Experts and Doctors on plant diseases in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany


Locale: Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Topic: plant diseases

Top Publications

  1. Kaiser A, Vollmert M, Tholl D, Graves M, Gurnon J, Xing W, et al. Chlorella virus PBCV-1 encodes a functional homospermidine synthase. Virology. 1999;263:254-62 pubmed
    ..However, the gene is widespread among the chlorella viruses. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a virus encoding an enzyme involved in polyamine biosynthesis. ..
  2. Bielecki P, Puchałka J, Wos Oxley M, Loessner H, Glik J, Kawecki M, et al. In-vivo expression profiling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections reveals niche-specific and strain-independent transcriptional programs. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24235 pubmed publisher
    ..The knowledge herein generated will advance our understanding of P. aeruginosa virulence and provide valuable cues for the definition of prospective targets to develop novel intervention strategies. ..
  3. Sch nfeld J, Heuer H, van Elsas J, Smalla K. Specific and sensitive detection of Ralstonia solanacearum in soil on the basis of PCR amplification of fliC fragments. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003;69:7248-56 pubmed
    ..The system was applied to survey soils from different geographic origins for the presence of R. solanacearum...
  4. Koenig R, Pleij C, Lesemann D, Loss S, Vetten H. Molecular characterization of isolates of anagyris vein yellowing virus, plantago mottle virus and scrophularia mottle virus -- comparison of various approaches for tymovirus classification. Arch Virol. 2005;150:2325-38 pubmed
    ..The usefulness of various species demarcation criteria for the classification of tymoviruses is discussed. ..
  5. Aritua V, Barg E, Adipala E, Vetten H. Sequence analysis of the entire RNA genome of a sweet potato chlorotic fleck virus isolate reveals that it belongs to a distinct carlavirus species. Arch Virol. 2007;152:813-8 pubmed
    ..Its closest relative is melon yellowing-associated virus, a proposed carlavirus from Brazil, with which it shares ORF5 and ORF6 amino acid sequence identities of 61 and 46%, respectively. ..
  6. Dietrich C, Miller J, McKenzie G, Palkovics L, Balázs E, Palukaitis P, et al. No recombination detected in artificial potyvirus mixed infections and between potyvirus derived transgenes and heterologous challenging potyviruses. Environ Biosafety Res. 2007;6:207-18 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that recombination events between different potyviruses in mixed infections and between a potyvirus infecting a potyvirus-resistant transgenic plant are likely to be very infrequent. ..
  7. Klug T, Meyhöfer R, Kreye M, Hommes M. Native parasitoids and their potential to control the invasive leafminer, Cameraria ohridella DESCH. & DIM. (Lep.: Gracillariidae). Bull Entomol Res. 2008;98:379-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Results are compared to other parasitoid-leafminer systems, and promotion of horse chestnut leafminer parasitoids to support natural selection and biological control of the horse chestnut leafminer is discussed. ..
  8. Menzel W, Goetz R, Lesemann D, Vetten H. Molecular characterization of a closterovirus from carrot and its identification as a German isolate of Carrot yellow leaf virus. Arch Virol. 2009;154:1343-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the antiserum gave a Western blot reaction with a reference sample of a Carrot yellow leaf virus (CYLV) isolate from the Netherlands, suggesting that CCV is a German isolate of CYLV...
  9. Abraham A, Bencharki B, Torok V, Katul L, Varrelmann M, Josef Vetten H. Two distinct nanovirus species infecting faba bean in Morocco. Arch Virol. 2010;155:37-46 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Winter S, Koerbler M, Stein B, Pietruszka A, Paape M, Butgereitt A. Analysis of cassava brown streak viruses reveals the presence of distinct virus species causing cassava brown streak disease in East Africa. J Gen Virol. 2010;91:1365-72 pubmed publisher
    ..It is suggested that those of clade 1 retain the species name Cassava brown streak virus, whilst those of clade 2 be classified as Cassava brown streak Mozambique virus...
  2. Menzel W, Winter S. Sequencing of the Tamus red mosaic virus genome: further evidence that it is a distinct species of the genus Potexvirus. Virus Genes. 2012;44:120-3 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to previous morphological and serological characterization, the results presented in this study further reinforce the classification of TRMV as a distinct virus species of the genus Potexvirus...
  3. Koenig R, Lesemann D, Pleij C. Tobacco rattle virus genome alterations in the Hosta hybrid 'Green Fountain' and other plants: reassortments, recombinations and deletions. Arch Virol. 2012;157:2005-8 pubmed
    ..TRV RNA2 molecules may apparently become associated with different TRV RNA1 molecules, from which they can acquire 3'ends of various lengths while often losing large portions of their RNA2-specific sequences...
  4. Elamin A, Steinicke S, Oehlmann W, Braun Y, Wanas H, Shuralev E, et al. Novel drug targets in cell wall biosynthesis exploited by gene disruption in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186801 pubmed publisher
    ..aeruginosa. In conclusion, these findings establish a link between cell wall targets and virulence of P. aeruginosa and thus may lead to development of novel drugs for the treatment of P. aeruginosa infection...
  5. Koenig R, Verhoeven J, Fribourg C, Pfeilstetter E, Lesemann D. Evaluation of various species demarcation criteria in attempts to classify ten new tombusvirus isolates. Arch Virol. 2004;149:1733-44 pubmed
    ..e. differences in natural and in experimental host ranges, in cytopathological features and in coat protein size, appear to be of little value for the classification of new tombusviruses...