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  • Niemenkatu 73

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1988 …2020
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2018

Influence of organic matter, nutrients, and cyclodextrin on microbial and chemical herbicide and degradate dissipation in subsurface sediment slurries

Kerminen, K. A. M., Moël, R. L., Harju, A. V. & Kontro, M. H., 15 Mar 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 618, p. 1449-1458 10 p.

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Intrapopulation genotypic variation in leaf litter chemistry does not control microbial abundance and litter mass loss in silver birch, Betula pendula

Silfver, T., Kontro, M., Paaso, U., Karvinen, H., Keski-Saari, S., Keinanen, M., Rousi, M. & Mikola, J., May 2018, In : Plant and Soil. 426, 1-2, p. 253-266 14 p.

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2017

A zero-valent iron and organic matter mixture enhances herbicide and herbicide degradation product removal in subsurface waters

Kerminen, K. A. M., Salovaara, V. & Kontro, M. H., 2017, In : Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2017/57, p. 411-417

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Sonication Effects on Atrazine Dissipation in Vadose Zone Sediment Slurries

Kerminen, K. A. M. & Kontro, M. H., 19 Feb 2017, In : Environments. 4, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 18.

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2016

Bacterial community structure in atrazine treated reforested farmland in Wuying China

Liu, X., Hui, C., Bi, L., Romantschuk, M. L., Kontro, M. H., Strömmer, R. H. & Hui, N., 2016, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 98, p. 39-46 8 p.

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Raising nutrients removal efficiency by improving the internal recycling strategy in an anoxic/oxic-membrane bioreactor package plant

Guo, H., Dang, Y., Yan, X., Zhang, G., Cao, H., Kontro, M. H. & Sun, D., 2016, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 57, 23, p. 10815-10825 11 p.

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2015

Depth, soil type, water table, and site effects on microbial community composition in sediments of pesticide-contaminated aquifer

Mattsson, K. M., Liu, X., Yu, D. & Kontro, M. H., 24 Feb 2015, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22, 13, p. 10263-10279 17 p.

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Fusarium-suppressive effects of green manure of turnip rape

Zou, L., Tuulos, A. P., Mikkonen, A. S., Stoddard, F. L., Lindström, A. K., Kontro, M. H., Koponen, H. K. & Mäkelä, P. S. A., 2015, In : European Journal of Soil Biology. 69, p. 41-51 11 p.

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The physicochemical conditions of isolation source determine the occurrence of Pseudomonas fluorescens group species

Liu, X., Ecarnot, M. & Kontro, M. H., Dec 2015, In : Annals of Microbiology. 65, 4, p. 2363-2377 15 p.

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2014
2013

Catalytic Zone, A Novel Screening Approach for the Production of Extracellular Tyrosinase by Streptomyces vinaceusdrappus DSV5

Shivaveerakumar, S., Madhusudhan, D. N., Dayanand, A. & Kontro, M. H., 2013, In : Journal of pure and applied microbiology. 7, 4, p. 2799-2808 10 p.

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Linking microbial community structure and allocation of plant-derived carbon in an organic agricultural soil using 13CO2 pulse-chase labelling combined with 13C-PLFA profiling

Tavi, N. M., Martikainen, P. J., Lokko, K., Kontro, M., Wild, B., Richter, A. & Biasi, C., 2013, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 58, p. 207-215 9 p.

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Previous exposure advances the degradation of an anthropogenic s-triazine regardless of soil origin

Sinkkonen, A., Kauppi, S., Pukkila, V., Hui, N., Płociniczak, T., Kontro, M., Strömmer, R. & Romantschuk, M., 2013, In : Journal of Soils and Sediments. 13, 8, p. 1430-1438 9 p.

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2011

Evolution of clostridia and streptomycetes in full-scale composting facilities and pilot drums equipped with on-line temperature monitoring and aeration.

Rainisalo, A., Romantschuk, M. & Kontro, M., 2011, In : Bioresource Technology. 102, 17, p. 7975-7983 9 p.

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Wood ash for application in municipal biowaste composting.

Kurola, J., Arnold, M., Kontro, M., Talves, M. & Romantschuk, M., 2011, In : Bioresource Technology. 102, 8, p. 5214-5220 7 p.

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2010

Determination of fungal succession during municipal solid waste composting using a cloning-based analysis

Hultman, J., Vasara, T., Partanen, P., Kurola, J., Kontro, M. H., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P. & Romantschuk, M., 2010, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 108, 2, p. 472-487 16 p.

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Effect of light Sphagnum peat on odour formation in the early stages of biowaste composting

Kurola, J. M., Arnold, M., Kontro, M. H., Talves, M. & Romantschuk, M., 2010, In : Waste Management. 30, 5, p. 779-786 8 p.

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2009

Silylation can be omitted in gas-liquid chromatographic/mass spectrometric analysis of ergosterol

Kontro, M. H. & Vauramo, S., 2009, In : Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 23, 5, p. 722-724 3 p.

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The most-probable-number enumeration of dichlobenil and 2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM) degrading microbes in Finnish aquifers

Pukkila, V., Gustafsson, JJ., Tuominen, J., Aallonen, A. & Kontro, M. H., 2009, In : Biodegradation. 20, 5, p. 679-686 8 p.

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2008

Atrazine and Terbutryn Degradation in Deposits from Groundwater Environment within the Boreal Region in Lahti, Finland

Talja, K. M., Kaukonen, S., Kilpi-Koski, J., Malin, I., Kairesalo, T., Romantschuk, M., Tuominen, J. & Kontro, M. H., 2008, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56, 24, p. 11962-11968 7 p.

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2006

Selected ion monitoring in quantitative gas-liquid chromatographic: mass spectrometric detection of fatty acid methyl esters from environmental samples

Kontro, M., Korhonen, L., Vartiainen, T., Pellikka, P. & Martikainen, P. J., 2006, In : Journal of Chromatography. 831, p. 281-287 7 p.

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2005

Below-ground responses of silver birch trees exposed to elevated CO2 and O3 levels during three growing seasons

Kasurinen, A., Keinänen, M. M., Kaipainen, S., Nilsson, L-O., Vapaavuori, E., Kontro, M. H. & Holopainen, T., 2005, In : Global Change Biology. 11, 7, p. 1167-1179 13 p.

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pH effects on 10 Streptomyces spp. growth and sporulation depend on nutrients

Kontro, M., Lignell, U., Hirvonen, M. -R. & Nevalainen, A., 2005, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 41, 1, p. 32-38 7 p.

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2004

Microbial community structure and biomass in developing drinking water biofilms.

Keinänen, M. M., Martikainen, P. J. & Kontro (Suutari), M., 2004, In : Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 50, p. 183-191 9 p.

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Occurrence of nitrifiers and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in developing drinking water biofilms.

Lipponen, M. T. T., Martikainen, P. J., Vasara, R. E., Servomaa, K., Zacheus, O. & Kontro, M., 2004, In : Water Research. 38, p. 4424-4434 11 p.

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2003

Fatty acids of lipid fractions in extracellular polymeric substancers of activated sludge flocs

Conrad, A., Kontro (Suutari), M., Keinänen, M. M., Cadoret, A., Faure, P., Mansuy-Huault, L. & Block, J-C., 2003, In : Lipids. 38, 10, p. 1093-1105 13 p.

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Gas-chromatographic lipid profiles in identification of currently known slowly growing environmental mycobacteria.

Torkko, P., Katila, M-L. & Kontro, M., 2003, In : Journal of Medical Microbiology. 52, p. 315-323 9 p.

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Gas chromatographic–mass spectrometric detection of 2- and 3-hydroxy fatty acids as methyl esters from soil, sediment and biofilm

Keinänen, M. M., Korhonen, L. L., Martikainen, P. J., Vartiainen, T., Miettinen, I. T., Lehtola, M. J., Nenonen, K., Pajunen, H. & Kontro, M. H., 2003, In : Journal of Chromatography. A. 783, p. 443-451 9 p.

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Microbial community structure in biofilms and water of a drinking water distribution system determined by lipid biomarkers.

Keinänen, M. M., Martikainen, P. J., Korhonen, L. K. & Suutari, M., 2003, In : Water Science and Technology. 47, 5, p. 143-147 5 p.

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The relation between growth of four microbes on six different plasterboards and biological activity of spores

Murtoniemi, T., Hirvonen, M-R., Nevalainen, A. & Kontro, M., 2003, In : Indoor Air. 13, p. 65-73 9 p.

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2002

Characterisation of Streptomyces spp. isolated from water-damaged buildings.

Suutari, M., Rönkä, E., Lignell, U., Rintala, H. & Nevalainen, A., 2002, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 39, p. 77-84

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Diversity of streptomycetes in water-damaged building materials based on 16S rDNA sequences

Rintala, H., Nevalainen, A. & Suutari, M., 2002, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 34, p. 439-443

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Effect of liner and core materials of plasterboard on microbialgrowth, spore-induced inflammatory responses, and cytotoxicity in macrophages.

Murtoniemi, T., Nevalainen, A., Suutari, M. & Hirvonen, M-R., 2002, In : Inhalation Toxicology. 14, p. 1087-1101 15 p.

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Media for cultivation of indoor streptomycetes

Suutari, M., Lignell, U., Hyvärinen, A. & Nevalainen, A., 2002, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 51, p. 411-416 6 p.

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Mycobacterium palustre sp. nov., a potentially pathogenic, slowly growing mycobacterium isolated from clinical and veterinary specimens and from Finnish stream waters

Torkko, P., Suomalainen, S., Iivanainen, E., Tortoli, E., Suutari, M., Seppänen, J., Paulin, L. & Katila, M-L., 2002, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52, p. 1519-1525

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Occurrence of nitrifying bacteria and nitrification in Finnish drinking water distribution systems

Lipponen, M. T. T., Suutari, M. & Martikainen, P. J., 2002, In : Water Research. 36, p. 4319-4329 11 p.

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The Microbial Community Structure of Drinking Water Biofilms Can Be Affected by Phosphorus Availability

Keinänen, M. M., Korhonen, L. K., Lehtola, M. J., Miettinen, I. T., Martikainen, P. J., Vartiainen, T. & Suutari, M. H., 2002, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68, p. 434-439 6 p.

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2001

Characterization of Mycobacterium bohemicum Isolated from Human, Veterinary, and Environmental Sources

Torkko, P., Suomalainen, S., Iivanainen, E., Suutari, M., Paulin, L. G., Rudbäck, E., Tortoli, E., Vincent, V., Mattila, R. & Katila, M-L., 2001, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 39, p. 207-211 5 p.

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Effect of growth medium on potential of Streptomyces anulatus spores to induce inflammatory responses and cytotoxicity in RAW264.7 macrophages.

Hirvonen, M-R., Suutari, M., Ruotsalainen, M., Lignell, U. & Nevalainen, A., 2001, In : Inhalation Toxicology. 13, p. 55-68

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Growth pH ranges of Streptomyces spp.

Suutari, M., Lignell, U., Hirvonen, M-R. & Nevalainen, A., 2001, In : ASM news. 66, p. 588-589 2 p.

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Induction of cytotoxicity and production of inflammatory mediators in RAW264.7 macrophages by spores grown on six different plasterboards

Murtoniemi, T., Nevalainen, A., Suutari, M., Toivola, M., Komulainen, H. & Hirvonen, M-R., 2001, In : Inhalation Toxicology. 13, p. 233-247

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PCR primers targeting the 16S rRNA gene for the specific detection of streptomycetes.

Rintala, H., Nevalainen, A. & Suutari, M., 2001, In : Molecular and Cellular Probes. 15, p. 337-347

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2000

Mycobacterium xenopi and related organisms isolated from stream waters in Finland and description of Mycobacterium botniense sp. nov.

Torkko, P., Suomalainen, S., Iivanainen, E., Suutari, M., Tortoli, E., Paulin, L. & Katila, M-L., 2000, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 50, p. 283-289

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1998

Separation among species of Mycobacterium terrae-complex by lipid analyses: comparison with biochemical tests and 16S rRNA sequencing

Torkko, P., Suutari, M., Suomalainen, S., Paulin, L., Larsson, L. & Katila, M-L., 1998, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 36, p. 499-505

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1997

Membrane pospholipids in temperature adaptation of Candida utilis: alterations in fatty acid chain length and unsaturation

Suutari, M., Rintamäki, A. & Laakso, S., 1997, In : Journal of Lipid Research. 38, p. 790-794

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1996

Temperature gradient incubator for the study of alterations occurring with fatty acids of Saccharomyces cerevisiae when approaching extreme growth temperatures

Suutari, M., Liukkonen, K. & Laakso, S., 1996, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 25, p. 207-214 8 p.

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The effect of temperature on lipid classes and their fatty acid profiles in Lipomyces starkeyi

Suutari, M., Rintamäki, A. & Laakso, S., 1996, In : Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 73, p. 1071-1073 3 p.

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1993

Effect of growth temperature on the fatty acid composition of Mycobacterium phlei

Suutari, M. & Laakso, S., 1993, In : Archives of Microbiology. 159, p. 119-123 5 p.

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Signature GLC-MS ions in identification of Δ9-unsaturated iso- and anteiso-branched fatty acids.

Suutari, M. & Laakso, S., 1993, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 17, p. 39-48 10 p.

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