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Pessi IS, Delmont TO, Zehr JP, Hultman J (2024) Discovery of Eremiobacterota with nifH homologues in tundra soil. Environmental Microbiology Reports 16: e13277.

Pessi IS, Rutanen A, Hultman J (2024) Metagenome-assembled genomes from mineral tundra soils in Rásttigáisá, northern Norway. Access Microbiology 6: 000655.


Pessi IS, Popin RV, Durieu B, Lara Y, Tytgat B, Savaglia V, Roncero-Ramos B, Hultman J, Verleyen E, Vyverman W, Wilmotte A (2023) Novel diversity of polar Cyanobacteria revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics. Microbial Genomics 9: 001056.


Pessi IS, Rutanen A, Hultman J (2022) Candidatus Nitrosopolaris, a genus of putative ammonia-oxidizing archaea with a polar/alpine distribution. FEMS Microbes 3: xtac019.

Viitamäki S, Pessi IS, Virkkala A-M, Niittynen P, Kemppinen J, Eronen-Rasimus E, Luoto M, Hultman J (2022) The activity and functions of soil microbial communities in the Finnish sub-Arctic vary across vegetation types. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 98: fiac079.

Pessi IS, Viitamäki S, Virkkala A-M, Eronen-Rasimus E, Delmont TO, Marushchak ME, Luoto M, Hultman J (2022) In-depth characterization of denitrifier communities across different soil ecosystems in the tundra. Environmental Microbiome 17: 30.


Eronen-Rasimus E, Hultman J, Hai T, Pessi IS, Collins E, Wright S, Laine P, Viitamäki S, Lyra C, Thomas DN, Golyshin P, Luhtanen A-M, Kuosa H, Kaartokallio H (2021) Sea-ice bacteria, Halomonas sp. 363 and Paracoccus sp. 392, produce multiple types of poly-3-hydroxyalkaonoic acid (PHA) storage polymers at low temperature. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87: e00929-21.

Agostini VO, Muxagata E, Pinho GLL, Pessi IS, Macedo AJ (2020) Bacteria-invertebrate interactions as an asset in developing new antifouling coatings for man-made aquatic surfaces. Environmental Pollution 271: 116284.


Pessi IS, Pushkareva E, Lara Y, Borderie F, Wilmotte A, Elster J (2019) Marked succession of cyanobacterial communities following glacier retreat in the High Arctic. Microbial Ecology 77: 136–147.


Pushkareva E, Pessi IS, Namsaraev Z, Mano M-J, Elster J, Wilmotte A (2018) Cyanobacteria inhabiting biological soil crusts of a polar desert: Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 41: 363–373.

Maciejewska M, Całusinska M, Cornet L, Adam D, Pessi IS, Malchair S, Delfosse P, Baurain D, Barton HA, Carnol M, Rigali R (2018) High-throughput sequencing analysis of the actinobacterial spatial diversity in moonmilk deposits. Antibiotics 7: 27.

Pessi IS, Lara Y, Durieu B, Maalouf PC, Verleyen E, Wlmotte A (2018) Community structure and distribution of benthic cyanobacteria in Antarctic lacustrine microbial mats. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94: fiy042.


Pessi IS (2017) The Cyanobacterial Biota of Polar Regions: a Molecular Approach. PhD Thesis. University of Liège, Belgium.

Kleinteich J, Golubic S, Pessi IS, Velázquez D, Storme J-Y, Darchambeau F, Borges AV, Compère P, Radtke G, Lee S-J, Javaux EJ, Wilmotte A (2017) Cyanobacterial contribution to travertine deposition in the Hoyoux River system, Belgium. Microbial Ecology 74: 33–53.

Deng L, Sweetlove M, Blank S, Obbels D, Verleyen E, Vyverman W, Kurmayer R, Pessi IS, Wilmotte A (2017) Monitoring of toxigenic cyanobacteria using next-generation sequencing techniques. In: Kurmayer R, Sivonen K, Wilmotte A, Salmaso N (eds.) Molecular tools for the detection and quantification of toxigenic cyanobacteria. John Wiley and Sons: Chichester, UK, pp. 275–298.

Lara Y, Durieu B, Cornet L, Verlaine O, Rippka R, Pessi IS, Misztak A, Joris B, Javaux EJ, Baurain D, Wilmotte A (2017) Draft genome sequence of the axenic strain Phormidesmis priestleyi ULC007, a cyanobacterium isolated from Lake Bruehwiler (Larsemann Hills, Antarctica). Genome Announcements 5: e01546-16.


Pessi IS, Maalouf PC, Laughinghouse IV HD, Baurain D, Wilmotte A (2016) On the use of high-throughput sequencing for the study of cyanobacterial diversity in Antarctic aquatic mats. Journal of Phycology 52: 356–368.


Pushkareva E, Pessi IS, Wilmotte A, Elster J (2015) Cyanobacterial community composition in Arctic soil crusts at different stages of development. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91: fiv143.

Maciejewska M, Pessi IS, Arguelles-Arias A, Noirfalise P, Luis G, Ongena M, Barton H, Carnol M, Rigali S (2015) Streptomyces lunaelactis sp. nov., a novel ferroverdin A-producing Streptomyces species isolated from a moonmilk speleothem. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107: 519–531.

Pessi IS, Osorio-Forero C, Gálvez EJC, Simões FL, Simões JC, Junca H, Macedo AJ (2015) Distinct composition signatures of archaeal and bacterial phylotypes in the Wanda Glacier forefield, Antarctic Peninsula. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91: fiu005.


Pessi IS, Elias SO, Simões FL, Simões JC, Macedo AJ (2012) Functional diversity of microbial communities in soils in the vicinity of Wanda Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula. Microbes and Environments 27: 200–203.


Poloni A, Pessi IS, Frazzon APG, Van der Sand ST (2009) Morphology, physiology, and virulence of Bipolaris sorokiniana isolates. Current Microbiology 59: 267–273.

Poloni A, Pessi IS, Frazzon APG, Van der Sand ST (2009) Vegetative incompatibility among monoconidial isolates of Bipolaris sorokiniana. Current Microbiology 58: 153–158.


Poloni A, Muller MVG, Pessi IS, Van der Sand ST (2008) Analysis of morphological and growth rate variability of polyconidial and monoconidial cultures of Bipolaris sorokiniana. Biociências (Porto Alegre, Brazil) 16: 52–63.