Wolf Rainer Abraham

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Affiliation: German Research Centre for Biotechnology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Controlling biofilms of gram-positive pathogenic bacteria
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF National Research Centre for Biotechnology, Chemical Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Curr Med Chem 13:1509-24. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of Maricaulis Abraham et al. 1999 and proposal of Maricaulis virginensis sp. nov., M. parjimensis sp. nov., M. washingtonensis sp. nov. and M. salignorans sp. nov
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2191-201. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Diversity of biphenyl degraders in a chlorobenzene polluted aquifer
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Division of Microbiology, GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Chemosphere 58:529-33. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Woodsholea maritima gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium with a low diversity of polar lipids
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1227-34. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Brevundimonas halotolerans sp. nov., Brevundimonas poindexterae sp. nov. and Brevundimonas staleyi sp. nov., prosthecate bacteria from aquatic habitats
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1837-43. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny by a polyphasic approach of the order Caulobacterales, proposal of Caulobacter mirabilis sp. nov., Phenylobacterium haematophilum sp. nov. and Phenylobacterium conjunctum sp. nov., and emendation of the genus Phenylobacterium
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1939-49. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading microbial communities in soils and sediments
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Division of Microbiology, Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124, Braunschweig, Germany
    Curr Opin Microbiol 5:246-53. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Bioactive sesquiterpenes produced by fungi: are they useful for humans as well?
    W R Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Chemical Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, Braunschweig, D 38124, Germany
    Curr Med Chem 8:583-606. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and polyphasic taxonomy of Caulobacter species. Proposal of Maricaulis gen. nov. with Maricaulis maris (Poindexter) comb. nov. as the type species, and emended description of the genera Brevundimonas and Caulobacter
    W R Abraham
    Gesellschaft fur Biotechnologische Forschung mbH, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1053-73. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Determination of the systematic position of the genus Asticcacaulis Poindexter by a polyphasic analysis
    W R Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Dept Microbiology, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:27-34. 2001

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Controlling biofilms of gram-positive pathogenic bacteria
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF National Research Centre for Biotechnology, Chemical Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Curr Med Chem 13:1509-24. 2006
    ..Some of these compounds are already in clinical studies. In this review the different approaches to control bacterial biofilms are discussed together with the difficulties arising from the species-specificity of the autoinducers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of Maricaulis Abraham et al. 1999 and proposal of Maricaulis virginensis sp. nov., M. parjimensis sp. nov., M. washingtonensis sp. nov. and M. salignorans sp. nov
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2191-201. 2002
    ..nov. (type strain MCS 18(T)). They differ in their temperature and salt tolerances and can be differentiated by their polar lipids and fatty acid patterns, as well as their ITS1 and 16S rRNA gene sequences...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diversity of biphenyl degraders in a chlorobenzene polluted aquifer
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Division of Microbiology, GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Chemosphere 58:529-33. 2005
    ..From that results, it is concluded that a highly diverse, basic metabolic activity for PCB degradation existed at this site despite the absence of PCB...
  4. ncbi request reprint Woodsholea maritima gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium with a low diversity of polar lipids
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1227-34. 2004
    ..nov., sp. nov. (type strain CM243T=VKM B-1512T=LMG 21817T) is proposed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Brevundimonas halotolerans sp. nov., Brevundimonas poindexterae sp. nov. and Brevundimonas staleyi sp. nov., prosthecate bacteria from aquatic habitats
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1837-43. 2010
    ..nov. (type strain MCS24T =LMG 25346T =CCUG 58273T), Brevundimonas poindexterae sp. nov. (type strain FWC40T =LMG 25261T =CCUG 57883T) and Brevundimonas staleyi sp. nov. (type strain FWC43T =LMG 25262T =CCUG 57884T) are proposed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny by a polyphasic approach of the order Caulobacterales, proposal of Caulobacter mirabilis sp. nov., Phenylobacterium haematophilum sp. nov. and Phenylobacterium conjunctum sp. nov., and emendation of the genus Phenylobacterium
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1939-49. 2008
    ..Marker nucleotides within the 16S rRNA genes were determined for the genera Asticcacaulis, Brevundimonas, Caulobacter and Phenylobacterium and the description of the genus Phenylobacterium is emended...
  7. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading microbial communities in soils and sediments
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Division of Microbiology, Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124, Braunschweig, Germany
    Curr Opin Microbiol 5:246-53. 2002
    ..Here, we provide an overview of the current knowledge of aerobic and anaerobic degradation of PCBs in microbial consortia and in the environment, including novel approaches to determine in situ PCB degradation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bioactive sesquiterpenes produced by fungi: are they useful for humans as well?
    W R Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Chemical Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, Braunschweig, D 38124, Germany
    Curr Med Chem 8:583-606. 2001
    ..The question whether metabolites produced for the self-protection of fungi can be used for pharmaceutical applications for humans will be addressed and discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and polyphasic taxonomy of Caulobacter species. Proposal of Maricaulis gen. nov. with Maricaulis maris (Poindexter) comb. nov. as the type species, and emended description of the genera Brevundimonas and Caulobacter
    W R Abraham
    Gesellschaft fur Biotechnologische Forschung mbH, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1053-73. 1999
    ..Biomarkers discerning these different genera were determined. The necessary recombinations have been proposed and a description of Maricaulis is presented...
  10. ncbi request reprint Determination of the systematic position of the genus Asticcacaulis Poindexter by a polyphasic analysis
    W R Abraham
    GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Dept Microbiology, Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:27-34. 2001
    ..3%, which is relatively low compared to the interspecies similarity values observed within the genera Brevundimonas or Caulobacter...
  11. ncbi request reprint Novel glycine containing glucolipids from the alkane using bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis
    W R Abraham
    Gesellschaft fur Biotechnologische Forschung mbH, Division of Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1393:57-62. 1998
    ..In addition to these glycolipids, three different phosphatidylglycerols were identified. While these lipids were found in all strains of A. borkumensis, the relative abundances of the different lipids vary between the strains...
  12. pmc Ratios of carbon isotopes in microbial lipids as an indicator of substrate usage
    W R Abraham
    Department of Microbiology, GBF Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 64:4202-9. 1998
    ..These results are important for the calibration of a new method in which delta13C values of fatty acids from the environment delineate the use of bacterial substrates in an ecosystem...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sphingobium aromaticiconvertens sp. nov., a xenobiotic-compound-degrading bacterium from polluted river sediment
    Rolf Michael Wittich
    Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung formerly GBF, Division Microbiology, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:306-10. 2007
    ..The name Sphingobium aromaticiconvertens sp. nov. is proposed for this dibenzofuran-mineralizing organism, with type strain RW16T (=DSM 12677T=CIP 109198T)...
  14. doi request reprint Prosthecate sphingomonads: proposal of Sphingomonas canadensis sp. nov
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:3214-9. 2013
    ..Therefore, strain FWC47(T) represents an additional distinct prosthecate species in this genus for which the name Sphingomonas canadensis is proposed. The type strain is FWC47(T) ( =LMG 27141(T) =CCUG 62982(T))...
  15. ncbi request reprint Oleiphilaceae fam. nov., to include Oleiphilus messinensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium that obligately utilizes hydrocarbons
    Peter N Golyshin
    Division of Microbiology, GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Braunschweig
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:901-11. 2002
    ..nov., sp. nov., within a new family, Oleiphilaceae fam. nov. Strain ME102T (= DSM 13489T = LMG 20357T) is the type and only strain of O. messinensis...
  16. doi request reprint Cauliform bacteria lacking phospholipids from an abyssal hydrothermal vent: proposal of Glycocaulis abyssi gen. nov., sp. nov., belonging to the family Hyphomonadaceae
    Wolf Rainer Abraham
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:2207-15. 2013
    ..The strain is proposed to represent a novel species of a new genus, Glycocaulis abyssi gen. nov., sp. nov. The type strain of the type species is MCS 33(T) (=LMG 27140(T)=CCUG 62981(T))...
  17. ncbi request reprint Stable isotope probing reveals the dominant role of Burkholderia species in aerobic degradation of PCBs
    Stefanie Tillmann
    GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 52:207-17. 2005
    ..These results provide prima faciae evidence for Burkholderia species as the main degraders of PCBs in this type of aerobic soils...
  18. ncbi request reprint Widespread capacity to metabolize polychlorinated biphenyls by diverse microbial communities in soils with no significant exposure to PCB contamination
    Alexandre J Macedo
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research formerly GBF, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 9:1890-7. 2007
    ..These findings reveal that microbial potential to degrade PCBs is widespread in soils that have not been subjected to PCB contamination, and that this potential is characteristic of consortia of very diverse phylogenetic composition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Oceanicaulis alexandrii gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel stalked bacterium isolated from a culture of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech
    Carsten Strompl
    Division of Microbiology, German Research Centre for Biotechnology GBF, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1901-6. 2003
    ..The five strains are proposed to comprise a new species of a new genus, Oceanicaulis alexandrii gen. nov., sp. nov., the type strain of which is C116-18(T) (=DSM 11625(T)=NCIMB 13905(T))...
  20. pmc Three stages of a biofilm community developing at the liquid-liquid interface between polychlorinated biphenyls and water
    Alexandre José Macedo
    GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7301-9. 2005
    ..Only the mature biofilm showed degradation of pentachlorinated PCB congeners, which may be reductively dechlorinated and the resulting trichlorobiphenyls then aerobically metabolized...
  21. ncbi request reprint Microbial indicator groups in acidic mining lakes
    Dirk F Wenderoth
    National Research Center for Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 7:133-9. 2005
    ..We conclude that, for these lakes, not single indicator strains but indicator groups exist that are controlled by the ionic composition of the lakes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the genera Stella, Labrys and Angulomicrobium within the 'Alphaproteobacteria' and description of Angulomicrobium amanitiforme sp. nov
    Ingo Fritz
    GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:651-7. 2004
    ..In addition, data were obtained for strain VKM B-1336, which was shown not to belong to the genus Angulomicrobium, and strain NCIMB 1785(T) (=DSM 15561(T)), for which the name Angulomicrobium amanitiforme sp. nov. is proposed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Brevundimonas vancanneytii sp. nov., isolated from blood of a patient with endocarditis
    Andréia B Estrela
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:2129-34. 2010
    ..The strain therefore represents a novel species, for which the name Brevundimonas vancanneytii sp. nov. is proposed, with type strain LMG 2337(T) (=CCUG 1797(T) =ATCC 14736(T))...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sphingomonas fennica sp. nov. and Sphingomonas haloaromaticamans sp. nov., outliers of the genus Sphingomonas
    Rolf Michael Wittich
    Bereich Mikrobiologie, Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung formerly GBF, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:1740-6. 2007
    ..nov. [type strain A175(T) (=DSM 13477(T)=CCUG 53463(T))] and Sphingomonas fennica sp. nov. [type strain K101(T) (=DSM 13665(T)=CCUG 53462(T))] are proposed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of the inoculant strain Pseudomonas putida KT2442 (pNF142) and of naphthalene contamination on the soil bacterial community
    Newton C M Gomes
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry BBA, Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:21-33. 2005
    ..Although the inoculant strain KT2442 (pNF142) showed good survival and expression of genes involved in naphthalene degradation, this study suggests that KT2442 (pNF142) suppressed the enrichment of indigenous naphthalene degraders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Can infectious biofilm be controlled by blocking bacterial communication?
    Alexandre José Macedo
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Med Chem 5:517-28. 2009
    ..In this article different approaches to control bacterial biofilms are discussed together with the balance between biofilm formation and virulence...
  27. ncbi request reprint Genetic relationships among Pseudomonas stutzeri strains based on molecular typing methods
    A Bennasar
    Departament de Biologia Ambiental, Microbiologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Appl Microbiol 85:643-56. 1998
    ..These methods are fast, sensitive, reliable for determining relationships, and have demonstrated a great genetic diversity among the strains of Ps. stutzeri studied in agreement with the heterogeneous phenotypic traits of the species...
  28. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification of Salmonella typhimurium, S. enteritidis and S. virchow isolates by polymerase chain reaction based fingerprinting methods
    A Bennasar
    Department of Biology, Microbiology, University of the Balearic Islands, and Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies CSIC UIB, Spain
    Int Microbiol 3:31-8. 2000
    ..The conserved patterns in each serovar allowed for easy differentiation from other serovars of Salmonella...
  29. pmc Microcosm enrichment of biphenyl-degrading microbial communities from soils and sediments
    I Wagner-Döbler
    Department of Microbiology, GBF National Research Institute for Biotechnology, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 64:3014-22. 1998
    ..opacus, independent of the pollution history of the original sample. R. opacus, therefore, is a promising candidate for development of effective long-term inocula for polychlorinated biphenyl bioremediation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Novel approaches to control biofilm infections
    Andréia Bergamo Estrela
    Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Curr Med Chem 16:1512-30. 2009
    ..This review will give an overview over the pros and cons of the individual targets and an outlook of future developments...
  31. pmc Human β-defensin 2 induces extracellular accumulation of adenosine in Escherichia coli
    Andréia Bergamo Estrela
    Chemical Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:4387-93. 2013
    ..Taken together, the data suggest that defensin activity on a bacterial target may alter local levels of adenosine, a well-known immunomodulator influencing inflammatory processes. ..
  32. doi request reprint Secondary metabolite profile and phytotoxic activity of genetically distinct forms of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides from yam (Dioscorea spp.)
    Mathew M Abang
    Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen, Inhoffenstrasse 7b, D 38124, Braunschweig, Germany
    Mycol Res 113:130-40. 2009
    ..However, possibly due to low yield and the presence of impurities, the chemical structure of the compound(s) could not be fully elucidated...
  33. ncbi request reprint Activity and composition of methanotrophic bacterial communities in planted rice soil studied by flux measurements, analyses of pmoA gene and stable isotope probing of phospholipid fatty acids
    Minita Shrestha
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043, Marburg, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 10:400-12. 2008
    ..PLFA-SIP showed that the active methanotrophic populations exhibit a pronounced spatial and temporal variation in rice microcosms...
  34. ncbi request reprint Oleispira antarctica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel hydrocarbonoclastic marine bacterium isolated from Antarctic coastal sea water
    Michail M Yakimov
    Istituto Sperimentale Talassografico, CNR, Spianata San Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:779-85. 2003
    ..nov., sp. nov.; strain RB-8(T) (= DSM 14852(T) = LMG 21398(T)) is the type strain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assimilation of toluene carbon along a bacteria-protist food chain determined by 13C-enrichment of biomarker fatty acids
    Laurie Mauclaire
    Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Soil Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, CH 8952 Schlieren, Switzerland
    J Microbiol Methods 55:635-49. 2003
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  36. ncbi request reprint Thalassolituus oleivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium that obligately utilizes hydrocarbons
    Michail M Yakimov
    Istituto per l Ambiente Marino Costiero, CNR Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Spianata San Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:141-8. 2004
    ..On the basis of the analyses performed, Thalassolituus oleivorans gen. nov., sp. nov. is described. Strain MIL-1T (=DSM 14913T=LMG 21420T) is the type and only strain of T. oleivorans...
  37. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the ring-forming bacterium Arcicella aquatica gen. nov., sp. nov. (ex Nikitin et al. 1994), from a freshwater neuston biofilm
    Denis I Nikitin
    Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect 60 letiya Octyabrya 7, korp 2, Moscow 117811, Russia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:681-4. 2004
    ..5 mol%; its genome size is 2.9 x 10(9) Da. The genus Arcicella and its type species Arcicella aquatica (type strain NO-502(T)=LMG 21963(T)=CIP 107990(T)) are proposed, and descriptions of this genus and species are given...
  38. ncbi request reprint Brevundimonas mediterranea sp. nov., a non-stalked species from the Mediterranean Sea
    Ingo Fritz
    Department of Vertebrate Genomics, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Ihnestrasse 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:479-86. 2005
    ..The strains therefore represent a novel species, for which the name Brevundimonas mediterranea sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain V4.BO.10T)(=LMG 21911T=CIP 107934T)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Asticcacaulis benevestitus sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, dimorphic, prosthecate bacterium from tundra wetland soil
    Lina V Vasilyeva
    S N Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect 60 let Octyabrya 7 2, Moscow 117312, Russia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:2083-8. 2006
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is Z-0023(T) (=DSM 16100(T)=ATCC BAA-896(T))...
  40. ncbi request reprint Applying stable isotope probing of phospholipid fatty acids and rRNA in a Chinese rice field to study activity and composition of the methanotrophic bacterial communities in situ
    Qiongfen Qiu
    College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    ISME J 2:602-14. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that CH(4) oxidation in the rice rhizosphere under in situ conditions is mainly due to type I methanotrophs...
  41. ncbi request reprint Spatial variation of active microbiota in the rice rhizosphere revealed by in situ stable isotope probing of phospholipid fatty acids
    Yahai Lu
    College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China
    Environ Microbiol 9:474-81. 2007
    ..The active populations apparently differed between up- and down-layer soil and in particular changed with distance to the roots, demonstrating systematic changes in the activity of the soil microbiota surrounding roots...