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Song, M. J., Choi, S., Bae, W. B., Lee, J, Han, H., Kim, D. D., Kim, Y. M., Yoon, S.* Identification of primary effecters of N2O emissions from full-scale biological nitrogen removal systems using random forest approach. In preparation

Chang, J., Gu, W., Semrau, J.D., Yoon, S.* Multimodal influence of methanotrophic community on nitrous oxide emmissions from soil denitrification. In preparation

Kim, D. D., Park, D., Yoon, H., Yun, T, Song, M.J., Yoon, S.* Quantification of nosZ genes and transcripts in activated sludge microbiomes with novel group-specific qPCR methods validated with metagenomic analyses. In preparation

Park, T., Yoon, S., Jung, J., Kwon, T.-H.* Effect of fluid-rock interactions on in situ bacterial alteration of interfacial properties and wettability of CO2-brine-mineral systems for geologic carbon storage. Submitted

Biswal, B. K., Chang, J., Cho, D. J.., Kwon, C., Yoon, S.* Enhancement of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) activities in Shewanella loihica strain PV-4 and agricultural soil enrichments amended with root exudates. Submitted


Choi, M., Kim, J., Lee, B., Yoon, S.* Cometabolic vinyl chloride degradation at acidic pH by acidophilic methanotrophs isolated from alpine peat bogs. In revision (Environ. Sci. Technol.)


Song, M. J., Yoon, H., Kwon, M., Lee, T.-K., Yoon, S.* Orthophosphate enhances abiotic nitrous oxide production from aerobic hydroxylamine decomposition. Biol Fert Soil. Accepted.


Kaupper, T., Hetz, S., Kolb, S., Yoon, S., Horn, M. A.*, Ho, A.* Deforestration for oil palm: impact on greenhouse gas emission and soil microorganisms. Biol Fert Soil. Accepted.

Rochman, F. F., Kwon, M., Khadka, R., Tamas, I, Lopez-Jauregui, A. A., Malmstrom, R. R., Sheremet, A., Woyke, T., Yoon, S., Dunfield, P. F.*, Verbeke, T. J. Novel copper-containing membrane monooxygenases (CuMMOs) encoded by alkane-utilizing Betaproteobacteria in oilsands tailings. ISME J. Accepted.

Park, T., Jeon, M., Yoon, S., Lee, K. S., Kwon, T.* (2019) Interfacial tension and wettability modification in oil/brine/mineral system by in-situ produced biosurfactant at reservoir conditions. Energy Fuel. 33:4909-4920 [PDF]

Han, H., Song, B., Song, M. J., Yoon, S.* (2019) Enhanced nitrous oxide production in denitrifying Dechloromonas aromatiaca strain RCB under salt or alkaline conditions. Front Microbiol. 10:1203 [PDF]

Yoon, S.*, Song, B., Phillips, R.L., Chang, J., Song, M. (2019) Ecophysiological implications of nitrate / nitrite reductions on greenhouse gas emissions control in agroecosystems. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 95:fiz066 [PDF]

Ho, A., Kwon, M., Horn, M. A., Yoon, S*. (2019) Environmental applications of methanotrophs. In: Methanotrophs: Microbiology Fundamentals and Biotechnological Applications. Steinbuchel, A. and Lee, E.-Y. (eds). Springer, Berlin, Germany pp. 231-255 [PDF]

Yoon, H., Song, M. J., Kim, D. D., Sabba, F., Yoon, S.* Serial biofiltration system for effective removal of low-concentration nitrous oxide in oxic gas streams. Environ Sci Technol. 53:2063-2074 [PDF] 

Kwon, M., Ho, A., Yoon, S.* (2019) Novel approaches and reasons to isolate methanotrophic bacteria with biotechnological potentials: recent achievements and perspectives. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 103:1-8  [PDF]


Kim, D. D., O'farrell, C., Toth, C. R. A., Montoya, O. Gieg, L. M., Kwon, T., Yoon, S.* (2018) Microbial community analyses of produced waters from mid-temperature oil reservoirs revealed extraordinary similarity between two geographically distant oil reservoirs. Microbial Biotechnol. 11:788-796 [PDF]


Kim, J., Kim, D.D., Yoon, S.* (2018) Rapid isolation of fast-growing methanotrophs from environmental samples using continuous cultivation with gradually increased dilution rates. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 102:5707-5715 [PDF]


Semrau, J.D.*, Gu, W., DiSpirito, A.A., Yoon, S. Metals and methanotrophy. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84:e02289-17 [PDF]


Chang, J., Park, D., Semrau, J.D., Gu, W., DiSpirito A.A., Yoon, S.* (2018) Methanobactin from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b inhibits N2O reduction in denitrifiers. ISME J. 12:2086-2089 [PDF]




Kim, H., Park, D., Yoon, S.* (2017) The effect of pH on nitrogen dissimilation of Shewanella loihica PV-4 and its implication in nitrous oxide emission and nitrogen retention.  Front. Microbiol. 8:1820 [PDF]


Yoon, H., Song. M., Yoon, S.* (2017) Design and feasibility analysis of a self-sustaining biofiltration system for removal of low concentration N2O emitted from wastewater treatment plants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51:10736-10745 [PDF]


Park, T., Joo, H., Kim, G., Kim, S., Yoon, S., Kwon T.* (2017) Biosurfactant as an enhancer of geologic carbon sequestration: interfacial tension and contact angle measurements at in situ conditions. Front. Microbiol. 8:1285 [PDF]


Kumar, M. A., Choe, J., Lee, W., Yoon, S.* (2017) Resource recovery in water treatment: synthesis of benzaldoxime from benzaldehyde using nanoscale zero-valent iron and nitrite- and nitrate-contaminated water.  Environ. Nanotechnol. Mon. Manag. 8:90-102 [PDF]


Park, D., Kim, H., Yoon, S.* (2017Nitrous oxide reduction by an obligate aerobic bacterium Gemmatimonas aurantiaca strain T-27. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 83:e00502-17 [PDF]


Chang, J., Lee, W.*, and Yoon, S.* (2017) Analysis of energy consumptions and associated greenhouse gas emissions in operation phases of urban water reuse systems. J. Clean. Prod. 141:728-736 [PDF]




Yoon, S.*, Nissen, S., Park, D., Sanford, R.A. and Loffler, F.E.* (2016) Nitrous oxide reduction kinetics distinguish bacteria harboring typical versus atypical NosZ.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82:3793-3800 [PDF]




Yoon, S., Cruz-Garcia, C., Sanford, R.A., Ritalahti, K.M., and Loffler, F.E.* (2015) Denitrification versus respiratory ammonification: environmental controls of two competing dissimilatory NO3-/NO2Sh- reduction pathways in Shewanella loihica strain PV-4. ISME J. 9:1093-1094. [PDF]


Yoon, S.*, Sanford, R.A., and Loffler, F.E.* (2015) Nitrite control over dissimilatory nitrate/nitrite reduction pathways in Shewanella loihica strain PV-4. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81:3510-3517. [PDF]


Seo, Y., Park, D., Oh, Y., Yoon, S. Han, J.* (2015) Harvesting of microalgae cell using oxidized dye wastewater. Bioresour. Technol. 192:802-806. [PDF]




Yoon, S., Sanford, R.A., and Loffler, F.E. (2013) Shewanella spp. use acetate as electron donor for denitrification but not ferric iron or fumarate reduction. Appl Environ Microbiol. 79:2818-2822. [PDF]




Yoon, S., Im, J., Bandow, N., DiSpirito, A.A., and Semrau, J.D. (2011) Constitutive expression of pMMO by Methylocystis strain SB2 when grown on multi-carbon substrates: implications for biodegradation of 

chlorinated ethenes. Environ Microbiol Rep. 3:182-188. [PDF]


Yoon, S., DiSpirito, A.A., Kramer, S.M., and Semrau. J.D. (2011) A simple assay for screening microorganisms for chalkophore production. Method Enzymol. 247-258. [PDF]


Im, J., Lee, S., Yoon, S., DiSpirito, A.A., and Semrau, J.D. (2011) Characterization of a novel facultative Methylocystis species capable of growth on methane, acetate and ethanol. Environ Microbiol Rep. 3:174-181. [PDF]


Stein, L.Y., Yoon, S., Semrau, J.D., DiSpirito, A.A., Murrell, J.C., Vuilleumier, S., et al. (2011) Genome sequence of the obligate methanotroph, Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. J Bacteriol. 192:6497-6498. [PDF]




Yoon, S., Kraemer, S. M., Dispirito, A. A., and Semrau, J. D. (2010) An assay for screening microbial cultures for chalkophore production. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2:295-303. [PDF]



Semrau, J. D., DiSpirito A. A., and Yoon, S. (2010) Methanotrophs and copper. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 34:496-531. [PDF]




Yoon, S., Carey, J. N., and Semrau, J. D. (2009) Feasibility of atmospheric methane removal using methanotrophic biotrickling filters. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 83:949-956. [PDF]



Yoon, S. and Semrau, J. D. (2008) Measurement and modeling of mixed chlorinated ethene degradation by methanotrophs at 20°C. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 287:156-162. [PDF]

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