Stephan Schmitz-Esser

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Affiliation: University of Vienna
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. pmc The genome of the amoeba symbiont "Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus" reveals common mechanisms for host cell interaction among amoeba-associated bacteria
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Bacteriol 192:1045-57. 2010
  2. pmc "Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli," an ectosymbiotic bacterium covering the giant marine ciliate Zoothamnium niveum
    Christian Rinke
    Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2014-21. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Illuminating the evolutionary history of chlamydiae
    Matthias Horn
    Department of Microbial Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Science 304:728-30. 2004
  4. pmc Diversity of bacterial endosymbionts of environmental acanthamoeba isolates
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:5822-31. 2008
  5. pmc Bacteriocyte-associated gammaproteobacterial symbionts of the Adelges nordmannianae/piceae complex (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)
    Elena R Toenshoff
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    ISME J 6:384-96. 2012
  6. doi request reprint High genetic similarity between two geographically distinct strains of the sulfur-oxidizing symbiont 'Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli'
    Christian Rinke
    Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:229-41. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Environmental genomics reveals a functional chlorite dismutase in the nitrite-oxidizing bacterium 'Candidatus Nitrospira defluvii'
    Frank Maixner
    Department für Mikrobielle Okologie, Universitat Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 10:3043-56. 2008
  8. pmc Comparative genomics suggests an independent origin of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Cardinium hertigii
    Thomas Penz
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS Genet 8:e1003012. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The genome of the amoeba symbiont "Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus" encodes an afp-like prophage possibly used for protein secretion
    Thomas Penz
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Virulence 1:541-5. 2010
  10. pmc A bacterial genome in transition--an exceptional enrichment of IS elements but lack of evidence for recent transposition in the symbiont Amoebophilus asiaticus
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 11:270. 2011

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Publications18

  1. pmc The genome of the amoeba symbiont "Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus" reveals common mechanisms for host cell interaction among amoeba-associated bacteria
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Bacteriol 192:1045-57. 2010
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  2. pmc "Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli," an ectosymbiotic bacterium covering the giant marine ciliate Zoothamnium niveum
    Christian Rinke
    Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2014-21. 2006
    ..The taxonomic status "Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli" is proposed for the ectosymbiont of Z. niveum based on its ultrastructure, its 16S rRNA gene, the intergenic spacer region, and its partial 23S rRNA gene sequence...
  3. ncbi request reprint Illuminating the evolutionary history of chlamydiae
    Matthias Horn
    Department of Microbial Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Science 304:728-30. 2004
    ..Ancient chlamydiae appear to be the originators of mechanisms for the exploitation of eukaryotic cells...
  4. pmc Diversity of bacterial endosymbionts of environmental acanthamoeba isolates
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:5822-31. 2008
    ..This study provides evidence for the existence of only a small number of phylogenetically well-separated groups of obligate intracellular endosymbionts of acanthamoebae with global distribution...
  5. pmc Bacteriocyte-associated gammaproteobacterial symbionts of the Adelges nordmannianae/piceae complex (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)
    Elena R Toenshoff
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    ISME J 6:384-96. 2012
    ..adelgidicola' is an evolutionarily young bacteriocyte-associated symbiont, which has been acquired after diversification of adelgids from their aphid sister group...
  6. doi request reprint High genetic similarity between two geographically distinct strains of the sulfur-oxidizing symbiont 'Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli'
    Christian Rinke
    Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:229-41. 2009
    ..niveum with Cand. Thiobios zoothamnicoli is very specific as well as temporally and spatially stable...
  7. doi request reprint Environmental genomics reveals a functional chlorite dismutase in the nitrite-oxidizing bacterium 'Candidatus Nitrospira defluvii'
    Frank Maixner
    Department für Mikrobielle Okologie, Universitat Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 10:3043-56. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Comparative genomics suggests an independent origin of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Cardinium hertigii
    Thomas Penz
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS Genet 8:e1003012. 2012
    ..Instead, comparative genomics suggests an independent evolution of CI in Cardinium and Wolbachia and provides a novel context for understanding the mechanistic basis of CI...
  9. ncbi request reprint The genome of the amoeba symbiont "Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus" encodes an afp-like prophage possibly used for protein secretion
    Thomas Penz
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Virulence 1:541-5. 2010
    ..In S. entomophila this system is used to deliver toxins into insect hosts. This putative antifeeding-like prophage might thus represent the missing protein secretion apparatus in A. asiaticus...
  10. pmc A bacterial genome in transition--an exceptional enrichment of IS elements but lack of evidence for recent transposition in the symbiont Amoebophilus asiaticus
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 11:270. 2011
    ..The 1.88 Mbp genome of the obligate intracellular amoeba symbiont Amoebophilus asiaticus contains an unusually large number of transposase genes (n = 354; 23% of all genes)...
  11. pmc Genome sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes "Quargel" listeriosis outbreak strains reveals two different strains with distinct in vitro virulence potential
    Kathrin Rychli
    Institute for Milk Hygiene, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 9:e89964. 2014
    ..Consistently, QOC1 shows higher resistance to acidic, alkaline and gastric stress. In conclusion, our results show that strain QOC1 and QOC2 are distinct and did not recently evolve from a common ancestor. ..
  12. pmc Nucleotide parasitism by Simkania negevensis (Chlamydiae)
    Silvia Knab
    Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Bacteriol 193:225-35. 2011
    ..Although similar to other chlamydiae, these transporters show distinct and unique adaptations with respect to substrate specificities and mode of transport...
  13. pmc Tn6188 - a novel transposon in Listeria monocytogenes responsible for tolerance to benzalkonium chloride
    Anneliese Müller
    Institute for Milk Hygiene, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e76835. 2013
    ..monocytogenes strains and growth analysis revealed that ΔqacH strains had lower BC MICs than wildtype strains. In conclusion, our results provide evidence that Tn6188 is responsible for BC tolerance in various L. monocytogenes strains. ..
  14. pmc Mucosa-associated bacterial microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract of weaned pigs and dynamics linked to dietary calcium-phosphorus
    Evelyne Mann
    Institute of Milk Hygiene, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, Vetmeduni Vienna, Vienna, Austria Research cluster Animal Gut Health, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, Vetmeduni Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 9:e86950. 2014
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  15. ncbi request reprint Recovery of an environmental Chlamydia strain from activated sludge by co-cultivation with Acanthamoeba sp
    Astrid Collingro
    Division of Microbial Ecology, Institute for Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Microbiology 151:301-9. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Genome Sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes
    Stephan Schmitz-Esser
    Institute for Milk Hygiene, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinarplatz 1, 1210, Vienna, Austria
    Methods Mol Biol 1157:223-32. 2014
    ..In this chapter, current technologies and software tools for genome sequencing and genome analysis of L. monocytogenes are described. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Symbiont-driven sulfur crystal formation in a thiotrophic symbiosis from deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps
    Irmgard Eichinger
    Department of Limnology and Oceanography, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol Rep 6:364-72. 2014
    ..This symbiont-mediated sulfide detoxification may have been crucial for the establishment of thiotrophic symbiosis and continues to remain an important function of the symbionts. ..
  18. pmc Microbiomes of unreactive and pathologically altered ileocecal lymph nodes of slaughter pigs
    Evelyne Mann
    Institute of Milk Hygiene, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 80:193-203. 2014
    ..This study is the first community-based survey in ICLNs of livestock animals and will provide a basis to broaden the knowledge of microbe-host interactions in pigs. ..