Konstantinos (Kostas) Kormas publications

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Peer-reviewed papers



Decade 2 (2008 - 2017)

85. Berillis P, Mente E, Kormas KA (2017) The use of copper alloy in aquaculture fish net pens: mechanical, economicand environmental advantages. J. FisheriesSciences.com 11(4):1-3

84. Dimopoulos P, Drakou EG, Kokkoris IP, KatsanevakisS, Kallimanis A, Tsiafouli M, Bormpoudakis D, Kormas KA, Arends J (2017) The need for the implementation of an Ecosystem Services assessment in Greece: drafting the national agenda. One Ecosystem 2, e13714

83. Karayanni H, Meziti A, Spatharis S, Genitsaris S, Courties C, Kormas KA (2017) Changes in microbial (Bacteria and Archaea) plankton community structure after artificial dispersal in grazer-free microcosms. Microorgansims 5,31

82.
Levizou E, Statiris G, Papadimitriou Th, Laspidou CS, Kormas KA (2017) Lettuce facing microcystins-rich irrigation water at different developmental stages: effects on plant performance and microcystins bioaccumulation. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety 143:193-200

81.
Genitsaris S, Stefanidou N, Katsiapi M, Kormas KA, Sommer U, Moustaka-Gouni M (2017) Variability of airborne Bacteria in an urban Mediterranean area (Thessaloniki, Greece). Atmos. Environ 157:101-110

80.
Papadimitriou T, Kormas K, Dionysiou DD, Laspidou C (2016) Using H2O2 treatments for the degradation of cyanobacteria and microcystins in a shallow hypertrophic reservoir. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 23:21523-21535

79. Mente E, Gannon AT, Nikouli E, Hammer H, Kormas KA (2016) Gut microbial communities associated with the molting stages of thegiant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture 463:181-188

78.
Moustaka-Gouni M, Kormas KA, Scotti M, Vardaka E, Sommer U (2016) Warming and acidification effects on planktonic heterotrophicpico- and nanoflagellates in a mesocosm experiment. Protist 167:389-410

77.
Meziti A, Tsementzi D, Kormas KA, Karayanni H, Konstantinidis KT (2016) Anthropogenic effects on bacterial diversity and function along a river-to-estuary gradient in Northwest Greece revealed by metagenomics. Environ. Microbiol. 18:464-4652

76.
Edgcomb VP, Pachiadaki MG, Mara P, Kormas KA, Leadbetter ER, Bernhard JM (2016) Gene expression profiling of microbial activities and interactions insediments under haloclines of E. Mediterranean deep hypersaline anoxic basins. ISME J. 10:2643-2657

75. Voudanta E, Kormas KA, Monchy S, Delegrange A, Vincent D, Genitsaris S, Christaki U (2016) Mussel biofiltration effects on attached bacteria and unicellular eukaryotes in fish rearing seawater. PeerJ 4:e1829

74.
Archimandritis AS, Papadimitriou T, KormasKA, Laspidou CS, Yannakopoulou K, Lazarou YG (2016) Theoretical investigation of microcystin-LR, microcystin-RR and nodularin-R complexationwith α-, β- and γ-cyclodextrin as a starting point for the targeted design ofefficient cyanotoxin traps. Sust. Chem. Pharm. 3:25-32

73.
Vardaka E, Kormas KA, Katsiapi M, Genitsaris S, Moustaka-Gouni M (2016) Molecular diversity of bacteria in commercially available "Spirulina" food supplements. PeerJ 4:e1610

72.
Genitsaris S, Stefanidou N, Katsiapi M, Vardaka E, Kormas KA, Sommer U, Moustaka-Gouni M (2016) Haematococcus: a successful air-dispersed colonist in ephemeral waters is rarely found inphytoplankton communities. Turk. J. Bot. 40:427-438

71. Genitsaris S, Monchy S, Denonfoux J, Ferreira S, Kormas KA, Sime-Ngando T, Viscogliosi E,  Christaki U (2016) Marine microbial community structure assessed from combined metagenomic analysis and ribosomal tag pyrosequencing. Mar. Biol. Res. 12:30-42


70. Bernhard JM, Morrison CR, Pape E, Beaudoin DJ, Todaro A, Pachiadaki MG, Kormas KA, Edgcomb VP (2015) Metazoans of redoxcline sediments in Mediterranean deep-sea hypersaline anoxicbasins. BMC Biol. 13,105

69.
Kormas KA, Meziti A, Papadimitriou T (2015) Microbiological confinement of two adjacent water wells in Lake Karla basin, Greece. Water 7:5272-5283

68. Kormas KA, Pachiadaki MG, Karayanni H, Leadbetter ER, Bernhard JM, Edgcomb VP (2015) Inter-comparison of the potentially active prokaryotic communities in the halocline sediments of Mediterranean deep-sea hypersaline basins. Extremophiles 19:949-960

67.
Meziti A, Kormas KA, Moustaka-Gouni M, Karayanni H (2015) Spatially uniform but temporally variable bacterioplankton in a semi-enclosed coastal area. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 38:358-367

66.
Parlapani F, Kormas KA, Boziaris IS (2015) Microbiological changes, shelf life and identification of initial and spoilage microbiota of sea bream fillets stored under various conditions using 16S rRNA genes analysis. J. Sci. Food Agricult. 95:2386-2394

65. Bernhard JM, Kormas KA, Pachiadaki MG, Rocke E, Beaudoin DJ, Morrison C, Visscher PT, Cobban A,Starczak VR, Edgcomb VP (2014) Benthic protists and fungi of Mediterranean deep hypsersaline anoxic basin redoxcline sediments. Front. Microbiol. 5,605

64. Kormas KA, Meziti A, Mente E, Frentzos A (2014) Dietary differences are reflected on the gut prokaryotic community structure of wild and commercially reared sea bream (Sparus aurata). MicrobiologyOpen 3:718-728

63. Kormas KA, Karayanni H, Christaki U, Giannakourou A, Assimakopoulou G, Gotsis-Skretas O (2014) Microbial food web structure and its impact on primary production in ameso-oligotrophic coastal area (Pagasitikos Gulf, Aegean Sea). Turk. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 14:527-537

62. Berillis P, Papadimitriou Th, Petridou E, Kormas KA, Kagalou I (2014) Histopathological findings in the brain and liver of Carassius gibelio from a newly reconstructed lake with toxic cyanobacteria. Turkish J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 14:213-219

61. Genitsaris S, Kormas KA, Christaki U, Monchy S, Moustaka-Gouni M (2014) Molecular diversity reveals previously undetected air-dispersed protist colonists in a Mediterranean area. Sci. Tot. Environ. 478:70-79

60. Christaki U, Kormas KA, Genitsaris S, Georges C, Sime-Ngando T, Viscogliosi E, Monchy S (2014) Winter-summersuccession of unicellular eukaryotes in a meso-eutrophic coastal system. Microb. Ecol. 67:13-23

59. Meziti A, Kormas KA (2013) Comparison of the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) gut bacterial communities using 16S rDNA clone libraries and pyrosequencing. Anaerobe 23:9-11

58. Nikouli E, Kormas KA, Berillis P, Karayanni H, Moustaka-Gouni M (2013) Harmful and parasitic unicellular eukaryotes persist in a shallow lake under reconstruction (L. Karla, Greece).Hydrobiologia 718:73-83

57. Kormas KA, Lymperopoulou DS (2013) Cyanobacterial toxin degrading Bacteria: who are they? Biomed. Res. Int. ArticleID:463894

56. Vlahos N, Kormas KA,Pachiadaki MG, Meziti A, Hotos GN, Mente E (2013) Changes of bacterioplankton apparent species richness in two ornamentalfish aquaria. SpringerPlus 2:66

55. Papadimitriou Th, Katsiapi M, Kormas KA, Moustaka-Gouni M, Kagalou I (2013) Artificially-born "killer" lake: phytoplankton based water quality and microcystin affected fish in a reconstructed lake. Sci. Tot. Environ. 452-453:116-124

54. Katsiapi M, Moustaka-Gouni M, Vardaka E, Kormas KA (2013) Different phytoplankton descriptors show asynchronous changes in a shallow urban lake (L. Kastoria, Greece) after sewage diversion. Fund. Appl.Limnol.182:219-230

53. Smeti K, Kormas KA, Spatharis S (2013) A non-phylogenetic α-diversity approach on prokaryotic community structure in aquatic systems Ecol. Indic 29:361-366

52. Parlapani F, Meziti A, Kormas KA, Boziaris I (2013) Indigenous and spoilage microbiota of sea bream stored in ice identified by phenotypic and 16S rRNA gene analysis. Food Microbiol. 33:85-89

51. Lamprinou V, Hernández-Mariné M, Pachiadaki MG, Kormas K, Economou-Amilli A, Pantazidou A (2013) New findings on the true-branched monotypic genus Iphinoe (Cyanobacteria) fromgeographically isolated caves (Greece). Fottea 13:15-23

50. Akoumianaki I, Papaspyrou S, Kormas KA, Nicolaidou A (2013) Environmental variation and macrofauna response in a coastal area influenced by land runoff. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 132:34-44

49. Pachiadaki MG, Kormas KA (2013) Interconnectivity vs. isolation of prokaryotic communities in European deep-sea mud volcanoes. Biogeosciences 10:2821-2831


48. Moustaka-Gouni M, Michaloudi E, KormasKA, Katsiapi M, Vardaka E, Genitsris S (2012) Plankton changes as critical processes for restoration plans of lakes Kastoria and Koronia. Eur. Wat.40:43-51

47. Meziti A, Mente E, Kormas KA (2012) Gut Bacteria associated with different diets in reared Nephrops norvegicus. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 35:473-482

46. AkoumianakiI, Nomaki H, Pachiadaki M, Kormas KA,Kitazato H, Tokuyama H (2012) Low bacterial diversity and high labile organic matter concentrations in the sediments of the Medee deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basin. Microbes Environ. 25:504-508

45. Mente E, Stratakos A, Boziaris IS, Kormas KA,Karalazos V, Karapanagiotidis IT, Catsiki VA, Leondiadis L (2012)Sustainable aquaculture  development: acase of environmentally friendly seabream production in Greece. Sci. Mar. 76:549-560

44. Spatharis S, Skliris N, Meziti A, Kormas KA (2012) First record of a Trichodesmium erythraeum bloom in the Mediterranean Sea: a result of climate change. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 69:1444-1455

43. Oikonomou A, Katsiapi M, Karayanni H, Mousta-Gouni M, Kormas KA (2012) Plankton microorganisms coinciding with two consecutive mass fish kills in a newly reconstructed lake. Scientif. World J. Article ID 504135, DOI:10.1100/2012/504135

42. Lymperopoulou DS, Kormas KA, Karagouni AD (2012) Variability of prokaryotic community structure in a drinking water reservoir (Marathonas, Greece). Microbes Environ. 27:1-8

41. Tsangaris C, Hatzianestis I, Catsiki V-A, Kormas KA, Strogyloudi E, Neofitou C, Andral B, Galgani F (2011) Active biomonitoring Greek coastal waters: Application of the integrated biomarker response index in relation to contaminant levels in caged mussels. Sci. Tot. Environ. 412/413:359-365

40.
Lamprinou V, Hernández-Mariné M, Canals T, Kormas K, Economou-Amilli A, Pantazidou A (2011) Two new stigonematalean cyanobacteria: Iphinoe spelaeobios gen. nov., sp. nov. and Loriellopsis cavernicola gen. nov., sp. nov. from Greek and Spanish caves. Morphology and molecular Evaluation. Int. J. Syst. Evolut. Microbiol. 62:2907-2915

39. Pachiadaki MG, Kallionaki A, Dählmann A, de Lange GJ, Kormas KA (2011) Diversity and spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities along a sediment vertical profile of a deep-sea mud volcano. Microb. Ecol. 62:655-668

38. Katsiapi M, Moustaka-Gouni M, Michaloudi E, Kormas KA (2011) Effects of flushing on phytoplankton and water quality in a Mediterranean drinking-water reservoir (Marathonas Reservoir, Greece). Environ. Monit. Assess. 181:563-575

37. Kormas KA, Gkelis S, Vardaka E, Moustaka-Gouni M (2011) Morphologic and molecular analysis of bloom-forming Cyanobacteria in two eutrophic, shallow Mediterranean lakes. Limnologica 41:167-173

36. Genitsaris S, Moustaka-Gouni M, Kormas KA (2011) Airborne microeukaryote colonists in experimental water containers: diversity, succession, life histories and established food webs. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 62:139-152

35. Lymperopoulou DS, Kormas KA, Moustaka-Gouni M, Karagouni AD (2011) Diversity of cyanobacterial phylotypes in a Mediterranean drinking water reservoir (Marathonas, Greece). Environ. Monit. Assess. 173:155-165

34. Genitsaris S, Kormas KA, Moustaka-Gouni M (2011) Airborne algae and cyanobacteria: occurrence and related health effects. Front. Biosci. E3:772-787

33. Savvides AL, Andriopoulos CP, Kormas K, Hatzinikolaou DG, Katsifas EA, Karagouni AD (2011) Selective isolation of indigenous Pseudomonas syringae strains with ice nucleation activity properties from a ski resort. J. Biol. Res. 15:67-73

32. Mente E, Martin JC, Pierce GJ, Tuck I, Kormas KA, Santos MB, Bailey N (2010) Mesoscale effects of aquaculture installations on benthic communities in four Scottish sea lochs. Aquat. Liv. Res. 23:267-276

31. Meziti A, Ramette A, Mente E, Kormas KA (2010) Temporal changes of the gut bacterial communities of the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 74:472-484

30. Pachiadaki M, Lykousis V, Stephanou EG, Kormas KA (2010) Prokaryotic community structure and diversity in the sediments of an active submarine mud volcano (Kazan MV, East Mediterranean Sea). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 72:429-444

29. Moustaka-Gouni M, Kormas KA, Polykarpou P, Gkelis S, Bobori DC, Vardaka E (2010) Polyphasic evaluation of Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi and Raphidiopsis mediterranea in a Mediterranean lake. J. Plankton Res. 32:927-936

28. Kormas KA, Vardaka E, Moustaka-Gouni M, Kontoyanni V, Petridou E, Gkelis S, Neofitou C (2010) Molecular detection of potentially toxic Cyanobacteria and their associated Bacteria in lake water column and sediment. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 26:1473-1482

27. Tsangaris C, Kormas K, Stroggyloudi E, Hatzianestis I, Neofitou C, Andral B, Galgani F (2010) Multiple biomarkers of pollution effects in caged mussels on the Greek coastline, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C. 151:369-378

26. Kormas KA, Neofitou C, Pachiadaki M, Koufostathi E (2010) Changes of the bacterial assemblages throughout an urban drinking water distribution system. Environ. Monit. Asssess. 165:27-38

25. Karayanni H, Kormas KA, Cragg S, Nicolaidou A (2010) Establishment and succession of an epibiotic community on chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treated wood in Mediterranean waters. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 58:71-78

24. Meintanis C, Chalkou KI, Kormas KA, Lymperopoulou DS, Katsifas SA, Karagouni AD (2009) The use of trpB gene in resolving phylogenetic diversity within the group of Streptomyces. Curr. Trends Microbiol. 5:37-46

23. Demiri A, Meziti A, Papaspyrou S, Thesslou-Legaki M, Kormas KA (2009) Abdominal setae and midgut Bacteria of the mudshrimp Pestarella tyrrhena. Cent. Eur. J. Biol. 4:558-566

22. Kormas KA, Tamaki H, Hanada S, Kamagata Y (2009) Apparent richness and community composition of Bacteria and Archaea in geothermal springs. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 57:113-122 (supplementary material)

21. Moustaka-Gouni M, Kormas KA, Vardaka E, Katsiapi M, Gkelis S (2009) Raphidiopsis mediterranea SKUJA represents non-heterocytous life-cycle stages of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (WOLOSZYNSKA) SEENAYYA et SUBBA RAJU in Lake Kastoria (Greece), its type locality: evidence by morphological and phylogenetic analysis. Harmful Algae 8:864-872

20. Genitsaris S, Kormas KA, Moustaka-Gouni M (2009) Microscopic eukaryotes living in a dying lake (Lake Koronia, Greece). FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69:75-83

19. Vanreusel A, Andersen AC, Boetius A, Connelly D, Decker C, Heeschen K, Hilario A, Kormas KA, Maignien L, Olu K, Pachiadaki M, Ritt B, Rodrigues C, Sarrazin J, Tyler P, van Gaever S, Vanneste H (2009) Biodiversity of cold seep ecosystems along European margins. Oceanography 22:110-127

18. Kormas KA, Meziti A, Dählmann A, de Lange GJ, Lykousis V (2008) Characterization of methanogenic and prokaryotic assemblages based on mcrA and 16S rRNA gene diversity in sediments of the Kazan Mud Volcano (Mediterranean Sea). Geobiology 6:450-460

17. Meintanis C, Chalkou K, Kormas KA, Lymperopoulou DS, Katsifas EA, Hatzinikolaou D, Karagouni AD (2008) Application of rpoB sequence similarity analysis, REP-PCR and BOX-PCR for the differentiation of species within the genus Geobacillus. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 46:395-401

16. Dalby AP, Kormas KA, Christaki U, Karayanni H (2008) Cosmopolitan heterotrophic microeukaryotes are active bacterial grazers in experimental oil-polluted system. Environ. Microbiol. 10:47-56



Decade 1 (1998 - 2007)

15. Meziti A, Kormas KA, Pancucci-Papadopoulou MA, Thessalou-Legaki M (2007) Bacterial phylotypes associated with the intestinal tract of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and the ascidian Microcosmus sp. Russ. J. Mar. Biol. 33:84-91

14. Meintanis C, Chalkou K, Kormas KA, Karagouni A (2006) Biodegradation of crude oil by thermophilic bacteria isolated from a volcano island. Biodegradation 17:105-112

13. Kormas KA, Tivey MK, von Damm K, Teske A (2006) Bacterial and archaeal phylotypes associated with distinct mineralogical layers of a white smoker spire from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent site (9°N, East Pacific Rise). Environ. Microbiol. 8:909-920

12. Nicolaidou A, Petrou K, Kormas KA, Reizopoulou S (2006) Inter-annual variability of soft bottom macrofaunal communities in two Ionian Sea lagoons. Hydrobiologia 555:89-98

11. Moustaka–Gouni M, Vardaka E, Michaloudi E, Kormas KA, Tryfon E, Mihalatou H, Gkelis S, Lanaras T (2006) Plankton food web structure in a eutrophic polymictic lake with a history in toxic cyanobacterial blooms. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:715-727

10. Kormas KA (2005) Bacterial growth on extracellular organic carbon from marine microalgal cultures. Cah. Biol. Mar. 46:241-251

9. Kormas KA, Papaspyrou S (2004) Growth of marine bacterioplankton on river and sea water dissolved organic carbon in a Mediterranean coastal system. Cah. Biol. Mar. 45:55-64

8. Kormas KA, Nicolaidou A, Thessalou-Legaki M (2003) Variability of environmental factors of an Eastern Mediterranean river influenced coastal system. Medit. Mar. Sci. 4:67-77

7. Kormas KA, Edgcomb V, Smith DC, Teske A (2003) Molecular analysis of the deep subsurface microbial communities in Nankai Trough (ODP Leg 190, Site 1176). F.E.M.S. Microbiol. Ecol. 45:115-125

6. Kormas KA, Garametsi V, Nicolaidou A (2002) Size fractionated phytoplankton chlorophyll in an Eastern Mediterranean coastal system (Maliakos Gulf, Greece). Helgol. Mar. Res. 56:125-133

5. Christaki U, Courties C, Karayanni H, Giannakourou A, Maravelias C, Kormas KA, Lebaron P (2002) Dynamic characteristics of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus consumption by bacterivorous nanoflagellates. Microb. Ecol. 43:341-352

4. Kormas KA, Nicolaidou A, Reizopoulou S (2001) Temporal variations of nutrients, chlorophyll a and particulate matter in three Amvrakikos Gulf lagoons (Ionian Sea, Greece). P.S.Z.N.I. Mar. Ecol. 22:201-213

3. Kormas KA, Papaspyrou S (2001) Benthic carbon demand and water column carbon supply in an Aegean embayment (Maliakos Gulf, Hellas). Fresen. Environ. Bull. 10:193-196

2. Kormas KA (1999) Nutrients, chlorophyll α and suspended matter of the River Spercheios, Hellas. Fresen. Environ. Bull. 8:18-23

1. Kormas KA, Kapiris K, Thessalou-Legaki M, Nicolaidou A (1998) Quantitative relationships between phytoplankton, bacteria and protists in an Aegean semi-enclosed embayment (Maliakos Gulf, Greece). Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 15: 255-264



Chapters in books

6.
Kurmayer R, Christiansen G, Kormas K, Vyverman W, Verleyen E, Ramos V, Vasconcelos V, Salmaso N (2017) Sampling and metadata. In: Kurmayer R, Sivonen K, Wilmotte A, Salmaso N (eds) Molecular tools for the detection and quantification of toxigeniccyanobacteria. John Wiley & Sons, p. 19-42

5. Nisiotou A, Parlapani F, Kormas KA, Boziaris IS (2014) Old targets, new weapons: food microbial communities revealed with molecular tools. In: Boziaris IS (ed) Food microbiology. Novel processing and microbial assessment techniques. Taylor & Francis, p 275-312

4. Kagalou I, Kormas KA, Papadimitriou T, Katsiapi M, Genitsaris S, Moustaka-Gouni M (2012) Greece: occurrence, monitoring and risk management of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins. In: Chorus I (ed) Current approaches to cyanotoxin risk assessment, risk management andregulations in different countries. Umweltbundesamt, Dessau-Rosslau, p 71-78

3. Kormas KA (2011) Interpreting diversity of Proteobacteria based on 16S rRNA gene copy number. In: Sezenna ML (ed) Proteobacteria: Phylogeny, metabolic diversity and ecological effects. Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, p. 73-89. ISBN: 978-1-61761-810-9

2. Giannakourou A, Kormas K, Pitta P, Christaki U (2005) Microbial ecology. In: Papathanassiou E, Zenetos A (eds) State of the Hellenic marine environment. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavissos, p. 182-186

1. Kormas KΑ, Thessalou-Legaki M, Nicolaidou A (1997) Is water column productivity in an Aegean embayment reflected to its benthic assemblages? In: Hawkins LE, Hutchinson S, Jensen AC, Sheader M Williams JA (eds) The responses of marine organisms to their environments. University of Southampton, Southampton, p.143-151




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