Becker, J.N., J. Grozinger, A. Sarkar, B. Reinhold-Hurek and A. Eschenbach (2023) Effects of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) inoculation on nodule development and rhizosphere carbon and nitrogen content under simulated drought. Plant Soil.

Fwanyanga, F.M., L.N. Horn, T. Sibanda and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2022) Prospects of rhizobial inoculant technology on Bambara groundnut crop production and growth. Front. Agron.4: 1004771.

Harten, T., R. Nimzyk, V.E.A. Gawlick and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2022) Elucidation of essential genes and mutant fitness during adaptation towards nitrogen fixation conditions in the endophyte Azoarcus olearius BH72 revealed by Tn-Seq. Microbiol. Spectr.10: e0216222. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.02162-22.

Heuermann, D., N. Gentsch, G. Guggenberger, B. Reinhold-Hurek, D. Schweneker, U. Feuerstein, M.C. Heuermann, J. Gross, R. Kümmerer, B. Bauer and N. von Wirén (2022) Catch crop mixtures have higher potential for nutrient carry-over than pure stands under changing environments. Eur. J. Agron. 136: 126504. doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2022.126504.

Jiang, X., T. Pees and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2022) Deep-learning-based removal of autofluorescence and fluorescence quantification in plant-colonizing bacteria in vivo. New Phytol.235: 2481-2495.

Magotra, S., N. Bhagat, S. Ambardar, T. Ali, B. Reinhold-Hurek, T. Hurek, P.K. Verma and J. Vakhlu (2021) Field evaluation of PGP Bacillus sp. strain D5 native to Crocus sativus, in traditional and non traditional areas, and mining of PGP genes from its genome. Sci Rep-Uk11: 5454. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-84585-z.

Solaiyappan Mani, S. and B. Reinhold-Hurek (2021) RNA-seq provides new insights into the gene expression changes in Azoarcus olearius BH72 under nitrogen-deficient and replete conditions beyond the nitrogen fixation process. Microorganisms9: 1888. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9091888.

Weiten, A., K. Kalvelage, P. Becker, R. Reinhardt, T. Hurek, B. Reinhold-Hurek and R. Rabus (2021) Complete genomes of the anaerobic degradation specialists Aromatoleum petrolei ToN1T and Aromatoleum bremense PbN1T. Microb. Physiol.: 1-20. doi: 10.1159/000513167.

Bünger, W., X. Jiang, J. Müller, T. Hurek and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2020. Novel cultivated endophytic Verrucomicrobia reveal deep-rooting traits of bacteria to associate with plants. Sci Rep-Uk10: 8692. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65277-6.

Chen, X., M. Marzalkowska and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2020. Jasmonic acid, not salicylic acid restricts endophytic root colonization of rice. Front Plant Sci10: 1758. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01758.

Gentsch, N., J. Boy, J.D.K. Batalla, D. Heuermann, N. von Wirén, D. Schweneker, U. Feuerstein, J. Gross, B. Bauer, B. Reinhold-Hurek, T. Hurek, F.C. Cespedes and G. Guggenberger. 2020. Catch crop diversity increases rhizosphere carbon input and soil microbial biomass. Biol. Fertil. Soils56: 943-957. doi: 10.1007/s00374-020-01475-8.

Techen, A.-K., K. Helming, N. Brüggemann, E. Veldkamp, B. Reinhold-Hurek, M. Lorenz, S. Bartke, U. Heinrich, W. Amelung, K. Augustin, J. Boy, M. Corre, R. Duttman, R. Gebbers, N. Gentsch, R. Grosch, G. Guggenberger, J. Kern, R. Kiese, M. Kuhwald, P. Leinweber, M. Schloter, M. Wiesmeier, T. Winkelmann and H.-J. Vogel. 2020. Soil research challenges in response to  emerging agricultural soil management practices. Advan. Agron.161: 179-240. doi:

Jiang, X., A. Beust, P.K. Sappa, U. Völker, T. Dinse, J. Herglotz and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2019. Two functionally deviating Type 6 secretion systems occur in the nitrogen-fixing endophyte Azoarcus olearius BH72. Front Microbiol10: 459. doi: 10.3389/Fmicb.2019.00459.

Rabus, R., L. Wöhlbrand, D. Thies, M. Meyer, B. Reinhold-Hurek and  P. Kämpfer. 2019. Aromatoleum gen. nov., a novel genus accommodating the phylogenetic lineage including Azoarcus evansii and related species, and proposal of Aromatoleum aromaticum sp. nov., Aromatoleum petrolei sp. nov., Aromatoleum bremense sp. nov., Aromatoleum toluolicum sp. nov. and Aromatoleum diolicum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.69: 982-997. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.003244.

Bünger, W., J.L. Grönemeyer, A. Sarkar and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2018. Bradyrhizobium ripae sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing symbiont isolated from nodules of wild legumes in Namibia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.68: 3688-3695. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002955.

De Cauwer, V., M. Chaka, P.M. Chimwamurombe, D. George, H. Ham, H. Heita, T. Makoi, G. Mashungwa, M. Chaka, B. Reinhold-Hurek and S. Tshwenyane. 2018. Artificial and assisted natural regeneration of socio-economically important southern African tree species. In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. R. Revermann, K.M. Krewenka, U. Schmiedel, J.M. Olwoch, J. Helmschrot and N. Jürgens (eds). Göttingen, Windhoek: Klaus Hess Publishers, pp. 324-331. doi: 10.7809/b-e.00340.

Döring, J. and T. Hurek. 2019. Dual coding potential of a 2',5'-branched ribonucleotide in DNA. RNA: 25:105-120. doi 10.1261/rna.068486.068118.


Grönemeyer, J.L. and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2018 Diversity of bradyrhizobia in Subsahara Africa: A rich resource. Front Microbiol9: 2194. doi: 2110.3389/fmicb.2018.02194.

Luchen, C.C., J.D. Uzabikiriho, P.M. Chimwamurombe and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2018. Evaluating the yield response to bio-inoculants of Vigna unguiculata in the Kavango Region in Namibia. J. Plant Pathol. Microbiol.9: 456. dio: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000456.

Pule-Meulenberg, F., M. Obopile, P. Chimwamurombe, N. Bernard, M. Losologolo, T. Hurek, A. Sarkar, U. Batlang, S. Ngwako, U. Schmiedel, L. Nanyeni, G. Mashungwa, N. Tselaesele and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2018. Diversity of wild herbaceous legumes in Southern Africa, their associated root nodule bacteria, and insect pests. In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. R. Revermann, K.M. Krewenka, U. Schmiedel, J.M. Olwoch, J. Helmschrot and N. Jürgens (eds). Göttingen, Windhoek: Klaus Hess Publishers, pp. 257-264. doi: 10.7809/b-e.00332.

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. doi: 10.3390/v9030044.

Grönemeyer, J.L., W. Bünger and  B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2017. Bradyrhizobium namibiense sp. nov., a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacterium from root nodules of Lablab purpureus, hyacinth bean, in Namibia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.67: 4884-4891. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002039.

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: 778-785. doi: 10.1094/Mpmi-01-17-0013-R.

Sarkar, A., M. Marszalkowska, M. Schäfer, T. Pees, H. Klingenberg, F. Macht and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2017. Global expression analysis of the response to microaerobiosis reveals an important cue for endophytic establishment of Azoarcus sp. BH72. Environ Microbiol19: 198-217. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13569.

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 Ecol92: DOI:

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. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.012.

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 Arachis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.66: 62-69. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000674.

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 mopane. FEMS Microbiol Ecol91: 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. doi: 10.1111/nph.13458.

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. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000403.

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. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000666.

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. doi: 10.1007/s00284-015-0886-7.

Haiyambo, D.H., B. Reinhold-Hurek and P.M. Chimwamurombe.2015. Effects of plant growth promoting bacterial isolates from Kavango on the vegetative growth of Sorghum bicolor. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.9: 725-729. doi: 10.5897/AJMR2014.7205.

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. doi: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-082712-102342.