Salme Timmusk

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Selected Publications


  1. Timmusk, S., Abd El-Daim, I.A., Copolovici, L., Tanilas, T., Kännaste, A., Behers, L., Nevo, E., Gulaim, S. Stenstrom, E. and Niinements, U. 2014 Drought-tolerance of wheat improved by soil bacteria from harsh environments: enhanced biomass production and reduced emissions of stress volatiles. PlosONE DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0096086


  2. Kim, S.B. and Timmusk, S. 2013 ) A simplified method for gene knockout and direct screening of recombinant clones for application in Paenibacillus polymyxa. PLoSONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0068092

  3. Timmusk, S., Timmusk, K., and Behers, L. 2013 Rhizobacterial plant drought stress tolerance enhancement: Towards sustainable water resource management and Food Security. Journal of Food Security 1: 6-9


  4. Timmusk, S. and Behers, L. 2012 Rhizobacterial application for sustainable water management on the areas of limited water resources. Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering 10.4172/2168-9768.1000e111 v.1: 4

  5. Timmusk, S. and Behers, L. 2012 Enhancing drought tolerance in crops.


  6. Timmusk, S., Paalme, V., Pavlicek, T., Bergquist, J., Vangala, A., Tanilas, T. and Nevo, E. 2011 Bacterial distribution in the rhizosphere of wild barley under contrasting microclimates PLoS ONE 6(3): e17968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017968


  7. Timmusk, S. and Nevo, E. 2010 Plant root associated biofilms. In: Bacteria in agrobiology (vol 3) : plant nutrient management. Ed. Maheshwari, D.K. Review Springer Verlag, pp. 1-12


  8. Timmusk, S., Yan J., Paalme, V., Lagercrantz, U. and Nevo, E. 2009 Detection and quantification of Paenibacillus polymyxa in the rhizosphere of wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum) with real-time PCR. Journal of Applied Microbiology 107: 736-745

  9. Timmusk, S., van West, P., Gow, C. N. and Huffstutler, R. P. 2009 Paenibacillus polymyxa antagonizes oomycete plant pathogens Phytophthora palmivora and Pythium aphanidermatum. Journal of Applied Microbiology 106: 1472-1481


  10. Haggag, W. and Timmusk, S. 2007 Colonization of peanut roots by biofilm forming Paenibacillus polymyxa initiates biocontrol against crown rot disease. Journal of Applied Microbiology 104: 961-969


  11. Timmusk, S., Grantcharova, N. and Wagner, E. G. H. 2005 Paenibacillus polymyxa invades plant roots and forms biofilms. Applied Environmental Microbiology 11: 7292-7300


  12. Timmusk, S., van West, P., Gow, N. A. R. and Wagner, E. G. H. 2003 Antagonistic effects of Paenibacillus polymyxa towards the oomycete plant pathoges Phytophthora palmivora and Pythium aphanidermatum. In. Dept of Cell and Mol Biol. Uppsala University ISBN 91 554 5802 5


  13. Timmusk, S., Golovko, A., Tillberg, E. and Nicander, B. 2002 Cytokinin production from tRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In Dept of Plant Biology. Uppsala: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. ISBN 91-576-6154-5


  14. Timmusk, S. and Wagner, E. G. H. 1999 The plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium Paenibacillus polymyxa induces changes in Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression: a possible connection between biotic and abiotic stress responses. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interacttions 12: 951-959.

  15. Timmusk, S., Nicander, B., Granhall, U. and Tillberg, E. 1999 Cytokinin production by Paenibacillus polymyxa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 31: 1847-1852.

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