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Haukka K, Heikkinen E, Kairesalo T, Karjalainen H, Sivonen K (2005) Effect of humic material on the bacterioplankton community composition in boreal lakes and mesocosms. Environ. Microbiol. 7, 620-630.

Haukka K, Kuusi M, Siitonen A (2008) Burkina Fasossa puhdas vesi on ylellisyyttä. Kansanterveys, 2/2008, 16.

Muziasari WI, Managaki S, Pärnänen K, Karkman A, Lyra C, Suzuki S, Tamminen M, Virta M (2014) Sulphonamide and Trimethoprim Resistance Genes Persist in Sediments at Baltic Sea Aquaculture Farms but Are Not Detected in the Surrounding Environment. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92702, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092702

Sinkko H, Lukkari K, Sihvonen LM, Sivonen K, Leivuori M, Rantanen M, Paulin L, Lyra C (2013) Bacteria Contribute to Sediment Nutrient Release and Reflect Progressed Eutrophication-Driven Hypoxia in an Organic-Rich Continental Sea. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67061, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067061

Sinkko H, Lukkari K, Sihvonen LM, Jama AS, Sivonen K, Leivuori M, Rantanen M, Paulin L, Lyra C (2011). Phosphorus chemistry and bacterial community composition interact in brackish sediment receiving agricultural discharges. PLoS ONE 6 (6): e21555, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021555.

Berg, KA, Lyra C, Niemi, MR, Heens, B, Hoppu, K, Erkomaa K, Sivonen, K, Rapala, J (2011) Virulence genes of Aeromonas isolates, bacterial endotoxins and cyanobacterial toxins from recreational water samples associated with human health symptoms. Journal of Water and Health. 9 (4): 670–679, doi:10.2166/wh.2011.206.

Rapala J, Robertson A, Negri AP, Berg KA, Tuomi P, Lyra C, Erkomaa K, Lahti K, Hoppu K, Lepistö L (2005) First report of saxitoxin and possible associated human health effects in lakes of Finland. Environmental Toxicology 3: 331-340.

Bomberg M, Montonen L, Münster U, Jurgens G (2009) Diversity and function of Archaea in freshwater habitats. Review. Current Trends in Microbiology 4: 61-89.

Jurgens G, Glöckner F-O, Amann R., Saano A, Montonen L, Likolammi M, Münster U (2000) Identification of novel Archaea in bacterioplankton of a boreal forest lake by phylogenetic analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridization. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 34: 45-56.

Rinta-Kanto J, Sun S, Sharma S, Kiene RP and Moran MA (2012) Bacterial community transcription patterns during a marine phytoplankton bloom. Environmental Microbiology 14: 228–239.

Rinta-Kanto J, Buergmann H, Gifford SM, Sun S, Sharma S, del Valle DA, Kiene RP and Moran MA (2011) Analysis of sulfur-related transcription by Roseobacter communities using a taxon-specific functional gene microarray. Environmental Microbiology 13: 453-467.

Gifford SM, Sharma S, Rinta-Kanto J and Moran MA (2011) Quantitative analysis of a deeply sequenced marine microbial metatranscriptome. ISME Journal 5: 461-472.

Rinta-Kanto JM, Ouellette AJA, Boyer GL, Twiss MR, Bridgeman TB and Wilhelm SW (2005) Quantification of toxic Microcystis spp. during the 2003 and 2004 blooms in western Lake Erie using quantitative real-time PCR. Environmental Science and technology 39: 4198-4205.

Rinta-Kanto J, Konopko EA, DeBruyn JM, Bourbonniere RA, Boyer GL and Wilhelm SW (2009) Lake Erie Microcystis: Relationship between microcystin production, dynamics of genotypes and environmental parameters in a large lake. Harmful algae 8: 665-673.