Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Holger Daims







Wiesinger, J, Romano, S, Eberl, L, Mellbye, BL, Sayavedra-Soto, LA, Bottomley, PJ, Uhl, J, Schmitt-Kopplin, P, Daims, H & Wagner, M 2018, 'Quorum sensing in the comammox bacterium Nitrospira inopinata', Leipzig, Deutschland, 12/08/18 - 17/08/18, .






Sorokin, DY, Lücker, S & Daims, H 2018, Nitrolancea. in Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley & Sons.

Daims, H 2018, Stickstoffkreisläufe in der Abwasserreinigung - neue und bewährte Wege. in J Krampe (Hrsg.), Aktuelle biologische Methoden und Verfahren in der Wassergütewirtschaft: ÖWAV-Seminar - Wien 2018, TU Wien, 27.-28. Februar 2018. Wiener Mitteilungen: Wasser - Abwasser - Gewässer, Bd. 247, Institut für Wassergüte und Ressourcenmanagement, Wien, S. 31-46.


Oswald, K, Graf, JS, Littmann, S, Tienken, D, Brand, A, Wehrli, B, Albertsen, M, Daims, H, Wagner, M, Kuypers, MM, Schubert, CJ & Milucka, J 2017, 'Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes', The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Jg. 11, Nr. 9, S. 2124-2140. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.77


El Abiead, Y, Pjevac, P, Schwaiger, M, Rampler, E, Daims, H, Wagner, M & Köllensperger, G 2017, Development of a metabolomics method for the investigation of apparent symbiosis. in T Causon (Hrsg.), Book of Abstracts: 13 th ASAC JunganalytikerInnen - Forum; BOKU Vienna, 12th and 13th of May 2017. S. 6, Wien, Österreich, 12/05/17.

Schulz, F, Yutin, N, Ivanova, NN, Ortega, DR, Lee, TK, Vierheilig, J, Daims, H, Horn, M, Wagner, M, Jensen, GJ, Kyrpides, NC, Koonin, EV & Woyke, T 2017, 'Giant viruses with an expanded complement of translation system components', Science, Jg. 356, Nr. 6333, S. 82-85. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal4657




Daims, H, Lebedeva, EV, Pjevac, P, Han, P, Herbold, C, Albertsen, M, Jehmlich, N, Palatinszky, M, Vierheilig, J, Bulaev, A, Kirkegaard, RH, Bergen, MV, Rattei, T, Bendinger, B, Nielsen, PH & Wagner, M 2015, 'Complete nitrification by Nitrospira bacteria', Nature, Jg. 528, Nr. 7583, S. 504–509. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16461


Palatinszky, M, Herbold, C, Jehmlich, N, Pogoda, M, Han, P, von Bergen, M, Lagkouvardos, I, Karst, SM, Galushko, A, Koch, H, Berry, D, Daims, H & Wagner, M 2015, 'Cyanate as an energy source for nitrifiers', Nature, Jg. 524, Nr. 7563, S. 105–108. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14856

Mooshammer, M, Palatinszky, M, Herbold, C, Han, P, Daims, H, Richter, A & Wagner, M 2015, 'Cyanate as an alternative substrate for nitrifiers in terrestrial ecosystems' 4th International Conference on Nitrification (and Related Processes) - ICoN4, Edmonton, Kanada, 28/06/15 - 1/07/15, .

Schaffner, I, Hofbauer, S, Krutzler, M, Pirker, KF, Bellei, M, Stadlmayr, G, Mlynek, G, Djinovic-Carugo, K, Battistuzzi, G, Furtmueller, PG, Daims, H & Obinger, C 2015, 'Dimeric chlorite dismutase from the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Cyanothece sp PCC7425', Molecular Microbiology, Jg. 96, Nr. 5, S. 1053-1068. https://doi.org/10.1111/mmi.12989






Lücker, S & Daims, H 2014, The Family Nitrospinaceae. in E Rosenberg (Hrsg.), The Prokaryotes: Deltaproteobacteria and Epsilonproteobacteria. Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg, Heidelberg, S. 231-237. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39044-9_402

Daims, H 2014, The Family Nitrospiraceae. in The Prokaryotes: Other Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea. Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg, Berlin Heidelberg, S. 733-749. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38954-2_126


Koch, H, Galushko, A, Albertsen, M, Schintlmeister, A, Gruber-Dorninger, C, Lücker, S, Pelletier, E, Le Paslier, D, Spieck, E, Richter, A, Nielsen, PH, Wagner, M & Daims, H 2014, 'Growth of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria by aerobic hydrogen oxidation', Science, Jg. 345, Nr. 6200, S. 1052-1054. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1256985



Hofbauer, S, Gruber, C, Pirker, KF, Schaffner, I, Furtmueller, PG, Obinger, C, Hagmüller, A, Gysel, K, Mlynek, G, Kostan, J, Djinovic-Carugo, K, Bellei, M, Battistuzzi, G & Daims, H 2014, 'Understanding Chlorite Dismutase from Candidatus Nitrospira defluvii', Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Jg. 19, S. 253-253.


Hofbauer, S, Gysel, K, Bellei, M, Hagmüller, A, Schaffner, I, Mlynek, G, Kostan, J, Pirker, KF, Daims, H, Furtmueller, PG, Battistuzzi, G, Djinovic-Carugo, K & Obinger, C 2014, 'Manipulating Conserved Heme Cavity Residues of Chlorite Dismutase: Effect on Structure, Redox Chemistry, and Reactivity', Biochemistry, Jg. 53, Nr. 1, S. 77-89. https://doi.org/10.1021/bi401042z

Lopez-Vazquez, CM, Kubare, M, Saroj, DP, Chikamba, C, Schwarz, J, Daims, H & Brdjanovic, D 2014, 'Thermophilic biological nitrogen removal in industrial wastewater treatment', Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jg. 98, S. 945-956. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-013-4950-6


Mußmann, M, Ribot, M, von Schiller, D, Merbt, SN, Augspurger, C, Karwautz, C, Winkel, M, Battin, TJ, Martí, E & Daims, H 2013, 'Colonization of freshwater biofilms by nitrifying bacteria from activated sludge', FEMS microbiology ecology, Jg. 85, Nr. 1, S. 104-115. https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12103





Lebedeva, EV, Hatzenpichler, R, Pelletier, E, Schuster, N, Hauzmayer, S, Bulaev, A, Grigor'eva, NV, Galushko, A, Schmid, M, Palatinszky, M, Le Paslier, D, Daims, H & Wagner, M 2013, 'Enrichment and Genome Sequence of the Group I.1a Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaeon "Ca. Nitrosotenuis uzonensis" Representing a Clade Globally Distributed in Thermal Habitats', PLoS ONE, Jg. 8, Nr. 11, S. e80835. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080835



Sorokin, DY, Lücker, S, Vejmelkova, D, Kostrikina, NA, Kleerebezem, R, Rijpstra, WIC, Damste, JSS, Le Paslier, DL, Muyzer, G, Wagner, M, Van Loosdrecht, M & Daims, H 2012, 'Nitrification expanded: discovery, physiology and genomics of a nitrite-oxidizing bacterium from the phylum Chloroflexi', The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Jg. 6, Nr. 12, S. 2245-2256. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2012.70


Hofbauer, S, Bellei, M, Suendermann, A, Pirker, KF, Hagmüller, A, Mlynek, G, Kostan, J, Daims, H, Furtmüller, PG, Djinovic-Carugo, K, Oostenbrink, C, Battistuzzi, G & Obinger, C 2012, 'Redox Thermodynamics of High-Spin and Low-Spin Forms of Chlorite Dismutases with Diverse Subunit and Oligomeric Structures', Biochemistry, Jg. 51, Nr. 47, S. 9501-9512. https://doi.org/10.1021/bi3013033



Lebedeva, E, Off, S, Zumbragel, S, Kruse, M, Shagzhina, A, Lücker, S, Maixner, F, Lipski, A, Daims, H & Spieck, E 2011, 'Isolation and characterization of a moderately thermophilic nitrite-oxidizing bacterium from a geothermal spring', FEMS microbiology ecology, Jg. 75, Nr. 2, S. 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01006.x





Daims, H, Lücker, S, Le Paslier, DL & Wagner, M 2010, Diversity, environmental genomics, and ecophysiology of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria. in BB Ward, DJ Arp & MG Klotz (Hrsg.), Nitrification. ASM Press, Washington, DC, S. 295-322.



Daims, H 2010, 'Genomics and functional analyses of nitrite oxidizers' 13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Seattle, Washington, USA / Vereinigte Staaten, 22/08/10 - 27/08/10, .


Daims, H & Wagner, M 2010, The microbiology of nitrogen removal. in RJ Seviour & PH Nielsen (Hrsg.), The microbiology of activated sludge. IWA Publishing, London, S. 259-280.


Daims, H 2009, 'Environmental genomics of Nitrospira illuminates the biology of key nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.' 1st International conference on nitrification (ICoN1), Louisville, Kentucky, USA / Vereinigte Staaten, 1/07/09 - 10/07/09, .

Daims, H 2009, Quantitative FISH for the cultivation-independent quantification of microbes in wastewater treatment plants. in PH Nielsen, H Daims & H Lemmer (Hrsg.), FISH Handbook for Biological Wastewater Treatment: Identification and quantification of microorganisms in activated sludge and biofilms by FISH. IWA Publishing, London, S. 85-92.

Daims, H, Maixner, F & Schmid, MC 2009, The nitrifying microbes: Ammonia oxidizers, nitrite oxidizers, and anaerobic ammonium oxidizers. in PH Nielsen, H Daims & H Lemmer (Hrsg.), FISH Handbook for Biological Wastewater Treatment: Identification and quantification of microorganisms in activated sludge and biofilms by FISH. IWA Publishing, London, S. 9-17.





Schwitalla, P, Mennerich, A, Austermann-Haun, U, Müller, A, Gruber-Dorninger, C, Daims, H, Holm, NC & Rönner-Holm, SG 2008, 'NH4+ ad-/desorption in sequencing batch reactors: simulation, laboratory and full-scale studies.', Water Science and Technology, Jg. 58, Nr. 2, S. 345-350. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.388




Pranjic, K, Adlassnig, W, Stöcker, K, Daims, H, Koller-Peroutka, M & Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I 2007, 'A microscopical search for putative mutualistic micro-organisms in carnivorous plants' Botanical Microscopy Meeting, Salzburg, Österreich, 31/03/07 - 5/04/07, .

Battin, T, Sloan, WT, Kjelleberg, S, Daims, H, Head, IM, Curtis, TP & Eberl, L 2007, 'Microbial landscapes: new paths to biofilm research', Nature Reviews. Microbiology, Jg. 5, Nr. 1, S. 76-81.





Strous, M, Pelletier, E, Mangenot, S, Rattei, T, Lehner, A, Taylor, MW, Horn, M, Daims, H, Bartol-Mavel, D, Wincker, P, Barbe, V, Fonknechten, N, Vallenet, D, Segurens, B, Schenowitz-Truong, C, Medigue, C, Horn, A, Snel, B, Dutilh, BE, Op Den Camp, HJM, Van Der Drift, CD, Cirpus, I, van de Pas-Schoonen, KT, Harhangi, HR, Van Niftrik, L, Schmid, MC, Keltjens, JTM, van de Vossenberg, J, Kartal, B, Meier, H, Frishman, DI, Huynen, MA, Mewes, HW, Weissenbach, JS, Jetten, MSM, Wagner, M & Le Paslier, DL 2006, 'Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome', Nature, Jg. 440, Nr. 7085, S. 790-794. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature04647

Daims, H, Maixner, F, Lücker, S, Hace, K & Wagner, M 2006, Ecophysiology and niche differentiation of Nitrospira-like bacteria, the key nitrite oxidizers in wastewater treatment plants. in Water Science and Technology: Volume 54. Water Science and Technology, Unknown publisher, S. 21-27.


Maixner, F, Noguera, DR, Anneser, B, Stöcker, K, Wegl, G, Wagner, M & Daims, H 2006, 'Nitrite concentration influences the population structure of Nitrospira-like bacteria', Environmental Microbiology, Jg. 8, Nr. 8, S. 1487-1495.




Daims, H, Stöcker, K & Wagner, M 2005, Fluorescence in situ hybridization for the detection of prokaryotes. in Advanced Methods in Molecular Microbial Ecology. Taylor & Francis, S. 213-239.

Daims, H 2005, Molecular analyses of microbial community structure and function of flocs. in Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, S. 317-338.



Loy, A, Daims, H & Wagner, M 2002, Activated sludge: Molecular techniques for determining community composition. in G Bitton (Hrsg.), The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, S. 26-43.





Daims, H, Purkhold, U, Bjerrum, L, Arnold, E, Wilderer, PA & Wagner, M 2001, Nitrification in sequencing biofilm batch reactors: Lessons from molecular approaches. in Water Science and Technology: Volume 43. Water Science and Technology, Unknown publisher, S. 9-18.

Daims, H, Nielsen, PH, Nielsen, JL, Juretschko, S & Wagner, M 2000, Novel Nitrospira-like bacteria as dominant nitrite-oxidizers in biofilms from wastewater treatment plants: Diversity and in situ physiology. in Water Science and Technology: Volume 41. Water Science and Technology, Unknown publisher, S. 85-90.


Metabolic versatility, complete ammonia oxidizers, and more: A new perspective on the nitrifying microorganisms

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
5 Nov 2018

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Nitric oxide and nitrous oxide production by complete ammonia oxidizers (comammox)

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Stickstoffkreisläufe in der Abwasserreinigung – neue und bewährte Wege

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
27 Feb 2018

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Sleep, stress and the Black Queen: Microbial hidden activities and cooperation

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
7 Sep 2017

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Complete nitrification by one organism: The discovery and characterization of comammox.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
12 Okt 2016

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Microcolony mini-metagenomics of active nitrifiers.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
11 Okt 2016

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Complete nitrification by one organism: The discovery and characterization of comammox.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

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Complete nitrification by one organism: The discovery and characterization of comammox.

Holger Daims (Keynote speaker)
16 Jun 201620 Jun 2016

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Repainting our picture of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
14 Jan 2016

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Flexible friends or foes: Recent insights add fresh paint to our picture of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
28 Jun 20151 Jul 2015

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Raman-based sorting of microbes with defined functional properties for single-cell genomics

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
14 Jun 201518 Jun 2015

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Cyanate: A novel substrate for nitrification by ammonia-oxidizing archaea and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
10 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

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Tales of partnership and crime: Interactions of autotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
24 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

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Surprising versatility and multiple roots: News on the ecophysiology and evolution of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
17 Mai 201420 Mai 2014

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Nitrification: Ammonia- and Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
23 Okt 2012

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Click chemistry: A new approach for single cell microbial ecology.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
23 Aug 2012

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Microbial molecular ecology of nitrification.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
20 Jun 2012

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Ecophysiology and evolution of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria: News on the Big Unknown of the N-cycle.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
26 Mär 201229 Mär 2012

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Digital image analysis of microorganisms: From counting to stereology.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
14 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

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Ecophysiology and genomics of key nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
18 Apr 201120 Apr 2011

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Novel insights into the ecophysiology and evolution of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
30 Nov 2010

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Metagenomics illuminate the ecophysiology and evolution of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
8 Nov 2010

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Nitrification: Physiology, niche differentiation, and interactions of key players.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
5 Okt 20108 Okt 2010

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Quantitative FISH and new variations of (F)ISH.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
22 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

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Genomics and functional analyses of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
26 Mai 2010

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How to apply genomic info to predict the ecological role of nitrifiers.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
11 Apr 201014 Apr 2010

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Ecophysiology and genomics of nitrifying microbes in natural and engineered systems.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
8 Mär 2010

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Wastewater Treatment: A Useful Model System for Microbial Ecology.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
9 Dez 200910 Dez 2009

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Single cell tools to investigate microbial physiology.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
15 Nov 200919 Nov 2009

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Ecology and evolution of nitrite oxidizers: Insights from in situ tools and environmental genomics.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
7 Sep 200910 Sep 2009

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In situ diversity and niche adaptations of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
1 Jul 200910 Jul 2009

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Environmental genomics illuminates the biology of key nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
17 Sep 2008

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Metagenomics of Nitrospira defluvii illuminates the biology of key nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
14 Aug 200826 Aug 2008

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Nitrification in biological wastewater treatment: Insights based on molecular approaches.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
31 Mär 2008

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Structure-function analysis of microbial biofilms.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
20 Sep 2007

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Enigmatic uncultured bacteria in nature and biotechnology.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
25 Jan 2007

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Ecology and genomics of key nitrite oxidizers active in natural and engineered habitats.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
20 Aug 200625 Aug 2006

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Genomics, ecophysiology and interactions of yet uncultured nitrifying bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 20066 Jul 2006

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"Nitrification and Anammox" and "Environmental Genomics" (two talks).

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
17 Mai 2006

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Biodiversity and ecophysiology of N-cycle bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
9 Mär 200610 Mär 2006

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Ecophysiology and genomics of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria important for wastewater treatment.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
21 Aug 200524 Aug 2005

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Biodiversity and ecophysiology of Nitrospira-like bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
11 Jan 2005

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From 16S rRNA to environmental genomics: microbiology of Nitrospira-like bacteria.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
1 Nov 2004

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Ecophysiology and environmental genomics of yet uncultured nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
22 Aug 200427 Aug 2004

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Ecology and genomics of uncultured autotrophic nitrite-oxidizers and anaerobic ammonium oxidizers.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
1 Aug 20046 Aug 2004

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Microbial Structure and Community Structure of Flocs.

Holger Daims (Invited speaker)
5 Sep 2003

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Yet unculturable bacteria as major players for nutrient removal in waste water treatment.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
3 Sep 20008 Sep 2000

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Nitrification in sequencing biofilm batch reactors: lessons from molecular approaches.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
10 Jul 200012 Jul 2000

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The biology of Nitrospira-like bacteria in wastewater treatment plants: from structure to function.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
12 Mär 200016 Mär 2000

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Nitrospira-like bacteria play a key role in nitrifying biofilms.

Holger Daims (VortragendeR)
7 Mär 199910 Mär 1999

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