Publications from Andreas Ziegler (peer reviewed only)

  • Rupp U, Ziegler A (2019) The effect of exuviae ingestion on lysosomal calcium accumulation and the presence of exosomes in the hepatopancreas of Porcellio scaber. Journal of Structural Biology, 208,
  • Xiaofei Yin X, Griesshaber E, Fernández-Díaz L, Ziegler A, García-García F-J, Schmahl WW (2019) Influence of Gelatin−Agarose Composites and Mg on Hydrogel-Carbonate Aggregate Formation and Architecture. Crystal Growth and Design, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00679   
  • Nindiyasari F, Fernandez Diaz L, Yin X, Greiner M, Griesshaber E, Tsige M, Ziegler A, Schmahl WW (2019) Influence of gel-strength and magnesium doping on the organization of calcite/hydrogel mesocrystal composites, Themed Issue of European Journal of Mineralogy: Mineral Reactivity: from biomineralization and Earth's climate evolution to CO2 capture and monuments conservation, Ruiz Agudo E, Rodriguez Navarro C (eds.). European Journal of Mineralogy 31, 217–229
  • Xiaofei Yin, Erika Griesshaber, Lurdes Fernández-Díaz, Andreas Ziegler, F. Javier García-García, and Wolfgang W. Schmahl (2019) Influence of Gelatin–Agarose Composites and Mg on Hydrogel-Carbonate Aggregate Formation and Architecture. Crystal Growth & Design 19, 5696-5715
  • Simonet Roda M, Griesshaber E, Ziegler A, Rupp U, Yin X, Henkel D, Häusermann V, Laudien J, Brand U, Eisenhauer A, Checa AG, Schmahl W W (2019) Calcite fibre formation in modern brachiopod shells. Nature Scientific Reports, 9, article no. 598.
  • Simonet Roda M, Ziegler A, Griesshaber E, Yin X, Rupp U, Greiner M, Henkel D, Häussermann V, Eisenhauer A, Laudien J, Schmahl W W (2019) Terebratulide brachiopod shell biomineralization by mantle epithelial cells. Journal of Structural Biology 207, 136-157
  • Yin X, Weitzel F, Jiménez-López C, Griesshaber E, Fernández-Díaz L, Rodríguez-Navarro A, Ziegler A, Schmahl WW (2020) The directing effect of bacterial EPS on calcite organization and EPS-carbonate composite aggregate formation. Crystal Growth and Design, accepted for puplication.Wood C T, Ziegler A, Araujo P B (2018) Different strategies, different requirements: influence of dietary calcium on the molt cycle of woodlice (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea). Canadian Journal of Zoology, Submitted


  • Seidl B H M, Erika Griesshaber E, Fabritius H-O, Reisecker C, Hild S, Taiti S, Wolfgang W. Schmahl W W, Ziegler A (2018) Tailored disorder in calcite organization in tergite cuticle of the supralittoral isopod Tylos europaeus Arcangeli, 1938. Journal of Structural Biology, 204, 464-480 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2018.09.012
  • Misra A, Isabel Franco Castillo I,  Müller D P, González C, Eyssautier-Chuine S, Ziegler A, de la Fuente J M,] Mitchell S G and Streb C (2018) Polyoxometalate-Ionic Liquids (POM-ILs) as Anticorrosion and Antibacterial Coatings for Natural Stones. Angewandte Chemie, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809893 and 10.1002/ange.201809893
  • Holzinger A, Neusser G, Austen B J J, Gamero-Quijano A, Herzog G, Arrigan D W M, Ziegler A, Walther P, Kranz C (2018) Investigation of modified nanopore arrays using FIB/SEM tomography. Faraday Discussions, 210, 113- 130
  • Casella L, He S, Griesshaber E, Fernández-Díaz L, Harper E, Jackson D, Ziegler A, Mavromatis V, Dietzel M, Eisenhauer A, Veintemillas-Verdaguer S, Brand U, Schmahl W (2018) Hydrothermal alteration of aragonitic biocarbonates: assessment of micro- and nanostructural dissolution–reprecipitation and constraints of diagenetic overprint from quantitative statistical grain-area analysis, Biogeosciences, 15, 7451-7484.
  • Greiner, M.; Férnandez-Díaz, L.; Griesshaber, E.; Zenkert, M.; Yin, X.; Ziegler, A.; Veintemillas-Verdaguer, S.; Schmahl, W. Biomineral Reactivity: The Kinetics of the Replacement Reaction of Biological Aragonite to Apatite. Minerals 2018, 8(8), 315;
  • Casella LA, Simonet Roda M, Angiolini L, Ziegler A, Schmahl WW, Brand W, Griesshaber E (2018) Archival biogenic micro- and nanostructure data analysis: Signatures of diagenetic systems. Data in Brief, 19:299-311
  • Greiner, M.; Yin, X.; Fernández-Díaz, L.; Griesshaber, E.; Weitzel, F.; Ziegler, A.; Veintemillas-Verdaguer, S.; Schmahl, W. W (2018) Combined influence of reagent concentrations and agar hydrogel strength on the formation of biomimetic hydrogel−calcite composites. Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 1401-1414.
  • Casella L, Griesshaber E, Simonet Roda M, Ziegler A, Mavromatis V, Henkel D, Häusermann V, Neuser R, Angiolini L, Dietzel M, Eisenhauser A, Immenhauser A, Brand U, Schmahl W (2018) Micro- and nanostructures reflect the degree of alteration in modern and fossil brachiopod shell calcite: a multi-screening approach (CL, FE-SEM, AFM, EBSD). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 502, 13-30. 
  • Griesshaber E, Yin X, Ziegler A, Kelm K, Checa A, Eisenhauer A, Schmahl WW (2017) Patterns of mineral organization in carbonate biological hard materials. Highlights in Applied Mineralogy, De Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-049122-7.   
  • M. Greiner, X. Yin, L. Fernandez-Diaz, E. Griesshaber, F. Weitzel, A. Ziegler, S. Veintemillas-Verdaguer, W. W. Schmahl (2017) The combined influence of crystal growth rate and agar hydrogel strength on the formation of biomimetic hydrogelcalcite composites. Crystal Growth and Design, in print
  • Yin X, Ziegler A, Kelm K, HoffmannR, Watermeier P, Alexa P, Villinger C, Rupp U2, Schlüter L, Reusch TB, Griesshaber E, Walther P, Schmahl WW (2017) Formation and mosaicity of coccolith segment calcite of the marine algae Emiliania huxleyi, Journal of Phycology, DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12604
  • Casella LA, Griesshaber E, Yin X, Ziegler A, Mavromatis V, Müller D, Ritter A-C, Hippler D, Harper EM, Dietzel M, Immenhauser A, Schöne BR, Angiolini L, Schmahl WW (2017) Experimental diagenesis: Insights into aragonite to calcite transformation of Arctica islandica shells by hydrothermal treatment. Biogeosciences 14:  1461–1492 doi:10.5194/bg-2016-355
  • Lucu Č, Ziegler A (2017) The effects of hypoxia on active ionic transport processes in the gill epithelium of hyperregulating crab, Carcinus maneas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 61-68


• Luquet G, Salomé M, Ziegler A, Paris C, Percot A, Dauphin Y (2016) High-resolution structural and elemental analyses of calcium storage structures synthesized by the noble crayfish Astacus astacus. Journal of Structural Biology, 196, 206-222.

 • Fabritius H-O, Ziegler A, Friák M, Nikolov S, Huber J, Seidl B, Ruangchai S, Alagboso FI, Karsten S, Lu J, Janus AM, Petrov M, Zhu L-F, Hemzalová P, Hild S, Raabe D, Neugebauer J (2016) Functional adaptation of crustacean exoskeletal elements through structural and compositional diversity: a combined experimental and theoretical study. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11 , 055006 doi:10.1088/1748-3190/11/5/055006.

• Ziegler A, Neues F, Janáček J, Beckmann F, Epple M (2017) Mineral in skeletal elements of the terrestrial crustacean Porcellio scaber: SRµCT of function related distribution and changes during the moult cycle.  Arthropod Structure and Development, 46, 63-76 

• Luquet G, Dauphin Y, Percot A, Salomé M, Ziegler A, Maria S; Fernández M S , Arias J L, (2016) Calcium Deposits in the Crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus: Microstructure versus Elemental distribution. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22, 22–38. doi:10.1017/S1431927615015767

•  Nindiyasari F, Griesshaber E, Zimmerman T, Manian A P, Randow C, Zehbe R,  Fernandez-Diaz L, Ziegler A, Park S-H, Fleck C, Schmahl WW (2016) Characterization and mechanical properties investigation of the cellulose/gypsum composite. Journal of Composite Materials 50, 657-672

• Fois G, Hobi N, Felder E, Ziegler A, Miklavc P, Walther P, Radermacher P, Haller T, Dietl P.M.D. (2015) A new role for an old drug: Ambroxol triggers lysosomal exocytosis via pH - dependent Ca2+ release from acidic Ca2+ stores. Cell Calcium, 58, 628–637

 Huber J, Griesshaber E, Nindiyasari F, Schmahl WW, Ziegler A, (2015) Functionalization of biomineral reinforcement in crustacean cuticle: calcite orientation in the partes incisivae of the mandibles of Porcellio scaber and the supralittoral species Tylos europaeus (Oniscidea, Isopoda). Journal of Structural Biology, 190, 173-191.

Huber J, Fabritius HO, Griesshaber E, Ziegler A (2014) Function-related adaptations of ultrastructure, mineral phase distribution and mechanical properties in the incisive cuticle of mandibles of Porcellio scaber Latreille, 1804. Journal of Structural Biology 188, 1-15 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2014.09.002

Alagboso F I, Ziegler A (2014) Ultrastructure and mineral composition of the cornea cuticle in the compound eyes of a supralittoral and a marine isopod. Journal of Structural Biology 187, 158-173 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2014.06.00257 

• Nindiyasari F, Ziegler A, Griesshaber E, Fernández Díaz L, Huber J, Walther P, Schmahl WW (2015) The effect of hydrogel matrices on calcite crystal morphology, aggregate formation, and co-orientation in biomimetic experiments and biomineralization environments. Crystal Growth and Design, 15, 2667-2685

Maier B J, Griesshaber E, Alexa P, Ziegler A, Ubhi H, Schmahl W W (2014) Biologic control of crystallographic architecture: hierarchy and co-alignment parameters. Acta Biomaterialia 10, 3866-3874 DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.02.039

Suzuki S, Ziegler A (2014) Female genitalia, reproductive cycle and sperm storage in Armadillidium vulgare (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 58, 259-268 DOI: 10.1080/07924259.2014.910845

•Ruangchai S, Reisecker C, Hild S, Ziegler A. (2013) The architecture of the Epub ahead of print]

Seidl B, Ziegler A (2012) Electron microscopic and preparative methods for the analysis of isopod cuticle. ZooKeys, 176:73-85, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.176.2294

Seidl BHM, Reisecker C, Hild S, Griesshaber E,  and Ziegler A (2012) Calcite distribution and orientation in the tergite exocuticle of the isopods Porcellio scaber and Armadillidium vulgare (Oniscidea, Crustacea) – a combined FE-SEM, polarized SCµ-RSI and EBSD study. Zeitschrift für Kristalographie 227, 777-792, doi: 10.1524/zkri.2012.1567

Hennig S, Hild S, Fabritius H-O, Soor C and Ziegler A (2012) Influence of near-physiological salines and organic matrix proteins from amorphous CaCO3-deposits of Porcellio scaber on in-vitro CaCO3 precipitation. Crystal Growth and Design, 12, 646-655.

Neues F, Hild S, Epple M, Marti O and Ziegler A (2011) Amorphous and crystalline calcium carbonate distribution in the tergite cuticle of moulting Porcellio scaber (Isopoda, Crustacea). Journal of Structural Biology, 175, 10-20

Gries K, Heinemann F, Ziegler A, Rosenauer A and Fritz M (2011) Influence of the insoluble and soluble matrix of abalone nacre on the growth of calcium carbonate crystals. Crystal Growth and Design, 11, 729-734

 Ziegler A, Sachiko S (2011) Sperm storage, sperm translocation and genitalia formation in females of the terrestrial isopod Armadillidium vulgare (Crustacea, Peracarida, Isopoda) Arthropod Structure & Development, 40: 64-76

• Neues F, Hild S, Epple M, Marti O and Ziegler A (2011) Amorphous and crystalline calcium carbonate distribution in the tergite cuticle of moulting Porcellio scaber ( Isopoda, Crustacea). Journal of Structural Biology

• Seidl B, Huemer K, Neues F, Hild S, Epple M and Ziegler A (2011) Ultrastructure and mineral distribution in the tergite cuticle of the beach isopod Tylos europaeus Arcangeli, 1938. Journal of Structure Biology 174, 512-526

• Elstnerova P, Friak M, Fabritius HO, Lymperakis L, Hickel T, Petrov M, Nikolov S, Raabe D, Ziegler A, Hild S, and Neugebauer J (2010) Ab initio study of thermodynamic, structural, and elastic properties of Mg-substituted crystalline calcite, Acta Biomaterialia, 6:4506-4512

• Ziegler A, Suzuki S. (2010) Sperm storage, sperm translocation and genitalia formation in females of the terrestrial isopod Armadillidium vulgare (Crustacea, Peracarida, Isopoda). Arthropod Struct Dev. 2010 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print](Summary)

• Hild S, Neues F, Znidarsic N, Strus J, Epple M, Marti O, Ziegler A. (2009) Ultrastructure and mineral distribution in the tergal cuticle of the terrestrial isopod Titanethes albus. Adaptations to a karst cave biotope. J Struct Biol. 168, 426-436.

• Hild S, Marti O, Ziegler A (2008) Spatial distribution of calcite and amorphous calcium carbonate in the cuticle of the terrestrial crustaceans Porcellio scaber and Armadillidium vulgare. J Struct Biol, in press

Ziegler A (2008) The cationic composition and pH in the moulting fluid of Porcellio scaber (Crustacea, Isopoda) during calcium carbonate deposit formation and resorption. J Comp Physio B, 178:67-78
• Neues F, Ziegler A and Epple M (2007) The composition of the mineralized cuticle in marine and terrestrial isopods: A comparative study. J Crys Eng Comm, 9:1245-1251

• Neues F, Beckmann F, Ziegler A, Epple M (2007) The application of synchrotron radiation-based micro computer tomography in biomineralization, in "Biomineralisation: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation" (Editor: E. Baeuerlein), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim pp. 369-380.

Ziegler A, Hagedorn M, Ahearn GA. and Carefoot TH (2007) Calcium translocations  during the moulting cycle of the semiterrestrial isopod Ligia hawaiiensis (Oniscidea, Crustacea). J Comp Physiol B 177:99-108

• Suzuki S, Ziegler A 2005 Structural investigation of the female genitalia and sperm storage sites in the terrestrial isopod Armadillidium vulgare (Crustacea, Isopoda). Arthropod Structure and Development, eingereicht

• Becker A, Ziegler A, Epple M (2005) The mineral phase in the cuticles of two species of Crustacea consists of magnesium calcite, amorphous calcium carbonate, and amorphous calcium phosphate. Dalton Transactions  (10), 1814 - 1820 Abstract

• Fabritius H, Walther P, Ziegler A (2005) Architecture of the organic matrix in the sternal CaCO3 deposits of Porcellio scaber (Crustacea, Isopoda) J Struct Biol 150:190-199

Ziegler A, Hagedorn M, Fabritius H (2005) Microscopical aspects of calcium-transport and deposition in terrestrial isopods. Micron 36:137-153

• Vokmer D, Harms M, Gower L, Ziegler A (2005) Morphosynthesis of Nacre-Type Laminated CaCO3 Thin Films and Coatings. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 44: 639-638

Ziegler A, Weihrauch D, Hagedorn M, Towle DW and Bleher R (2004) Expression and polarity reversal of V-type H+-ATPase during the mineralization-demineralization cycle in Porcellio scaber sternal epithelial cells. J Exp Biol, 207:1749-1756

• Krishna Pai R, Hild S, Ziegler A, and Marti O (2004) Water-soluble terpolymer mediated calcium carbonate crystal modification. Langmuir, 20:3123-3128

Ziegler A (2004) Variations of calcium deposition in terrestrial isopods. In: The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods, eds. S. Sfenthourakis,  P. B. de Araujo, E. Hornung. H. Schmalfuss, S. Taiti K. Szlavecz, Crustaceana Monographs 2, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, pp 299-309

• Hagedorn M, Weihrauch D, Towle DW and Ziegler A (2003) Molecular characterization of the SER Ca2+-ATPase of Porcellio scaber and its expression in sternal epithelia during the moult cycle. J Exp Biol, 206: 2167-2175.

• Fabritius H and Ziegler A (2003) Analysis of CaCO3 deposit formation and degradation during the molt cycle of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Crustacea, Isopoda). Journal of Structural Biology, 142:281-291

• Becker A, Bismayer U, Epple M, Fabritius H, Hasse B Shi J and Ziegler A (2003) Structural characterisation of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) in sternal deposits of  the Crustacea Porcellio scaber.  Dalton Transactions 2003: 551-555

Ziegler A, Weihrauch  D, Towle DW and Hagedorn M (2002) Expression of Ca2+-ATPase and Na+/Ca2+-Exchanger is up regulated during epithelial Ca2+-transport in hypodermal cells of P. scaber. Cell Calcium 32:131-141

Ziegler A (2002) X-ray microprobe analysis of epithelial calcium transport. Cell Calcium 31:307-321

• Hagedorn M, Ziegler A (2002) Analysis of Ca-uptake into the SER of permeabilised sternal epithelial cells during the molting cycle of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber. J Exp Biol 205:1935-1942.

• Walther P, Ziegler A (2002) Freeze-substitution of high pressure frozen samples: the visibility of biological membranes is improved when the substitution medium contains water. J Microscopy 208:3-10

• Weihrauch D, Ziegler A, Siebers D & Towle DW (2002) Active ammonia excretion across the gills of the green crab Carcinus maenas: Participation of Na+/K+-ATPase, V-type H+-ATPase, and finctional microtubules. J Exp Biol 205:2765-2775

• Zimmer M, Danko JP, Pennings AR, Danford AR, Carefoot TH, Ziegler A, Uglow RF (2002) Cellulose digestion and phenol oxidation in coastal isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda). Mar Biol 140: 1207-1213

• Glötzner J, Ziegler A (2001) Ultrastructure and morphometric analysis of the sternal epithelium of the terrestrial isopods Ligia oceanica, Ligidium hypnorum and Porcellio scaber. Arthropod Structure & Development 29:241-257

• Weihrauch D, Ziegler A, Siebers D, Towle DW (2001) Molecular characterization of  V-Type H+-ATPase (B-subunit) in gills of euryhaline crabs and its physiological role in osmoregulatory ion uptake. J Exp Biol 204:25-37

• Zimmer M, Danko JP, Pennings SC, Danford AR, Ziegler A, Uglow RF, Carefoot TH (2001) Hepatopancreatic symbionts in coastal isopods, and their contribution to digestion.  Mar Biol 138: 955-963.

• Ziegler A, Grospietsch T, Carefoot TH, Danko JP, Zimmer M, Zerbst-Boroffka I, Pennings SC (2000) Hemolymph ion composition and volume changes in the supralitoral isopod Ligia pallasii Brandt, during molt. J Comp Physiol B 170:329-336

• Pennings SC, CarefootTH, Zimmer M, Danko JP and Ziegler A (2000) Feeding preferences of supralittoral isopods and amphipods. Can J Zool 78:1918-1929

• Carefoot TH, Wright J, Pennings SC, Ziegler A, Zimmer M, Uglow RF, Danford A, Danko JP (2000) Hemolymph homeostasis in relation to diel feeding activity and microclimate in the protypal land isopod Ligia pallasii. Can J Zool 78:588-595

Ziegler A, Merz E (1999) Membrane particle distribution in the sternal epithelia of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Crustacea, Oniscidea) during CaCO3 deposit formation and resorption, a freeze etch analysis. J Struct Biol 127:263-278

• Martin R, Door R, Ziegler A, Warchol W, Hahn J, Breitig D (1999) Neurofilament phosphorylation and axon diameter in squid giant fiber system. • Ziegler A, Scholz F (1997) The ionic hemolymph composition of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. during molt. J Comp Physiol B 167:536-542

Ziegler A, Miller B (1997) The ultrastructure  of the CaCO3 deposits of terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea, Crustacea). Zoomorphology 117:181-187

• Weirich D, Ziegler A (1997) The uropod and lateral plate glands of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Oniscidae, Crustacea), an ultrastructural study. J Morphol 233: 183-194 

Ziegler A (1997) Immunocytochemical localization of the Na+/K+-ATPase in the calcium transporting sternal epithelium of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Crustacea). J Histochem Cytochem 45:47-446

Ziegler A (1997) Ultrastructural changes of the anterior and posterior sternal integument of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Crustacea) during the moult cycle. Tissue Cell 29: 63-76

Ziegler A (1996) Ultrastructural evidence for transepithelial calcium transport in the anterior sternal epithelium of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. (Crustacea) during the formation and resorption of CaCO3 deposits. Cell Tissue Res 284:459-466

Ziegler A, Altner H (1995) Are the most numerous sensilla of terrestrial isopods hygroreceptors? Ultrastructure of the dorsal tricorn sensilla of Porcellio scaber. Cell Tissue Res 282:135-145

Ziegler A (1994) Ultrastructure and electron spectroscopic diffraction analysis of the sternal calcium deposits of Porcellio scaber Latr. (Isopoda, Crustacea). J Struct Biol 112:110-116 

• Somlyo AV, Ziegler A, Baumann O, Walz B, Somlyo AP (1993) Electron x-ray microanalysis of subcellular ion transport in situ. Bulletin of the Electron Mi-cros-• Ziegler A,  Somlyo AV, Somlyo AP (1992) Beta-adrenergic effects on cellular Na, Mg, Ca, K and Cl in vascular smooth muscle: Electron probe analysis of rabbit pulmonary artery. Cell Calcium 13: 593-602

Ziegler A, Walz B (1990) Evidence for light-induced release of Ca2+ from intracellular stores in bee photoreceptors. Neuroscience Letters, 111: 87-91 

Ziegler A, Walz B (1989) Analysis of extracellular calcium  and volume changes in the compound eye of the honeybee drone, Apis mellifera.  J Comp Physiol A, 165:697-709