Peter Stephensen Lübeck

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Mycoparasitism, a lifestyle where one fungus is parasitic on another fungus, has special relevance when the prey is a plant pathogen, providing a strategy for biological control of pests for plant protection. Probably, the most studied biocontrol agents are species of the genus Hypocrea/Trichoderma. Here we report an analysis of the genome sequences of the(More)
We developed a PCR detection method that selectively recognizes a single biological control agent and demonstrated that universally primed PCR (UP-PCR) can identify strain-specific markers. Antagonistic strains of Clonostachys rosea (syn. Gliocladium roseum) were screened by UP-PCR, and a strain-specific marker was identified for strain GR5. No significant(More)
As part of a European research project (FOOD-PCR), we developed a standardized and robust PCR detection assay specific for the three most frequently reported food-borne pathogenic Campylobacter species, C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari. Fifteen published and unpublished PCR primers targeting the 16S rRNA gene were tested in all possible pairwise(More)
Cellulosic ethanol production from biomass raw materials involves process steps such as pre-treatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation, and distillation. Use of streams within cellulosic ethanol production was explored for onsite enzyme production as part of a biorefinery concept. Sixty-four fungal isolates were in plate assays screened for(More)
UNLABELLED Fermentation by filamentous fungi in Erlenmeyer flasks is a favoured method for comparing different fermentation conditions. However, significant inter-flask variation often occurs when using Erlenmeyer flasks, which makes the comparison of fermentation product levels less reliable. We have investigated the use of a 24-well plate method for(More)
A real-time, genus-specific 5' nuclease PCR assay for amplification of a 322-bp fragment of the per gene was developed for rapid (<2 h) identification of Brucella spp. from agar plates. The assay, including an internal amplification control (116 bp), identified Brucella strains (n = 23) and did not detect non-Brucella strains (n = 174), indicating its(More)
ABSTRACT Quantitative and qualitative histopathological methods and molecular analyses were used to study the mechanisms by which preinoculation with either of the nonbarley pathogens, Bipolaris maydis and Septoria nodorum, inhibited growth of Drechslera teres. Collectively, our data suggest that induced resistance is the principal mechanism responsible for(More)
Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:9 is a gram-negative enteropathogen that infects animals and humans. The role of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in Y. enterocolitica O:9 pathogenesis, however, remains unclear. The O:9 LPS consists of lipid A to which is linked the inner core oligosaccharide, serving as an attachment site for both the outer core (OC)(More)
A real-time PCR assay was developed based on a 181-bp fragment of the recently cloned per gene, including an internal amplification control (124 bp), for the detection of Yersinia enterocolitica O:9 (Ye O:9). The validation included 48 Ye O:9, 33 Y. enterocolitica non-O:9 and 35 other closely-related bacterial strains, containing per gene homologies. The(More)