  14. Karpouzas DG, Karatasas A, Spyridaki E, Rousidou C, Bekris F, Ehaliotis C, Papadopoulou KK (2011) Impact of a beneficial and of a pathogenic Fusarium strain on the fingerprinting-based structure of microbial communities in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) rhizosphere. European Journal of Soil Biology 47(6): 400-408 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.07.011
  15. Coppolecchia D, Puglisi E, Vasileiadis S, Suciu N, Hamon R, Maria Beone G, Trevisan M (2011). Relative sensitivity of different soil biological properties to zinc. Soil Biology Biochemistry 43: 1798-1807
  16. Puglisi E, Vasileiadis S, Demiris, C, Bassi D, Karpouzas DG, Capri E, Cocconcelli PS, Trevisan M (2012) Fungicides impact on the diversity and function of non-target ammonia oxidizing microorganisms residing in a litter soil cover. Microbial Ecology 64: 692-701 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-012-0064-4
  17. Vasileiadis S, Coppolecchia D, Puglisi E, Balloi A, Mapelli F, Hamon RE, Daffonchio D, Trevisan M (2012). Response of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea to acute zinc stress and different moisture regimes in soil. Microb Ecology 64: 1028-1037
  18. Vasileiadis S, Puglisi E, Arena M, Cappa F, Cocconcelli PS, Trevisan M (2012). Soil bacterial diversity screening using single 16S rRNA gene V regions coupled with multi-million read generating sequencing technologies. PLoS One 7: e42671
  19. Marinozzi M, Coppola L, Monaci E, Karpouzas DG, Papadopoulou E, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U, Vischetti C (2013) The dissipation of three fungicides in a biobed organic substrate and their impact on the structure and activity of the microbial community. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20:2546-2555
  20. Martin-Laurent F, Kandeler E, Pertic I, Djuric S, Karpouzas DG (2013) ECOFUN-MICROBIODIV: an FP7 European project for developing and evaluating innovative tools for assessing the impact of pesticides on soil functional microbial diversity-towards new pesticide registration regulation? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20:1203-1205 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-012-1368-0
  21. Moulas C, Petsoulas C, Rousidou C, Perruchon C, Karras P, Karpouzas DG (2013) The effects of systemic pesticides imidachloprid and metalaxyl on the phyllosphere of pepper plants. BIOMED Research International Volume 2013 Article ID 969750, 8 DOI: 10.1155/2013/969750
  22. Rousidou C, Papadopoulou E, Kortsinidou M, Giannakou I.O, Singh BK, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi, U, and Karpouzas DG (2013) Bio-pesticides: Harmful or harmless to ammonia oxidizing microorganisms? The case of a Paecilomyces lilacinus-based nematicide. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 67:98-105 DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.08.014
  23. Karpouzas DG, Papadopoulou, E, Ipsilantis I, Petric I, Udikovic-Kolic N, Djuric S, Kandeler E, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U, Martin-Laurent F (2013) Effects of nicosulfuron on the abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi used as indicators of pesticide soil microbial toxicity. Ecological Indicators 39: 44-53 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.004
  24. Vasileiadis S, Puglisi E, Arena M, Cappa F, van Veen JA, Cocconcelli PS, Trevisan M (2013). Soil microbial diversity patterns of a lowland spring environment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86: 172-184
  25. Karpouzas DG, Kandeler E, Bru D, Friedel I, Auer Y, Kramer S, Vasileiadis S, Petric I, Udikovic-Kolic N, Djuric S, Martin-Laurent F (2014) A tiered assessment approach based on standardized methods to estimate the impact of nicosulfuron on the abundance and function of the soil microbial community. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 75: 282-291 DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.04.022
  26. Vasileiadis S, Puglisi E, Trevisan M, Scheckel KG, Langdon KA, McLaughlin MJ, Lombi E, Donner E (2015) Changes in soil bacterial communities and diversity in response to long-term silver exposure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91(10): fiv114,
  27. Algora C, Vasileiadis S, Wasmund K, Trevisan M, Krüger M, Puglisi E, Adrian L (2015). Manganese and iron as structuring parameters of microbial communities in arctic marine sediments from the Baffin Bay. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91(6): fiv056,
  28. Petric I, Karpouzas DG, Bru D, Udikovic-Kolic N, Kandeler E, Djuric S, Martin-Laurent F (2016) Nicosulfuron application in agricultural soils drives the selection towards NS-tolerant microorganisms harboring various levels of sensitivity to nicosulfuron. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(5): 4320-4333 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7319-4
  29. Papadopoulou ES, Tsachidou P, Sulowic S, Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U, Karpouzas DG (2016) Land spreading of wastewaters from the fruit packaging industry and potential effects on soil microbes: Effects of the antioxidant ethoxyquin and its metabolites on ammonia oxidizers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 747-755 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03437-15.
  30. Karpouzas DG, Tsiamis G, Trevisan M, Ferrari F, Malandain C, Sibourg O, Martin-Laurent F (2016) 'LOVE TO HATE'-Pesticides: Felicity or curse for the soil microbial community? An FP7 IAPP Marie Curie project aiming to establish tools for the assessment of the mechanisms controlling the interactions of pesticides with soil microorganisms. Environmental Science and Pollution Research DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7319-4 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7319-4
  31. Rousidou C, Karaiskos D, Myti D,  Karanasios E, Karas P, Tourna M, Tzortzakakis EA, Karpouzas DG (2016) Ecology of carbamate hydrolase genes and implications of pH as a driver of the distribution and function of the cehA gene is soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw219
  32. Storck V., Nikolaki S., Perruchon C., Chabanis C., Sacchi A., Pertile G., Baguelin C., Karas P.A., Spor A., Devers M., Papadopoulou E.S., Sibourg O., Malandain C., Trevisan M., Ferrari F., Karpouzas D.G., Tsiamis G., Martin-Laurent F. (2018). Lab to field assessment of the ecotoxicology impact of chlorpyrifos, isoproturon or tebuconazole on the diversity and composition of the soil bacterial community. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1412. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01412
  33. Karas P.A., Baguelin C., Pertile G., Papadopoulou E.S., Nikolaki S., Storck V., Ferrari F., Trevisan M., Ferrarini A., Fornasier F., Vasileiadis S., Tsiamis G., Martin-Laurent F., Karpouzas D.G., (2018) Assessment of the impact of three pesticides on microbial dynamics and functions in a lab-to-field experimental approach. Science of the Total Environment 637-638: 636-646
  34. El Azhari, N., Dermou E., Barnard R.L., Storck V., Tourna M., Beguet J., Karas P., Lucini L., Rouard N., Botteri L., Ferrari F., Trevisan M., Karpouzas D.G., Martin-Laurent F., (2018) The dissipation and microbial ecotoxicity of tebuconazole and its transformation products in soil under standard laboratory and simulated winter conditions. Science of the Total Environment 637-638: 892-906
  35. Vasileiadis S., Puglisi E., Papadopoulou E.S., Pertile G., Suciu N., Papolla, A., Tourna M., Karas P.A., Papadimitriou F., Kasiotakis A, Ipsilanti N., Ferrarini A., Sulowic S., Fornasier F., Nicol G.W, Trevisan M., Karpouzas D.G (2018) Blame it on the metabolite: 3,5-dichloraniline rather than the parent compound iprodione induces strong effects on the diversity and function of soil microorganisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84(22): e01536-18
  36. Vasileiadis, S, Brunetti, G, Marzouk, E, Wakelin, S, Kowalchuk, G A, Lombi, E, Donner, E (2018). Silver toxicity thresholds for multiple soil microbial biomarkers. Environmental Science and Technology 52: 8745–8755
  37. Gallego-Blanco S., Devers-Lamrani M., Rousidou K., Karpouzas D.G., Martin-Laurent F., (2019) Assessment of the effects of oxamyl on the bacterial community of an agricultural soil exhibiting enhanced biodegradation. Science of the Total Environment 651: 1189-1198
  38. Suciu N., Vasileiadis S., Puglisi E., Pertile G., Tourna M., Karas P.Α., Papolla, A., Ferrarini A., Sulowic S., Fornasier F.,  Trevisan M., Karpouzas D.G., (2019) Azadirachtin and trifloxystrobin had no inhibitory effects on key soil microbial functions even at high dose rates. Applied Soil Ecology 137: 29-38
  39. Katsoula A., Vasileiadis S., Sapountzi M., Karpouzas D.G., (2020) The response of soil and phyllosphere microbial communities to repeated application of the fungicide iprodione: Accelerated biodegradation or toxicity?  FEMS Microbiology Ecology fiaa056,
  40. Papadopoulos C., Karas P., Vasileiadis S., Ligda P., Saratsis A., Sotiraki S., Karpouzas D.G. (2020) Host species determines the composition of the prokaryotic microbiome in Phlebotomus sand flies. Pathogens 9: 428, doi:10.3390/pathogens906042
  41. Kavroulakis N., Tsiknia M., Ipsilantis I., Kavadia A., Stedel K., Psaras G., Doupis G., Karpouzas D.G., Papadopoulou K., Ehaliotis C. (2020) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inocula from coastal sand dunes arrest olive cutting growth under salinity stress. Mycorrhiza 30: 475-489
  42. Shar S, Shahsavari E, Reith F, Alghamdi OA, Yamani HA, AlJudaibi A, Donner E, Vasileiadis S, Ball AS (2020). Dose-related changes in respiration and enzymatic activities in soils amended with mobile platinum and gold. Applied Soil Ecology 157: 103727


  43. Ogbughalu OT, Vasileiadis S, Schumann RC, Gerson AR, Li J, Smart RSC, Short MD (2020). Role of microbial diversity for sustainable pyrite oxidation control in acid and metalliferous drainage prevention. Journal of Hazardous Materials 393: 122338


  44. Diquattro S, Garau G, Mangia NP, Drigo B, Lombi E, Vasileiadis S, Castaldi P (2020). Mobility and potential bioavailability of antimony in contaminated soils: Short-term impact on microbial community and soil biochemical functioning. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 196: 110576


  45. Katsoula A., Vasileiadis S., Karamanoli K., Vokou D., Karpouzas D.G. (2021) Factors structuring the epiphytic archaeal and fungal community in a semi-arid Mediterranean ecosystem Microbial Ecology