Nele Weyens

Summary

Affiliation: Hasselt University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc The Role of Plant-Microbe Interactions and Their Exploitation for Phytoremediation of Air Pollutants
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, Diepenbeek 3590, Belgium
    Int J Mol Sci 16:25576-604. 2015
  2. pmc Plant-associated bacteria and their role in the success or failure of metal phytoextraction projects: first observations of a field-related experiment
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:288-99. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Phytoremediation: plant-endophyte partnerships take the challenge
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:248-54. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Endophytic bacteria improve phytoremediation of Ni and TCE co-contamination
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2422-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Short rotation coppice culture of willows and poplars as energy crops on metal contaminated agricultural soils
    Ann Ruttens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:194-207. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Endophytes and their potential to deal with co-contamination of organic contaminants (toluene) and toxic metals (nickel) during phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:244-55. 2011
  7. pmc Understanding the development of roots exposed to contaminants and the potential of plant-associated bacteria for optimization of growth
    Tony Remans
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Ann Bot 110:239-52. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Bacteria associated with oak and ash on a TCE-contaminated site: characterization of isolates with potential to avoid evapotranspiration of TCE
    Nele Weyens
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:830-43. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Potential of the TCE-degrading endophyte Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to improve plant growth and reduce TCE phytotoxicity and evapotranspiration in poplar cuttings
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2915-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The Potential of the Ni-Resistant TCE-Degrading Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to Reduce Phytotoxicity and Improve Phytoremediation Efficiency of Poplar Cuttings on A Ni-TCE Co-Contamination
    Nele Weyens
    a Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 17:40-8. 2015

Collaborators

  • Jaco Vangronsveld
  • Daniel Van Der Lelie
  • François Rineau
  • Karen Smeets
  • Theo Thewys
  • Tony Remans
  • Ann Cuypers
  • Michel Mench
  • Erika Nehnevajova
  • Sofie Thijs
  • Panagiotis Gkorezis
  • Bram Beckers
  • Wouter Sillen
  • Sarah Croes
  • Robert Carleer
  • Evdokia Syranidou
  • Carmela Monterroso
  • Michiel Op De Beeck
  • Wesley Melo Rangel
  • Jonathan D Van Hamme
  • María Balseiro-Romero
  • Eric M Bottos
  • Petra Suzan Kidd
  • Wout Boerjan
  • Jolien Janssen
  • Jonathan Van Hamme
  • Linda Meiresonne
  • Ann Ruttens
  • Tanja Barac
  • Maria Politi
  • Nicolas Kalogerakis
  • Danae Venieri
  • Stavros Christofilopoulos
  • Rebecca Van Acker
  • Eric Bottos
  • Sascha Truyens
  • Marc Van Montagu
  • Fatima Maria de Souza Moreira
  • Jan Colpaert
  • Pierre Van Peteghem
  • Kristin Adriaensen
  • Jana Boulet
  • Erik Meers
  • Stijn Van Slycken
  • Filip Tack
  • Nele Witters
  • Joke Dupae
  • Safiyh Taghavi
  • Dirk Dubin
  • Licy Oeyen
  • Marco Spliet

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc The Role of Plant-Microbe Interactions and Their Exploitation for Phytoremediation of Air Pollutants
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, Diepenbeek 3590, Belgium
    Int J Mol Sci 16:25576-604. 2015
    ..For each of these pollutant types, a concise overview of the specific contributions of the plant and its microbiome is presented. To conclude, the state of the art and its related future challenges are presented. ..
  2. pmc Plant-associated bacteria and their role in the success or failure of metal phytoextraction projects: first observations of a field-related experiment
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:288-99. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that the difference in the metal accumulation capacity between BR and TO clones might be at least partly related to differences in characteristics of their associated bacterial population...
  3. doi request reprint Phytoremediation: plant-endophyte partnerships take the challenge
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:248-54. 2009
    ..Furthermore, endophytes that can degrade organic contaminants and deal with or, even better, improve extraction of the metals offer promising ways to improve phytoremediation of mixed pollution...
  4. doi request reprint Endophytic bacteria improve phytoremediation of Ni and TCE co-contamination
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2422-7. 2010
    ..In addition, TCE evapotranspiration showed a decreasing trend and a 5 times higher Ni uptake was observed after inoculation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Short rotation coppice culture of willows and poplars as energy crops on metal contaminated agricultural soils
    Ann Ruttens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:194-207. 2011
    ..Based on the data of the first growing cycle, for this particular case, SRC of willows should be recommended...
  6. ncbi request reprint Endophytes and their potential to deal with co-contamination of organic contaminants (toluene) and toxic metals (nickel) during phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:244-55. 2011
    ..cepacia BU72 inoculated plants. These results indicate that engineered endophytes have the potential to assist their host plant to deal with co-contamination of toxic metals and organic contaminants during phytoremediation...
  7. pmc Understanding the development of roots exposed to contaminants and the potential of plant-associated bacteria for optimization of growth
    Tony Remans
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Ann Bot 110:239-52. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the potential of plant-associated bacteria to influence root growth by their growth-promoting and stress-relieving capacities is explored...
  8. doi request reprint Bacteria associated with oak and ash on a TCE-contaminated site: characterization of isolates with potential to avoid evapotranspiration of TCE
    Nele Weyens
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:830-43. 2009
    ..In this study, only the cultivable bacteria were characterized because the final aim was to isolate TCE-degrading, heavy metal resistant bacteria that might be used as traceable inocula to enhance bioremediation...
  9. doi request reprint Potential of the TCE-degrading endophyte Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to improve plant growth and reduce TCE phytotoxicity and evapotranspiration in poplar cuttings
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2915-9. 2010
    ..Dichloroacetic acid (DCAA) and trichloroacetic acid (TCAA), which are known intermediates of TCE degradation, were not detected...
  10. doi request reprint The Potential of the Ni-Resistant TCE-Degrading Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to Reduce Phytotoxicity and Improve Phytoremediation Efficiency of Poplar Cuttings on A Ni-TCE Co-Contamination
    Nele Weyens
    a Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 17:40-8. 2015
    ..Exploiting this land for biomass production could contribute to diminish the conflict between food and bioenergy production. ..
  11. pmc Draft Genome Sequence of Pantoea ananatis GB1, a Plant-Growth-Promoting Hydrocarbonoclastic Root Endophyte, Isolated at a Diesel Fuel Phytoremediation Site Planted with Populus
    Panagiotis Gkorezis
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Genome Announc 4:. 2016
    ..Strain GB1 promotes plant growth in various hosts and metabolizes hydrocarbons. ..
  12. doi request reprint Bioaugmentation with engineered endophytic bacteria improves contaminant fate in phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9413-8. 2009
    ..Since P. putida W619-TCE was engineered via horizontal gene transfer, its deliberate release is not restricted under European genetically modified organisms (GMO) regulations...
  13. pmc Performance of 16s rDNA Primer Pairs in the Study of Rhizosphere and Endosphere Bacterial Microbiomes in Metabarcoding Studies
    Bram Beckers
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Front Microbiol 7:650. 2016
    ..Furthermore, we show that primer pair 799F-1391R outperforms all other primer pairs in our study in the elimination of non-target DNA and retrieval of bacterial OTUs. ..
  14. doi request reprint Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Soil Using Willow: Exploiting Plant-Associated Bacteria to Improve Biomass Production and Metal Uptake
    Jolien Janssen
    a Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 17:1123-36. 2015
    ..strain due to a significantly increased twig biomass. However, although bacterial strains showing beneficial traits in vitro were used for inoculation, increments in extraction potential were not always observed. ..
  15. pmc Draft Genome Sequence of Mesorhizobium sp. UFLA 01-765, a Multitolerant, Efficient Symbiont and Plant Growth-Promoting Strain Isolated from Zn-Mining Soil Using Leucaena leucocephala as a Trap Plant
    Wesley Melo Rangel
    Biology Department, Federal University of Lavras UFLA, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil Soil Science Department, UFLA, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Genome Announc 4:. 2016
    ..This strain promotes plant growth, efficiently fixes N2 in symbiosis with Leucaena leucocephala on multicontaminated soil, and has potential for application in bioremediation of marginal lands. ..
  16. pmc Draft Genome Sequence of Raoultella ornithinolytica TNT, a Trinitrotoluene-Denitrating and Plant Growth-Promoting Strain Isolated from Explosive-Contaminated Soil
    Sofie Thijs
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan Building D, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Genome Announc 2:. 2014
    ..Strain TNT uses nitrite released from trinitrotoluene (TNT) for growth and is a potent plant growth promoter. An analysis of its 5.6-Mb draft genome will bring insights into TNT degradation-reinforcing bioremediation applications. ..
  17. doi request reprint Exploiting plant-microbe partnerships to improve biomass production and remediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, CMK, Universitaire Campus building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 27:591-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, because many bacteria show a natural capacity to cope with contaminants, they could be exploited to improve the efficiency of phytoremediation or to protect the food chain by reducing levels of agrochemicals in food crops...
  18. doi request reprint Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field
    Jaco Vangronsveld
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:765-94. 2009
    ..Because remediation with transgenic organisms is largely untested in the field, this topic is not covered in this review. Brief attention will be paid to the economical aspects, use, and processing of the biomass...
  19. doi request reprint Field note: hydraulic containment of a BTEX plume using poplar trees
    Tanja Barac
    Hasselt University, Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 11:416-24. 2009
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  20. pmc Towards an Enhanced Understanding of Plant-Microbiome Interactions to Improve Phytoremediation: Engineering the Metaorganism
    Sofie Thijs
    Department of Biology, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Front Microbiol 7:341. 2016
    ..Our model and suggestions, considering the metaorganism in its natural context, would allow to gain further knowledge on the plant-microbial functions, and facilitate translation to more effective, and predictable phytotechnologies. ..
  21. pmc Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus licheniformis Strain GB2, a Hydrocarbon-Degrading and Plant Growth-Promoting Soil Bacterium
    Panagiotis Gkorezis
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Genome Announc 4:. 2016
    ..Strain GB2 is an effective plant-growth promoter useful for diesel fuel remediation applications based on plant-bacterium associations. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Phytoremediation: State-of-the-art and a key role for the plant microbiome in future trends and research prospects
    Sofie Thijs
    a Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 19:23-38. 2017
    ..It is anticipated that phytoremediation will prove the most promising for organic contaminant degradation and bioenergy crop production on marginal land...
  23. pmc Potential for plant growth promotion by a consortium of stress-tolerant 2,4-dinitrotoluene-degrading bacteria: isolation and characterization of a military soil
    Sofie Thijs
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, B 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 7:294-306. 2014
    ..After 9 days, doubling of main root length was observed. Our results indicate that beneficial bacteria inhabiting a disturbed environment have the potential to improve plant growth and alleviate 2,4-DNT stress. ..
  24. pmc Lignin engineering in field-grown poplar trees affects the endosphere bacterial microbiome
    Bram Beckers
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113:2312-7. 2016
    ..Hence, these interactions need to be taken into consideration to understand the full consequences of plant metabolic pathway engineering and its relation with the environment and the intended genetic improvement. ..
  25. doi request reprint Characterization of the cultivable bacterial populations associated with field grown Brassica napus L.: an evaluation of sampling and isolation protocols
    Sarah Croes
    Environmental Biology Group, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 17:2379-92. 2015
    ..Furthermore, it was striking that all replicates and thus the whole plant contained Pseudomonas and Bacillus strains although aboveground and belowground plant tissues differed in most dominant bacterial genera and characteristics. ..
  26. doi request reprint Bisphenol-A removal by the halophyte Juncus acutus in a phytoremediation pilot: Characterization and potential role of the endophytic community
    Evdokia Syranidou
    Technical University of Crete, School of Environmental Engineering, Polytechneioupolis, Chania 73100, Greece Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan, Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    J Hazard Mater 323:350-358. 2017
    ..Therefore, J. acutus has potential to be exploited in constructed wetlands when co-contamination is one of the restricting factors...