Dirk Gevers

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Opinion: Re-evaluating prokaryotic species
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology and the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Research Group, Ghent University VIB, Ghent, Belgium
    Nat Rev Microbiol 3:733-9. 2005
  2. pmc Stepping stones towards a new prokaryotic taxonomy
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology and BCCM LMG Bacteria Collection, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1911-6. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro conjugal transfer of tetracycline resistance from Lactobacillus isolates to other Gram-positive bacteria
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 225:125-30. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide reductase (norB) gene sequence analysis reveals discrepancies with nitrite reductase (nir) gene phylogeny in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 9:1072-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Towards a prokaryotic genomic taxonomy
    Tom Coenye
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Ghent University, Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 29:147-67. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and diversity of tetracycline resistant lactic acid bacteria and their tet genes along the process line of fermented dry sausages
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 26:277-83. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Identification of Bifidobacterium species using rep-PCR fingerprinting
    Liesbeth Masco
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 26:557-63. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Application of multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) for rapid identification of Enterococcus species based on rpoA and pheS genes
    Sabri M Naser
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Microbiology 151:2141-50. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Taxon K, a complex within the Burkholderia cepacia complex, comprises at least two novel species, Burkholderia contaminans sp. nov. and Burkholderia lata sp. nov
    Elke Vanlaere
    Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:102-11. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint The incidence of nirS and nirK and their genetic heterogeneity in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 8:2012-21. 2006

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Opinion: Re-evaluating prokaryotic species
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology and the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Research Group, Ghent University VIB, Ghent, Belgium
    Nat Rev Microbiol 3:733-9. 2005
    ..We also consider the potential, and difficulties, of assigning species status to biologically or ecologically meaningful sequence clusters...
  2. pmc Stepping stones towards a new prokaryotic taxonomy
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology and BCCM LMG Bacteria Collection, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1911-6. 2006
    ..The present paper discusses the present practice in prokaryotic taxonomy of how this system developed and how it may evolve in the future...
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro conjugal transfer of tetracycline resistance from Lactobacillus isolates to other Gram-positive bacteria
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 225:125-30. 2003
    ..In order to assess the risk of this potential hazard, the magnitude of transfer along the food chain merits further research...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide reductase (norB) gene sequence analysis reveals discrepancies with nitrite reductase (nir) gene phylogeny in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 9:1072-7. 2007
    ..Comparison of nir and norB phylogeny revealed that genetic linkage of both genes is not widespread among denitrifiers. Thus, independent evolution of the genes for both nitrogen oxide reductases does also occur...
  5. ncbi request reprint Towards a prokaryotic genomic taxonomy
    Tom Coenye
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Ghent University, Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 29:147-67. 2005
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  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and diversity of tetracycline resistant lactic acid bacteria and their tet genes along the process line of fermented dry sausages
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 26:277-83. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Identification of Bifidobacterium species using rep-PCR fingerprinting
    Liesbeth Masco
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 26:557-63. 2003
    ..In conclusion, rep-PCR fingerprinting using the BOXA1R primer can be considered as a promising genotypic tool for the identification of a wide range of bifidobacteria at the species, subspecies and potentially up to the strain level...
  8. ncbi request reprint Application of multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) for rapid identification of Enterococcus species based on rpoA and pheS genes
    Sabri M Naser
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Microbiology 151:2141-50. 2005
    ..The MLSA approach to Enterococcus taxonomy provides portable, highly reproducible data with lower costs for rapid identification of all enterococcal species...
  9. doi request reprint Taxon K, a complex within the Burkholderia cepacia complex, comprises at least two novel species, Burkholderia contaminans sp. nov. and Burkholderia lata sp. nov
    Elke Vanlaere
    Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:102-11. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint The incidence of nirS and nirK and their genetic heterogeneity in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 8:2012-21. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Molecular characterization of tet(M) genes in Lactobacillus isolates from different types of fermented dry sausage
    Dirk Gevers
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1270-5. 2003
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first detailed molecular study demonstrating that taxonomically and genotypically diverse Lactobacillus strains from different types of fermented meat products can be a host for plasmid-borne tet genes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Genomic and phenotypic comparison of Bacillus fumarioli isolates from geothermal Antarctic soil and gelatine
    Elke De Clerck
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 155:483-90. 2004
    ..Furthermore, subtractive hybridisation revealed genomic differences between Antarctic and gelatine isolates that may indicate adaptive evolution to a specific environment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gene duplication and biased functional retention of paralogs in bacterial genomes
    Dirk Gevers
    Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics, Ghent University Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology VIB, Technologiepark 927, B 9052 Ghent, Belgium
    Trends Microbiol 12:148-54. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint Biphasic kinetics of growth and bacteriocin production with Lactobacillus amylovorus DCE 471 occur under stress conditions
    Patricia Neysens
    Research Group of Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology and Downstream Processing IMDO, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Microbiology 149:1073-82. 2003
    ..Single, rod-shaped cells changed into elongated cells that grew in chains. Colony and cell morphology changes coincided with the biphasic growth pattern...
  15. pmc Diversity analysis of dairy and nondairy Lactococcus lactis isolates, using a novel multilocus sequence analysis scheme and (GTG)5-PCR fingerprinting
    Jan L W Rademaker
    NIZO Food Research, P O Box 20, 6710 BA Ede, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7128-37. 2007
    ..The pheS DNA sequence analysis yielded two genetic groups dissimilar to the other genotyping analysis-based lineages, indicating a disparate acquisition route for this gene...
  16. ncbi request reprint Horizontal transfer of tet(M) and erm(B) resistance plasmids from food strains of Lactobacillus plantarum to Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2 in the gastrointestinal tract of gnotobiotic rats
    Louise Jacobsen
    Department of Microbiology and Risk Assessment, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Søborg, Denmark
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:158-66. 2007
    ..10(3) CFU g(-1) faeces. To our knowledge, this is the first study showing in vivo transfer of wild-type antibiotic resistance plasmids from L. plantarum to E. faecalis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Identification of lactobacilli by pheS and rpoA gene sequence analyses
    Sabri M Naser
    Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2777-89. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the pheS and rpoA gene sequences can be used as alternative genomic markers to 16S rRNA gene sequences and have a higher discriminatory power for reliable identification of species of the genus Lactobacillus...
  18. pmc The genome of the versatile nitrogen fixer Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571
    Kyung Bum Lee
    Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology, Biotechnology Research Center, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    BMC Genomics 9:271. 2008
    ..The host is a fast-growing, submergence-tolerant tropical legume on which A. caulinodans can efficiently induce nodule formation on the root system and on adventitious rootlets located on the stem...
  19. pmc Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae
    Dana E Hunt
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 48 417, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:44-51. 2008
    ..Overall, chitin metabolism appears to be a core function of Vibrionaceae, but individual pathway components exhibit dynamic evolutionary histories...
  20. doi request reprint Resource partitioning and sympatric differentiation among closely related bacterioplankton
    Dana E Hunt
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Science 320:1081-5. 2008
    ..Thus, environmental specialization may be an important correlate or even trigger of speciation among sympatric microbes...