Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

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  1. Yee MO, Snoeyenbos-West O§, Thamdrup B, Ottosen LDM, Rotaru AE*. Extracellular electron transfer by two Methanosarcina species. 2018.(Submitted/Preprint available: BioRxiv 458091; doi:
  2. Rotaru, A.E., Posth, N.R., Loescher, C., Miracle, M.R., Vincente, E., Cox, R.P., Thompson, J., Poulton, S.W. and Thamdrup, B., 2018. Interspecies interactions mediated by conductive minerals in the sediments of the ferruginous Lake La Cruz, Spain. bioRxiv, p.366542.
  3. Ueki T, Nevin K, Rotaru A-E, Wang LY, Ward J, Woodard T, Lovley DR. Geobacter strains expressing poorly conductive pili reveal constraints on direct interspecies electron transfer mechanisms. mBio 9(4): e01273-18
  4. Rotaru A-E,  Calabrese FStryhanyuk H, Musat FShrestha PMWeber HSSnoeyenbos-West OHall POJRichnow HH, Musat N, Thamdrup B. 2018. Conductive particles enable syntrophic acetate oxidation between Geobacter and Methanosarcina from coastal sediments. mBio 9(3): e00226-18
  5. Holmes DE, Orellana R, Giloteaux L, Wang L-Y, Shrestha PM, Williams KH, Lovley DR, and Rotaru A-E. 2018. Potential for Methanosarcina to contribute to uranium reduction during acetate-promoted groundwater bioremediation. Microbial Ecology: 1-8
  6. Rotaru A-E and Shrestha PM. 2016.  Editorial: Wired for life. Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (662)
  7. Rotaru A-E and Thamdrup B. 2016. A new diet for methane oxidizers. Science 351 (6274)
  8. Rotaru A-E, Woodard TL, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2015. Link between the capacity for current production and syntrophic growth in Geobacter species. Frontiers in Microbiology 6.
  9. Liu F, Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Malvankar NS, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2015. Magnetite compensates for the lack of a pilin-associated c-type cytochrome in extracellular electron exchange. Environmental Microbiology 17.
  10. Shrestha PM, Rotaru A-E. 2014. Plugging in or going wireless: strategies for interspecies electron transfer. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:237.
  11. Shrestha P, Malvankar N, Werner J, Franks A, Rotaru A, Shrestha M, Liu F, Nevin K, Angenent L, Lovley D. 2014. Correlation between microbial community and granule conductivity in anaerobic bioreactors for brewery wastewater treatment. Bioresource Technology 174:306-310.
  12. Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Liu F, Shrestha M, Shrestha D, Embree M, Zengler K, Wardman C, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2014. A new model for electron flow during anaerobic digestion: direct interspecies electron transfer to Methanosaeta for the reduction of carbon dioxide to methane. Energy & Environmental Science 7:408-415.
  13. Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Liu F, Markovaite B, Chen S, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2014. Direct interspecies electron transfer between Geobacter metallireducens and Methanosarcina barkeri. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80:4599-4605.
  14. Feist A, Nagarajan H, Rotaru A-E, Tremblay P-L, Zhang T, Nevin K, Lovley D, Zengler K. 2014. Constraint-based modeling of carbon fixation and the energetics of electron transfer in Geobacter metallireducens. PL o S Computational Biology 10:e1003575.
  15. Chen S, Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Malvankar NS, Liu F, Fan W, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2014. Promoting interspecies electron transfer with biochar. Scientific Reports 4:5019.
  16. Chen S, Rotaru A-E, Liu F, Philips J, Woodard T, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. 2014. Carbon cloth stimulates direct interspecies electron transfer in syntrophic co-cultures. Bioresource Technology 173:83-86.
  17. Shrestha PM, Rotaru AE, Aklujkar M, Liu F, Shrestha M, Summers ZM, Malvankar N, Flores DC, Lovley DR. 2013. Syntrophic growth with direct interspecies electron transfer as the primary mechanism for energy exchange. Environmental microbiology reports 5:904-910.
  18. Shrestha PM, Rotaru A-E, Summers ZM, Shrestha M, Liu F, Lovley D. 2013. Transcriptomic and genetic analysis of direct Interspecies electron transfer. Applied and environmental microbiology 79:2397-2404.
  19. Nagarajan H, Embree M, Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Feist AM, Palsson BØ, Lovley DR, Zengler K. 2013. Characterization and modeling of interspecies electron transfer mechanisms and microbial community dynamics of a syntrophic association. Nature Communications 4:2809.
  20. Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Liu F, Ueki T, Nevin K, Summers ZM, Lovley D. 2012. Interspecies electron transfer via hydrogen and formate rather than direct electrical connections in co-cultures of Pelobacter carbinolicus and Geobacter sulfurreducens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78:7645-7651.
  21. Rotaru A-E, Schauer R, Probian C, Mussmann M, Harder J. 2012. Visualization of Candidate Division OP3 Cocci in Limonene-Degrading Methanogenic Cultures. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 22:457-461.
  22. Rotaru A-E, Jiang W, Finster K, Skrydstrup T, Meyer RL. 2012. Non-enzymatic palladium recovery on microbial and synthetic surfaces. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 109:1889-1897.
  23. Liu F, Rotaru A-E, Shrestha PM, Nevin K, Lovley D. 2012. Promoting direct interspecies electron transfer with activated carbon. Energy & Environmental Science 2012:8982-8989.
  24. Hosseinkhani B, Søbjerg LS, Rotaru AE, Emtiazi G, Skrydstrup T, Meyer RL. 2012. Microbially supported synthesis of catalytically active bimetallic Pd‐Au nanoparticles. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 109:45-52.
  25. Morita M, Malvankar NS, Franks AE, Summers ZM, Giloteaux L, Rotaru AE, Rotaru C, Lovley DR. 2011. Potential for direct interspecies electron transfer in methanogenic wastewater digester aggregates. mBio 2:e00159-00111.
  26. Lovley D, Ueki T, Zhang T, Malvankar N, Shrestha P, Flanagan K, Aklujkar M, Butler J, Giloteaux L, Rotaru A. 2011. Geobacter: the microbe electric’s physiology, ecology, and practical applications. Advances in microbial physiology 59:1-100.
  27. Rotaru A-E, Probian C, Wilkes H, Harder J. 2010. Highly enriched Betaproteobacteria growing anaerobically with p-xylene and nitrate. FEMS microbiology ecology 71:460-468.
  28. Bunge M, Søbjerg LS, Rotaru AE, Gauthier D, Lindhardt AT, Hause G, Finster K, Kingshott P, Skrydstrup T, Meyer RL. 2010. Formation of palladium (0) nanoparticles at microbial surfaces. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 107:206-215.