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Institut für Mikrobiologie & Biotechnologie

Allgemeine Angaben:
Meckenheimer Allee 168, 53115 Bonn
Telefon: 0228 / 73-7716
Fax: 0228 / 73-7576
eMail: ifmb@uni-bonn.de
WWW: http://www.mibi.uni-bonn.de

Hauptamtliche Professoren:
Prof. Dr. Erwin A. Galinski seit 11/2001
Prof. Dr. Jobst-Heinrich Klemme
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans G. Trüper emeritiert 03/2001

Wissenschaftliches Personal:
Universitätsstellen
AOR Dr. Eckhard Bast
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christiane Dahl
Dr. Herwig Kaspari
Dr. H. Jörg Kunte

Drittmittelstellen
Dipl.-Biol. Thomas Brüser (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Daniel Burdziak (DFG)
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rene M. Fakoussa (Landesmittel)
Dipl.-Biol. Dipl.-Chem. Thomas Gehrke (DFG)
Dr. Georg Götz (Landesmittel)
Dipl.-Biol. Ulrike Kappler (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Annette Kraegeloh (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Andrea Pott-Sperling (DFG)
Dr. Alexander Prange (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Michael Reinartz (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Johannes Sander (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Andrea Schulte (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Stephanie Schwarz (DFG)
Dipl.-Biol. Detlef Sperling (DFG)
Dr. Astrid Wynen (DFG)

Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Enzymologie, Molekularbiologie und Genetik des Schwefelstoffwechsels phototropher Bakterien
(Dahl, Trüper)

Mikrobielle Veredelung von Kohlen
(Fakoussa)

Charakterisierung von Xylanasen aus thermophilen Actinomyceten
(Kaspari)

Genetik und Physiologie der Nitratreduktion in Purpurbakterien
(Klemme)

Osmoadaptation in extremophilen Bakterien und Produktion kompatibler Solute mit halophilen Eubakterien
(Kunte, Trüper)

Besondere Forschungsförderung:
"Kohle-Biotechnologie": Mikrobiologische Umwandlung von Braunkohle in umweltfreundlichere Brenn- und Rohstoffe für die Bereiche Energie und Chemie
(Fakoussa, Land NRW, Rheinbraun AG)

Die periplasmatischen Schwefelkugeln phototropher Schwefelbakterien
(Trüper, Dahl, DFG)

Die Schwefeloxidation in phototrophen Schwefelbakterien
(Dahl, DFG)

Molekularbiologie und Enzymologie der Sulfitoxidation in phototrophen Schwefelbakterien
(Dahl, DFG)

Untersuchungen zur Osmoadaptation halophiler Bakterien am Beispiel von Halomonas elongata
(Kunte, Trüper, DFG)

Veröffentlichungen:

Birzele B, Prange A, Krämer J
Deoxynivalenol and ochratoxin A in German wheat and changes of level in relation to storage parameters.
Food Add. Contam. 17: 1027-1035 (2000)

Birzele B, Prange A, Schönling J, Krämer J
Development of deoxynivalenol contents in relation to the PCR detection of potentially trichothecene producing Fusarium spp. during storage of wheat.
Mycotox. Res. 16A: 46-49 (2000)

Brüser T, Lens P, Trüper HG
The biological sulfur cycle.
In: Lens, P., Hulshoff Pol, L.: Environmental Technologies to Treat Sulfur Pollution. IWA Publishing, London, 47-86 (2000)

Brüser T, Selmer T, Dahl C
ADP Sulfurylase from Thiobacillus denitrificans is an Adenylylsulfate: Phosphate Adenylyltransferase and belongs to a new family of Nucleotidyltransferases.
J. Biol. Chem. 275: 1691-1698 (2000)

Dahl C
Deposition and oxidation of polymeric sulfur in prokaryotes. In: Steinbüchel, A. (Hrsg.): Biochemical Principles and Mechanisms of Biosynthesis and Biodegradation of Polymers.
Wiley-VCH-Verlag, Weinheim, 27-34 (1999)

Dahl C
Schwefelverbindungen als Elektronendonatoren für die Photosynthese anoxygener phototropher Bakterien.
BIOspektrum 4: 263-266 (2000)

Dahl C, Molitor M, Trüper HG
The siroheme-sulfite-reductase-like protein from Pyrobaculum islandicum.
Meth. Enzymol. 331: 410-419 (2001)

Dahl C, Rákhely G, Pott-Sperling AS, Fodor B, Takács M, Tóth A, Kräling M, Györfi K, Kovács Á, Tusz J, Kovács KL
Genes involved in hydrogen and sulfur metabolism in phototrophic sulfur bacteria.
FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 180: 317-324 (1999)

Dahl C, Trüper HG
Sulfite reductase and APS reductase from Archaeoglobus fulgidus.
Meth. Enzymol. 331: 427-441 (2001)

Dawid W
Biology and global distribution of myxobacteria in soils.
FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 24: 403-427 (2000)

De Vos P, Trüper HG
Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology, IXth International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, Minutes of the Meetings, 14, 15 and 18 August 1999, Sydney, Australia.
Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 2239-2244 (2000)

Fakoussa RM, Frost, PJ
In vivo-decolorisation of coal-derived humic acids by laccase.ecreting fungus Trametes versicolor.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 52: 60-65 (1999)

Fakoussa RM, Hofrichter M
Biotechnology and microbiology of coal degradation.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol 52: 25-40 (1999)

Götz GKE, Fakoussa RM
Fungal biosolubilization of Rhenish brown coal monitored by Curie-point pyrolysis/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry using tetraethylammonium hydroxide.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 52: 41-48 (1999)

Hougardy A, Tindall BJ, Klemme JH
Rhodopseudomonas rhenobacensis sp. nov., a new nitrate-reducing purple non-sulfur bacterium.
Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 985-992 (2000)

Kappler U, Bennett B, Rethmeier J, Schwarz G, Deutzmann R, McEwan AG, Dahl C
Sulfite: Cytochrome c oxidoreductase from Thiobacillus novellus - purification, characterization and molecular biology of a heterodimeric member of the sulfite oxidase family.
J. Biol. Chem. 275: 13202-13212 (2000)

Kappler U, Dahl C
Enzymology and molecular biology of prokaryotic sulfite oxidation (minireview).
FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 203: 1-9 (2001)

Kappler U, Friedrich CG, Trüper HG, Dahl C
Evidence for two independent pathways of thiosulfate oxidation in Starkeya novella (formerly Thiobacillus novellus).
Arch. Microbiol. 175: 102-111 (2001)

Klein J, Catcheside DEA, Fakoussa RM et al.
Biological processing of fossil fuels.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 52: 2-15 (1999)

Kunte HJ, Crane RA, Culham DE, Richmond D, Wood JM
Protein ProQ influences osmotic activation of compatible solute transporter ProP in Escherichia coli K-12.
J. Bacteriol. 181, 1537-1543 (1999)

Kunte HJ, Trüper HG
Life under extreme conditions: Adaptation of halophilic bacteria to salt stress.
Exo/Astrobiology in Germany, Bremen (2000)

MacMillan SV, Alexander DA, Culham DE, Kunte HJ, Marshall EV, Rochon D, Wood JM
The ion coupling and organic substrate specifities of osmoregulatory transporter ProP in Escherichia coli.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1420, 30-44 (1999)

Neumann S, Wynen A, Trüper HG, Dahl C
Characterization of the cys gene locus from Allochromatium vinosum indicates an unusual sulfate assimilation pathway.
Mol. Biol. Reports 27: 27-33 (2000)

Prange A, Arzberger I, Engemann C, Modrow H, Schumann O, Trüper HG, Steudel R, Dahl C, Hormes J
In situ analysis of sulfur in the sulfur globules of phototrophic sulfur bacteria by X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1428: 446-454 (1999)

Prange A, Kühlsen N, Birzele B, Arzberger I, Hormes J, Antes S, Köhler P
Sulfur in wheat gluten: In situ analysis by X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy.
Eur. Food Res. Technol. 212: 570-575 (2001)

Sanchez O, Ferrera I, Dahl C, Mas J
In vivo role of APS reductase in the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum.
Arch. Microbiol. 176: 301-305 (2001)

Schumacher JD, Fakoussa RM
Degradation of alicyclic molecules by Rhodococcus ruber CD4.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 52: 85-90 (1999)

Sperling D, Kappler U, Trüper HG, Dahl C
Dissimilatory ATP sulfurylase from the hyperthermophilic sulfate reducing archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus.
Meth. Enzymol. 331: 419-427 (2001)

Trüper HG
How to name a prokaryote? Etymological considerations, proposals and practical advice in prokaryote nomenclature.
FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 23: 231-249 (1999)

Trüper HG
Das Institut für Mikrobiologie & Biotechnologie der Universität Bonn.
BIOspektrum 6: 39-41 (2000)

Trüper HG
Twenty-five years of FEMS.
Internat. Microbiol. 3: 135-137 (2000)

Trüper HG
Etymology in nomenclature of procaryotes.
In: Bergey´s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (2nd. ed. George M. Garrity, ed.) Vol. I. (David R. Boone, Richard W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York, 89-99 (2001)

Trüper HG, Imhoff JF
International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the meetings, 10 September 1997, Vienna, Austria.
Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 925-926 (1999)

Trüper HG, Stackebrandt E, Schleifer K-H
Prokaryote characterization and identification.
In: M. Dworkin et al., eds., The Prokaryotes, an Evolving Electronic Resource for the Microbiological Community, 3rd edition (latest update release 3 June 2001), New York, Springer-Verlag, 2000 (2000)


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