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Head of Group


Prof. Dr. Barbara Reinhold-Hurek
Microbe-Plant Interactions
University of Bremen
P.O. Box 33 04 40
D-28359 Bremen / Germany


Phone: +49-421-218-62860
Fax: +49-421-218-62873
Mail to Reinhold-Hurek

Selected Publications

Krause, A., H. Julich, M. Mankar. and B.Reinhold-Hurek, (2017) The Regulatory Network Controlling Ethanol-Induced Expression of Alcohol Dehydrogenase in the Endophyte Azoarcus sp. Strain BH72. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 30:

Sarkar, A., M. Marszalkowska, M. Schäfer, T. Pees, H. Klingenberg, F. Macht & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2016) Global expression analysis of the response to microaerobiosis reveals an important cue for endophytic establishment of Azoarcus sp. BH72. Environ Microbiol 19: 198-217.

Grönemeyer, J.L., T. Hurek & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2015) Bradyrhizobium kavangense sp. nov., a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacterium from root nodules of traditional Namibian pulses. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 4886-4894.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., W. Bünger, C.S. Burbano, M. Sabale & T. Hurek, (2015) Roots shaping their microbiome: Global hot spots for microbial activity. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 53: 403-424.

Burbano, C.S., J.L. Grönemeyer, T. Hurek & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2015) Microbial community structure and functional diversity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with Colophospermum mopaneFEMS Microbiol Ecol 91: doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv1030.

Chen, X., L. Miché, S. Sachs, Q. Wang, A. Buschart, H. Yang, C.M. Vera Cruz, T. Hurek & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2015) Rice responds to endophytic colonization which is independent of the common symbiotic signaling pathway. New Phytol. 208: 531–543.

Buschart, A., S. Sachs, X. Chen, J. Herglotz, A. Krause & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2012) Flagella mediate endophytic competence rather than act as MAMPS in rice - Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 interactions. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25: 191–199.

Sessitsch, A., P. Hardoim, J. Döring, A. Weilharter, A. Krause, T. Woyke, B. Mitter, L. Hauberg, F. Friedrich, M. Rahalkar, T. Hurek, A. Sarkar, L. Bodrossy, L. van Overbeek, D. Brar, J.D. van Elsas & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (2012) Functional characteristics of an endophyte community colonizing rice roots as revealed by metagenomic analysis. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25: 28-36.

Reinhold-Hurek, B. & T. Hurek, (2011) Living inside plants: bacterial endophytes. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 14: 435-443.

Hauberg, L., F. Schmidt, C. Scharf, J. Dörr, U. Völker & B. Reinhold-Hurek, (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.

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

Reinhold-Hurek, B. & D.A. Shub, (1992) Self-splicing introns in tRNA genes of widely divergent bacteria. Nature 357: 173-176.