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Universität Bremen, Fachbereich 2, Postfach 33 04 40, D-28334 Bremen, Germany




Research Interests:

Molecular plant-bacteria interactions

Model system: endophytic diazotrophic bacteria (Azoarcus spp. and related genera) and Gramineae such as rice and Kallar grass:

Molecular mechanisms of plant-bacteria interactions (Functional genomics of bacteria and rice, detection and analysis of bacterial in planta gene expression, deciphering molecular cross-talk, colonization and host recognition)

Functional diversity of  endophytic diazotrophs, community structure and activity in situ (cultivation-independent molecular detection of bacteria and their activities (nifH-microarray), classical isolation techniques, polyphasic taxonomy)

Regulation of bacterial gene expression (transcriptome and proteome analysis, genetic and biochemical analysis of signal transduction cascades)


Selected Publications:

Burbano, C.S., Liu, Y., Rösner, K.M., Reis, V.M., Caballero-Mellado, J., Reinhold-Hurek, B.  and Hurek, T.  (2011) Predominant nifH transcript phylotypes related to Rhizobium rosettiformans in field-grown sugarcane plants and in Norway spruce. Environ Microbiol Rep 3: 383-389.

Yang, H., Hurek, T. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2010) Global characterization of the root transkriptome of a wild species of rice, Oryza longistaminata, by deep sequencing. BMC Genomics 11: 705-712.

Burbano, C.S., Reinhold-Hurek, B. and Hurek, T. (2010) LNA-substituted degenerate primers improve detection of nitrogenase gene transcription in environmental samples. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 2: 251-257.

Hauberg, L., Schmidt, F., Scharf, C., Dörr, J., Völker, U. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2010) Proteomic characterization of a pilR regulatory mutant of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 with the aid of gel-based and gel-free approaches. Proteomics 10: 458-469.

Oetjen, J. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2009) Characterization of the DraT/ DraG-system for posttranslational regulation of nitrogenase in the endophytic beta-proteobacterium Azoarcus sp. BH72. J. Bacteriol. 191: 3726-3735.

Oetjen, J., Rexroth, S. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2009) Mass spectrometric characterization of the covalent modification of the nitrogenase Fe-protein in Azoarcus sp. BH72. FEBS J. 276: 3618-3627.

Demba Diallo, M., Reinhold-Hurek, B. and Hurek, T. (2008) Evaluation of PCR primers for universal nifH gene targeting and for assessment of transcribed nifH pools in roots of Oryza longistaminata with and without low nitrogen input. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 65: 220-228.

Böhm, M., Hurek, T. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2007) Twitching motility is essential for endophytic rice colonization by the N2- fixing endophyte Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20: 526-533.

Zhang, L., Hurek, T. and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2007) A nifH-based oligonucleotide microarray for functional diagnostics of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. Microb. Ecol. 53: 456-470.

Krause, A., Ramakumar, A., Bartels, D., Battistoni, F., Bekel, T., Boch, J., Böhm, M., Friedrich, F., Hurek, T., Krause, L., Linke, B., McHardy, A., Sarkar, A., Schneiker, S., Syed, A.A., Thauer, R., Vorhölter, F., Weidner, S., Pühler, A., Reinhold-Hurek, B., Kaiser, A. and Goesmann, A. (2006) Complete genome of the mutualistic, N2-fixing grass endophyte Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Nat. Biotechnol. 24:1385-1391.

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