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Digital DNA-DNA hybridization for microbial species delineation by means of genome-to-genome sequence comparison
The pragmatic species concept for Bacteria and Archaea is ultimately based on DNA-DNA hybridization (DDH). While enabling the taxonomist, in principle, to obtain an estimate of the overall similarityExpand
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Novel genes for nitrite reductase and Amo-related proteins indicate a role of uncultivated mesophilic crenarchaeota in nitrogen cycling.
Mesophilic crenarchaeota are frequently found in terrestrial and marine habitats worldwide, but despite their considerable abundance the physiology of these as yet uncultivated archaea has remainedExpand
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Standard operating procedure for calculating genome-to-genome distances based on high-scoring segment pairs
The Genome-To-Genome Distance Calculator (GGDC) is a web tool to apply these techniques. Expand
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Overview: A Phylogenetic Backbone and Taxonomic Framework for Procaryotic Systematics
Despite its relatively short history, microbial systematics has never been static but rather constantly subject to change. The evidence of this change is provided by many reclassifications in whichExpand
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The genome of Methanosarcina mazei: evidence for lateral gene transfer between bacteria and archaea.
The Archaeon Methanosarcina mazei and related species are of great ecological importance as they are the only organisms fermenting acetate, methylamines and methanol to methane, carbon dioxide andExpand
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The genome of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, a model organism of the Crenarchaeota.
Sulfolobus acidocaldarius is an aerobic thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon which grows optimally at 80 degrees C and pH 2 in terrestrial solfataric springs. Here, we describe the genome sequence ofExpand
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Chryseobacterium hispalense sp. nov., a plant-growth-promoting bacterium isolated from a rainwater pond in an olive plant nursery, and emended descriptions of Chryseobacterium defluvii,
A novel non-motile, Gram-staining-negative, yellow-pigmented bacterium, designated AG13(T), isolated from a rain water pond at a plant nursery in Spain and characterized as a plant-growth-promotingExpand
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Complete genome sequence of DSM 30083T, the type strain (U5/41T) of Escherichia coli, and a proposal for delineating subspecies in microbial taxonomy
Although Escherichia coli is the most widely studied bacterial model organism and often considered to be the model bacterium per se, its type strain was until now forgotten from microbial genomics.Expand
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Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts
Significance The highly diverse Ascomycete yeasts have enormous biotechnological potential. Collectively, these yeasts convert a broad range of substrates into useful compounds, such as ethanol,Expand
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Divergent transcriptional and translational signals in Archaea.
Many Archaea, in contrast to bacteria, produce a high proportion of leaderless transcripts, show a wide variation in their consensus Shine-Dalgarno (S-D) sequences and frequently use GUG and UUGExpand
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