Alexander Neef

Summary

Location: Valencia, Spain
Summary:
Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Bacteriology, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Genetics, Comparative genome analysis, Microbial Ecology.
Insect endosymbionts, Non-culturable microorganisms, Bacteroidetes, CFB phylum, Flavobacteria, Cockroaches, White flies, Olive fly.
Bacterial genome evolution, Reduced genomes, Mutual symbiosis, Co-evolution.
Genome sequencing, Genome annotation, Functional analysis, rRNA, phylogenetic analysis.

Publications

  1. pmc Genome economization in the endosymbiont of the wood roach Cryptocercus punctulatus due to drastic loss of amino acid synthesis capabilities
    Alexander Neef
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
    Genome Biol Evol 3:1437-48. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Novosphingobium hassiacum sp. nov., a new species isolated from an aerated sewage pond
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 25:37-45. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Novel hydrolase diversity retrieved from a metagenome library of bovine rumen microflora
    Manuel Ferrer
    Department of Microbiology, GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 7:1996-2010. 2005
  4. pmc Evolutionary convergence and nitrogen metabolism in Blattabacterium strain Bge, primary endosymbiont of the cockroach Blattella germanica
    Maria J López-Sánchez
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000721. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Monitoring a widespread bacterial group: in situ detection of planctomycetes with 16S rRNA-targeted probes
    A Neef
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Microbiology 144:3257-66. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Sphingopyxis witflariensis sp. nov., isolated from activated sludge
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, IFZ Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2029-34. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and structural features of a novel cyclodextrinase from cow rumen metagenome
    Manuel Ferrer
    CSIC, Institute of Catalysis, Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain
    Biotechnol J 2:207-13. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Blattabacteria, the endosymbionts of cockroaches, have small genome sizes and high genome copy numbers
    María José López-Sánchez
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Apartado Postal 2085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 10:3417-22. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence based rRNA sensor systems for detection of whole cells of Saccharomonospora spp. and Thermoactinomyces spp
    Alexander Neef
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35392, Giessen, FRG
    Biosens Bioelectron 18:565-9. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Chryseobacterium defluvii sp. nov., isolated from wastewater
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35390 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:93-7. 2003

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Publications19

  1. pmc Genome economization in the endosymbiont of the wood roach Cryptocercus punctulatus due to drastic loss of amino acid synthesis capabilities
    Alexander Neef
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
    Genome Biol Evol 3:1437-48. 2011
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Novosphingobium hassiacum sp. nov., a new species isolated from an aerated sewage pond
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 25:37-45. 2002
    ..The DNA-DNA similarities of W-51T to the type strains of N. subterraneum, N. aromaticivorans, and N. capsulatum were below 56%. For these reasons, it is proposed to create a new species with the name Novosphingobium hassiacum sp. nov...
  3. ncbi request reprint Novel hydrolase diversity retrieved from a metagenome library of bovine rumen microflora
    Manuel Ferrer
    Department of Microbiology, GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 7:1996-2010. 2005
    ..The phylogenetic novelty of the hydrolases suggests that some of them may have potential for new applications in biocatalysis...
  4. pmc Evolutionary convergence and nitrogen metabolism in Blattabacterium strain Bge, primary endosymbiont of the cockroach Blattella germanica
    Maria J López-Sánchez
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000721. 2009
    ..Here, we explain the metabolic reasons underlying the enigmatic return of cockroaches to the ancestral ammonotelic state...
  5. ncbi request reprint Monitoring a widespread bacterial group: in situ detection of planctomycetes with 16S rRNA-targeted probes
    A Neef
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Microbiology 144:3257-66. 1998
    ..In situ hybridization of environmental samples indicated widespread presence of planctomycetes in different ecosystems...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sphingopyxis witflariensis sp. nov., isolated from activated sludge
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, IFZ Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2029-34. 2002
    ..For these reasons, the creation of a novel species, Sphingopyxis witflariensis sp. nov., is proposed; strain W-50(T) (= DSM 14551(T) = CIP 107174(T)) is the type strain...
  7. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and structural features of a novel cyclodextrinase from cow rumen metagenome
    Manuel Ferrer
    CSIC, Institute of Catalysis, Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain
    Biotechnol J 2:207-13. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Blattabacteria, the endosymbionts of cockroaches, have small genome sizes and high genome copy numbers
    María José López-Sánchez
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Apartado Postal 2085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 10:3417-22. 2008
    ..Values between 10.2 and 18.3 and between 323 and 353 were found for the symbionts of P. americana and B. orientalis respectively. Polyploidy in intracellular bacteria may play a significant role in the genome reduction process...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence based rRNA sensor systems for detection of whole cells of Saccharomonospora spp. and Thermoactinomyces spp
    Alexander Neef
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35392, Giessen, FRG
    Biosens Bioelectron 18:565-9. 2003
    ..However, the relative fraction of detectable cells or spores clearly depended on the single bacterial species. The probes can serve as cell sensors for direct detection of TPAs in natural samples...
  10. ncbi request reprint Chryseobacterium defluvii sp. nov., isolated from wastewater
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Heinrich Buff Ring 26 32, D 35390 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:93-7. 2003
    ..nov. is proposed; the type strain is B2T (=DSM 14219T =CIP 107207T)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Chelatobacter heintzii (Auling et al. 1993) is a later subjective synonym of Aminobacter aminovorans (Urakami et al. 1992)
    Peter Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:835-9. 2002
    ..It could be shown that all species of this group are highly interrelated. On the basis of these data and previously published results, it is obvious that Chelatobacter heintzii is a later subjective synonym of Aminobacter aminovorans...
  12. ncbi request reprint Differential detection of key enzymes of polyaromatic-hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria using PCR and gene probes
    S Meyer
    Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute of Applied Microbiology, Germany
    Microbiology 145:1731-41. 1999
    ..PCR primers and internal oligonucleotide probes were developed for the specific detection of the genes of Pseudomonas and Sphingomonas strains...
  13. ncbi request reprint Description of Pseudaminobacter gen. nov. with two new species, Pseudaminobacter salicylatoxidans sp. nov. and Pseudaminobacter defluvii sp. nov
    P Kampfer
    Institut fur Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:887-97. 1999
    ..nov. and Pseudaminobacter defluvii sp. nov. The type strains are BN12T (= DSM 6986T) and THI 051T (= IFO 14570T), respectively...