Publications - Electron Microscopy


Dittmar, D., Reder, A., Schlüter, R., Riedel, K., Hecker, M. & Gerth, U. (2020). Complementation studies with human ClpP in Bacillus subtilis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Res. 1867(9): 118744

Harting, R., Höfer, A., Tran, V. T., Weinhold, L. M., Barghahn, S., Schlüter, R. & Braus, G. H. (2020). The Vta1 transcriptional regulator is required for microsclerotia melanization in Verticillium dahliae. Fungal Biol. 124(5): 490-500

Kerlikowski, A., Matthes, R., Pink, C., Steffen, H., Schlüter, R., Holtfreter, B., Weltmann, K.-D., von Woedtke, T., Kocher, T. & Jablonowski, L. (2020). Effects of cold atmospheric pressure plasma and disinfecting agents on Candida albicans in root canals of extracted human teeth. J. Biophotonics. Article Number: e202000221

Leonard, A., Mohlis, K., Schlüter, R., Taylor, E., Lalk, M. & Methling, K. (2020). Exploring metabolic adaptation of Streptococcus pneumoniae to antibiotics. J. Antibiot.DOI: 10.1038/s41429-020-0296-3

Müller, C. H. G., Ganske, A.-S. & Uhl, G. (2020). Ultrastructure of chemosensory tarsal tip-pore sensilla of Argiope spp. Audouin, 1826 (Chelicerata: Araneae: Araneidae). J. Morphol. DOI:10.1002/jmor.21276

Petersen, I., Schlüter, R., Hoff, K. J., Liebscher, V., Bange, G., Riedel, K. & Pane-Farre, J. (2020). Non-invasive and label-free 3D-visualization shows in vivo oligomerization of the staphylococcal alkaline shock protein 23 (Asp23). Sci. Rep. 10(1): 125

Ponnudurai, R., Heiden, S. E., Sayavedra, L., Hinzke, T., Kleiner, M., Hentschker, C., Felbeck, H., Sievert, S. M., Schlüter, R., Becher, D., Schweder, T. & Markert, S. (2020). Comparative proteomics of related symbiotic mussel species reveals high variability of host-symbiont interactions. ISME  J. 14(2): 649-656

Troppens, D. M., Köhler, A. M., Schlüter, R., Hoppert, M., Gerke, J. & Braus, G. H. (2020). Hülle cells of Aspergillus nidulans with nuclear storage and developmental backup functions are reminiscent of multipotent stem cells. mBio 11(4): e01673-01620


Nature Reviews Cover Image Competition 2020

Volume 17 Issue 1, January 2020
The cover shows aggregated platelets in a fibrinogen matrix imaged by scanning electron microscopy. Image: Rabea Schlüter, University of Greifswald, Germany; Lisa Maletzki and Raila Busch, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany; acknowledgement to Stefan Bock for technical assistance. Cover design: Vicky Summersby.


Bui, T. T., Harting, R., Braus-Stromeyer, S. A., Tran, V. T., Leonard, M., Hofer, A., Abelmann, A., Bakti, F., Valerius, O., Schlüter, R., Stanley, C. E., Ambrosio, A. & Braus, G. H. (2019). Verticillium dahliae transcription factors Som1 and Vta3 control microsclerotia formation and sequential steps of plant root penetration and colonisation to induce disease. New Phytol. 221(4): 2138-2159

Dolata, K. M., Montero, I. G., Miller, W., Sievers, S., Sura, T., Wolff, C., Schlüter, R., Riedel, K. & Robinson, C. (2019). Far-reaching cellular consequences of tat deletion in Escherichia coli revealed by comprehensive proteome analyses. Microbiol. Res. 218: 97-107

Hinzke, T., Kleiner, M., Breusing, C., Felbeck, H., Hasler, R., Sievert, S. M., Schlüter, R., Rosenstiel, P., Reusch, T. B. H., Schweder, T. & Markert, S. (2019). Host-microbe interactions in the chemosynthetic Riftia pachyptila symbiosis. Mbio 10(6). e02243-19

Kenning, M., Schendel, V., Müller, C. H. G. & Sombke, A. (2019). Comparative morphology of ultimate and walking legs in the centipede Lithobius forficatus (Myriapoda) with functional implications. Zoological Lett 5: 3

Küpper, S. C., Klass, K. D., Uhl, G. & Eberhard, M. J. B. (2019). Comparative morphology of the internal female genitalia in two species of Mantophasmatodea. Zoomorphology 138(1): 73-83

Lin, S. W., Lopardo, L., Haase, M. & Uhl, G. (2019). Taxonomic revision of the dwarf spider genus Shaanxinus Tanasevitch, 2006 (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Erigoninae), with new species from Taiwan and Vietnam. Org. Divers. Evol. 19(2): 211-276

Lukowski, G., Weihe, T., Kohnlein, J., Schlüter, R., Schultze, N., Quade, A., Wendler, C., Rackow, K., Dittrich, A., Werner, S., Ehlbeck, J. & Weltmann, K. D. (2019). Renewable nano-structured coatings on medical devices prevent the transmission of clinically relevant pathogens. Surface & Coatings Technology 366: 227-237

Montero, I. G., Dolata, K. M., Schlüter, R., Malherbe, G., Sievers, S., Zuhlke, D., Sura, T., Dave, E., Riedel, K. & Robinson, C. (2019). Comparative proteome analysis in an Escherichia coli CyDisCo strain identifies stress responses related to protein production, oxidative stress and accumulation of misfolded protein. Microb. Cell Fact. 18: 19

Sievers, S., Metzendorf, N. G., Dittmann, S., Troitzsch, D., Gast, V., Tröger, S. M., Wolff, C., Zühlke, D., Hirschfeld, C., Schlüter, R. & Riedel, K. (2019). Differential view on the bile acid stress response of Clostridioides difficile. Front. Microbiol. 10(258)



Nature Reviews Cover Image Competition 2019

Volume 15 Issue 4, April 2019
Interdigitating foot processes of podocytes attached to glomerular capillaries, imaged by scanning electron microscopy, and provided by Nadine Artelt, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Rabea Schlüter, Imaging Center of the Department of Biology, University Medicine and University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.


Artelt, N., Siegerist, F., Ritter, A. M., Grisk, O., Schlüter, R., Endlich, K. & Endlich, N. (2018). Comparative analysis of podocyte foot process morphology in three species by 3D super-resolution microscopy. Front. Med. 5(292). DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00292

Dosdall, R., Preuss, F., Hahn, V., Schlüter, R. & Schauer, F. (2018). Decay of the water reed Phragmites communis caused by the white-rot fungus Phlebia tremellosa and the influence of some environmental factors. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 102(1): 345-354

Ganske, A. S. & Uhl, G. (2018). The sensory equipment of a spider - A morphological survey of different types of sensillum in both sexes of Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae). Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 47(2): 144-161


Aurich, K., Wesche, J., Palankar, R., Schlüter, R., Bakchoul, T. & Greinacher, A. (2017). Magnetic nanoparticle labeling of human platelets from platelet concentrates for recovery and survival studies. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces.DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b10113

Dagamac, N. H. A., Rojas, C., Novozhilov, Y. K., Moreno, G. H., Schlueter, R. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Speciation in progress? A phylogeographic study among populations of Hemitrichia serpula (Myxomycetes). PloS ONE 12(4)

Hufner, A., Steffen, H., Holtfreter, B., Schlüter, R., Duske, K., Matthes, R., von Woedtke, T., Weltmann, K. D., Kocher, T. & Jablonowski, L. (2017). Effects of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma and sodium hypochlorite solution on Enterococcus faecalis biofilm: An investigation in extracted teeth. Plasma Process. Polym. 14(3)

Jablonowski, L., Fricke, K., Matthes, R., Holtfreter, B., Schlüter, R., von Woedtke, T., Weltmann, K. D. & Kocher, T. (2017). Removal of naturally grown human biofilm with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet: An in-vitro study. J. Biophotonics 10(5): 718-726

Kindt, F., Hammer, E., Kemnitz, S., Blumenthal, A., Klemm, P., Schlüter, R., Quaggin, S. E., van den Brandt, J., Fuellen, G., Volker, U., Endlich, K. & Endlich, N. (2017). A novel assay to assess the effect of pharmaceutical compounds on the differentiation of podocytes. Br. J. Pharmacol. 174(2): 163-176

Lange, T., Stracke, S., Rettig, R., Lendeckel, U., Kuhn, J., Schlüter, R., Rippe, V., Endlich, K. & Endlich, N. (2017). Identification of miR-16 as an endogenous reference gene for the normalization of urinary exosomal miRNA expression data from CKD patients. PloS ONE 12(8): e0183435

Matthes, R., Duske, K., Kebede, T., Pink, C., Schlüter, R., von Woedtke, T., Weltmann, K. D., Kocher, T. & Jablonowski, L. (2017). Osteoblast growth after cleaning of biofilm covered titanium discs with air-polishing and cold plasma. J. Clin. Periodontol.

Müller, M., Schlüter, R. & Krey, K.-F. (2017). In-vivo characteristics of metallic arch wires in orthodontics. Int. Poster J. Dent. Oral Med. 19(2): Poster 1124

Ponnudurai, R., Sayavedra, L., Kleiner, M., Heiden, S. E., Thurmer, A., Felbeck, H., Schlüter, R., Sievert, S. M., Daniel, R., Schweder, T. & Markert, S. (2017). Genome sequence of the sulfur-oxidizing Bathymodiolus thermophilus gill endosymbiont. Stand Genomic Sci 12: 50

Schultz, D., Schlüter, R., Gerth, U. & Lalk, M. (2017). Metabolic perturbations in a Bacillus subtilis clpP mutant during glucose starvation. Metabolites 7(4). DOI 10.3390/metabo7040063

Sentenska, L., Müller, C. H. G., Pekar, S. & Uhl, G. (2017). Neurons and a sensory organ in the pedipalps of male spiders reveal that it is not a numb structure. Sci. Rep. 7



Alberti, G., Kanarek, G. & Dabert, J. (2016). Unusual way of feeding by the deutonymph of Neottialges evansi (Actinotrichida, Astigmata, Hypoderatidae), a subcutaneous parasite of cormorants, revealed by fine structural analyses. J. Morphol. 277(10): 1368-1389

Alberti, G., Krantz, G. W. & Makarova, O. L. (2016). Fine structure of the male genital system in mites of the family Arctacaridae (Gamasida). ЗООЛОГИЧЕСКИЙ ЖУРНАЛ (Zoological Journal) 95: 1029-1052

Alberti, G. & Moreno Twose, A. I. (2016). Fine structural observations of the erectile setae and dermal glands on the notogaster of Heterochthonius gibbus (Oribatida, Enarthronota, Heterochthoniidae). Soil Org. 88: 111-132

Alberti, G. & Moreno Twose, A. I. (2016). Fine structure of the trichobothrium of Heterochthonius gibbus (Oribatida, Enarthronota, Heterochthoniidae) with remarks on adjacent setae. Soil Org. 88: 99-110

Banaschik, R., Burchhardt, G., Zocher, K., Hammerschmidt, S., Kolb, J. F. & Weltmann, K. D. (2016). Comparison of pulsed corona plasma and pulsed electric fields for the decontamination of water containing Legionella pneumophila as model organism. Bioelectrochemistry 112: 83-90

Bonn, F., Pane-Farre, J., Schlüter, R., Schaffer, M., Fuchs, S., Bernhardt, J., Riedel, K., Otto, A., Volker, U., van Dijl, J. M., Hecker, M., Mader, U. & Becher, D. (2016). Global analysis of the impact of linezolid onto virulence factor production in S. aureus USA300. Int J Med Microbiol 306(3): 131-140

Hüfner, A., Steffen, H., Holtfreter, B., Schlüter, R., Duske, K., Matthes, R., von Woedtke, T., Weltmann, K. D., Kocher, T. & Jablonowski, L. (2016). Effects of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma and sodium hypochlorite solution on Enterococcus faecalis Biofilm: An investigation in extracted teeth. Plasma Process. Polym. DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600064

Rauschenberger, L., Staar, D., Thom, K., Scharf, C., Venz, S., Homuth, G., Schlüter, R., Brandenburg, L. O., Ziegler, P., Zimmermann, U., Weitschies, W., Volker, U., Lendeckel, U., Walther, R., Burchardt, M. & Stope, M. B. (2016). Exosomal particles secreted by prostate cancer cells are potent mRNA and protein vehicles for the interference of tumor and tumor environment. Prostate 76(4): 409-424



Alberti, G. & Ehrnsberger, R. (2015). Fine structure of the male genital system of the predatory mite Rhagidia halophila (Rhagidiidae, Prostigmata, Actinotrichida). J. Morphol. 276(7): 832-859

Alberti, G. & Palacios-Vargas, J. G. (2015). Fine structure of the ovary of Schizomus palaciosi (Arachnida: Schizomida). Soil Org. 87: 153-168

Brack, C., Mikolasch, A., Schlueter, R., Otto, A., Becher, D., Wegner, U., Albrecht, D., Riedel, K. & Schauer, F. (2015). Antibacterial metabolites and bacteriolytic enzymes produced by Bacillus pumilus during bacteriolysis of Arthrobacter citreus. Marine Biotechnology 17(3): 290-304

Di Palma, A., de Moraes, G. J., Gerdeman, B. S., Huber, S., Kitajima, E. W. & Alberti, G. (2015). Ultrastructural and functional adaptations of the female reproductive system in the family Heterozerconidae (Acari, Anactinotrichida, Gamasida, Heterozerconina) and implications for the systematic position of the group. Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 44(6): 639-655

Hädicke, C. W., Blank, S. M., Pohl, H., Müller, C. H. G. & Sombke, A. (2015). Sensing the world without antennae and eyes: external structure and distribution of sensilla in Eosentomon pinetorum Szeptycki, 1984 and on the protarsus of Acerentomon franzi Nosek, 1965 (Hexapoda: Protura). Soil Org. 87: 29-49

Harzsch, S., Perez, Y. & Müller, C. H. G. (2015). The nervous system of Chaetognatha In: A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, S. Harzsch & G. Purschke (Eds.) Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems. pp. 652-664.  Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York.

Kunz, K., Witthuhn, M. & Uhl, G. (2015). Paired and complex copulatory organs: do they really impede flexible use? J. Zool. 297(4): 278-285

Lipke, E., Hammel, J. U. & Michalik, P. (2015). First evidence of neurons in the male copulatory organ of a spider (Arachnida, Araneae). Biol. Lett. 11(7)

Lipke, E. & Michalik, P. (2015). Evolutionary morphology of the primary male reproductive system and spermatozoa of Goblin spiders (Oonopidae; Araneae) Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.(396): 1-72

Matthes, R., Jablonowski, L., Koban, I., Quade, A., Hubner, N. O., Schlueter, R., Weltmann, K. D., von Woedtke, T., Kramer, A. & Kocher, T. (2015). In vitro treatment of Candida albicans biofilms on denture base material with volume dielectric barrier discharge plasma (VDBD) compared with common chemical antiseptics. Clinical Oral Investigations 19(9): 2319-2326

Moche, M., Schluter, R., Bernhardt, J., Plate, K., Riedel, K., Hecker, M. & Becher, D. (2015). Time-resolved analysis of cytosolic and surface-associated proteins of Staphylococcus aureus HG001 under planktonic and biofilm conditions. J. Proteome Res. 14(9): 3804-3822

Müller, C. H. G., Hylleberg, J. & Michalik, P. (2015). Complex epidermal organs of Phascolion (Sipuncula): insights into the evolution of bimodal secretory cells in annelids. Acta Zool. 96(3): 343-374

Müller, C. H. G. & Sombke, A. (2015). Diplopoda – Sense organs. In: A. Minelli (Ed.) Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology - The Myriapoda II. pp. 181-235. Brill, Leiden.

Sentenska, L., Pekar, S., Lipke, E., Michalik, P. & Uhl, G. (2015). Female control of mate plugging in a female-cannibalistic spider (Micaria sociabilis). BMC Evol. Biol. 15

Surmann, K., Simon, M., Hildebrandt, P., Pfortner, H., Michalik, S., Stentzel, S., Steil, L., Dhople, V. M., Bernhardt, J., Schluter, R., Depke, M., Gierok, P., Lalk, M., Broker, B. M., Schmidt, F. & Volker, U. (2015). A proteomic perspective of the interplay of Staphylococcus aureus and human alveolar epithelial cells during infection. Journal of Proteomics 128: 203-217

Wilhelm, A., Sietmann, R., Wilhelm, U. & Hammer, T. (2015). The influence of VEGF inhibitors on corneal endothelium after injection into the anterior chamber in a porcine eye model. Ophthalmologe 112(4): 346-352



Basler, N., Schluter, T., Schlüter, R., Rettig, R. & Grisk, O. (2014). Cellular localisation of NADPH oxidases in rat renal resistance arteries. Acta Physiol. 210: 130-132

Buschschluter, S., von Eicken, J., Wilhelm, U., Wilhelm, F., Werschnik, C., Schlüter, R., Koch, C. & Hoh, H. (2014). The relationship between the temperature increase caused by phacoemulsification and the damage to the corneal endothelium. Klinische Monatsblatter Fur Augenheilkunde 231(8): 822-829

Dorries, K., Schlueter, R. & Lalk, M. (2014). Impact of Antibiotics with Various Target Sites on the Metabolome of Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob. Agents Ch. 58(12): 7151-7163

Handtke, S., Schroeter, R., Juergen, B., Methling, K., Schlueter, R., Albrecht, D., van Hijum, S. A. F. T., Bongaerts, J., Maurer, K.-H., Lalk, M., Schweder, T., Hecker, M. & Voigt, B. (2014). Bacillus pumilus reveals a remarkably high resistance to hydrogen peroxide provoked oxidative stress. PloS ONE 9(1)

Heichel, J., Wilhelm, F., Kunert, K. S., Schlueter, R., Stuhltraeger, U. & Hammer, T. (2014). Influence of microkeratome parameters on the stromal bed and flap edge quality in laser in situ keratomileusis. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) 8: 61-69

Koester, M., Paffenhoefer, G.-A., Schlueter, R. & Meuche, A. (2014). Time-series observations of prokaryotic colonization of zooplankton fecal pellets. J. Plankton Res. 36(6): 1461-1475

Müller, C. H. G., Rieger, V., Perez, Y. & Harzsch, S. (2014). Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies on ciliary sense organs of arrow worms (Chaetognatha). Zoomorphology 133(2): 167-189

Müller, M., Reiss, S., Schlüter, R., Mader, U., Beyer, A., Reiss, W., Marles-Wright, J., Lewis, R. J., Pfortner, H., Volker, U., Riedel, K., Hecker, M., Engelmann, S. & Pane-Farre, J. (2014). Deletion of membrane-associated Asp23 leads to upregulation of cell wall stress genes in Staphylococcus aureus. Mol. Microbiol. 93(6): 1259-1268