- Predators promote defence of rhizosphere bacterial populations by selective feeding on non-toxic cheaters
Institute of Zoology, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
ISME J 3:666-74. 2009
..Therefore, predators not only regulate population dynamics of soil bacteria but also structure the genetic and phenotypic constitution of bacterial communities...
- Ecological and evolutive implications of bacterial defences against predators
Georg August University Gottingen, JF Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Animal Ecology, Berliner Str 28, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
Environ Microbiol 14:1830-43. 2012
..Finally I present some implications of bacterial defence mechanisms for ecosystem services provided by microbial communities, such as nutrient cycling, virulence and the biological control of plant diseases...
- Predator-prey chemical warfare determines the expression of biocontrol genes by rhizosphere-associated Pseudomonas fluorescens
Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute of Zoology, Schnittspahnstr 3, D 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5263-8. 2010
..The results indicate that predator-prey interactions are a determinant of toxin production by rhizosphere P. fluorescens and may have an impact on its biocontrol potential...
- Increasing antagonistic interactions cause bacterial communities to collapse at high diversity
J F Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Georg August University Gottingen, Berliner Str 28, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
Ecol Lett 15:468-74. 2012
..Interference competition may thus be an additional key for predicting the dynamics and performance of natural assemblages and needs to be implemented in future biodiversity models...
- Bacterial diversity stabilizes community productivity
Georg August University Gottingen, J F Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Gottingen, Germany
PLoS ONE 7:e34517. 2012
- Secondary metabolites of Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 drive complex non-trophic interactions with bacterivorous nematodes
J F Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg August University Gottingen, Berliner Str 28, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
Microb Ecol 61:853-9. 2011
..The results suggest that bacterial secondary metabolites responsible for the suppression of plant pathogens strongly inhibit bacterivorous nematodes and thus likely contribute to the resistance of bacteria against predators in soil...
- Evolutionary history predicts the stability of cooperation in microbial communities
1 J F Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg August University Gottingen, Berliner Straße 28, 37073 Gottingen, Germany 2 Department of Ecology and Biodiversity, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nat Commun 4:2573. 2013
..This kin-dependent inhibition links phylogenetic diversity and evolutionary dynamics and thus provides a robust mechanistic predictor for the persistence of cooperation in natural communities. ..
- Intraspecific genotypic richness and relatedness predict the invasibility of microbial communities
Georg August University Gottingen, JF Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Gottingen, Germany
ISME J 5:1108-14. 2011