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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: DOIdoi.org/10.1094/MPMI-01-17-0013-R

Döring, J. and T. Hurek,. 2017. Arm-specific cleavage and mutation during reverse transcription of 2 ',5 '-branched RNA by Moloney murine leukemia virus reverse transcriptase. Nucleic Acids Res. 45: 3967-3984.

Chimwamurombe, P.M., J.L. Grönemeyer and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2016. Isolation and characterization of culturable seed-associated bacterial endophytes from gnotobiotically grown Marama bean seedlings. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 92: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw1083.

Geurts, R., T.T. Xiao and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2016. What does it take to evolve a nitrogen-fixing endosymbiosis? Trends Plant Sci. 21: 199-208.

 Grönemeyer, J.L., T. Hurek, W. Bünger and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2016. Bradyrhizobium vignae sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing symbiont isolated from effective nodules of Vigna and ArachisInt. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 62-69.

Sarkar, A., M. Marszalkowska, M. Schäfer, T. Pees, H. Klingenberg, F. Macht and 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.

Burbano, C.S., J.L. Grönemeyer, T. Hurek and 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 and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2015. Rice responds to endophytic colonization which is independent of the common symbiotic signaling pathway. New Phytol. 208: 531–543.

Grönemeyer, J.L., P. Chimwamurombe and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2015. Bradyrhizobium subterraneum sp. nov., a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacterium from root nodules of groundnuts. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 3241-3247.

Grönemeyer, J.L., T. Hurek and 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.

Haiyambo, D.H., P.M. Chimwamurombe and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2015. Isolation and screening of rhizosphere bacteria from grasses in East Kavango region of Namibia for plant growth promoting characteristics. Curr. Microbiol. 71: 566-571.

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

Schilf, P., A. Peter, T. Hurek and R. Stick. 2014. Lamins of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and the evolution of the vertebrate lamin protein family. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 93: 308-321.

Schöner, T.A., S.W. Fuchs, B. Reinhold-Hurek and H.B. Bode. 2014. Identification and biosynthesis of a novel xanthomonadin-dialkylresorcinol-hydrid from Azoarcus sp. BH72. PLoS One 9: e90922.

 Grönemeyer, J.L., A. Kulkarni, D. Berkelmann, T. Hurek and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2014. Identification and characterization of rhizobia indigenous to the Okavango region in Sub-Saharan Africa. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80: 7244-7257.

 Sarkar, A., and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2014. Transcriptional profiling of nitrogen fixation and the role of NifA in the diazotrophic endophyte Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. PLoS ONE 9: e86527.

Grönemeyer, J., D. Berkelmann, T. Mubyana-John, D. Haiyambo, P. Chimwamurombe, B. Kasaona, T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2014. A survey for plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria and symbionts associated with crop plants in the Okavango region of Southern Africa. Biodiv Ecol5: 287–294.

 Liu, Y., J. Döring and T. Hurek. 2012. Bias in topoisomerase (TOPO)-cloning of multitemplate PCR products using locked nucleic acid (LNA)-substituted primers. J Microbiol Methods 91: 483-486.

Shidore, T., T. Dinse, J. Öhrlein, A. Becker, and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2012. Transcriptomic analysis of responses to exudates reveal genes required for rhizosphere competence of the endophyte Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Environ. Microbiol.14: 2775-2787.

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

Sarkar, A., J. Köhler, T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2012. A novel regulatory role of the Rnf-complex of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Mol. Microbiol.83: 408-422

Grönemeyer, J.L., Burbano, C.S., Hurek, T., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2012) Isolation and characterization of root-associated bacteria from agricultural crops in the Kavango region of Namibia. Plant Soil 356: 67-82.

Hauberg-Lotte, L., Klingenberg, H., Scharf, C., Böhm, M., Plessl, J., Friedrich, F., Völker, U., Becker, A., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2012) Environmental factors affecting the expression of pilAB as well as the proteome and transcriptome of the grass endophyte Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. PLoS One 7: e30421. doi:30410.31371/journal.pone.0030421.

Krause, A., Leyser, B., Miché, L., Battistoni, F., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2011) Exploring the function of alcohol dehydrogeanses during the endophytic life of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 24: 1325-1332.

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

Sessitsch, A., Hardoim, P., Döring, J., Weilharter, A., Krause, A., Woyke, T., Mitter, B., Hauberg, L., Friedrich, F., Rahalkar, M., Hurek, T., Sarkar, A., Bodrossy, L., van Overbeek, L., Brar, D., van Elsas, J.D., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2011) Functional characteristics of an endophyte community colonizing rice roots as revealed by metagenomic analysis. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 25: 28-36.

Burbano, C.S., Y. Liu, K.M. Rösner, V.M. Reis, J. Caballero-Mellado, B. Reinhold-Hurek, and T. Hurek (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., L. Hu, T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2010) Global characterization of the root transcriptome of a wild species of rice, Oryza longistaminata, by deep sequencing. BMC Genomics 11: 705-712.

Burbano, C.S., B. Reinhold-Hurek, and T. Hurek (2010) LNA-substituted degenerate primers improve detection of nitrogenase gene transcription in environmental samples. Environ Microbiol Rep2: 251-257.

Hauberg, L., F. Schmidt, C. Scharf, J. Dörr, U. Völker, and 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.

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

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

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and T. Hurek (2007) Endophytic associations of Azoarcus spp. In Associative and endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria and cyanobacterial associations. Elmerich, C. and W.E. Newton (eds.). Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 191-212.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., A. Krause, B. Leyser, L. Miché, and T. Hurek (2007) The rice apoplast as a habitat for endophytic N2-fixing bacteria. In The apoplast of higher plants: compartment of storage, transport and reactions. Sattelmacher, B. and W. Horst (eds). Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 441-458.

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

Miché, L., F. Battistoni, S. Gemmer, M. Belghazi, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2006) Up-regulation of jasmonate-inducible defence proteins and differential colonisation of roots of Oryza sativa cultivars with the endophyte Azoarcus sp. Mol. Plant-Microbe In. 19: 502-511.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., T. Maes, M. Van Montagu, and T. Hurek. (2006) An endoglucanase is involved in infection of rice roots by the not-cellulose-metabolizing endophyte Azoarcus sp. Mol. Plant-Microbe In19: 181-188.

Battistoni, F., D. Bartels, O. Kaiser, S.M., Reamon-Buettner, T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2005) Physical map of the Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 genome based on a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library as a platform for genome sequencing and functional analysis. FEMS Microbiol Lett249: 233-240.

Zhang, L., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2005) Position of the fluorescent label is a crucial factor determining signal intensity in microarray hybridisations. Nucl. Acids Res. 33: e166.

Knauth, S., T. Hurek, D. Brar, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2005) Influence of different Oryza cultivars on expression of nifH gene pools in roots of rice. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 1725-1735.

Tan, Z., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2003) Effect of N-fertilization, plant genotype and environmental conditions on nifH gene pools in roots of rice. Environ. Microbiol. 5: 1009-1015.

Hurek, T. and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2003) Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 as a model for nitrogen-fixing grass endophytes. J. Biotechnol106:169-178.

Tan, Z.Y. and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2003) Dechlorosoma suillum Achenbach et al. 2001 is a later subjective synonym of Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000. Int. J. Syst.Evol. Microbiol. 53: 1139-1142.

Wang, E.T., Z.Y. Tan, A. Willems, M. Fernandez-Lopez, B. Reinhold-Hurek, and E. Martinez-Romero (2002) Sinorhizobium morelense sp. nov., a Leucaena leucocephala-associated bacterium that is highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol52: 1687-1693.

Peng, G.X., Z.Y. Tan, E.T. Wang, B. Reinhold-Hurek, W.F. Chen and W.X. Chen (2002) Identification of isolates from soybean nodules in Xinjiang region as Sinorhizobium xinjiangense and genetic differentiation of S. xinjiangense from Sinorhizobium fredii. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52: 457-462.

Martin, D. E., and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2002) Differential roles of PII-like signal transmitter proteins and amtB for regulation of nif gene expression, nitrogenase activity and posttranslational modification of NifH in Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. J. Bacteriol. 184: 2251-2259. 

Egener, T., A. Sarkar, D. E. Martin, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2002) Identification of a NifL-like protein in a diazotroph of the ß-subgroup of the Proteobacteria, Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. Microbiol. 148: 3203-3212.

Hurek, T., L. Handley, B. Reinhold-Hurek , and Y. Piché (2002) Azoarcus grass endophytes function in nitrogen fixation by contributing fixed nitrogen to the plant in an unculturable state. Mol. Plant-Microbe In15: 233-242.

Gyaneshwar, P., E. K. James, N. Mathan, P.M. Reddy, B. Reinhold-Hurek, and J. K. Ladha. 2001. Endophytic colonization of rice by a diazotrophic strain of Serratia marcescens. J. Bacteriol. 183: 2634-2645.

Egener, T., D. E. Martin, A. Sarkar, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2001) Role of a ferredoxin cotranscribed with the nifHDK operon in N2-fixation and nitrogenase "switch off" of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. J. Bacteriol. 183:3752-3760.

Tan, Z., T. Hurek, P. Vinuesa, P. Müller, J. K. Ladha, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2001) Specific detection of Bradyrhizobium and Rhizobium strains colonizing rice (Oryza sativa) roots by 16S-23S ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer-targeted PCR. Appl. Environ. Microbiol67:3655-3664.

Martin, D., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2000) Occurrence of three PII-like signal transmitter proteins in the diazotrophic proteobacterium Azoarcus sp. BH72. Mol. Microbiol. 38:276-288.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and T. Hurek (2000) Reassessment of the taxonomic structure of the diazotrophic genus Azoarcus sensu lato and description of three new genera and new species, Azovibrio restrictus gen. nov., sp. nov., Azospira oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov., and Azonexus fungiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50:649-659.

Engelhard, M., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2000) Preferential occurrence of diazotrophic endophytes, Azoarcus spp., in wild rice species and land races of Oryza sativa in comparison with modern cultivars. Environ. Microbiol. 2:131-141.

Egener, T. and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1999) Endophytic expression of nif genes of Azoarcus sp. BH72 in rice roots. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 12:813-819. Reinhold-Hurek, B., and T. Hurek (1998) Life in grasses: diazotrophic endophytes. Trends Microbiol.6:139-144.

Dörr, J., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1998) Type IV pili are involved in plant-microbe and fungus-microbe interactions. Mol. Microbiol. 30:7-17. Egener, T., T. Hurek, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1998) Use of green fluorescent protein to detect expression of nif genes of Azoarcus sp. BH72, a grass-associated diazotroph, on rice roots. Mol. Plant-Micr. Interact. 11:71-75.

Hurek, T., and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1998) Interactions of Azoarcus sp. with rhizosphere fungi, in Mycorrhiza, Varma, A., and B. Hock (eds.), Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 595-614.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and T. Hurek (1998) Interactions of gramineous plants with Azoarcus spp. and other diazotrophs: Identification, localization and perspectives to study their function. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 17: 9-54.

Hurek, T., T. Egener, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1997) Divergence in nitrogenases of Azoarcus spp., Proteobacteria of the ß-subclass. J. Bacteriol. 179:4172-4178.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and Zhulin, I. (1997) Terminal oxidases of Azoarcus sp. BH72, a strictly respiratory diazotroph, FEBS Lett. 404:143-147.

Hurek, T., B. Wagner, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1997) Identification of N2-fixing plant- and fungus-associated Azoarcus species by PCR-based genomic fingerprints. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63:4331-4339.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and Hurek, T. (1997) Azoarcus spp. and their interactions with grass roots, Plant Soil 194:57-64. Karg, T., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (1996) Global changes in protein composition of N2-fixing Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 upon diazosome formation, J. Bacteriol. 178:5748-5754.

Hurek, T., M. Van Montagu, E. Kellenberger, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1995) Induction of complex intracytoplasmic membranes related to nitrogen fixation in Azoarcus sp. BH72. Mol. Microbiol.18:225-236.

Hurek, T., and Reinhold-Hurek, B. (1995) Identification of grass-associated and toluene-degrading diazotrophs, Azoarcus spp., by analyses of partial 16S ribosomal DNA sequences, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61:2257-2261.

Hurek, T., B. Reinhold-Hurek, G. L. Turner, and F. J. Bergersen (1994) Augmented rates of respiration and efficient nitrogen fixation at nanomolar concentrations of dissolved O2 in hyperinduced Azoarcus sp. strain BH72. J. Bacteriol. 176:4726-4733.

Hurek, T., B. Reinhold-Hurek, M. Van Montagu, and E. Kellenberger (1994) Root colonization and systemic spreading of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 in grasses, J. Bacteriol. 176:1913-1923.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., and D. Shub (1993) Experimental approaches for detecting self-splicing group I introns, Meth. Enzymol. 224:491-502.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., T. Hurek, M. Claeyssens, and M. Van Montagu (1993) Cloning, expression in Escherichia coli, and characterization of cellulolytic enzymes of Azoarcus sp., a root-invading diazotroph. J. Bacteriol. 175:7056-7065.

Reinhold-Hurek, B., T. Hurek, M. Gillis, B. Hoste, M. Vancanneyt, K. Kersters, and J. De Ley (1993) Azoarcus gen. nov., nitrogen-fixing proteobacteria associated with roots of Kallar grass (Leptochloafusca (L.) Kunth) and description of two species Azoarcus indigens sp. nov. and Azoarcus communis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43:574-584.

Hurek, T., S. Burggraf, C. R. Woese, and B. Reinhold-Hurek (1993) 16S rRNA-targeted polymerase chain reaction and oligonucleotide hybridization to screen for Azoarcus spp., grass-associated diazotrophs. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59:3816-3824.

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