Published papers


  • Idris EE, Makarewicz O, Farouk A, Rosner K, Greiner R, Bochow H, Richter T, Borriss R. Extracellular phytase activity of bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 contributes to its plant-growth-promoting effect. Microbiology 2002;148(7):2097-109
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  • Koumoutsi A, Chen X-, Henne A, Liesegang H, Hitzeroth G, Franke P, Vater J, Borriss R. Structural and functional characterization of gene clusters directing nonribosomal synthesis of bioactive cyclic lipopeptides in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB42. Journal of Bacteriology 2004;186(4):1084-96.
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  • Idris EE, Bochow H, Ross H, Borriss R. Use of Bacillus subtilis as biocontrol agent. VI. phytohormone-like action of culture filtrates prepared from plant growth-promoting Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB24, FZB42, FZB45 and Bacillus subtilis FZB37. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenkrankheiten Und Pflanzenschutz 2004;111(6):583-97.
  • 2006

  • Chen X-, Vater J, Piel J, Franke P, Scholz R, Schneider K, Koumoutsi A, Hitzeroth G, Grammel N, Strittmatter AW, Gottschalk G, Suessmuth RD, Borriss R. Structural and functional characterization of three polyketide synthase gene clusters in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB 42. Journal of Bacteriology 2006;188(11):4024-36.
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  • 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. Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Sep;25(9):1007-14 Chen
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  • Idris, E.S., Iglesias, D.J., Talon, M., and Borriss, R. Tryptophan-Dependent Production of Indole-3-Acetic Acid (IAA) Affects Level of Plant Growth Promotion by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. MPMI Vol. 20, No. 6, 2007, pp. 619-626
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  • Koumoutsi A, Chen XH, Vater J, Borriss R. DegU and YczE positively regulate the synthesis of bacillomycin D by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB42. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Nov;73(21):6953-64
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  • Moldenhauer J, Chen XH, Borriss R, Piel J. Biosynthesis of the antibiotic bacillaene, the product of a giant polyketide synthase complex of the trans-AT family. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2007;46(43):8195-7
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  • Schneider K, Chen XH, Vater J, Franke P, Nicholson G, Borriss R, Süssmuth RD. Macrolactin is the polyketide biosynthesis product of the pks2 cluster of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. J Nat Prod. 2007 Sep;70(9):1417-23
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  • Chen, X.H., R. Scholz, M. Borriss, H. Junge, G. Mögel, S. Kunz, R. Borriss: Difficidin and bacilysin produced by plant-assosiatet Bacillus amyloliquefaciens are efficient in controlling fire blight disease, 2009; (published in Journal of Biotechnology 140, 2009, 38 - 40).
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  • Chen, XH; Koumoutsi, A; Scholz, R; Borriss, R: More than Anticipated - Production of Antibiotics and other secondary Metabolites by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2009; 16:14-24 (published online October 29, 2008).
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  • Chen XH, Koumoutsi A, Scholz R, Schneider K, Vater J, Süssmuth R, Piel J, Borriss R. Genome analysis of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 reveals its potential for biocontrol of plant pathogens. J Biotechnol. 2009 Mar 10;140(1-2):27-37.
  • SAUERBORN, J.; BECKER, K.; BORRISS, R.; CAI, Z.C.; CHEN, J.; CLEMENS, J.; COTTER, M.; CUI, T.N.; FELBERMEIER, B.; FISCHER, C.; GOLDBACH, H.; HECK, P.; HUANG, J.K.; LANGENBERGER, G.; MAKESCHIN, F.; MAKKAR, H.P.S.; MOSANDL, R.; MUELLER-HANSEN, K.; NIEMEYER, B.; NIEDER, R.; ROELCKE, M.; SCHMIDHALTER, U.; SCHUETT, C.; SPIECKER, H.; WU, J.; ZHANG, F.S.; ZHANG; W.L. (2009): Enhancing the relationships between society, economy and ecology - The Sino-German co-operative projects on sustainable land use in a nutshell. In: Proceedings of the ERSEC International Conference, Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Conservation. 4-7 May 2009, Beijing, P.R. China. UNESCO Office Beijing, P.R. China, p. 9-24.
  • Conference Paper Proceedings Beijing


  • Borriss R, XiaoHua Chen XH, Christian Rueckert, Ch. et al.: Relationship of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens clades associated 1 with strains DSM 7T and FZB42: a proposal for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. amyloliquefaciens subsp. nov. and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum subsp. nov. based on their discriminating complete genome sequences (IJSEM Papers in Press. Published September 3, 2010 as doi:10.1099/ijs.0.023267-0)
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  • Carvalhais, L C, Dennis, P, Fedoseyenko, D, Hajirezaei M-R, Borriss, R, von Wiren, N. J. Root exudation of sugars, amino acids, and organic acids by maize as affected by nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and iron defiency.
  • Plant Nutr Soil Sci 2011, 174, 3-11
  • Fan B, Chen XH, Budiharjo, A., Bleiss W., Vater, J., Borriss R.: Efficient colonization of plant roots by the plant growth promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42, engineered to express green fluorescent protein. Journal of Biotechnology 151, 2011
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  • Kalyon B, Helaly SE, Scholz R, Nachtigall J, Vater J, Borriss R, Su¨ssmuth RD. Plantazolicin A and B: Structure Elucidation of Ribosomally Synthesized Thiazole/Oxazole Peptides from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42.Org Lett. 2011 Jun 17;13(12):2996-2999. Epub 2011 May 13.
  • Rückert C, Blom J, Chen XH, Reva O, Pühler A, Borriss, R. Genome sequence of B. amyloliquefaciens type strain DSM7(T) reveals differences to plant-associated B. amyloliquefaciens FZB42.J Biotechnol. 2011 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Scholz R, Molohon KJ, Nachtigall J, Vater J, Markley AL, Suessmuth RD, Mitchell DA and Borriss R: Plantazolicin, a Novel Microcin B17/Streptolysin S-Like Natural. Product from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. J. Bacteriol., Jan. 2011, p. 215-224 Vol. 193, No.
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  • Borriss, R. u.a. Sequenz für die Bacillomycin D Synthese in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 OS DE 10 2004 061 285 A1 (C12N 15/31)
  • Borriss, R. u.a. Sequenzen für die Synthese antibakteriell wirkender Polyketide OS DE 10 2004 027 335 A1 (C12N 15/54)

    Patent files

  1. European patent application 08015973.4-2103: „Antibakterielles Mittel zur Behandlung von Feuerbrand bei Obstgehölzen und anderen bakteriell verursachten Pflanzenkrankheiten.“ Applicant: ABiTEP GmbH Berlin; inventor: Borriss et al.
  2. WO 2005/116061 A2 “Sequences for the synthesis of antibacterial polyketides.” Applicant and inventor: R. Borriss et al., now overtaken by ABiTEP GmbH Berlin.
  3. WO 2004/111240 “Sequence for the Bacillomycin D synthesis in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42”. Applicant and inventor: R. Borriss et al., now overtaken by ABiTEP GmbH Berlin
  4. DE 102011015803.0 "Mittel zur Behandlung von mikrobiellen Erkrankungen bei Kulturpflanzen" Applicant: ABiTEP GmbH Berlin; inventor: R. Borriss filed: 01.04.2011