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Institute of

BD Biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Christoph Tebbe

Institute of Biodiversity

Bundesallee 65
38116 Braunschweig

Head of the Working group

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Ombudsman for Scientific Integrity of the Thünen Institute (2009 - 2020)

Appointee for Biosafety (BBS)

Activities for Scientific Journals

  • European Journal of Soil Biology (Honorary Editor-in-Chief)
  • Previous Editor of FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  • Ad-hoc expert for Environmental Microbiology, ISME Journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Molecular Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, and many others

Teaching at the Technical University (TU) of Braunschweig

  • "Biodiversity", Lecture (Part Microbiology; Bachelor-Students, Geo-ecology)
  • "Ecology of Microorganisms", Lecture (Bachelor-Students, Biology/Biotechnology)
  • "Microbial Transformations", Lecture and Exercises (Part Microbial Ecology; Master Students, Geo-ecology)
  • Guidance for Bachelor- Master- and PhD-Theses at the TU Braunschweig

Scientific Expert

  • Member of the GMO-Panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy), 2009 to 2018 (Scientific risk assessment of genetically modified organisms for cultivation, and food or feed uses); ad-hoc member of various working groups  

Scientific Chair of Symposia and Conferences

  • 4th Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. Understanding and Managing Soil Microbiomes. Braunschweig, December 2019
  • 3rd Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. From Gene Predictions to Systems Ecology. Braunschweig, Dezember 2016
  • 2nd Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. Mining and Learning from Metagenomes. Braunschweig, December 2013
  • Soil Metagenomics 2010: Implications of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing on Microbial Diversity Research and Soil Ecology. Braunschweig, December 2010
  • BAGECO 9: 9th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology. Wernigerode. Juni 2009


  • Verein für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM; German Microbiology Association)
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)


Szoboszlay M, Tebbe CC (2021) Hidden heterogeneity and co-occurrence networks of soil prokaryotic communities revealed at the scale of individual soil aggregates. Microbiology Open – accepted for publication (pre-published in Bioarchives: doi:

Geisen S, Hartmann M, Tebbe CC (2021) The European Journal of Soil Biology: A catalyst for soil biodiversity research. European Journal of Soil Biology 102, 103262

Obayomi O, Seyoum MM, Ghazaryan L, Tebbe CC, Murase J, Bernstein N, Gillor O (2020) Soil texture and properties rather than irrigation water type shape the diversity and composition of soil microbial communities. Applied Soil Ecology

Hernández M, Vera-Gargallo B, Calabi-Floody M, King GM, Conrad R, Tebbe CC (2020) Reconstruction genomes of carbon monoxide oxidisers in volcanic deposits including members of the class Ktedonobacteria. Microorganisms 8, 1880; doi:10.3390/microorganisms8121880

Zhang G, Bai J, Tebbe CC, Huang L, Jia J, Wang W, Wang X, Yu L, Zhao Q (2020). Spartiana alterniflora invasions reduce soil fungal diversity and simplify co-occurrence networks in a salt marsh ecosystem. Science of the Total Environment.

More S, Bampidis V, Benford D, Bragard C, Halldorsson T, Hernández-Jerez A, Bennekou Susanne H, Koutsoumanis K, Machera K, Naegeli H, Saxmose Nielsen S, Schlatter J, Schrenk D, Silano V, Turck D, Younes M, Glandorf B, Herman L, Tebbe C, Vlak J, Aguilera J, Schoonjans R, Cocconcelli PS (2020) Evaluating of existing guidelines for their adequacy fort he microbial characterization and environmental risk assessment of microorganisms obtained through synthetic biology. EFSA Journal 18(19), 6263. Doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6263

Krause SM, Näther A, Ortiz Cortez V, Mullins E, Kessel GJ, Lotz LA, Tebbe CC (2020) No tangible effects of field-grown cisgenic potatoes on soil microbial communities. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 8: 603145. Doi:10.3389/fbioe.2020.603145

Zhang G, Bai J, Tebbe CC, Zhao Q, Jia J, Wang W, Wang X, Yu L (2020) Salinity controls soil microbial community structure and function in coastal estuarine wetlands Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15281

Gao W, Xu J, Zhao J, Zhang J, Ni Y, Zhao B, Tebbe CC, Zhang J, Jia Z (2020) Prokaryotic community assembly after 40 years of soda solonetz restoration by natural grassland and reclaimed farmland. European Journal of Soil Biology 100, 103213.

Lerner H, Öztürk B, Dohrmann AB, Thomas J, Marchal K, De Mot R, Dehaen W, Tebbe CC, Springael D (2020) Culture-independent analysis of linuron-mineralizing microbiota and functions in on-farm biopurification systems via DNA-stable isotope probing: comparison with enrichment culture. Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 9387-9397.

Krause SMB, Dohrmann AB, Gillor O, Christensen BT, Merbach I, Tebbe CC (2020) Soil properties and habitats determine the response of bacterial communities to agricultural wastewater irrigation. Pedosphere 30: 146-158. Doi:10.1016/S1002-0160(19)60821-0

Szoboszlay M, Näther A, Mullins E, Tebbe CC (2019) Annual replication is essential in evaluating the response of the soil microbiome to the genetic modification of maize in different biogeographical regions PLoS ONE 14(12): e0222737.

Brown P, Tan A-C, El-Esawi MA, et al. (incl. Tebbe CC) (RELISH consortium) (2019) Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database – The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Article Number: baz085

Hemkemeyer M, Christensen BT, Tebbe CC, Hartmann M (2019) Taxon-specific fungal preference for distinct soil particle size fractions. European Journal of Soil Biology 94, UNSP 103103, doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2019.103103

Obayomi O, Bernstein N, Edelstein M, Vonshak A, Ghazayarn L, Ben-Hur M, Tebbe CC, Gillor O (2019) Importance of soil texture to the fate of pathogens introduced by irrigation with treated wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 653, 886-896

Szoboszlay M, Näther A, Liu B, Carillo A, Castellanos T, Smalla K, Jia Z, Tebbe CC (2019) Contrasting microbial community responses to salinization and straw amendment in a semiarid bare soil and its wheat rhizosphere. Scientific Reports 9, 9795, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46070-6

Kueneman JG, Bletz MC, McKenzie VJ, Becker CG, Joseph MB, Abarca JG, Archer H, Arellano AL, Bataille A, Becker M, Belden LK, Crottini A, Geffers R, Haddad CFB, Harris RN, Holden WM, Hughey M, Jarek M, Kearns PJ, Kerby JL, Kielgast J, Kurabayashi A, Longo AV, Loudon A, Medina D, Nunez JJ, Perl RGB, Pinto-Tomas A, Rabemananjara FCE, Rebollar EA, Rodriguez A, Rollins-Smith L, Stevenson R, Tebbe CC, Asensio, GV, Waldman B, Walke JB, Whitfield SM, Zamudio KR, Chaves IZ, Woodhams DC, Vences, M (2019) Community richness of amphibian skin bacteria correlates with bioclimate at the global scale. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 381-389. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0798-1

Poeplau C, Helfrich M, Dechow R, Szoboszlay M, Tebbe CC, Don A, Greiner B, Thum U, Orevaar H, Geerts R (2019) Increased microbial anabolism contributes to soil carbon sequestration by mineral fertilization in temperate grasslands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 130, 167-176. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.12.019

Obayomi O, Bernstein N, Edelstein M, Vonshak A, Ghazayarn L, Ben-Hur M, Tebbe CC, Gillor O (2019) Importance of soil texture to the fate of pathogens introduced by irrigation with treated wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 653, 886-896. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.378

Hernandez L, Gomez D, Valle B, Tebbe CC, Trethowan R, Acosta R, Yabor L, Lorenzo JC (2018) Carotinoids in roots indicated the level of stress induced by mannitol and sodium azide treatement during early stages of maize germination. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 40, 163. DOI:10.1007.s11738-018-2744-2

Gomez D, Hernandez LA, Yabor L, Beemster GTS, Tebbe CC, Papenbrock J, Lorenzo JC (2018) Eucledian distance can identify the mannitol level that produces the most remarkable effect on sugarcane micropropagation in temporary immersion bioreactors. Journal of Plant Research 131, 719-724. DOI:10.1007/s10265-018-1028-7

Jacobsen CS, Nielsen TK, Vester JK, Stougaard P, Nielsen JL, Voriskova J, Windung A, Baldrian P, Biu BB, Frostegard A, Pedersen D, Tveit AT, Svenning MM, Tebbe CC, Ovreas L, Jakobsen PB, Blazewisz SJ, Hubablek V, Bertilsson S, Hansen LH, Cary SC, Holben WE, Ekelund F, Baelum J (2018) Inter-laboratory testing of the effect of DNA blocking agent G2 on DNA extraction from low biomass clay samples. Scientific Reports 8, 5711. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-24082-y

Cerevkova A, Miklisova D, Szoboszlay M, Tebbe CC, Cagan L (2018) The response of soil nematode communities to Bt maize cultivation at four field sites across Europe. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 119, 194-202. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.01.023

Hemkemeyer M, Dohrmann AB, Christensen BT, Tebbe CC (2018) Bacterial preferences for specific soil particle size fractions revealed by community analyses. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 149. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00149

Szoboszlay M, Dohrmann AB, Poeplau C, Don A, Tebbe CC (2017) Impact of land-use change and soil organic carbon quality on microbial diversity in soils across Europe. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix146.

Gómez D, Hernández L, Valle B, Martínez J, Cid M, Escalona M, Hernández M, Beemster GTS, Tebbe CC, Yabor L, Lorenzo JC (2017) Temporary immersion bioreactors (TIB) provide a versatile, cost-effective and reproducible in vitro analysis of the response of pineapple shoots to salinity and drought. Acta Physiologia Plantarum. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-017-2576-5; 2017

Yabor L, Rumlow A, Gómez D, Tebbe CC, Papenbrock J, Lorenzo JC (2017) Mineral composition of a transgenic pineapple clone grown in the field for 8 years. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant 53, 489-493 DOI: 10.1007/s11627-017-9858-x

Tebbe CC, Hemkeyer M, Dohrmann AB (2017) Wie wichtig ist die Bodentextur für die Überlebensfähigkeit von eingetragenen Bakterien? Journal für Kulturpflanzen 69, 182.

Don A, Böhme IH, Dohrmann AB, Poeplau C, Tebbe CC (2017) Microbial community composition affects soil organic carbon turnover in mineral soils. Biology & Fertility of Soils DOI 10.1007/s00374-017-1198-9

Szoboszlay M, Näther A, Mitterbauer E, Bender J, Weigel HJ & Tebbe CC. (2017) Response of the rhizosphere prokaryotic community of barley (

Hordeum vulgare L.) to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration in open-top chambers. MicrobiologyOpen.6:e462. DOI:10.1002/mbo3.462

Bletz MC, Perl RGB, Bobowski B, Japke L, Tebbe CC, Dohrmann AB, Bhuju S, Geffers R, Jarek M, Vences M (2017) Amphibian skin microbiota exhibits temporal variation in community structure but stability in predicted BD-inhibitory function. The ISME Journal 11,1521-1534

Arpaia S, Birch ANE, Kiss J, van Loon JJA, Messéan A, Nuti M, Perry JN, Sweet JB, Tebbe CC (2017) Assessing environmental impacts of genetically modified plants on non-target organisms: The relevance of in planta studies. Science of the Total Environment 583, 123-132

Sanchez E, Bletz MC, Duntsch L. Bhuju S, Geffers R, Jarek M, Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC, Steinfartz S, Vences M (2017) Cutaneous bacterial communities of a poisonous salamander: a perspective from life stages, body parts and environmental conditions. Microbial Ecology 73, 455-465

Pronk GJ, Heister K, Babin D, Bachmann J, Ding G-C, Ditterich F, Gerzabek MH, Giebler J, Hemkemeyer M, Kandeler E, Mouvenchery YK, Miltner A, Poll C, Schaumann GE, Schloter M, Smalla K, Steinbach A, Tanuwidjaja I, Tebbe CC, Totsche KU, Vogel C, Wick LY, Woche SK, Kögel-Knabner I (2017) Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments. Biology & Fertility of Soils 53, 9-22

Tebbe CC (2017) Bodenmikroorganismen – Unbekannte Ressourcen, Leistungen und Potentiale. In Mikroorganismen und Invertebraten. Band 39, 49-66.

Bletz MC, Goedbloed D, Sanchez E, Reinhardt T, Tebbe CC, Bhuju S, Geffers R, Jarek M, Vences M, Steinfartz S (2016) Amphibian gut microbiota shifts differentially in community structure but converges on habitat-specific predicted functions. Nature Communications 7, Article 13699

Tebbe CC (2016) Leben zwischen Maiswurzeln und Boden. Mais – Die Fachzeitschrift für Spezialisten. Deutsches Maiskomitee (DMK), Bonn. 43, 138-140

Vences M, Lyra ML, Kueneman JG, Bletz MC, Archer HM, Canitz J, Handreck S, Randrianiaina RG, Struck U, Bhuju S, Jarek M, Geffers R, McKenzie VJ, Tebbe CC, Haddad CFB, Glos J (2016) Gut bacterial communities across tadpole ectomorphs in two diverse tropical anuaran faunas. Science of Nature 103:25

Nesme J, Achouak W, Agathos S, Bailey M, Baldrian P, Brune D, Frostegard A, Heulin T, Jansson JK, Jurkevitch E, Kruus KL, Kowalchuk GA, Lagares A, Lappin-Scott HM, Lemanceau P, Le Paslier D, Mandic-Mulec I, Murrell JC, Myrold DD, Nalin R, Nannipieri P, Neufeld JD, O’Gara F, Parnell JJ, Pühler A, Pyrlo V, Ramos JL, Roesch LFW, Schloter M, Schleper C, Sczyrba A, Sessitsch A, Sjöling S, Sorensen J, Sorensen SJ, Tebbe CC, Topp E, Tsiamis G, van Elsas JD, van Keulen G, Widmer F, Wagner M, Zhang T, Zhang X, Zhao L, Zhu Y-G, Vogel TM, Simonet S (2016) Back to the future of soil metagenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:73 doi:10.3389.fmicb.2016.00073

Yabor L, Valle B, Rodríguez RC, Aragón C, Papenbrock J, Tebbe CC, Lorenzo JC (2016) The third vegetative generation of a field-grown transgenic pineapple clone shows minor side effects of transformation on plant physiological parameters. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 125, 303-308, DOI 10.1007/s11240-016-0950-4

Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC (2016) Bacterial diversity and detection of potentially pathogenic species in an agricultural biogas plant - new insights gained by high-throughput DNA sequencing of rRNA gene amplicons. Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift 129, 408-416

Tebbe CC, Dohrmann AB, Hemkemeyer M, Näther A (2015) Microbial community profiling: SSCP and T-RFLP techniques. Springer Protocol Handbooks 158:1-6. Humana Press

Hoess S, Reiff N, Pagel-Wieder S, Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC, Traunspurger W (2015) Risk assessment of the cultivation of a stacked maize variety (MON89034XMON88017) for nematode communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 91, 109-118

Hemkemeyer M, Christensen BT, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2015) Soil particle size fractions harbor distinct microbial communities and differ in potential for microbial mineralization of organic pollutants. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 90, 255-265

Valldor P, Miethling-Graff R, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2015) Fate of insecticidal Cry1Ab protein of GM crops in two agricultural soils as revealed by 14C-tracer studies. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology – accepted for publication -

Tebbe CC (2015) Risk assessment considerations of genetically modified micro-organisms for releases. In OECD (ed): Biosafety and the environmental use of micro-organisms, Conference Proceedings, OECD Publishing. p 207-214. ISBN 978-92-64-40495-9 (print); ISBN 978-92-64-21356-2 (PDF)

Vences M, Dohrmann AB, Künzel S, Granzow S, Bairnes JF, Tebbe CC (2015) Composition and variation of skin microbiota in sympatric species of European newts (Salamandridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 36, 5-12

Dohrmann AB, Walz M, Löwen A, Tebbe CC (2015) Clostridium cluster I and their pathogenic members in a full-scale operating biogas plant. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99, 3585-3598

Hemkemeyer M, Pronk GJ, Heister K, Kögel-Knabner I, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2014) Artificial soil studies reveal domain-specific preferences for microorganisms for the colonization of different soil minerals and particle size fractions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 90, 770-782

Arpaia S, Messean A, Birch N A, Hokannen H, Härtel S, van Loon J, Lovei G, Park J, Spreafico H, Squire GR, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe C, van der Voet H (2014) Assessing and monitoring impacts of genetically modified plants on agro-ecosystems, the approach of AMIGA project. Entomologia 2, 79-86

Neumann D, Heuer A, Hemkemeyer M, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2014) Importance of soil organic matter for the diversity of microorganisms involved in the degradation of organic pollutants. The ISME Journal 8, 1289-1300

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2014) Profiling the diversity of microbial communities with single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP). In Paulsen IT, Holmes AJ (eds.): Environmental Microbiology, Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, VO. 1096 – DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-712-9_6. Springer Science + Business Media, London.

Perry, JN, Arpaia S, Bartsch D, Birch ANE, Devos Y, Gathmann A, Kiss J, Messéan A, Mestdagh S, Nuti M, Sweet JB, Tebbe CC (2013) No evidence requiring change in the risk assessment of Inachis io larvae. Ecological Modelling 268, 103-122

Hanzel J, Myrold D, Sessitsch A, Smalla K, Tebbe CC, Totsche KU (2013) Microbial ecology of biogeochemical interfaces – diversity, structure, and function of microhabitats in soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86, 1-2

Neumann D, Heuer A, Hemkemeyer M, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2013) Response of microbial communities to long-term fertilization depends on their microhabitat. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86, 71-84

Tebbe CC, Niemeyer J, Schloter M, Seitz H, Smalla K, Ulrich A (2013) VDI-Richtline: Monitoring der Wirkungen gentechnisch veränderter Organismen (GVO), Verfahren zur Extraktion von Nukleinsäuren aus Böden zur Analyse mikrobieller Gemeinschaften und zum Nachweis transgener DNA. Qualitätsanforderungen und Anwendungsbeispiele. VDI 4331/ Blatt 2

Hendriksma HP, Küting M, Härtel S, Näther A, Dohrmann AB, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe CC (2013) Effect of stacked insecticidal Cry proteins from maize pollen on nurse bees (Apis mellifera carnica) and their gut bacteria. PLoS ONE 8(3), e59589. Doi,10.1371/journal.pone.0059589

Ding G-C, Piceno YM, Heuer H, Weinert N, Dohrmann AB, Carrillo A, Anderson GL, Castellanos T, Tebbe CC, Smalla K (2013) Changes of soil bacterial diversity as a consequence of agricultural land use in a semi-arid ecosystem. PLoS ONE 8(3), e59497. Doi,10.1371/journal.pone.0059497

Dohrmann AB, Küting M, Jünemann S, Jaenicke S, Schlüter A, Tebbe CC (2013) Importance of rare taxa for bacterial diversity in the rhizosphere of Bt- and conventional maize. ISME Journal 7, 37-49

Valldor P, Miethling-Graff R, Dockhorn S, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2012) Production of 14C-labelled insecticidal protein Cry1Ab for soil metabolic studies using a recombinant Escherichia coli in small-scale batch fermentation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 96, 221-229

Perry JN, Arpaia S, Bartsch D, Kiss J, Messéan A, Nuti M, Sweet JB, Tebbe CC (2012) Response to “The anglerfish perception”. Correspondence. EMBO reports doi:10.1038/embor.2012.70

Perry JN, Devos Y, Arpaia S, Bartsch D, Ehlert C, Gathmann A, Hails RS, Hendriksen NB, Kiss J, Messéan A, Mestdagh S, Neemann G, Nuti M, Sweet JB, Tebbe CC (2012) Estimating the effects of Cry1F Bt-maize pollen on non-target Lepidoptera using a mathematical model of exposure. Journal of  Applied Ecology 49, 29-37

Tebbe CC (2011) Standpunkt. Ist die vergleichende Risiko-Prüfung von GVO veraltet? Kontra. Transkript 17(11), 26

Martinez-Lavanchy PM, Dohrmann AB, Imfeld G, Trescher K, Tebbe CC, Richnow H-H, Nijenhuis Y (2011) Detection of monochlorobenzene metabolizing bacteria under anoxic conditions by DNA-stable isotope probing. Biodegradation 22, 973-982

Höss S, Nguyen HT, Menzel R, Pagel-Wieder S, Miethling-Graff R, Tebbe CC, Jehle JA, Traunspurger W (2011) Assessing the risk posed to free-living soil nematodes by a genetically modified maize expressing the insecticidal Cry3Bb1 protein. Science of the Total Environment 409, 2674-2684.

Baldrian P, Head I, Prosser JI, Smalla K, Schloter M, Tebbe CC (2011) Ecology and metagenomics of soil microorganisms. Editorial. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 78, 1-2

Tebbe CC, Niemeyer J, Baumgarte S, Finck M, Pagel-Wieder S, Gessler F (2011) VDI-Richtline, Monitoring der Wirkungen gentechnisch veränderter Organismen (GVO), Immunochemischer Nachweis von insektiziden Bt-Proteinen gentechnisch veränderter Kulturpflanzen aus Bodenproben und Pflanzenmaterial aus Ernterückständen. Verfasser, VDI 4330/ Blatt 11

Dohrmann AB, Baumert S, Klingebiel L, Weiland P, Tebbe CC (2011) Bacterial community structure in experimental methanogenic bioreactors and search for pathogenic clostridia as community members. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 89, 1991-2004

Boguhn J, Neumann D, Helm A, Strobel E, Tebbe CC, Dänicke S, Rodehutscord M (2010) Effects of concentrate proportion in the diet with or without Fusarium toxin-contaminated triticale on ruminal fermentation and the structural diversity of rumen microbial communities in vitro. Archives of Animal Nutrition 64, 467-483

Dowideit K, Scholz-Muramatsu H, Miethling-Graff R, Vigelahn L, Freygang M, Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC (2010) Spatial heterogeneity of dechlorinating bacteria and limiting factors for in situ trichloroethene degradation revealed by analyses of sediment cores from a polluted field site. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71, 444-459

Miethling-Graff R, Dockhorn S, Tebbe CC (2010) Release of the recombinant Cry3Bb1 protein of Bt maize MON88017 into field soil and detection of effects on the diversity of rhizosphere bacteria. European Journal of Soil Biology, 46, 41-48

Smalla K, O’Callaghan M, Germida J, Demanèche S, Tebbe CC, Mendonca-Hagler L (2009) Effects of GM crops on soil ecosystems. Environmental Biosafety Research 9, 11-15

Castellanos T, Dohrmann AB, Imfeld G, Baumgarte S, Tebbe CC (2009) Search of environmental descriptors to explain the variability of the bacterial diversity from maize rhizospheres across a regional scale. European Journal of Soil Biology 45, 383-393

Selbitschka W, Keller M, Dresing U, Dammann-Kalinowski T, Krahn I, Schneiker S, Schäffer D, Lotz W, Miethling-Graff R, Tebbe CC, Pühler A (2008) Fate and ecological interactions of firefly luc gene-tagged Sinorhizobium meliloti 2011-bacteria in soil inhabited by high levels of indigenous alfalfa nodulating populations. Ecological Genetics (Russia) 6, 61-71

Boguhn J, Strobel E, Witzig M, Tebbe CC, Rodehutscord M (2008) Description of the structural diversity of rumen microbial communities in vitro using single-strand conformation polymorphism profiles. Archives of Animal Nutrition 62, 454-467

Brinkmann N, Martens R, Tebbe CC (2008) Origin and diversity of metabolically active gut bacteria from laboratory-bred larvae of Manduca sexta (Sphingidae, Lepidoptera, Insecta). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74, 7189-7196

Smalla K, Tebbe CC, van Elsas JD, Vogel TM (2008) Microbial community networks. Editorial. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 66, 1-2

Nguyen HT, Hunfeld H, Meissle M, Miethling-Graff R, Pagel-Wieder S, Rauschen S, Zurbruegg C, Eber S, Gessler F, Romeis J, Tebbe CC, Nentwig W, Jehle JA (2008) Round robin quantitation of Cry3Bb1 using the qualitative PathoScreen ELISA. GMOs in Integrated Plant Production. Ecological impact of genetically modified organisms. IOBC wprs Bulletin 33, 59-66

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC, Kertesz MA, Drake HL, Küsel K (2008) Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acid fen. European Journal of Soil Biology 44, 495-500

Schader S, Münchenberg T, Baumgarte S, Tebbe CC (2008) Earthworms of different functional groups affect the fate of the Bt-toxin Cry1Ab from transgenic maize in soil. European Journal of Soil Biology 44, 289-295

Korthals M, Ege MJ, Tebbe CC, von Mutius E, Bauer J (2008) Application of PCR-SSCP for molecular epidemiological studies on the exposure of farm children to bacteria in environmental dust. Journal of Microbiological Methods 73, 49-56

Höss S, Arndt M, Baumgarte S, Tebbe CC, Ngyuen HT, Jehle JA (2008) Effects of transgenic corn and Cry1Ab protein on the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 70, 334-340

Strobel E, Seeling K, Tebbe CC (2008) Diversity responses of rumen microbial communities to Fusarium-contaminated feed, evaluated with rumen simulating technology (Rusitec). Environmental Microbiology 10, 483-496

Smalla K, Tebbe CC (2007) Mikrobiologische Netzwerke: Vom Gen zum Ökosystem. Biospektrum 13, 682

Brinkmann N, Tebbe CC (2007) Leaf-feeding larvae of Manduca sexta (Insecta, Lepidoptera) drastically reduce copy numbers of aadA antibiotic resistance genes from transplastomic tobacco but maintain intact aadA genes in their feces. Environmental Biosafety Research 6, 121-133

Brinkmann N, Tebbe CC (2007) Differences in the rhizosphere bacterial community of a transplastomic tobacco plant compared to its non-engineered counterpart. Environmental Biosafety Research 6, 113-119

Smalla K, Oros-Sichler M, Milling A, Heuer H, Baumgarte S, Becker R, Ulrich A, Tebbe CC (2007) Bacterial diversity of soils assessed by DGGE, T-RFLP and SSCP fingerprints of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA gene fragments: Do the different methods provide similar results? Journal of Microbiological Methods 69, 470-479

Mohr KI, Tebbe CC (2007) Field study results on the probability and risk of a horizontal gene transfer from transgenic herbicide resistant oil-seed rape pollen to gut bacteria of bees. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 75, 572-583.

Held T, Mahro B, Meckenstock R, Michels J, Pfeifer F, Richnow HH, Schenk T, Tebbe C, Thiem A, Wiesner J (2007) Mikrobiologische NA-Untersuchungsmethoden. Fachliche Grundlagen für die Anwendung von Methoden zur Erfassung des natürlichen mikrobiologischen Schadstoffabbaus im Aquifer. Dechema e.V. (Hrsg. und Bezug; Broschüre), ISBN 978-3-89746-086-7

Tebbe CC, Schloter M (2007) Discerning the diversity of soil prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea) and their impact on agriculture. In Benckiser G, Schnell S (eds): Biodiversity in agricultural production systems. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Fl. p 81-100

Tebbe CC (2006) Insekten als Gen-Taxi. FAL-Forscher prüfen Gefahr des Gentransfers auf Mikroorganismen. Wissenschaft Erleben. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft (FAL) (Hrsg.) 2, 4-5

Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC (2006) Genetic profiling of bacterial communities from the rhizospheres of ozone damaged Malva sylvestris (Malvaceae). European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 191-199.

Koch M, Strobel E, Tebbe CC, Heritage J, Breves G, Huber K (2006) Transgenic maize in the presence of ampicillin modifies the metabolic profile and microbial population structure of bovine rumen fluid in vitro. Britisch Journal of Nutrition 96, 820-829

Stelzer N, Büning C, Pfeifer F, Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC, Nijenhuis I, Kästner M, Richnow HH (2006) In situ microcosms to evaluate natural attenuation potentials in contaminated aquifers. Organic Geochemistry 37, 1394-1410.

Kästner M, Fischer A, Nijenhuis I, Geyer R, Stelzer N, Bombach P, Tebbe CC, Richnow HH (2006) Assessment of microbial in situ activity in contaminated aquifers. Engineering in Life Sciences 6, 234-251

Brinkmann N, Dohrmann AB, Grünke S, Tebbe CC (2006) Mikroorganismen auf der Spur – Es geht auch ohne Kultivierung. PCR-basierende Methoden zur kultivierungsunabhängigen Erforschung der Vielfalt und Aktivität mikrobieller Gemeinschaften. Biospektrum 12, 78-82

Selbitschka W, Keller M, Miethling-Graff R, Pühler A, Tebbe CC (2006) Field release of Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbial Ecology 52, 583-595

Fracchia L, Dohrmann AB, Martinotti MG, Tebbe CC (2006) Bacterial diversity in a finished compost and vermicompost – Differences revealed by cultivation-independent analyses of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 71, 942-952

Mohr KI, Tebbe CC (2006) Diversity and phylotype consistency of bacteria in the guts of three bee species (Apoidea) at an oilseed rape field. Environmental Microbiology 8, 258-272

Tebbe CC, Czarnetzki AB, Thimm T (2006) Collembola as a habitat for microorganisms. In König H, Varma A (eds): Intestinal microorganisms of termites and other invertebrates. Series Soil Biology, Vol. 6. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. p 133-153

Tebbe CC, Miethling-Graff R (2006) Marker genes as tools to study deliberately released soil bacteria. In Nannipieri P, Smalla K (eds): Nucleic acids and proteins in soil. Series Soil Biology, Vol. 8. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. p 421-447

Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC (2005) Effect of elevated tropospheric ozone on the structure of bacterial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere of herbaceous plants native to Germany. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71, 7750-7758

Narváez-Zapata J, Tebbe CC, Ortega-Morales BO (2005) Molecular diversity and biomass of epilithic biofilms from intertidal rocky shores in the Gulf of Mexico. Biofilms 2, 93-103.

Baumgarte S, Tebbe CC (2005) Field studies on the environmental fate of the Cry1Ab Bt-toxin produced by transgenic maize (MON810) and its effect on bacterial communities in the maize rhizosphere. Molecular Ecology 14, 2539-2551

Büning C, Pfeifer F, Podwojewski E, Quecke W, Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC, Kästner M, Richnow HH (2005) In situ Mikrokosmenuntersuchungen mit 13C-markiertem Benzol und Toluol zum Nachweis des natürlichen Abbaus im Grundwasser und zur molekularbiologischen Analyse der abbauaktiven Mikroflora. Altlasten Spektrum 3/2005, 137-146

Tebbe CC (2005) Marker genes in soil microbiology. In Buscot F, Varma A (eds): Microorganisms in soils, roles in genesis and functions. Series, Soil Biology , Vol.  3. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. p 359-382.

Ortega-Morales BO, Narváez-Zapata JA, Schmalenberger A, Sosa-López A, Tebbe CC (2004) Biofilms fouling ancient limestone Mayan monuments in Uxmal, Mexico, a cultivation-independent analysis. Biofilms 1, 79-90

Dohrmann AB, Tebbe CC (2004) Microbial community analysis by PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP). In Kowalchuk, GA, de Bruijn FJ, Head IM, Akkermans AD, van Elsas JD (eds): Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual. 2nd edition. Kluwer Academic Publisher. Amsterdam. p 809-838.

Morasch B, Schink B, Tebbe CC, Meckenstock RU (2004) Degradation of o-xylene and m-xylene by a novel sulfate-reducer belonging to the genus Desulfotomaculum. Archives in Microbiology 181, 407-417

Tebbe CC, Dowideit K, Dohrmann AB, Miethling-Graff R, Viegelahn L, Freygang M. Scholz-Muramatsu H (2004) Untersuchungen zur Indikation von mikrobiellem LCKW-Abbau am Beispiel des Standorts Perleberg. Kontrollierter natürlicher Rückhalt und Abbau von Schadstoffen bei der Sanierung kontaminierter Grundwässer und Böden. KORA Statusseminar. UFZ-Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig-Halle (ed). p 147-156.

Czarnetzki AB, Tebbe CC (2004) Diversity of bacteria associated with Collembola – A cultivation independent survey based on PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 49, 217-227

Miethling R, Tebbe CC (2004) Resilience of a soil-established, genetically modified Sinorhizobium meliloti inoculant to soil management practices. Applied Soil Ecology 25, 161-167

Czarnetzki AB, Tebbe CC (2004) Detection and phylogenetic analysis of Wolbachia in Collembola. Environmental Microbiology 6, 35-44

Miethling R, Ahrends K, Tebbe CC (2003) Structural differences in the rhizosphere communities of legumes are not reflected in community-level physiological profiles. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35, 1405–1410

Bäckman JSK, Hermansson A, Tebbe CC, Lindgren PE (2003) Liming has a distinct effect on the ammonia-oxidising bacterial community in acid spruce forest soil as determined by SSCP and DGGE. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35, 1337-1347

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2003) Genetic profiling of non-cultivated bacteria from rhizospheres of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) reveal field and annual variation but no effect of genetic engineering. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 49, 1-8

Thimm T, Tebbe CC (2003) Protocol for rapid in situ hybridization of bacteria in cryosections of microarthropods. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69, 2875-2878

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2003) Bacterial diversity in maize rhizospheres, conclusions on the use of genetic profiles based on PCR-amplified small subunit rRNA genes in ecological studies. Molecular Ecology 12, 251-262

Selbitschka W, Keller M, Tebbe CC, Pühler A (2003) Leuchtmarkierte Zellen von Sinorhizobium meliloti im Boden: Freisetzung gentechnisch veränderter Bakterien. Biologie in unserer Zeit 33, 162-175

Tebbe CC (2003) Dissemination of genetically engineered microorganisms in terrestrial ecosystems – case studies for identifying risk potentials. In Lelley T, Balázs E, Tepfer M (eds): Ecological impact of GMO dissemination in agro-ecosystems. Fakultas Verlag und Buchhandels AG, Wien. p 31-44.

Tebbe CC (2003) Bakterien an Maiswurzeln – überall gleich? Wissenschaft Erleben 2/2003. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft. FAL. Braunschweig, Germany. p 3

Alfreider A, Peters S, Tebbe CC, Rangger A, Insam H (2002) Microbial community dynamics during composting of organic matter as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA analysis. Compost Science & Utilization 10, 303-312.

Somara S, Manavathi B, Tebbe CC, Siddavatam D (2002) Over-expression of parathion hydrolase of Flavobacterium balustinum in E-coli: Purification and characterization of the His-tagged parathion hydrolase. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics 39, 82-86    

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2002) Bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of a transgenic, herbicide-resistant maize (Zea mays) and comparison to its non-transgenic cultivar Bosphore. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 40, 29-37

Tebbe CC (2002) Microbial genomes: DNA-based research uncovers composting microorganisms. Biocycle 43, 24-27 Tebbe C (2002) Bodenmikroorganismen – die verborgene Vielfalt. Forschungsreport. Die Zeitschrift des Senats der Bundesforschungsanstalten. Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung. Landwirtschaft. 2/2002, p 22-25

Tebbe CC (2002) Methods for detection of recombinant H. polymorpha in soil. In Gellissen G (ed): Hansenula polymorpha. Biology and Applications. Wiley-VHC, Weinheim, Germany. p 317-324.

Tebbe, CC (2002) Biosafety aspects of genetically engineered H. polymorpha – a case study about non-deliberate environmental releases. In Gellissen G (ed): Hansenula polymorpha. Biology and Applications. Wiley-VHC, Weinheim, Germany. p. 272-282.

Tebbe CC (2002) Mit dem Leuchtgen den Bodenbakterien auf der Spur. Wissenschaft Erleben. Heft 1/2002. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft (FAL) (Hrsg), Braunschweig, Germany. p 34-35

Tebbe CC (2002) Marker-Gene in Böden. Biospektrum 8, 270-271

Tebbe, CC (2002) Gefährdungstestverfahren mit Reporterbakterien für die Altlastensanierung, Detektion toxischer Substanzen in Bodenkontakttests. In Dechema e.V. (Hrsg): Leitfaden – Biologische Verfahren für die Bodensanierung. Projektträger Abfallwirtschaft und Altlastensanierung im Umweltbundesamt, Berlin

Bender J, Bergmann E, Dohrmann A, Tebbe CC, Weigel HJ (2002) Impact of ozone on plant competition and structural diversity of rhizosphere microbial communities in grassland mesocosms. Phyton 42, 7-12

Trescher K, Tebbe CC (2002) Molecular microbial community analysis: Genetic profiles as a tool to characterize composting processes. Michel Jr FC, Rynk RF, Hoitink HAJ (eds): Proceedings of the 2002 Symposium on Composting and Compost Utilization, JG Press, Emmaus, PA. p 569-580.

Tebbe CC, Anderson T-H, Larinck O, Schrader S (2002) Biologische Wechselwirkungen, Wie wichtig ist Vielfalt für die Funktion von Böden? - Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 160-165

Bergmann E, Bender J, Dohrmann A, Tebbe CC, Weigel HJ (2002) Einfluss von Ozon auf Pflanzengemeinschaften und Bodenmikroorganismen von Grünland-Modellsystemen. Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 251-253

Czarnetzki AB, Thimm T, Tebbe CC (2002) Vielfalt von Mikroorganismen in Collembolen: Ein erster Blick. Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 362-363

Tebbe CC, Schmalenberger A, Trescher K, Dohrmann AB (2002) PCR-Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP): Eine direkte Methode zur Messung der Vielfalt von Bakteriengemeinschaften in Umweltproben. Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 374-375

Miethling R, Ahrends K, Tebbe CC (2002) Langzeituntersuchungen zum Überleben und zum Verhalten gentechnisch markierter Bodenbakterien (Sinorhizobium meliloti) im Freiland. Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 366-367

Schmalenberger A, Fritz I, Mohr K, Tebbe CC (2002) Hat gentechnisch veränderter Mais eine andere Bakteriengemeinschaft im Wurzelbereich als nicht veränderter? Ergebnisse aus Freilanduntersuchungen. Biologische Vielfalt mit der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Angewandte Wissenschaft. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. 494, 301- 302

Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2002) Bakterielle Diversität in Rhizosphären der Kulturpflanze Mais und biologische Sicherheit bei Einsatz von gentechnisch veränderten Sorten. In Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) (Hrsg): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt II. Aktuelle Forschung im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt. BfN Schriftenbetrieb im Landwirtschaftsverlag, Münster [ISBN 3-78433825-9], p 79-86

Hildebrand M, Tebbe CC, Geider K (2001) Survival studies with the fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora in soil and in a soil inhabiting insect. Journal of Phytopathology 149, 635-639

Schmalenberger A, Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (2001) Effect of primers hybridizing to different evolutionarily conserved regions of the small subunit rRNA gene in PCR-based microbial community analyses and genetic profiling. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67, 3557-3563

Thimm T, Hoffmann A, Tebbe CC (2001) Contribution of the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus (Annelida, Oligochaeta) to the establishment of plasmids in soil microbial communities. Microbial Ecology 41, 341-351

Tebbe CC, Schmalenberger A, Peters S, Schwieger S (2001) Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) for microbial community analysis. In Rochelle PA (ed): Environmental Molecular Microbiology, Protocols and Applications. Horizon Scientific Press, Wymondham, UK, p 161-175

De Bruijn F, Corbisier P, Glover A, Hill P, Jansson JK, Karp M, Killham K, Lindow S, Molin S, Nybroe O, Oliver J, Prosser J, Palomares A, Romantschuk M, Selbitschka W, Springael D, Tebbe C, Torsvik V, Vanderleyden J, Givskov M (2001) Monitoring methods for specific microorganisms and microbial communities in nature. An opinion. Results of a workshop of MAREP, a concerted action sponsored by the European Commission Biotechnology Programme, DGXII. Jansson JK (ed), Stockholm, Sweden

Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (2000) Effect of field inoculation with Sinorhizobium meliloti L33 on the composition of bacterial communities in rhizospheres of a target (Medicago sativa) and a non-target plant (Chenopodium album) – Linking 16S rRNA gene based SSCP-community profiles and diversity of cultivated isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66, 3556-3565

Smalla K, Krögerrecklenfort E, Heuer H, Dejonghe W, Top E, Osborn M, Niewint J, Tebbe C, Barr M, Bailey M, Greated A, Thomas C, Turner S, Young P, Nikolakopoulou D, Karagouni A, Wolters A, van Elsas JD, Drønen K, Sandaa R, Borin S, Brabhu J, Grohmann E, Sobecky P (2000) PCR-based detection of mobile genetic elements in total community DNA. Microbiology 146, 1256-1257

Peters S, Koschinsky S, Tebbe CC (2000) Untersuchungen zum Gentransfer bei der Kompostierung gentechnisch veränderter herbizidresistenter Maispflanzen. Texte 11/00 (ISSN0722-186X). Umweltbundesamt, Berlin

Miethling R, Wieland G, Backhaus H, Tebbe CC (2000) Variation of microbial communities in response to crop species, soil origin and inoculation with the marker-gene tagged Sinorhizobium meliloti L33. Microbial Ecology 40, 43-56  

Schwieger F, Dammann-Kalinowski T, Dresing U, Selbitschka W, Munch JC, Pühler A, Keller M, Tebbe CC (2000) Field lysimeter investigation with luciferase-gene (luc)-tagged Sinorhizobium meliloti strains to evaluate the ecological significance of soil inoculation and a recA-mutation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32, 859-868

Peters S, Koschinsky S, Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (2000) Succession of microbial communities during hot composting as detected by PCR-SSCP-based genetic profiles of small subunit rRNA genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66, 930–936

Tebbe CC (2000) Use of luc-tagged genetically modified microorganisms (GMMs) to study rhizobial ecology in soil columns, field lysimeters and field plots. In Jansson JK, van Elsas JD, Bailey M (ed): Tracking genetically engineered microorganisms. RG Landes Company, Georgetown, Texas. p 127–137

van Elsas JD, Smalla K, Tebbe CC (2000) Extraction and analysis of microbial community nucleic acids from environmental matrices.  In Jansson JK, van Elsas JD, Bailey M (ed): Tracking genetically engineered microorganisms.  R. G. Landes Company, Georgetown, Texas. p 29-51

Koschinsky S, Peters S, Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (2000) Applying molecular techniques to monitor microbial communities in composting processes. In Bell CR, Brylinsky M, Johnson-Green P (ed): Microbial Biosystems, New Frontiers. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Atlantic Canadian Society for Microbiology, Halifax, Canada, p 461-468

Tebbe CC (2000) Molekulare Methoden zur Untersuchung von Schadstoffwirkungen auf Bodenmikroorganismen. In Verband Deutscher Landwirtschaftlicher Untersuchungs- und Forschungsanstalten (VDLUFA) Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft II, Biologische Bewertung von Böden. VDLUFA Schriftenreihe 55 (Teil 2) [ISBN 3-922712-81-9], 47-56

Backhaus H, Engelen B, Malkomes H-P, Tebbe C, Miethling R, Wieland G (2000) Environmental effects of GMOs, The variation of structure and function of microbial communities studied as an endpoint of ecotoxological testing. Proceedings of the 5th International Biosafety Symposium, Braunschweig, Germany. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Heft 380 [ISBN 3-8263-3356-X], 340-343

Keller M, Dresing U, Homann I, Dammann-Kalinowski T, Selbitschka W, Miethling R, Tebbe CC, Pühler A (2000) Field release of a RecA-deficient Sinorhizobium meliloti. Test of a novel safety concept. Proceedings of the 5th International Biosafety Symposium, Braunschweig, Germany. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Heft 380 [ISBN 3-8263-3356-X], 51-56

Tebbe C, Miethling R, Schwieger F (2000) Monitoring effects of released transgenic Sinorhizobium meliloti strains on rhizosphere and bulk soil microbial communities. Proceedings of the 5th International Biosafety Symposium, Braunschweig, Germany. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Heft 380 [ISBN 3-8263-3356-X], 279-283

Niewint J, Thimm T, Tebbe CC (2000) Untersuchungen zur Bedeutung des Bodenmikroarthropoden Folsomia candida (Collembola) als Habitat für Mikroorganismen. In Hartmann A (ed), Biologische Sicherheit. BioMonitor, Molekulare Mikrobenökologie. Proceedings zum BMBF-Workschop, 10.-11.Juni 1999, GSF, Neuherberg. [ISBN 3-89336-255-X], Seiten 125-132

Bailey M, Corbisier P, Glover A, Hill P, Jansson JK, Kilham K, Lindow S, Molin S, Oliver J, Prosser J, Palomares A, Tebbe C, van Elsas JD (2000) Reporter genes for monitoring microbial cell activity and/or the environment. An opinion. Results of a workshop of MAREP, a concerted action sponsored by the European Commission Biotechnology Programme, DGXII. Jansson JK (ed), Stockholm, Sweden

Bachmann S, Schmalenberger A, Tebbe CC (2000) Biologische Begleitforschung zu den bodenmikrobiologischen Auswirkungen von Fruchtfolgen mit transgenen, herbizidresistenten Nutzpflanzen. In Schiemann J (ed): Biologischen Begleitforschung bei Freilanduntersuchungen mit transgenen Organismen und anbaubegleitendes Monitoring. Proceedings zum BMBF-Statusseminar [ISBN 3-89336-257-6], p 121-128

Hoffmann A, Thimm T, Tebbe CC (1999) Fate of plasmid-bearing, luciferase marker gene tagged bacteria after feeding to the soil microarthropod Onychiurus fimatus (Collembola). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 30, 125-135

Tebbe CC, Schwieger F (1999) Genetische Profile zur Charakterisierung der mikrobiellen Vielfalt (Biodiversität) in Böden und in bodenassozierten Habitaten. In Herrmann A, Richter R (ed): Landschaftsökologie und Umweltforschung. Heft 33, Flake M, Seppelt R, Söndgerath D(ed): Umweltsystemanalyse, Dynamik natürlicher und anthropogener Systeme und ihre Wechselwirkungen. Selbstverlag Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie der Technischen Universität Braunschweig (ISSN 0170-7299), 167-170.

Miethling R, Schwieger F, Tebbe C (1999) Überlebens- und Verbreitungs-strategien gentechnisch veränderter, biolumineszenter Sinorhizobium meliloti Stämme im Freiland. In Schiemann J (ed): Freisetzungsbegleitende Sicherheitsforschung mit gentechnisch veränderten Pflanzen und Mikroorganismen. Proceedings zum BMBF-Workshop [ISBN 3-89336-234-7], Biologische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, p 147-157.

Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (1998) A new approach to utilize PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism for 16S rRNA gene-based microbial community analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64, 4870-4876

Thimm T, Hoffmann A, Borkott H, Munch JC, Tebbe CC (1998) The gut of the soil microarthropod Folsomia candida (Collembola) is a frequently changeable but selective habitat and a vector for microorganisms. Applied Environmental Microbiology 64, 2660-2669

Hoffmann A, Thimm T, Dröge M, Moore ERB, Munch JC, Tebbe CC (1998) Intergeneric transfer of conjugative and mobilizable plasmids harbored by Escherichia coli in the gut of the soil microarthropod Folsomia candida (Collembola). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64, 2652-2659

De Lorenzo V, Glover A, Hill P, Jansson J, Jorgensen K, Mergeay M, Molin S, Morgan A, Nybroe O, Oliver J, Prosser J, Romantschuk M, Selbitschka W, Tebbe C, Top E (1998) Marker genes as tags for monitoring microorganisms in nature. An opinion. Results of a workshop of the MAREP, a concerted action sponsored by the European Commission Biotechnology Programme, DGXII. Jansson J (ed), Stockholm, Sweden

Tebbe CC, Schwieger F, Munch JC, Pühler A, Keller M (1998) Field release of genetically engineered, bioluminescent Sinorhizobium meliloti strains. In El Bassam N, Behl RK, Prochnow B (ed): Sustainable agriculture for food, energy and industry. James & James Science Publ. Ltd, London. p 450-452

Sendrowski H, Tebbe CC (1998) Use of novel genetically modified reporter bacteria for the detection of soil-bound contaminants. Med Fac Landbouww Univ Gent 63/4b, 1893-1896

Koschinsky S, Schwieger F, Peters S, Grabbe K, Tebbe CC (1998) Characterizing microbial communities of composts at the DNA level. Med Fac Landbouww Univ Gent 63/4b, 1725-1732

Vahjen W, Munch JC, Tebbe CC (1997) Fate of three genetically engineered, biotechnologically important microorganism species in soil, impact of soil properties and intraspecies competition with nonengineered strains. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 43, 827-834

Schwieger F, Willke B, Munch JC, Tebbe CC (1997) Ecological pre-release risk assessment of two genetically engineered, bioluminescent Rhizobium meliloti strains in soil column model systems. Biology and Fertility of Soils 25, 340-348

Schwieger F, Tebbe CC (1997) Efficient and accurate PCR amplification and detection of a recombinant gene in DNA directly extracted from soil using the ExandTM High Fidelity PCR system and T4 gene 32 protein. In A. Boehringer Manheim (ed) Biochemica Information. Sonderheft, PCR Bibliographie (ISSN 0942-556X). Chapter 3, (PCR-Highlights), p 73-75. and Ziebolz BB (ed) Biochemica 1997. Boehringer Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (ISSN 0946-1310), Vol 2, p 21-23

Thimm T, Hoffmann A, Moore ERB, Tebbe CC (1997) Diversität von Mikroorganismen aus dem Darm des Bodenarthropoden Folsomia candida. In Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten (Hrsg.), Biologische Vielfalt in Ökosystemen - Konflikt zwischen Nutzung und Erhaltung. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten Reihe A, Angewandte Wissenschaft, 465, Bonn, p 373-374

Dammann-Kalinowski T, Niemann S, Keller M, Selbitschka W, Tebbe CC, Pühler A (1996) Characterization of two bioluminescent Rhizobium meliloti strains constructed for field releases. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 45, 509-512

Tebbe CC, Wenderoth DF, Vahjen W, Lübke K, Munch JC (1995) Direct detection of recombinant gene expression by genetically engineered yeasts in soil on the transcriptional and translational levels. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61, 4296 - 4303

Vahjen W, Munch JC, Tebbe CC (1995) Carbon source utilization of soil extracted microorganisms as a tool to detect the effects of soil supplemented with genetically engineered and non-engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum and a recombinant peptide at the community level. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 18, 317-328

Tebbe CC (1995) Durchführung und Ergebnisse von Monitoring Programmen. In DECHEMA (ed): Materialien und Basisdaten für gentechnisches Arbeiten und für die Errichtung und den Betrieb gentechnischer Anlagen (Band 5), Monitoring, Frankfurt aM, p 575-624

Keller M, Selbitschka W, Dammann-Kalinowski T, Niemann S, Hagen M, Dresing U, Quester I, Pühler A, Tichy H-V, Simon R, Schwieger R, Tebbe C (1995) Field Release of two bioluminescent Rhizobium meliloti strains, survival, spread and interaction with the indigenous soil microflora. In Jones DD (ed): Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on the biosafety results of field tests with genetically modified plants and microorganisms. Published by the University of California. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Oakland, USA. p 419-433

Vahjen W, Tebbe CC (1994) Enhanced detection of genetically engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum pUN1 in directly extracted DNA from soil, using the T4 gene 32 protein in the polymerase chain reaction. European Journal of Soil Biology 30, 93-98

Tebbe CC, Olson BH (1994) Adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, harboring the multi-resistance plasmid Rip64, to high levels of mercury chloride, carbenicillin, and gentamicin. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 41, 245-249

Tebbe CC, Vahjen W, Munch JC, Meier B, Gellissen G, Feldmann SD, Sahm H, Amore R, Hollenberg CP, Blum S, Wackernagel W (1994) Verbundprojekt Sicherheitsforschung Gentechnik - Teil 2, Mesokosmenunter-suchungen und Einfluß der Habitatbedingungen auf die Expression, Überdauerung und Übertragung des Aprotinin-Gens. BioEngineering 10, 22-26

Tebbe CC, Vahjen W, Munch JC, Feldmann SD, Ney U, Sahm H, Gellissen G, Amore R, Hollenberg CP (1994) Verbundprojekt Sicherheitsforschung Gentechnik - Teil 1, Überleben der Untersuchungsstämme und Persistenz ihrer rekombinanten DNA. BioEngineering 10, 14-21

Selbitschka W, Bork H-R, Keller M, Lentzsch P, Lotz W, Munch JC, Simon R, Tebbe C, Tichy H-V, Ulrich A, Pühler A (1994) Verbundvorhaben, Biologische Sicherheitsforschung zur Freisetzung gentechnisch veränderter Rhizobium meliloti Stämme, Überleben, Verbreitung und Wechselwirkungen des freigesetzten Organismus mit der endogenen Bodenmikroflora zweier Freisetzungsstandorte. In Projektträger Biologie, Energie, Ökologie. Forschungszentrum Jülich (ed): Biologische Sicherheit. Forschung Biotechnologie. Im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Forschung und Technologie. Bonn. pp 131-136

Tebbe CC, Vahjen W (1994) Direkte Extraktion der Gesamt-DNA aus Böden zur Bestimmung der Genpersistenz von gentechnisch veränderten Bakterien und Hefen. In Umweltbundesamt (ed), UBA-Texte 29/94, Fachtagung des Umweltbundesamtes, Überwachungsmethoden Gentechnik, Nachweisverfahren für Mikroorganismen, Viren, und Gene in der Umwelt. Berlin. pp 357 - 364

Tebbe CC, Vahjen W (1993) Interference of humic acids and DNA extracted directly from soil in detection and transformation of recombinant DNA from bacteria and a yeast. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 59, 2657-2665

Tebbe CC, Ogunseitan OA, Rochelle PA, Tsai Y-L, Olson BH (1992) Varied responses in gene expression of culturable heterotrophic bacteria isolated from the environment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 37, 818-824

Vahjen W, Kortekamp K, Tebbe CC (1992) Survival and dissemination of microorganisms with an incorporated mammalian gene sequence under laboratory conditions. In Kreysa G, Driesel AJ (eds), Dechema Biotechnology Conferences. Part B. VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, pp 814-844

Beusmann V, Doll H, Ellendorf F, Harms H, Hass V, Isermeyer F, Lebzien P, Mix-Wagner G, Niemann H, Salamon P, Tebbe C, Weiland P (1992) Biotechnolgische Forschung in der FAL. Ein Bericht des Senatsauschusses "Biotechnologie". Landbauforschung Völkenrode 42, 74-84

Tebbe CC, Reber HH (1991) Degradation of 14C-phosphinothricin (glufosinate) in soil under laboratory conditions: effects of concentration and soil amendments on 14CO2 production. Biology and Fertility of Soils 11, 62-67

Olson BH, Ogunseitan OA, Rochelle PA, Tebbe CC, Tsai Y-L (1991) The implication of horizontal gene transfer for the environmental impact of genetically engineered microorganisms. In Levin M, Strauss H (ed): Risk assessment in genetic engineering, environmental release of organisms. McGraw-Hill. New York, N.Y., p. 163-188

Tebbe CC, Reber HH (1991) Abbau des Herbizids Glufosinate (Phosphinothricin) im Boden unter Laborbedingungen. Bundeforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft Braunschweig-Völkenrode (FAL). Mitteilungen und Informationen, Heft 4, 1-2

Bartsch K, Tebbe CC (1989) Initial steps in the degradation of phosphinothricin (glufosinate) by soil bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 55, 711-716

Tebbe CC, Reber HH (1988) Utilization of the herbicide phosphinothricin as a nitrogen source by soil bacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 29, 103-105

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