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Oudova-Rivera, B., Crombie, A.T., Murrell, J.C. and Lehtovirta-Morley, L.E., (2023) Alcohols as inhibitors of ammonia oxidising archaea and bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters, p.fnad093. Available from:

Wright CL, Lehtovirta-Morley LE. Nitrification and beyond: metabolic versatility of ammonia oxidising archaea. The ISME Journal. 2023 Jul 14:1-1.

Oudova-Rivera, B.,  Wright, C.L.,  Crombie, A.T.,  Murrell, J.C. &  Lehtovirta-Morley, L.E. (2023)  The effect of methane and methanol on the terrestrial ammonia-oxidizing archaeon ‘Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus franklandus C13’. Environmental Microbiology,  1– 14. Available from:

Schatteman A, Wright C, Crombie A, Murrell JC, Lehtovirta-Morley LE. (2022) Hydrazines as substrates and inhibitors of the archaeal ammonia oxidation pathway. Applied and environmental microbiology, 88(8), pp.e02470-21.


Bahram M, Espenberg M, Pärn J, Lehtovirta-Morley L, Anslan S, Kasak K, Kõljalg U, Liira J, Maddison M, Moora M, Niinemets Ü, Öpik M, Pärtel M, Soosaar K, Zobel M, Hildebrand F, Tedersoo L, Mander Ü. (2022) Structure and function of the soil microbiome underlying N2O emissions from global wetlands. Nature Comms 13: 1430. 

Klein T, Poghosyan L, Barclay E, Murrell JC, Hutchings MI, Lehtovirta-Morley LE (2022) Cultivation of ammonia oxidising archaea on solid medium. FEMS Microbiol Lett.

Jung M-Y, Sedlacek CJ, Kits KD, Mueller AJ, Rhee S-K, Hink L, Nicol GW, Bayer B, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Wright C, De La Torre JR, Herbold CW, Pjevac P, Daims H, Wagner M (2021) Ammonia-oxidizing archaea possess a wide range of cellular ammonia affinities. ISME J.

Prudence SMM, Newitt JT, Worsley SF, Macey MC, Murrell JC, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Hutchings MI (2021) Soil, senescence and exudate utilisation: characterisation of the Paragon var. spring bread wheat root microbiome. Environmental Microbiome 16:12. 

Zhong H, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Liu J, Zheng Y, Lin H, Song D, Todd JD, Tian J, Zhang X (2020) 
Novel insights into the Thaumarchaeota in the deepest oceans: their metabolism and potential adaptation mechanisms. Microbiome 8:78.

Wright CL, Schatteman A, Crombie A, Murrell JC, Lehtovirta-Morley LE (2020) Inhibition of ammonia monooxygenase from ammonia oxidising archaea by linear and aromatic alkynes. Appl Environ Microbiol 86:e02388-19.

Nicol GW, Hink L, Gubry-Rangin C, Prosser JI, Lehtovirta-Morley LE (2019) The genome sequence of “Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus franklandus” C13, a terrestrial ammonia oxidising archaeon. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8: e00435-19.

Crawford AC, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Alamir O, Niemiec MJ, Alawfi B, Alsarraf M, Skrahina V, Costa SCBP, Anderson A, Yellagunda S, Ballou ER, Hube B, Urban CF, Wilson D (2018) Biphasic zinc compartmentalisation in a human fungal pathogen. PLoS Pathog 14(5): e1007013.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE (2018) Ammonia oxidation: Ecology, physiology, biochemistry and why they must all come together. FEMS Microbiol Lett 365(9):fny058.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Alsarraf M, Wilson D (2017) Pan-Domain Analysis of ZIP Zinc Transporters. Int J Mol Sci 18:2631.

Herbold CW, Lehtovirta-Morley LE*, Jung M, Jehmlich N, Hausmann B, Han P, Loy A, Pester M, Sayavedra-Soto LA, Rhee SK, Prosser JI, Nicol GW, Wagner M, Gubry-Rangin C (2017) Ammonia-oxidising archaea living at low pH: Insights from comparative genomics. Environ Microbiol 19:4939–4952. *Joint first and corresponding author

Malavia D, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Alamir O, Weiss E, Gow NAR, Hube B, Wilson D (2017) Zinc Limitation Induces a Hyper-Adherent Goliath Phenotype in Candida albicans, Front Microbiol 8:2238.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Ross J, Hink L, Weber, EB, Gubry-Rangin C, Thion C, Prosser JI, Nicol GW (2016) Isolation of ‘Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus franklandus’, a novel ureolytic soil archaeal ammonia oxidiser with tolerance to high ammonia concentration. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 92:fiw057.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Sayavedra-Soto LA, Gallois N, Schouten S, Stein LY, Prosser JI, Nicol GW (2016) Identifying potential mechanisms enabling acidophily in the ammonia-oxidizing archaeon ‘Candidatus Nitrosotalea devanaterra’. Appl Environ Microbiol  82: 2608-2619.

Booth IR, Miller S, Müller A, Lehtovirta-Morley LE (2015) The evolution of bacterial mechanosensitive channels. Cell Calcium 57: 140-150.

Weber EB, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Prosser JI, Gubry-Rangin C (2015) Ammonia oxidation is not required for growth of Group 1.1c soil thaumarchaea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 91: 1-7.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Ge C, Ross J, Yao H, Nicol GW, Prosser JI (2014) Characterisation of terrestrial acidophilic archaeal ammonia oxidisers and their inhibition and stimulation by organic compounds. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 89: 542-552.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Verhamme D, Nicol GW, Prosser JI (2013) Effect of nitrification inhibitors on the growth and activity of Nitrosotalea devanaterra in culture and soil. Soil Biol Biochem 62: 129-133.

Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Stoecker K, Vilcinskas A, Prosser JI, Nicol GW (2011) Cultivation of an obligately acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil. PNAS 108:15892-15897.

Barnes RJ, van der Gast CJ, Riba O, Lehtovirta LE, Prosser JI, Dobson PJ, Thompson IP (2010) The impact of zero-valent iron nanoparticles on a river water bacterial community. J Hazard Mater 184:73-80.

Lehtovirta LE, Prosser JI, Nicol GW (2009) Soil pH regulates the abundance and diversity of Group 1.1c Crenarchaeota. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 70: 367-376.

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