Juergen Poerschmann

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Transformation of crops, including maize (Zea mays L.), with the cry1Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis to combat lepidopteran pests results in pleiotropic effects regarding lignin biosynthesis. Lignin patterns in stems and leaves of two genetically modified Bt-maize varieties (Novelis T and Valmont T) were studied along with their non-Bt near-isolines(More)
Anthropogenic and natural humic materials were investigated as sorbents for hydrophobic solutes in aqueous solution. The first was taken from a brown coal wastewater pond. The measured sorption coefficients KOC and KDOM are close to literature values for both sorbents. This holds for particulate (sediments) as well as for dissolved materials (humic and(More)
Fatty acid profiles were used to characterize nutritional pathways in Chlamydomonas sp. isolated from an acidic mining lake (pH 2.7). Surprisingly, profiles of Chlamydomonas sp. grown in the lab under photoautotrophic, mixotrophic, and heterotrophic conditions at in situ deep strata lake water temperatures (8°C) were very similar, polyunsaturated fatty(More)
The acidic mining lakes of Eastern Germany are characterized by their extremely low pH and high iron concentrations. Low concentrations of CO2 in the epilimnion due to the low pH and reduced light transmission due to dissolved ferric iron potentially limit phytoplankton primary production (PP), whereas dissolved organic carbon (DOC) may promote(More)
Terrestrial-derived dissolved organic carbon (DOC) contributes significantly to the energetic basis of many aquatic food webs. Although heterotrophic bacteria are generally considered to be the sole consumers of DOC, algae and cyanobacteria of various taxonomic groups are also capable of exploiting this resource. We tested the hypothesis that algae can(More)
Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) was subjected to hydrothermal carbonization in subcritical water at 180-260 °C. Dehydrochlorination increased with increasing reaction temperature. The release of chlorine was almost quantitative above ∼235 °C. The fraction of organic carbon (OC) recovered in the hydrochar decreased with increasing operating temperature from 93%(More)
The wet biomass brewer's spent grain was subjected to hydrothermal carbonization to produce biocoal. Mass balance considerations indicate for about two thirds of the organic carbon of the input biomass to be transferred into the biocoal. The van Krevelen plot refers to a high degree of defunctionalization with decarboxylation prevailing over dehydration.(More)
Identification of bovine and ovine tissue from the central nervous system (CNS: brain and spinal cord) in meat products is possible by using certain CNS fatty acids as biomarkers in GC-MS analysis. Furthermore, the relationship between the isomers of the tetracosenic acid (C24:1) is important for differentiation of the species and age of the CNS in view of(More)
The elimination of Bisphenol A (BPA) from contaminated waters is an urgent challenge. This contribution focuses on BPA degradation by homogeneous Fenton reagent based on reactive ()OH radicals. Pronounced sub-stoichiometric amounts of H(2)O(2) oxidant were used to simulate economically viable processes and operation under not fully controlled conditions, as(More)
Sorption phenomena of very hydrophobic compounds (VHOCs, log K(OW) > 5) on dissolved humic organic matter (DOM) are overwhelmingly based on partitioning processes. In this respect, DOM is very similar to "rubbery" soil/sediment OM. To exclude system adsorption effects, the DOM sorption coefficients (K(DOM)) of VHOCs were determined using a dynamic approach(More)