Humboldt Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie, AG Bakteriengenetik

Prof. Dr. Rainer Borriss

Prof. Dr. Rainer Borriss during his stay in Yunnan Agricultural University summer 2007


Coordination of the project and principal investigator in analysis of plant growth strengthening actions. His work is funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) Förderkennzeichen 0330798A (26.6. 2007).


HU Berlin
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Prof. Rainer Borriss, Institut für Biologie


Selected papers

  • Moldenhauer J, Chen XH, Borriss R, Piel J. 2007. Biosynthesis of the antibiotic bacillaene, the product of a giant polyketide synthase complex of the trans-AT family. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 46:8195-7
  • Koumoutsi A, Chen XH, Vater J, Borriss R. 2007. DegU and YczE positively regulate the synthesis of bacillomycin D by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB42. Appl Environ Microbiol. 73:6953-64 Schneider K, Chen XH, Vater J, Franke P, Nicholson G, Borriss R, Süssmuth RD. 2007. Macrolactin is the polyketide biosynthesis product of the pks2 cluster of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. J Nat Prod. 70:1417-23
  • Chen XH, Koumoutsi A, Scholz R, Eisenreich A, Schneider K, Heinemeyer I, Morgenstern B, Voss B, Hess WR, Reva O, Junge H, Voigt B, Jungblut PR, Vater J, Süssmuth R, Liesegang H, Strittmatter A, Gottschalk G, Borriss R. 2007. Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Nat Biotechnol. 25:1007-14
  • Idris EE, Iglesias DJ, Talon M, Borriss R.2007. Tryptophan-dependent production of Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) affects level of plant growth promotion by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 20: 619-626
  • Makarewicz O, Dubrac S, Msadek T, Borriss R. 2006. Dual Role of the PhoP~P Response Regulator: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 Phytase Gene Transcription Is Directed by Positive and Negative Interactions with the phyC Promoter. J Bacteriol.188:6953-65
  • Chen XH, Vater J, Piel J, Franke P, Scholz R, Schneider K, Koumoutsi A, Hitzeroth G, Grammel N, Strittmatter AW, Gottschalk G, Süssmuth RD, Borriss R. 2006. Structural and functional characterization of three polyketide synthase gene clusters in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB 42. J Bacteriol.188: 4024-36
  • Koumoutsi A, Chen XH, Henne A, Liesegang H, Hitzeroth G, Franke P, Vater J, Borriss R. 2004. Structural and functional characterization of gene clusters directing nonribosomal synthesis of bioactive cyclic lipopeptides in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB42. J Bacteriol.186:1084-96
  • Idriss EE, Makarewicz O, Farouk A, Rosner K, Greiner R, Bochow H, Richter T, Borriss R. 2002. Extracellular phytase activity of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 contributes to its plant-growth-promoting effect. Microbiology 148: 2097-109
  • Kunst F, Ogasawara N, Moszer I, Albertini AM, Alloni G, Azevedo V, Bertero MG, Bessières P, Bolotin A, Borchert S, Borriss R, Boursier L, Brans A, Braun M, Brignell SC, Bron S, Brouillet S, Bruschi CV, Caldwell B, Capuano V, Carter NM, Choi SK, Codani JJ, Connerton IF, Danchin A, et al.1997 The complete genome sequence of the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Nature. 1997.20:249-56