Volker A. R. Huss

Publications with green marking on the journal name are available as PDF files. To view the pdf files, you need to have installed "Acrobat Reader". Other papers are available as a reprint request by mail.

You have requested access to material protected by copyright. We considered your request as reprint request as is common in the scientific community. When you download a PDF, you agree to download one copy for personal and scientific use only. Commercial use or duplication is not allowed unless a permission from the copyright owner is granted.

Publications in scientific journals


  1. Fuentes, J.L., Huss, V.A., Montero, Z., Torronteras, R., Cuaresma, M., Garbayo, I., and Vilchez, C. 2016. Phylogenetic characterization and morphological and physiological aspects of a novel acidotolerant and halotolerant microalga Coccomyxa onubensis sp. nov.(Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Journal of Applied Phycology. 28(6): 3269-3279. doi 10.1007/s10811-016-0887-3.

  2. Bashan Y., Lopez, B.R., Huss, V.A.R., Amavizca, E. and de-Bashan, L.E. 2016. Chlorella sorokiniana (formerly C. vulgaris) UTEX 2714, a non-thermotolerant microalga useful for biotechnological applications and as a reference strain. Journal of Applied Phycology. 28: 113-121.


  3. Marques, S., Huss, V.A.R., Pfisterer, K., Grosse, C., and Thompson, G. 2015. Internal transcribed spacer sequence-based rapid molecular identification of Prototheca zopfii and Prototheca blaschkeae directly from milk of infected cows. Journal of dairy science. 98(5): 3001-3009. DOI 10.3168/jds.2014-9271.

  4. Ma, S., Han, B., Huss, V.A., Hu, X., Sun, X., and Zhang, J. 2015. Chlorella thermophila (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel thermo-tolerant Chlorella species isolated from an occupied rooftop incubator. Hydrobiologia. 760(1): 81-89. doi 10.1007/s10750-015-2304-3.

  5. Krienitz, L., Huss, V. A., and Bock, C. 2015 Chlorella: 125 years of the green survivalist. Trends in Plant Science. 20: 67-69.


  6. Ma, S., Huss, V.A.R., Tan, D., Sun, X., Chen, J., Xie, Y. and Zhang, J. 2013 A novel species in the genus Heveochlorella (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) witnesses the evolution from an epiphytic into an endophytic lifestyle in tree-dwelling green algae. European Journal of Phycology. 48: 200-209.


  7. Verma, V., Bhatti, S., Huss, V.A.R. and Colman, B. 2009 Photosynthetic inorganic carbon acquisition in an acid-tolerant free-living species of Coccomyxa (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology. 45: 847-854.


  8. de-Bashan, L.E., Trejo, A., Huss, V.A.R., Hernandez, J.-P. and Bashan, Y. 2008. Chlorella sorokiniana UTEX 2805, a heat and intense, sunlight-tolerant microalga with potential for removing ammonium from wastewater. Bioresource Technology 99: 4980-4989

  9. Zhang, J., Huss, V.A.R. , Sun, X., Chang, K. and Pang, D. 2008 Morphology and phylogenetic position of a trebouxiophycean green alga (Chlorophyta) growing on the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, with the description of a new genus and species. European Journal of Phycology 43: 185-193.

  10. Marques, S., Silva, E., Kraft, C., Carvalheira, J., Videira, A., Huss, V.A.R. and Thompson, G. 2008 Bovine mastitis associated with Prototheca blaschkeae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46: 1941-1945.


  11. Trémouillaux-Guiller, J. and Huss, V.A.R. 2007 A cryptic intracellular green alga in Ginkgo biloba: ribosomal RNA markers reveal worldwide distribution. Planta 226: 553-557

  12. Ueno, R., Huss, V.A.R., Urano N. and Watabe, S. 2007 Direct evidence for redundant segmental replacement between multiple 18S rRNA genes in a single Prototheca strain. Microbiology 153: 3879-3893


  13. Pollio, A., Cennamo, P., Ciniglia, C., De Stefano, M., Pinto, G. and Huss, V.A.R. 2005 Chlamydomonas pitschmannii Ettl, a little known species from thermoacidic environments. Protist 156: 287-302


  14. Krienitz, L., Hegewald, E.H., Hepperle, D., Huss, V.A.R., Rohr, T. and Wolf, M. 2004 Phylogenetic relationships of Chlorella and Parachlorella nov. gen. (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Phycologia 43: 529-542


  15. Forget, L., Ustinova, J., Wang, Z., Huss, V.A.R. and Lang, B.F. 2002 Hyaloraphidium curvatum: a linear mitochondrial genome, tRNA editing, and an evolutionary link to lower fungi. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 310-319

  16. Trémouillaux-Guiller, J., Rohr, T., Rohr, R. and Huss, V.A.R. 2002 Discovery of an endophytic alga in Ginkgo biloba. American Journal of Botany 89: 727-733

  17. Huss, V.A.R., Ciniglia, C., Cennamo, P., Cozzolino, S., Pinto, G. and Pollio, A. 2002 Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic position of Chlorella-like isolates from low pH environments (pH<3.0). BMC - Evolutionary Biology 2:13


  18. Saéz, A.G., Engel, H., Medlin, L.K. and Huss, V.A.R. 2001 Plastid genome size and heterogeneous base composition of nuclear DNA from Ochrosphaera neapolitana (Prymnesiophyta). Phycologia 40: 147-152

  19. Ustinova, I., Krienitz, L. and Huss, V.A.R. 2001 Hyaloraphidium curvatum is not a green alga, but a lower fungus; Amoebidium parasiticum is not a fungus, but a member of the DRIPs. Protist 151: 253-262

  20. Krienitz, L., Ustinova, I., Friedl, T. and Huss, V.A.R. 2001 Traditional generic concepts versus 18S rRNA gene phylogeny in the green algal family Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 1-14

  21. Ustinova, I., Krienitz, L. and Huss, V.A.R. 2001 Closteriopsis acicularis (G. M. Smith) Belcher et Swale is a fusiform alga closely related to Chlorella kessleri Fott et Nováková (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). European Journal Phycology 36: 341-351


  22. Büttner, M., Truernit, E., Baier, K., Scholz-Starke, J., Sontheim, M., Lauterbach, C., Huss, V.A.R. and Sauer, N. 2000 AtSTP3, a green leaf-specific, low affinity monosaccharide-H+ symporter of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment 23: 175-184


  23. Huss, V.A.R., Frank, C., Hartmann, E.C., Hirmer, M., Kloboucek, A., Seidel, B.M., Wenzeler, P. and Kessler, E. 1999 Biochemical taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of the genus Chlorella sensu lato (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 35: 587-598

  24. Haugen, P., Huss, V.A.R., Nielsen, H. and Johansen, S. 1999 Complex group-I introns in nuclear SSU rDNA of red and green algae: evidence of homing-endonuclease pseudogenes in the Bangiophyceae. Current Genetics 36: 345-353


  25. Aráoz, R., Häder, D.-P. and Huss, V.A.R. 1998 DNA sequence and secondary structure of the small subunit rRNA (Accession No. Y14950) from the green alga Chlorella spec. Yanaqocha RA1 (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Plant Physiol. 116: 1604

  26. Hepperle, D., Nozaki, H., Hohenberger, S., Huss, V.A.R., Morita, E. and Krienitz, L. 1998 Phylogenetic position of the Phacotaceae within the Chlamydophyceae as revealed by analysis of 18S rDNA and rbcL sequences. Journal of Molecular Evolution 47: 420-430

  27. Nakayama, T., Marin, B., Kranz, H.D., Surek, B., Huss, V.A.R., Inouye, I. and Melkonian, M. 1998 The basal position of scaly green flagellates among the green algae (Chlorophyta) is revealed by analyses of nuclear-encoded SSU rRNA sequences. Protist 149: 367-380


  28. Kessler, E., Schäfer, M., Hümmer, C., Kloboucek, A. and Huss, V.A.R. 1997 Physiological, biochemical, and molecular characters for the taxonomy of the subgenera of Scenedesmus (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta). Botanica Acta 110: 244-250

  29. Huss, V.A.R. and Kranz, H.D. 1997 Charophyte evolution and the origin of land plants. Plant Systematics and Evolution [Suppl.] 11: 103-114


  30. Krienitz, L., Huss, V.A.R. and Hümmer, C. 1996 Picoplanktonic Choricystis species (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) and problems surrounding the morphologically similar "Nannochloris-like algae". Phycologia 35: 332-341

  31. Kranz, H.D. and Huss, V.A.R. 1996 Molecular evolution of pteridophytes and their relationship to seed plants: evidence from complete 18S rRNA gene sequences. Plant Systematics and Evolution 202: 1-11


  32. Kranz, H.D., Miks, D., Siegler, M.-L., Capesius, I., Sensen, C. and Huss, V.A.R. 1995 The origin of land plants: Phylogenetic relationships among c harophytes, bryophytes, and vascular plants inferred from complete small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences. Journal of Molecular Evolution 41: 74-84


  33. Huss, V.A.R., Holweg, C., Seidel, B., Reich, V., Rahat, M., Kessler, E. 1994 There is an ecological basis for host/symbiont specificity in Chlorella/Hydra symbioses. Endocytobiology and Cell Research 10: 35-46

  34. Huss, V.A.R. and Jahnke, K.-D. 1994 DNA base modification in Chlorella. European Journal of Phycology 29: 87-92


  35. Kessler, E. and Huss, V.A.R. 1992 Comparative physiology and biochemistry and taxonomic assignment of the Chlorella (Chlorophyceae) strains of the culture collection of the University of Texas at Austin. Journal of Phycology 28: 550-553


  36. Dávila-Aponte, J.A., Huss, V.A.R., Sogin, M.L. and Cech, T.R. 1991 A self-splicing group I intron in the nuclear pre-rRNA of the green alga, Ankistrodesmus stipitatus. Nucleic Acids Research 19: 4429-4436


  37. Kessler, E. and Huss, V.A.R. 1990 Biochemical taxonomy of sym¬biotic Chlorella strains from Paramecium and Acanthocystis. Botanica Acta 103: 140-142

  38. Dörr, R. and Huss, V.A.R. 1990 Characterization of nuclear DNA in 12 species of Chlorella (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) by DNA reassociation. BioSystems 24: 145-155

  39. Huss, V.A.R. and Sogin, M.L. 1990 Phylogenetic position of some Chlorella species within the Chlorococcales based upon complete small-subunit ribosomal RNA sequences. Journal of Molecular Evolution 31: 432-442


  40. Blank, R.J. and Huss, V.A.R. 1989 DNA divergency and speciation in Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 163: 153-163

  41. Huss, V.A.R. and Sogin, M.L. 1989 Primary structure of the Chlorella vulgaris small subunit ribosomal RNA coding gene. Nucleic Acids Research 17: 1255

  42. Huss, V.A.R., Rahat, M. and Kessler, E. 1989 DNA base composition of "Zoochlorellae" hosted by three strains of Hydra viridis show them to be different. Endocytobiology and Cell Research 6: 109-112

  43. Huss, V.A.R., Scharpf, T.K. and Kessler, E. 1989 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation in the taxonomy of the genus Chlorella. V. Chlorella vulgaris, C. luteoviridis, C. minutissima, and C. zofingiensis. Archives of Microbiology152: 512-514

  44. Rahat, M., Kessler, E. and Huss, V.A.R. 1989 Is acid tolerance of symbiotic Chlorella in vitro an indicator of pH in intracellular perialgal vacuoles of Hydra viridis? Symbiosis 7: 117-126

  45. Huss, V.A.R., Huss, G. and Kessler, E. 1989 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation and interspecies relationships of the genus Chlorella (Chlorophyceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 168: 71-82

  46. Huss, V.A.R. and Giovannoni, S.J. 1989 Primary structure of the chloroplast small subunit ribosomal RNA gene from Chlorella vulgaris. Nucleic Acids Research 17: 9487


  47. Blank, R.J., Huss, V.A.R. and Kersten, W. 1988 Base composition of DNA from symbiotic dinoflagellates: a tool for phylogenetic classification. Archives of Microbiology 149: 515-520

  48. Huss, V.A.R., Wein, K.H. and Kessler, E. 1988 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation in the taxonomy of the genus Chlorella. IV. Chlorella protothecoides and its relationship to the genus Prototheca. Archives of Microbiology 150: 509-511

  49. Kessler, E., Huss, V.A.R. and Rahat, M. 1988 Species-specific ability of Chlorella strains (Chlorophyceae) to form stable symbioses with Hydra viridis. Plant Systematics and Evolution 160: 241-246


  50. Huss, V.A.R., Schwarzwälder, E. and Kessler, E. 1987 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation in the taxonomy of the genus Chlorella. II. Chlorella saccharophila. Archives of Microbiology 147: 221-224

  51. Döhler, K., Huss, V.A.R. and Zumft, W.G. 1987 Transfer of Pseudomonas perfectomarina Baumann, Bowditch, Baumann, and Beaman 1983 to Pseudomonas stutzeri (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) Sijderius 1946. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 37: 1-3

  52. Huss, V.A.R., Hehenberger, A. and Kessler, E. 1987 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation in the taxonomy of the genus Chlorella. III. Chlorella fusca and Chlorella kessleri. Archives of Microbiology 149: 1-3


  53. Douglas, A.E. and Huss, V.A.R. 1986 On the characteristics and taxonomic position of symbiotic Chlorella. Archives of Microbiology 145: 80-84

  54. Huss, V.A.R., Dörr, R., Grossmann, U. and Kessler, E. 1986 Deoxyribonucleic acid reassociation in the taxonomy of the genus Chlorella. I. Chlorella sorokiniana. Archives of Microbiology 145: 329-333


  55. Huss, V.A.R., Festl, H. and Schleifer, K.H. 1984 Nucleic acid hybridization studies and deoxyribonucleic acid base compo¬si¬tions of anaerobic, Gram-positive cocci. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 34: 95-101


  56. Huss, V.A.R., Festl, H. and Schleifer, K.H. 1983 Studies on the spectrophotometric determination of DNA hybridization from renaturation rates. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 4: 184-192


  57. Huss, V., Schleifer, K.H., Lindal, E., Schwan, O. and Smyth, C.J. 1982 Peptidoglycan type, base composition of DNA, and DNA-DNA homology of Peptococcus indolicus and Peptococcus asaccharolyticus. FEMS Microbiological Letters 15: 285-289

    Book Contributions:

  58. Huss, V.A.R. 1999 Freshwater algal symbioses in protozoa and invertebrates. In: "Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments", Seckbach, J. (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 641-650

  59. Chapman, R.L., Buchheim, M.A., Delwiche, C.F., Friedl, T., Huss, V.A.R., Karol, K.G., Lewis, L.A., Manhart, J., McCourt, R.M., Olsen, J.L., Waters, D.A. 1998 Molecular systematics of the green algae. In: "Molecular Systematics of Plants II", Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Doyle, J.J. (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp. 508-540

  60. Giovannoni, S.J., Wood, N., Huss, V. 1992 Molecular phylogeny of oxygenic cells and organelles based on small-subunit ribosomal RNA sequences. In: "Origins of Plastids", Lewin RA (ed.), Chapman & Hall, New York, London:, pp. 159-170

Comments about the content of these pages:

Volker A. R. Huss, Ph.D.

Bashan Fuondation