Bernd Wemheuer
University of New South Wales
Publications 52
#1Weizhi Song (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 1
#2Bernd Wemheuer (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 16
Last.Torsten Thomas (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 41
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Background Metagenomic datasets provide an opportunity to study horizontal gene transfer (HGT) on the level of a microbial community. However, current HGT detection methods cannot be applied to community-level datasets or require reference genomes. Here, we present MetaCHIP, a pipeline for reference-independent HGT identification at the community level.
#1Miguel Lurgi (Paul Sabatier University)H-Index: 11
#2Torsten Thomas (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 41
Last.Jose M. Montoya (Paul Sabatier University)H-Index: 9
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Defining the organisation of species interaction networks and unveiling the processes behind their assembly is fundamental to understanding patterns of biodiversity, community stability and ecosystem functioning. Marine sponges host complex communities of microorganisms that contribute to their health and survival, yet the mechanisms behind microbiome assembly are largely unknown. We present the global marine sponge–microbiome network and reveal a modular organisation in both community structure...
#1Franziska Wemheuer (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 8
#2Bernd Wemheuer (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 16
Last.Stefan Vidal (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 26
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Green islands (the re-greening of senescent leaf tissues) are particularly evident on leaves infected with fungal pathogens. To date, there is only a limited number of studies investigating foliar endophytic microorganisms in phytopathogen-infected leaves. Here, we analysed bacterial and fungal endophyte communities in leaves without green islands (control leaves; CL), within green island areas (GLA) and the surrounding yellow leaf areas (YLA) of leaves with green islands of Acer campestre and A...
#1Insa Bakenhus (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 2
#2Bernd Wemheuer (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 16
Last.Meinhard Simon (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 49
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Abstract Catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH) and amplicon sequencing of the total (16S rRNA gene) and potentially active (16S rRNA transcripts), community are the major state of the art approaches for assessing the composition of bacterial communities in marine pelagic and other ecosystems. However, CARD-FISH and amplicon sequencing methods have not yet been directly compared to assess the composition of bacterioplankton communities. Therefore, these appr...
#1Georg Steinert (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 6
#2Bernd Wemheuer (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 16
Last.Peter J. Schupp (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 29
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Marine sponges (Phylum Porifera) are globally distributed within marine and freshwater ecosystems. In addition, sponges host dense and diverse prokaryotic communities, which are potential sources of novel bioactive metabolites and other complex compounds. Those sponge-derived natural products can span a broad spectrum of bioactivities, from antibacterial and antifungal to antitumor and antiviral compounds. However, most analyses concerning sponge-associated prokaryotes have mainly focused on con...
#1Marion Pohlner (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 2
#2Leon Dlugosch (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 1
Last.Brandi Kiel Reese (A&M-CC: Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi)H-Index: 9
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General studies on benthic microbial communities focus on fundamental biogeochemical processes or the most abundant constituents. Thereby, minor fractions such as the Rhodobacteraceae are frequently neglected. Even though this family belongs to the most widely distributed bacteria in the marine environment, their proportion on benthic microbial communities is usually within or below the single digit range. Thus, knowledge on these community members is limited, even though their absolute numbers ...
#1Franziska Wemheuer (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 8
#2Avril Jean Elisabeth von Hoyningen-Huene (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 1
Last.Bernd Wemheuer (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 16
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Information on environmental conditions shaping archaeal communities thriving at the seafloor of the central Pacific Ocean is limited. The present study was conducted to investigate the diversity, composition, and function of both entire and potentially active archaeal communities within Pacific deep-sea sediments. For this purpose, sediment samples were taken along the 180° meridian of the central Pacific Ocean. Community composition and diversity were assessed by Illumina tag sequencing target...