Chang, J., Kim, D. D., Semrau, J. D., Lee, J., Heo, H., Gu, W., Yoon, S.* Enhancement of nitrous oxide emissions in soil microbial consortia via copper competition between proteobacterial methanotrophs and denitrifiers. In revision (ISME J.)

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 revision (Water Res.)

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. In revision (Environ. Sci. Technol.)


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., Choi, S., Bae, W. B., Lee, J, Han, H., Kim, D. D., Kim, Y. M., Yoon, S.* (2020) Identification of primary effecters of N2O emissions from full-scale biological nitrogen removal systems using random forest approach. Water Res. In press

Heo, H., Kwon, M., Song, B., Yoon, S.* (2020) Physiological characterization of soil DNRA bacteria isolated via a colorimetric screening method implies involvement of NO3- in ecophysiological regulation of DNRA activity. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. In press 

Song, M. J., Yoon, H., Kwon, M., Lee, T.-K., Yoon, S.* (2020) Orthophosphate enhances abiotic nitrous oxide production from aerobic hydroxylamine decomposition. Biol Fert Soil. 56:687-695. [PDF]

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. (2020) Novel copper-containing membrane monooxygenases (CuMMOs) encoded by alkane-utilizing Betaproteobacteria in oilsands tailings. ISME J. 14:714-726. [PDF]

Kaupper, T., Hetz, S., Kolb, S., Yoon, S., Horn, M. A.*, Ho, A.* (2020) Deforestration for oil palm: impact on greenhouse gas emission and soil microorganisms. Biol Fert Soil. 56:287-298. [PDF]


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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