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Větrovský T, Steffen KT, Baldrian P (2014) Potential of cometabolic transformation of polysaccharides and lignin in lignocellulose by soil Actinobacteria. PLOS One 9:e89108


Kabiersch G, Rajasärkkä J, Tuomela M, Hatakka A, Virta M, Steffen KT(2013) Bioluminescent yeast assay for detection of organotin compounds.Analytical Chemistry 85: 5740−5745


Heinonsalo J, Kabiersch G, Niemi RM, Simpanen S, Ilvesniemi H, Hofrichter M, Hatakka A, Steffen KT. (2012) Filter centrifugation as a sampling method for miniaturization of extracellular fungal enzyme activity measurements in solid media. Fungal Ecology, 5:261-269.


Winquist E, Valentin L, Moilanen U, Leisola M, Hatakka A, Tuomela M,Steffen KT (2009) Development of a fungal pre-treatment process for reduction of organic matter in contaminated soil. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 84:845-850.


Steffen KT, Schubert S, Tuomela M, Hatakka A, Hofrichter M (2007) Enhancement of high molecular mass PAH conversion in contaminated non-sterile soil by litter-decomposing fungi. Biodegradation 18:359-369.


Tuomela MSteffen KT, Kerko E, Hartikainen H, Hofrichter M, Hatakka A (2005) Influence of Pb contamination in boreal forest soil on the growth and ligninolytic activity of litter-decomposing fungi. FEMS Microbiology Ecolology53:179-186.


Steffen KT, Hofrichter M, Hatakka A (2000) Mineralisation of 14C-labelled synthetic lignin and ligninolytic enzyme activities of litter-decomposing basidiomycetous fungi. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 54:819-825.


Winquist E, Tuomela M., Steffen KT (2014) Bioremediation of contaminated soil with fungi. pollutionsolutions-online.com


Tuomela M, Sorvari J, Winquist E (2013) Sienikunnostuksestako uusi ekotehokas kunnostusmenetelmä? Ympäristö ja Terveys 44: 56-59.


Novel methods for bioremediation. (Project description and an interview) International Innovation, April 2013, pp. 33-35. research-europe.com/index.php/international-innovation/