Susanne Baumgarte

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Field studies were done to assess how much of the transgenic, insecticidal protein, Cry1Ab, encoded by a truncated cry1Ab gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), was released from Bt-maize MON810 into soil and whether bacterial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere of MON810 maize were different from those of the rhizosphere of nontransgenic maize(More)
Bacterial communities of four arable soils--pelosol, gley, para brown soil, and podsol brown soil--were analysed by fingerprinting of 16S rRNA gene fragments amplified from total DNA of four replicate samples for each soil type. Fingerprints were generated in parallel by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), terminal restriction fragment length(More)
The effects of the insecticidal Cry1Ab protein from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) on the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, were studied with soil from experimental fields cultivated with transgenic Bt corn (MON810) and with trypsinized Cry1Ab protein expressed in Escherichia coli. The content of Cry1Ab protein was above the detection limit of an ELISA test in(More)
Previous reports of 16S rDNA sequencing of members of the family Halomonadaceae Franzmann et al. 1989 include two different sequences that were both attributed to the type strain of Halomonas salina (Valderrama et al. 1991) Dobson and Franzmann 1996 (basonym Deleya salina Valderrama et al. 1991). The two sequences are sufficiently different for them to(More)
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