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  1. Cao, X., Li, Y., Fan, J., Zhao, Y., Borriss, R., Fan, B. 2021. Two Lysine Sites That Can Be Malonylated Are Important for LuxS Regulatory Roles in Bacillus velezensis. Microorganisms. 9, 1338. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9061338.

  2. Wu, X., Wu, H., Wang, R., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y., Gu, Q., Farzand, A., Yang, X., Semenov, M., Borris, R., Xie, Y., Gao, X. 2021. Genomic Features and Molecular Function of a Novel Stress-Tolerant Bacillus halotolerans Strain Isolated from an Extreme Environment. Biology. 10(10):1030. doi: 10.3390/biology10101030.
  3. Ding, X., Wang, Q., Guo, Y., Li, Y., Lin, S., Zeng, Q., Sun, F., Li, D., ye, J. 2021. Copy Number Variations of Glycoside Hydrolase 45 Genes in Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and Their Impact on the Pathogenesis of Pine Wilt Disease. Forests. 12(3), 275. doi: doi.org/10.3390/f12030275.
  4. 2020

  5. Keswani, C., Singh, H. B., Harcía-Estrada, C., Caradus, J., He, Y., Mezaache-Aichour, S., Glare, T. T., Borriss, R., Sansinenea. 2020. Antimicrobial secondary metabolites from agriculturally important bacteria as next-generation pesticides. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 1013–1034. doi: 10.1007/s00253-019-10300-8.
  6. Wu, L., Ma, L., Blom, J., Wu, H., Gu, Q., Borriss, R., Gao, X. 2020. The “pseudo-pathogenic” effect of plant growth-promoting Bacilli on starchy plant storage organs is due to their α-amylase activity which is stimulating endogenous opportunistic pathogens. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 2701–2714. doi: 10.1007/s00253-020-10367-8.
  7. Borriss, R. 2020. Phytostimulation and Biocontrol by the Plant-Associated Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42: An Update. In: Phyto-Microbiome in Stress Regulation. Environmental and Microbial Biotechnology. eds: Kumar, M., Kumar, V., Prasad, R. Springer, Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2576-6_1.
  8. Borris, R. 2020. Bacillus. In: Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology. chapter 7, pages 107-132. Eds: N. Amaresan, M. Senthil Kumar, K. Annapurna, Krishna Kumar, A. Sankaranarayanan. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128234143. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-823414-3.00007-1.
  9. Reva, O. N., Larisa, S. A., Mwakilili, A. D.., Ribuhwa, D., Lyantagaye, S., Chan W. Y., Lutz, S., Ahrens, C. H., Vater, J., Borris, R. 2020. Complete genome sequence and epigenetic profile of Bacillus velezensis UCMB5140 used for plant and crop protection in comparison with other plant-associated Bacillus strains. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 7643–7656. doi: 10.1007/s00253-020-10767-w.
  10. Keswani, C., Singh, S. P., Cueto, L., García-Estrada, C., Mazaache-Aichour, S., Glare, T. R., Borris, R., Singh, S. P., Bázquez, M. A., Sansinenea, E. 2020. Auxins of microbial origin and their use in agriculture. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 8549–8565. doi: 10.1007/s00253-020-10890-8.
  11. Niu, B., Wang, W., Tuan, Z., Sederoff, R. R., Sederoff, H., Chiang, V. L., Borris, R. 2020. Microbial Interactions Within Multiple-Strain Biological Control Agents Impact Soil-Borne Plant Disease. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11 (585404). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.585404.
  12. Tam, L. T. T., Jähne, J., Luong, P. T., Thao, L. T. P., Chung, L. T. K., Schneider, A., Blumenscheit, C., Lasch, P., Schweder, T., Borriss, R. 2020. Draft Genome Sequences of 59 Endospore-Forming Gram-Positive Bacteria Associated with Crop Plants Grown in Vietnam. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9 (47), e01154-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01154-20.
  13. Liang, Z., Giao, J., Li. P., Zhang, L., Qiao, Z., Lin, L., Yu, C., Yang, Y., Zubair, M., Gu, Q., Wu, H., Borris, R., Hao, X. 2020. A novel Rap-Phr system in Bacillus velezensis NAU-B3 regulates surfactin production and sporulation via interaction with ComA. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104, 10059-10074. doi: 10.1007/s00253-020-10942-z.
  14. 2019

  15. Fan, B., Wang., Ding., Zhu, B., Song, X., Borriss, R. 2019. AmyloWiki: an integrated database for Bacillus velezensis FZB42, the model strain for plant growth-promoting Bacilli. Database. 1-7, baz071. doi: 10.1093/database/baz071.
  16. Borriss, R., Wu, H., Gao, X. 2019. Secondary Metabolites of the Plant Growth Promoting Model Rhizobacterium Bacillus velezensis FZB42 Are Involved in Direct Suppression of Plant Pathogens and in Stimulation of Plant-Induced Systemic Resistance. In:Secondary Metabolites of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizomicroorganisms. chapter 8. eds: Singh, H., Keswani, C., Reddy, M., Sansinenea, E., García-Estrada, C. Springer, Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-5862-3_8.
  17. Fan, B., Wang, C., Song, X., Fing, X., Wu, L., Wu, H., Gao, X., Borriss, R. 2019. Corrigendum: Bacillus velezensis FZB42 in 2018: The Gram-Positive Model Strain for Plant Growth Promotion and Biocontrol. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (1279). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01279.
  18. Keswani, C., Prakash, O., Bharti, N., Vílchez, J. I., Sansinenea, E., Lally, R. D., Borris, D., Singh, S. P., Gupta, V. K., Fraceto, L. F., de Lima, R., Singh, H. B. 2019. Re-addressing the biosafety issues of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Science of the Total Environment. 690, 841-852. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.046.
  19. Huang, Z., Wu, L., Ma, L., Borris, R., Gao, X. 2019. Zn(II) suppresses biofilm formation in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens by inactivation of the Mn(II) uptake. Environmental Biology. 22 (4), 1547-1558. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14859.
  20. Reva, O. N., Swanevelder, D. Z. H., Mwita, L. A., Mwakilili, A. D., Muzondiwa, D., Joubert, M., Chab, W. Y., Lutz, S., Ahrens, C. H., Avdeeva, L. Y., Kharkhota, M. A., Tibuhwa, D., Lyantagye, S., Vater, J., Borriss, R., Meijer, J. 2019. Genetic, Epigenetic and Phenotypic Diversity of Four Bacillus velezensis Strains Used for Plant Protection or as Probiotics. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:2610. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02610.
  21. Keswani, C., Singh, H. B., Hermosa, R., García-Estrada, C., Caradus, J., He, Y., Mezaache-Aichour, S., Glare, T. R., Borriss, R., Vinale, F., Sansinenea, E. 2019. Antimicrobial secondary metabolites from agriculturally important fungi as next biocontrol agents. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 103, 9287–9303. doi: 10.1007/s00253-019-10209-2.
  22. 2018

  23. Borris, R., Danchin, A., Harwood, C. R., Medigue, C., Rocha, E. P. C., Sekowska, A., Vallent, D. 2018. Bacillus subtilis, the model Gram-positive bacterium: 20 years of annotation refinement. Microbial biotechnology. 11 (1), 3-17. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13043.
  24. Vater, J., Herfort, S., Doellinger, J., Weydmann, M., Borriss, R., Lasch, P. 2018. Genome mining of lipopeptide biosynthesis of Paenibacillus polymyxa E681 in combination with mass spectrometry – discovery of the lipoheptapeptide paenilipoheptin. ChemBioChem. 19 (7), 744-753. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201700615.
  25. Wu, L., Huang, Z., Li, X., Ma, L., Gu, Q., Wu, H., Liu, J., Borriss, R., Wu, Z., Gao, X. 2018. Stomatal Closure and SA-, JA/ET-Signaling Pathways Are Essential for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 to Restrict Leaf Disease Caused by Phytophthora nicotianae in Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9 (347). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00847.
  26. Wu, H., Borriss, R., Xue, P., Liu, F., Qiao, J., Scheinder, A., Lasch, A., Gao, X. 2018. Draft Genome Sequences of Plant-Associated Bacillus strains Isolated from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Genome Announcements. 6 (19), e00375-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00375-18.
  27. Xu, L., Li, X., Ma, L., Borriss, R., Wu, Z., Gao, X. 2018. Acetoin and 2,3-butanediol from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens induce stomatal closure in Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana. Journal of Experimental Botany. Volume 69(22): 5625–5635. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery326.
  28. Fan, B., Wang, C., Song, X., Ding, X., Wu, L., Wu, H., Gao, X., Borriss, R. 2018. Bacillus velezensis FZB42 in 2018: The Gram-Positive Model Strain for Plant Growth Promotion and Biocontrol. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 2491. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02491.
  29. 2017

  30. Borriss, R. 2017. Plant growth promoting bacteria – early investigations, present state and future prospects. International Journal of Plant Research. 30 (1), 211.
  31. Gu, Q., Yang, Y., Tuan, Q., Shi, G., Wu, L., Lou, Z., Huo, R., Hu, H., Borriss, R., Gao, X. 2017. Bacillomycin D Produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Is Involved in the Antagonistic Interaction with the Plant-Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium graminearum. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 83 (19), e01075-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01075-17.
  32. Fan, B., Blom, J., Klenk, H.P., and Borriss, R. 2017. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus velezensis, and Bacillus siamensis form an "Operational Group B. amyloliquefaciens" within the B. subtilis species complex. Frontiers Microbiology. 8:22. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00022

  33. Qiao, J., Yu, X., Liang, X., Liu, Y., Borriss, R., and Liu, Y. 2017. Addition of plant-growth-promoting Bacillus subtilis PTS-394 on tomato rhizosphere has no durable impact on composition of root microbiome. BMC microbiology. 17:131. doi: 10.1186/s12866-017-1039-x.

  34. Fan, B., Li, Y.L., Li, L., Peng, X.J., Bu, C., Wu, X.Q., and Borriss, R. 2017. Malonylome analysis of rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 reveals involvement of lysine malonylation in polyketide synthesis and plant-bacteria interactions. Journal of proteomics. 154: 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2016.11.022.

  35. Fan, B., Li, Y.L., Li, L., Peng, X.J., Bu, C., Wu, X.Q., and Borriss, R. 2017. Malonylome of the plant growth promoting rhizobacterium with potent biocontrol activity, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Data in Brief. 10: 548-550. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.12.029.


  36. Borriss, R. 2016. Phytostimulation and Biocontrol by the Plant-Associated Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42: An Update. In: Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology. Springer International Publishing. pp. 163-184.

  37. Fan, B., Li, Y. L., Mariappan, A., Becker, A., Wu, X. Q., and Borriss, R. 2016. New SigD-regulated genes identified in the Rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Biology open. 512: 1776-1783. doi: 10.1242/bio.021501.

  38. Zhang, N., Yang, D., Kendall, J. R., Borriss, R., Druzhinina, I. S., Kubicek, C. P., ... and Zhang, R. 2016. Comparative genomic analysis of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus subtilis reveals evolutional traits for adaptation to plant-associated habitats. Frontiers in microbiology. 7: 2039. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02039.


  39. Chowdhury, S. P., Hartmann, A., Gao, X., and Borriss, R. 2015. Biocontrol mechanism by root-associated Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42�a review. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6: 780. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00780.

  40. Borriss, R. 2015. Towards a new generation of commercial microbial disease control and plant growth promotion products. In: Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions. Chapter 34. Springer International Publishing. B. Lugtenberg (ed.). pp. 329-337.

  41. Borriss, R. 2015. Bacillus, a plant-beneficial bacterium. In: Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions. Chapter 40. Springer International Publishing. B. Lugtenberg (ed.). pp. 379-391.

  42. Chowdhury, S.P., Uh, J., Grosch, R., Alqueres, S., Pittroff, S., Dietel, K., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Borriss, R., and Hartmann, A. 2015. Cyclic lipopeptides of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum colonizing the lettuce rhizosphere enhance plant defense responses toward the bottom rot pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Data in brief. 289: 984-995. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-03-15-0066-R.

  43. Fan, B., Li, L., Chao, Y., F�rstner, K., Vogel, J., Borriss, R., and Wu, X. Q. 2015. dRNA-Seq reveals genomewide TSSs and noncoding RNAs of plant beneficial rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. PloS One. 10(11): e0142002. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142002.

  44. Kierul, K., Voigt, B., Albrecht, D., Chen, X. H., Carvalhais, L. C., and Borriss, R. 2015. Influence of root exudates on the extracellular proteome of the plant growth-promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Microbiology. 1611: 131-147. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.083576-0.

  45. Medema, M. H., et al. 2015. Minimum information about a biosynthetic gene cluster. Nature chemical biology. 11: 625-631.

  46. Borriss, R. 2015. Transcriptome and proteome profiling for analyzing fates of global gene expression in plant-beneficial Bacilli. Transcriptomics: Open Access.3(1): 1000e110. doi: 10.4172/2329-8936.1000e110.

  47. Vater, J., Niu, B., Dietel, K., and Borriss, R. 2015. Characterization of novel fusaricidins produced by Paenibacillus polymyxa-M1 using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 269: 1548-1558. doi: 10.1007/s13361-015-1130-1.

  48. Wu, L., Wu, H. J., Qiao, J., Gao, X., and Borriss, R. 2015. Novel routes for improving biocontrol activity of Bacillus based bioinoculants. Frontiers in microbiology. 6: 1395. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01395.

  49. Wu, L., Wu, H., Chen, L., Yu, X., Borriss, R., and Gao, X. 2015. Difficidin and bacilysin from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 have antibacterial activity against Xanthomonas oryzae rice pathogens. Scientific reports. 5: 12975. doi: 10.1038/srep12975.

  50. Yang, Y., Wu, H. J., Lin, L., Zhu, Q. Q., Borriss, R., and Gao, X. W. 2015. A plasmid-born Rap-Phr system regulates surfactin production, sporulation and genetic competence in the heterologous host, Bacillus subtilis OKB105. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-6604-3.


  51. Neubauer, S., Dolgova, O., Prag, G., Borriss, R., and Makarewicz, O. 2014. Substitutional Analysis of the C-Terminal Domain of AbrB Revealed Its Essential Role in DNA-Binding Activity. Plos One. 9(5): e97254

  52. Kierul, K., Voigt, B., Albrecht, D., Chen, X.H., Carvalhais, L.C., and Borriss, R. 2014. Influence of root exudates on the extracellular proteome of the plant-growth-promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture. 160:000�000. doi:10.1099/mic.0.083576-0

  53. Qiao, J.Q., Wu, H.J., Huo, R., Gao, X.W., and Borriss, R. 2014. Stimulation of plant growth and biocontrol by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum FZB42 engineered for improved action. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture. 1:12.

  54. Reva, O.N., Chan, W.Y., Bezuidt, O.K.I., Lapa, S.V., Safronova, L.A., Avdeeva, L.V., and Borris, R. 2014. Genetic barcoding of bacteria and its microbiology and biotechnology applications. In: Bioinformatics and Data Analysis in Microbiology. Chapter 10. Publisher: Caister Academic Press, Editors: Ozlem Tastan Bishop, pp.229 - 244.

  55. Wu, L., Wu, H., Chen, L., Xie, S., Zang, H., Borriss, R., and Gaoa, X. 2014. Bacilysin from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 Has Specific Bactericidal Activity against Harmful Algal Bloom Species. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 7512�7520. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02605-14.

  56. Wu, L., Wu, H., Chen, L., Lin, L., Borriss, R., and Gao, X. 2015. Bacilysin overproduction in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 markerless derivative strains FZBREP and FZBSPA enhances antibacterial activity. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-6251-0.

  57. Scholz, R., Vater, J., Budiharjo, A., Wang, Z., He, Y., Dietel, K., Schwecke, T., Herfort, S., Lasch, P. and Borriss, R. 2014. Amylocyclicin, a novel circular bacteriocin produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Bacteriology 196: 1842-1852

  58. Budiharjo, A., S. P. Chowdhury, K. Dietel, B. Beator, O. Dolgova, B. Fan, W. Bleiss, J. Ziegler, M. Schmid, A. Hartmann, and R. Borriss. 2014. Transposon mutagenesis of the plant-associated Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ssp. plantarum FZB42 revealed that the nfrA and RBAM17410 genes are involved in plant-microbe-interactions. PLoS One 9:e98267


  59. Borriss, R. 2013 Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere, Volume 2, First Edition. Edited by Frans J. de Bruijn. Volume 1 & 2, Chapter 83, pp. 883-898.

  60. Wibberg, D., Jelonek, L., Rupp, O., Hennig, M., Eikmeyer, F., Goesmann, A., Hartmann, A., Borriss, R., Grosch, R., Puhler, A. and Schluter, A. 2013. Establishment and interpretation of the genome sequence of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB isolate 7/3/14. Journal of Biotechnology 167: 142-155

  61. Junqing, Q., Huijun, W., Rong, H., Borriss, R. and Xuewen, G. 2013 Construction of Harpin expression engineering strain FZBHarpin and evaluation of its biocontrol activity. Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University 36: 37-44

  62. Niu, B., Vater, J., Rueckert, C., Blom, J., Lehmann, M., Ru, J. J., Chen, X.-H., Wang, Q. and Borriss, R. 2013 Polymyxin P is the active principle in suppressing phytopathogenic Erwinia spp. by the biocontrol rhizobacterium Paenibacillus polymyxa M-1. BMC microbiology 13: 137

  63. Liu, Z., Budiharjo, A., Wang, P., Shi, H., Fang, J., Borriss, R., Zhang, K. and Huang, X. 2013 The highly modified microcin peptide plantazolicin is associated with nematicidal activity of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 10081-10090

  64. Chowdhury, S.P., Dietel, K., R�ndler, M., Schmid, M., Junge, H., Borriss, R. Hartmann, A. and Grosch, R. 2013 Effects of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 on lettuce growth and health under Pathogen pressure and its impact on the rhizosphere bacterial community. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68818. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068818

  65. Wu, H., Qiao, J., Blom, J., Rueckert, C., Reva, O., Gao, X. and Borriss, R. 2013 The rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum NAU-B3 contains a large inversion within the central portion of the genome. Genome Announcements 1(6):e00941-13. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00941-13

  66. Chan, W.Y., Dietel, K., Lapa, S.V., Avdeeva, L.V., Borriss, R., Reva, O.N. 2013 Draft genome sequence of Bacillus atrophaeus UCMB-5137, a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium. Genome Announcements 1(3):e00233-13. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00233-13

  67. Carvalhais, L. C., Dennis, P. G., Fan, B., Fedoseyenko, D., Kierul, K., Becker, A., von Wiren, N. and Borriss, R. 2013. Linking plant nutritional status to plant-microbe interactions. PloS one 8: e68555

  68. Dietel K., Beator, B., Budiharjo, A., Fan, B. and Borriss, R. 2013 Bacterial traits involved in colonization of Arabidopsis thaliana roots by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. The Plant Pathology Journal 29: 59-66


  69. He, P., Hao, K., Blom, J., R�ckert, C., Vater, J., Mao, Z., Wu, Y., Hou, M., He, P., He, Y. and Borriss, R. 2012 Genome sequence of the plant growth promoting strain Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum B9601-Y2 and expression of mersacidin and other secondary metabolites. Journal of Biotechnology 164: 281-291
  70. Wu, X-X, Wu, X.-Y., Zhao, Z-L, Borriss, R, Mao, Z.C, Chen, X.-H, He, Y.Q 2012 Effects of seed dressing with four PGPR strains on growth and grain yield of broad bean (Vicia faba L.) under drought stress. (In Chinese) Arid Zone Research 29: 203-207

  71. Mariappan, A., Makarewicz, O., Chen, X.-H. and Borriss, R. 2012 Two-Component response regulator DegU controls the expression of bacilysin in Plant-Growth-Promoting Bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology 22: 114�125

  72. Hao, K., He, P., Blom, J., Rueckert, C., Mao, Z., Wu, Y., He, Y. and Borriss, R. 2012 The genome of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum strain YAU B9601-Y2 contains a gene cluster for Mersacidin Synthesis. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 3264-3265 doi:10.1128/JB.00545-12

  73. Blom, J., Rueckert, C., Niu, B., Wang, Q., and Borriss, R. 2012 The complete genome of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum CAU B946 contains a gene cluster for nonribosomal synthesis of iturin A. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 1845-6. doi:10.1128/JB.06762-11

  74. Fan, B., Borriss, R., Bleiss, W., and Wu, X. 2012 Gram-positive rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 colonizes three types of plants in different patterns. Journal of Microbiology 50: 38-44 doi:10.1007/s12275-012-1439-4

  75. Neubauer, S., Borriss, R., and Makarewicz, O. 2012 Thermodynamic and molecular analysis of the AbrB-binding sites within the phyC-region of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 287: 111-122 doi:10.1007/s00438-011-0666-4

  76. Fan, B., crvalhais, L. C., Becker, A., Fedoseyenko, D., von Wiren, N. and Borriss, R. 2012 Transcriptomic profiling of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 in response to maize root exudates. BMC Microbiology 12: 116-129


  77. Niu, B., Rueckert, C., Blom, J., Wang, Q., and Borriss, R. 2011 The genome of the Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium Paenibacillus polymyxa M-1 contains nine sites dedicated to nonribosomal synthesis of lipopeptides and polyketides. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 5862-5863 doi:10.1128/JB.05806-11

  78. Borriss, R., Chen, X.-H., Rueckert, C., Blom, J., Becker, A., Baumgarth, B., Fan, B., Pukall, R., Schumann, P., Sproer, C., Junge, H., Vater, J., Puhler, A and Klenk, H.-P. 2011 Relationship of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens clades associated with strains DSM 7T and FZB42T: a proposal for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. amyloliquefaciens subsp. nov. and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum subsp. nov. based on complete genome sequence comparisons. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61: 1786-801. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.023267-0

  79. Kalyon, B., Helaly, S. E., Scholz, R., Nachtigall, J., Vater, J., Borriss, R., and Sussmuth, R. D. 2011 Plantazolicin A and B: structure elucidation of ribosomally synthesized thiazole/oxazole peptides from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Organic Letters 13: 2996-9. doi:10.1021/ol200809m

  80. Fan, B., Chen, X. H., Budiharjo, A., Bleiss, W., Vater, J., and Borriss, R. 2011 Efficient colonization of plant roots by the Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42, engineered to express green fluorescent protein. Journal of Biotechnology 151: 303-11 doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2010.12.022

  81. Carvalhais, L. C., Dennis, P. G., Fedoseyenko, D., Hajirezaei, M.-R., Borriss, R., and von Wiren, N. 2011 Root exudation of sugars, amino acids, and organic acids by maize as affected by nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and iron deficiency. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174: 3-11. doi:10.1002/jpln.201000085

  82. Ruckert, C., Blom, J., Chen, X., Reva, O., and Borriss, R. 2011 Genome sequence of B. amyloliquefaciens type strain DSM7(T) reveals differences to plant-associated B. amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Biotechnology 155: 78-85 doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2011.01.006

  83. Scholz, R., Molohon, K. J., Nachtigall, J., Vater, J., Markley, A. L., Sussmuth, R. D., Mitchell, D. A. and Borriss, R. 2011. Plantazolicin, a novel microcin B17/streptolysin S-like natural product from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 215-24 doi:10.1128/JB.00784-10

  84. Borriss, R. 2011 Use of plant-associated Bacillus strains as biofertilizers and biocontrol agents in agriculture. In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses. Ed. Maheshwari E. K., Chapter 3, pp. 41-76. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20332-9

  85. Borriss, R., Rueckert, C., Blom, J., Bezuidt, O., Reva, O. and Klenk, H.-P. 2011 Whole genome sequence comparisons in taxonomy. In: Taxonomy of Prokaryotes. Eds. Rainey, A. F. and Oren, A. Chapter 18, pp409-436, Chennai: Academic Press.


  86. Bohm, K., Herter, T., Muller, J. J., Borriss, R., and Heinemann, U. 2010 Crystal structure of Klebsiella sp. ASR1 phytase suggests substrate binding to a preformed active site that meets the requirements of a plant rhizosphere enzyme. The FEBS journal 277: 1284-96 doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2010.07559.x


  87. Chen, X.-H., Koumoutsi, A., Scholz, R., and Borriss, R. 2009 More than anticipated-production of antibiotics and other secondary metabolites by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology 16: 14-24 doi:10.1159/000142891

  88. Funfhaus, A., Ashiralieva, A., Borriss, R., and Genersch, E. 2009 Use of suppression subtractive hybridization to identify genetic differences between differentially virulent genotypes of Paenibacillus larvae, the etiological agent of American Foulbrood of honeybees. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1: 240-250. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00039.x

  89. Chen, X. H., Koumoutsi, a, Scholz, R., Schneider, K., Vater, J., Sussmuth, R., Piel, J. and Borriss, R. 2009 Genome analysis of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 reveals its potential for biocontrol of plant pathogens. Journal of Biotechnology 140: 27-37 doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.10.011

  90. Chen, X. H., Scholz, R., Borriss, M., Junge, H., Mogel, G., Kunz, S., and Borriss, R. 2009 Difficidin and bacilysin produced by plant-associated Bacillus amyloliquefaciens are efficient in controlling fire blight disease. Journal of Biotechnology 140: 38-44. doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.10.015


  91. Makarewicz, O., Neubauer, S., Preusse, C., Borriss, R., Makarewicz, O., Neubauer, S., Preusse, C. and Borriss, R. 2008 Transition state regulator AbrB inhibits transcription of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 phytase through binding at two distinct sites located within the extended phyC promoter region. Journal of Bacteriology 190: 6467-6474 doi:10.1128/JB.00430-08


  92. Koumoutsi, A., Chen, X.-H, Vater, J. and Borriss, R. 2007 DegU and YczE positively regulate the synthesis of Bacillomycin D by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 6953-6964 doi:10.1128/AEM.00565-07

  93. Schneider, K., Chen, X.-hua, Vater, J., Franke, P., Nicholson, G., Borriss, R., and S�ssmuth, R. D. 2007 Macrolactin is the polyketide biosynthesis product of the pks2 Cluster of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Journal of Natural Products 70: 1417-1423

  94. Chen, X. H., Koumoutsi, A., Scholz, R., Eisenreich, A., Schneider, K., Hess, W. R., Reva, O., Junge, H., Voigt, B., Jungblut, P. R., Vater, J., Sussmuth, R., Leisegang, H., Strittmatter, A., Gottschalk, G. and Borriss, R. 2007 Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Nature Biotechnology 25: 1007-1014 doi:10.1038/nbt1325

  95. Idris, E. E., Iglesias, D. J., Talon, M. and Borriss, R. 2007 Tryptophan-dependent production of Indole-3-Acetic Acid (IAA) affects level of Plant Growth-Promotion by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 20: 619-626

  96. Elkhalil, E. A. I., Borriss, R., Simon, O. 2007 In vitro and in vivo characteristics of bacterial phytases and their efficacy in broiler chickens. British Poultry Science 48: 64-70 doi:10.1080/00071660601148195.

  97. Moldenhauer, J., Chen, X.-H., Borriss, R., and Piel, J. 2007 Biosynthesis of the antibiotic Bacillaene, the product of a giant polyketide synthase complex of the trans-AT Family. Angewandte Chemie 46: 8195-7 doi:10.1002/ange.200703386

  98. Chen, X.-H., Koumoutsi, A., Scholz, R., Eisenreich, A., Schneider, K., Heinemeyer, I., Morgenstern, B., Voss, B., Hess, W. R., Reva, O., Junge, H., Voigt, B., Jungblut, P. R., Vater, J., SUssmuth, R., Liesegang, H., Strittmatter, A., Gottschalk, G. and Borriss, R. 2007 Genomanalyse eines phytostimulatorischen Bacillus Stammes Genomxpress 3.07.


  99. Neustroev, K. N., Golubev, A. M., Sinnott, M. L., Borriss, R., Krah, M., Brumer, H., Eneyskaya, E. V., Shishlyannikov, S., Shabalin, K. A., Peshechonov, V. T., Korolev, V. G. and Kulminskaya, A. A. 2006 Transferase and hydrolytic activities of the laminarinase from Rhodothermus marinus and its M133A, M133C and M133W mutants. Glycoconjugate Journal 23: 501-511 doi:10.1007/s10719-006-6733-0

  100. Makarewicz, O., Dubrac, S., Msadek, T., Makarewicz, O., Dubrac, S., Msadek, T., and Borriss, R. 2006 Dual role of the PhoP approximately P response regulator: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 phytase gene transcription is directed by positive and negative interactions with the phyC promoter. Journal of Bacteriology 188: 6953-6965 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00681-06.

  101. Chen, X.-H., Vater, J., Piel, J., Franke, P., Scholz, R., Schneider, K., Koumoutsi, A., Hitseroth, G., Grammel, N., Strittmatter, A. W., Gottschalk, G., Sussmuth, R. D. and Borriss, R. 2006 Structural and functional characterization of three polyketide synthase gene clusters in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB 42. Journal of Bacteriology 188: 4024-4036

  102. Gaiser, O.J., Piotukh, K., Ponnuswamy, M. N, Planas, A., Borriss, R. and Heinemann, U. 2006 Structural basis for the substrate specificity of a Bacillus 1, 3-1, 4-beta-Glucanase. Journal of Molecular Biology 357: 1211�1225

  103. Herter, T., Berezina, O. V., Zinin, N. V., Velikodvorskaya, G. A., Greiner, R. and Borriss, R. 2006 Glucose-1-phosphatase (AgpE) from Enterobacter cloacae displays enhanced phytase activity. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 70: 60�64


  104. Sajidan, A., Farouk, A., Greiner, R., Jungblut, P., Muller, E. C. and Borriss, R. 2004 Molecular and physiological characterisation of a 3-phytase from soil bacterium Klebsiella sp. ASR1. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 65: 110-118 doi:10.1007/s00253-003-1530-1

  105. Koumoutsi, A., Chen, X.-H., Henne, A., Leisegang, H., Hitzeroth, G., Franke, P., Vater, J. and Borriss, R. 2004 Structural and functional characterization of gene clusters directing nonribosomal synthesis of bioactive cyclic lipopeptides in Bacillus. Jounral of Bacteriology 186: 1084-1096

  106. Idris, E. E., Bochow, H., Ross, H. and Borriss, R. 2004 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. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 111: 583�597

  107. Shedova, E. N., Berezina, O.V., Khmel, I.A., Lipasova, V. A., Borriss, R. and Velikodvorskaia 2004 Phytase activity in some groups of bacteria. Search for and cloning of genes for bacterial phytases. Molekuliarnaia Genetika, Mikrobiologiia i Virusologiia 1: 18-21


  108. Borriss, R., Krah, M., Brumer, H., Kerzhner, M. A., Ivanen, D. R., Eneyskaya, E. V., Elyakova, L. A., Shishlyannikov, S. M., Shabalin, K. A. and Neustroev, K. N. 2003 Enzymatic synthesis of 4-methylumbelliferyl (1-3)-b-D-glucooligosaccharides�new substrates for b-1,3-1,4-d-glucanase. Carbohydrate Research 338: 1455-1467


  109. Idriss, E.E. Makarewicz, O., Farouk, A., Rosner, K., Greiner, R., Bochow, H., Richter, T. and Borriss, R. 2002 Extracellular phytase activity of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB45 contributes to its plant-growth-promoting effect. Microbiology 148: 2097-2109


  110. Politz, O., Krah, M., Thomsen, K. K. and Borris, R. 2000 A highly thermostable endo-(1,4)-b-mannanase from the marine bacterium Rhodothermus marinus. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology 53: 715-721

  111. Igbasan, F. A., Manner, K., Miksch, G., Borriss, R., Farouk, A. and Simone, O. 2000 Comparative studies on the in vitro properties of phytases from various microbial origins. Archiv Fur Tierernaehrung 53: 353-373


  112. Lucet, I., Borriss, R. and Yudkin, M.D. 1999 Purification, kinetic properties, and intracellular concentration of SpoIIE, an integral membrane protein that regulates sporulation in Bacillus subtilis purification. Journal of Bacteriology 181: 3242-3245

  113. Piotukh, K., Serra, V., Borriss, R. and Planas, A. 1999 Protein-carbohydrate interactions defining substrate specificity in Bacillus 1,3-1,4-b-D-glucan 4-glucanohydrolases as dissected by mutational analysis. Biochemistry 38: 16092-16104

  114. Schroeter, R., Schlisio, S., Lucet, I., Yudkin, M., Borriss, R. 1999 The Bacillus subtilis regulator protein SpoIIE shares functional and structural similarities with eukaryotic protein phosphatases 2C. FEMS Microbiology Letters 174: 117-123. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1999.tb13557.x.


  115. Krah, M., Misselwitz, R., Politz, O., Thomsen, K. K., Welfle, H. and Borriss, R. 1998 The laminarinase from thermophilic eubacterium Rhodothermus marinus-conformation, stability, and identification of active site carboxylic residues by site-directed mutagenesis. European Journal of Biochemistry 257: 101-11

  116. Ay, J., Gotz, F., Borriss, R. and Heinemann, U. 1998 Structure and function of the Bacillus hybrid enzyme GluXyn-1: native-like jellyroll fold preserved after insertion of autonomous globular domain. PNAS 95: 6613-6618

  117. Ay, J. Decanniere, K., Piotukh, K., Borriss, R. and Heinemann, U. 1998 Crystal structures and properties of De Novo circularly permuted 1,3-1,4-beta-glucanases. Proteins 30: 155-167

  118. Tam, N.H. and Borriss, R. 1998 Genes encoding thymidylate synthases A and B in the genus Bacillus are members of two distinct families. Molecular and General Genetics 258: 427-430


  119. Kunst, F., Ogasawara, N., Moszer, I., ALbertini, A. M., Alloni, G., Azavedo, V., Bertero, M. G., Bessieres, P., Bolotin, A., Borchert, S., Borriss, R., Bron, S., Brouillet, S., Bruschi, C. V., Caldwell, B., Capuano, V., Carter, N. M., Choi, S.-K., Codani, J. J., Connerton, I. F., Danchin, A. 1997 The complete genome sequence of the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Nature 390: 249-256


  120. Zverlov, V., Piotukh, K., Dakhova, O., Velikodvorskaya, G. and Borriss, R. The multidomain xylanase A of the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana is extremely thermoresistant. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 45: 245-247

  121. Borriss, R., Porwoiiik, S. and Schroeter, R. 1996 The 52o-55o degrees segment of the Bacillus subtilis chromosome: a region devoted to purine uptake and metabolism, and containing the genes cotA, gabP and guaA and the pur gene cluster within a 34960 bp nucleotide sequence. Microbiology 142: 3027-3031

  122. Welfle, K., Misselwitz, R., Politz, O., Borriss, R. and Welfle, H. 1996 Individual amino acids in the N-terminal loop region determine the thermostability and unfolding characteristics of bacterial glucanases. Protein Science 5: 2255-2265


  123. Welfle, K., Misselwitz, R., Welfle, H., Politz, O. and Borriss, R. 1995 Influence of Ca2+ on conformation and stability of three bacterial hybrid glucanases. European Journal of Biochemistry 229: 726-35

  124. Hahn M., Olsen O., Pollitz, O., Borriss, R. and Heinemann, U. 1995 Crystal structure and site-directed mutagenesis of Bacillus macerans endo-1,3-1,4-b-glucanase. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 270: 3081-3088

  125. Tam, N.H. and Borriss, R. 1995 The thyA gene from Bacillus subtilis exhibits similarity with the phage phi 3T thymidylate synthase gene. Microbiology 141: 291-297

  126. Wolf, M., Geczi, A., Simon, O. and Borriss, R. 1995 Genes encoding xylan and b-glucan hydrolysing enzymes in Bacillus subtilis: characterization, mapping and construction of strains deficient in lichenase, cellulase and xylanase. Microbiology 141: 281-290


  127. Welfle, K., Misselwitz, R., Welfle, H., Simon, O., Politz, O. and Borriss, O. 1994 Microcalorimetric determination of the thermostability of three hybrid (1-3,1-4)-beta-glucanases. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 11: 1417-1424

  128. Strasse, W., Hahn, M., Piotukht, K., Borrisst, R. and Heinemann, U.D.O. 1994 Native-like in vivo folding of a circularly permuted jellyroll protein shown by crystal structure analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 91: 10417-10421


  129. Politz, O., Simon, O., Olsen, O. and Borriss, R. 1993 Determinants for the enhanced thermostability of hybrid (1-3,1-4)- b-glucanases. European Journal of Biochemistry 216: 829-834

  130. Keitel, T., Simon, O., Borriss, R. and Heinemann, U. 1993 Molecular and active-site structure of a Bacillus 1,3-1,4-beta-glucanase. PNAS 90: 5287-5291


  131. Keitel, T., Granzin, J., Simon, O., Borriss, R., Thomsen, K. K., Wessner, H., Hohne, W. and Heinemann, U. 1991 Crystallization of the hybrid Bacillus (1-3,1-4)-beta-glucanase H(A16-M). Journal of Molecular Biology 218: 703-704. doi: 10.1016/0022-2836(91)90259-9.

  132. Olsen, O., Borriss, R., Simon, O. and Thomsen, K. K. 1991 Hybrid Bacillus (1-3,1-4)-beta-glucanases: engineering thermostable enzymes by construction of hybrid genes. Molecular and General Genetics 225: 177-185. doi: 10.1007/BF00269845.


  133. Borriss, R., Buettner, K. and Maentsaelae, P. 1990 Structure of the b-1, 3-1, 4-glucanase gene of Bacillus macerans: Homologies to other beta-glucanases. Molecular and General Genetics 222: 278-283

  134. Hecker, M., Riethdorf, S., Bauer, C., Schroeter, A. and Borriss, R. 1988 Expression of a cloned p-glucanase gene from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in an Escherichia coli relA strain after plasmid amplification. Molecular and General Genetics 215: 181-183


  135. Borriss, R., Olsen, O., Thomsen, K. K. and von Wettstein, D. 1989 Hybrid bacillus endo-(1-3,1-4)-beta-glucanases: construction of recombinant genes and molecular properties of the gene products. Carlsberg Research Communications 54: 41-54


  136. Hecker, M., Riethdorf, S., Bauer, C., Schroeter, A. and Borriss, R. 1988. Expression of a cloned beta-glucanase gene from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in an Escherichia coli relA strain after plasmid amplification. Molecular and General Genetics 215: 181-183. 10.1007/BF00331323.


  137. Hofemeister, J., Kurtz, A., Borriss, R. and Knowles, J. 1986 The beta-glucanase gene from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens shows extensive homology with that of Bacillus subtilis. Gene 49: 177-187


  138. Borriss, R., Suss, K.-H., Suss, M., Manteuffel, R. and Hofemeister, J. 1985 Mapping and cloning of the gene coding for beta-glucanase from various bacilli. Molekuliarnaia Genetika, Mikrobiologiia i Virusologiia 2: 21-26


  139. Borriss, R. Noack, D. and Geuther, R. 1982 beta-1.3.-1.4-Glucanase in spore-forming microorganisms. VI. Genetic instability of beta-glucanase production in a high-producer strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens grown in a chemostat. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine Mikrobiologie 22: 293-298. doi: 10.1002/jobm.3630220503.


  140. Borriss, R. and Zemek, J. 1981 beta-1,3-1,4-glucanase in spore-forming microorganisms. IV. Properties of some Bacillus-beta- glucan-hydrolases. Zentralbl Bakteriol Naturwiss 136: 63-69

  141. Zemek, J., Augustin, J., Borriss, R., Kuniak, E., cvabova, M., Pacova, Z. 1981 Polysaccharide-hydrolyzing enzymes in the Genus Bacillus. Folia Microbiol 26: 403-407. doi: 10.1007/BF02927335.

  142. Borriss, R. 1981 Purification and characterization of an extracellular beta-glucanase from Bacillus IMET B 376. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine Mikrobiologie 21: 7-17. doi: 10.1002/jobm.3630210103.


  143. Borriss, R., Zemek, J., Augustin, J., Pacova, Z. and Kuniak, L. 1980 beta-1,3-1,4-Glucanase in sporeforming microorganisms. II. Production of beta-glucan-hydrolases by various Bacillus species. Zentralbl Bakteriol Naturwiss 135: 435-442

  144. Borriss, R. and Zemek, J. 1980 beta-1,3-1,4-glucanase in sporeforming microorganisms. III. Substrate specificity and action patterns of some Bacillus-beta-glucan-hydrolases. Zentralbl Bakteriol Naturwiss 135: 696-703


  145. Borriss, R. 1976 beta-1,3-1,4-Glucanase in spore-forming microorganisms. I. beta-Glucanase production during the growth cycle of Bacillus subtilis. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine Mikrobiologie 16: 475-477


  146. Ohmann, E., Borriss, R. and Rindt, K. P. 1970 Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in autotrophic microorganisms. II. Regulation of activity of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Euglena gracilis and Rhodopseudomonas spheroides. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine Mikrobiologie 10: 37-53. 10.1002/jobm.3630100104.

  147. Ohmann, E., Rindt, K. P. and Borriss, R. 1970 Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in autotrophic microorganisms. I. Regulation of the synthesis of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Euglena gracilis and Rhodopseudomonas spheroides depending on the culture conditions. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine Mikrobiologie 9: 557-564