Stanislav Kopriva Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Cologne, 2013-
1 protocol

Anna Koprivova 1 protocol

Achim Schmalenberger
  • Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences; School of Natural Sciences, University of Limerick,2010-
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  • 1 Author merit


PhD, University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2002


• Ikoyi, I., Fowler, A. and Schmalenberger, A. (2018). One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services. Sci Total Environ 630: 849-858.
• McManamon, O., Kaupper, T., Scollard, J. and Schmalenberger, A. (2019). Nisin application delays growth of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut iceberg lettuce in modified atmosphere packaging, while the bacterial community structure changes within one week of storage. ostharvest Biol Technol 147: 185-195.
• Fox, A., Ikoyi, I., Torres-Sallan, G., Lanigan, G., Schmalenberger, A., Wakelin, S. and Creamer, R. (2018). The influence of aggregate size fraction and horizon position on microbial community composition. Applied Soil Ecology 127: 19-29.
• Fox, A., Ikoyi, I., Creamer, R., Lanigan, G. and Schmalenberger, A. (2017). Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland. Applied Soil Ecology 120: 97-104.
• McManamon, O., Scollard, J. and Schmalenberger, A. (2017). Inoculation density is affecting growth conditions of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh cut lettuce. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 33(12): 217.
• Leong, D., NicAogain, K., Luque-Sastre, L., McManamon, O., Hunt, K., Alvarez-Ordonez, A., Scollard, J., Schmalenberger, A., Fanning, S., O'Byrne, C. and Jordan, K. (2017). A 3-year multi-food study of the presence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in 54 small food businesses in Ireland. Int J Food Microbiol 249: 18-26.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Fox, A. (2016). Bacterial Mobilization of Nutrients From Biochar-Amended Soils. Adv Appl Microbiol 94: 109-159.
• Scollard, J., McManamon, O. and Schmalenberger, A. (2016). Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth on fresh-cut produce with thyme essential oil and essential oil compound verbenone. Postharv Biol Technol 120: 61-68.
• Fox, A., Gahan, J., Ikoyi, I., Kwapinski, W., O’Sullivan, O., Cotter, P. D. and Schmalenberger, A. (2016). Miscanthus biochar promotes growth of spring barley and shifts bacterial community structures including phosphorus and sulfur mobilizing bacteria. Pedobiologia 59(4): 195-202.
• Subedi, R., Taupe, N., Ikoyi, I., Bertora, C., Zavattaro, L., Schmalenberger, A., Leahy, J. J. and Grignani, C. (2016). Chemically and biologically-mediated fertilizing value of manure-derived biochar. Sci Total Environ 550: 924-933.
• Schmalenberger, A., Duran, A. L., Bray, A. W., Bridge, J., Bonneville, S., Benning, L. G., Romero-Gonzalez, M. E., Leake, J. R. and Banwart, S. A. (2015). Oxalate secretion by ectomycorrhizal Paxillus involutus is mineral-specific and controls calcium weathering from minerals. Sci Rep 5: 12187.
• Gahan, J. and Schmalenberger, A. (2015). Arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae in grassland select for a diverse and abundant hyphospheric bacterial community involved in sulfonate desulfurization. Applied Soil Ecology 89: 113-121.
• Gahan, J. and Schmalenberger, A. (2014). The role of bacteria and mycorrhiza in plant sulfur supply. Front Plant Sci 5: 723.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Noll, M. (2014). Bacterial communities in grassland turfs respond to sulphonate addition while fungal communities remain largely unchanged. European Journal of Soil Biology 61: 12-19.
• Fox, A., Kwapinski, W., Griffiths, B. S. and Schmalenberger, A. (2014). The role of sulfur- and phosphorus-mobilizing bacteria in biochar-induced growth promotion of Lolium perenne. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 90(1): 78-91.
• Sowada, J., Schmalenberger, A., Ebner, I., Luch, A. and Tralau, T. (2014). Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene by bacterial isolates from human skin. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 88(1): 129-139.15.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Tebbe, C. C. (2014). Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP). Methods Mol Biol 1096: 71-83.
• Schmalenberger, A., O'Sullivan, O., Gahan, J., Cotter, P. D. and Courtney, R. (2013). Bacterial communities established in bauxite residues with different restoration histories. Environ Sci Technol 47(13): 7110-7119.
• Bonneville, S., Morgan, D. J., Schmalenberger, A., Bray, A., Brown, A., Banwart, S. A. and Benning, L. G. (2011). Tree-mycorrhiza symbiosis accelerate mineral weathering: Evidences from nanometer-scale elemental fluxes at the hypha–mineral interface. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(22): 6988-7005.
• Schmalenberger, A., Pritzkow, W., Ojeda, J. J. and Noll, M. (2011). Characterization of main sulfur source of wood-degrading basidiomycetes by S K-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES). Int J Biodeter Biodegrad 65(8): 1215-1223.
• El-Azizi, I., Schmalenberger, A., Komlenic, R. and Edyvean, R. (2011). Study of a depth filter (Disruptor (TM)) for the novel application of reducing SWRO membrane fouling. Desal Water Treatm 29: 20-28.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Noll, M. (2010). Shifts in desulfonating bacterial communities along a soil chronosequence in the forefield of a receding glacier. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71(2): 208-217.
• Schmalenberger, A., Telford, A. and Kertesz, M. A. (2010). Sulfate treatment affects desulfonating bacterial community structures in Agrostis rhizospheres as revealed by functional gene analysis based on asfA. European Journal of Soil Biology 46(3): 248-254.
• Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Hawkesford, M. and M. Kertesz (2009) Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:140-150
• Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Bryant, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Singh, B. K. and Kertesz, M. A. (2008). The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes. Environ Microbiol 10(6): 1486-1500.
• Schmalenberger, A., Tebbe, C., Kertesz, M., Drake, H. and Küsel, K. (2008). Two-dimensional SSCP of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in a depth gradient of an acidic fen. Eur J Soil Biol 44: 495-500.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Kertesz, M. A. (2007). Desulfurization of aromatic sulfonates by rhizosphere bacteria: high diversity of the asfA gene. Environ Microbiol 9(2): 535-545.
• Schmalenberger, A., Drake, H. L. and Küsel, K. (2007). DsrAB genes from an acidic fen reveal high diversities of sulfate-reducing bacteria in a depth gradient. Environ Microbiol 9:1317-1328.
• Kertesz, M. A., Fellows, E. and Schmalenberger A. (2007). Rhizobacteria and plant sulfur supply. Adv Appl Microbiol 62:235-268.
• Ortega-Morales, O., Narvaez-Zapata., J., Sosa-Lopez, A., Schmalenberger, A. and Tebbe C. C. (2004). Cultivation independent analyses reveal the dominance of halophilic bacteria in biofilms associated with mayan monuments in Mexico. Biofilms 1:79-91.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Tebbe., C. C. (2003). Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres: Conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified partial small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies. Mol Ecol 12:251-262
• Schmalenberger, A. and Tebbe., C. C. (2003). Genetic profiling of non-cultivated bacteria in rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) by PCR-SSCP reveals field and annual variation but no effect of genetic engineering. Can J Microbiol 49:1-8.
• Schmalenberger, A. and Tebbe., C. C. (2002). Bacterial community compositions in rhizospheres of transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 40:29-37.
• Schmalenberger, A., Schwieger., F. and Tebbe., C. C. (2001). Effect of primers hybridizing to different evolutionary conserved regions of the small subunit rRNA gene in PCR–based microbial community analyses and genetic profiling. Appl Environ Microbiol 67:3557-3563
• Tebbe, C. C., Schmalenberger., A. Peters., S. and Schwieger., F. (2001). Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) for microbial community analysis, p. 161-175. In P. A. Rochelle (ed.), Environmental molecular microbiology: protocols and applications. Horizon Scientific Press, Wymondham, United Kingdom.
1 Protocol published
Sulfatase Assay to Determine Influence of Plants on Microbial Activity in Soil
Authors:  Anna Koprivova, Achim Schmalenberger and Stanislav Kopriva, date: 01/20/2020, view: 1552, Q&A: 0
Sulfatase activity is often used as a measure of the activity of soil microorganisms. It is thus a suitable tool to investigate the response of microbes to plants. Here we present a method to determine the influence of various Arabidopsis ...
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