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Eichhorn I, Heidemanns K, Semmler T, Kinnemann B, Mellmann A, Harmsen D, Anjum MF, Schmidt H, Fruth A, Valentin-Weigand P, Heesemann J, Suermann S, Karch H, Wieler LH Highly virulent non-0157 EHEC serotypes reflect a similar phylogenetic lineage, giving new insights into the evolution of EHEC (2015), Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 31, pii: AEM.01921-15 [Link]

Kuczius T, Zhang W, Merkel V, Mellmann A, Tarr PI, Karch H Agitation down-regulates immunoglobulin binding protein EibG expression in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) (2015), PLoS One. 2015 Mar 6;10(3):e0119583. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119583. eCollection 2015. [Link]

Funk J, Biber N, Schneider M, Hauser E, Enzenmüller C, Förtsch C, Barth H, Schmidt H Cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of recombinant subtilase cytotoxin variants of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (2015), Infect. Immun. 83:2338-2349 [Link]

Niemann J, Tietze E, Ruddat I, Fruth A, Prager P, Rabsch W, Blaha T, Münchhausen C, Merle R, Kreienbrock L Epidemiological analysis of the dynamic and diversity of Salmonella spp. in five German pig production clusters using pheno- and genotyping methods: An exploratory study (2015), Vet. Microbiol. 176(1-2): 190-195. 2014 Epub Dec 23. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.12.005 [Link]

Vorwerk H, Huber C, Mohr J, Bunk B, Bhuju S, Wensel O, Spröer C, Fruth A, Flieger A, Schmidt-Hohagen K, Schomburg D, Eisenreich W, Hofreuter D A transferable plasticity region in Campylobacter coli allows isolates of an otherwise non-glycolytic food-borne pathogen to catabolize glucose (2015) Mol Microbiol. 2015 Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/mmi. 13159


Toboldt A, Tietze E, Helmuth R, Junker E, Fruth A, Malorny B Molecular epidemiology of Salmonella enterica serovar Kottbus isolated in Germany from humans, food and animals. Veterinary Microbiology (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.01.020 [Link]

Ewers C, Bethe A, Stamm I, Grobbel M, Kopp PA, Guerra B, Stubbe M, Doi Y, Zong Z, Kola A, Schaufler K, Semmler T, Fruth A, Wieler LH, Guenther S CTX-M-15-D-ST648 Escherichia coli from companion animals and horses: another pandemic clone combining multiresistance and extraintestinal virulence? J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Jan 6. [Link]

Vincze S, Stamm I, Kopp PA, Hermes J, Adlhoch C, Semmler T, Wieler LH, Lübke-Becker A, Walther B Alarming Proportions of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Wound Samples from Companion Animals, Germany 2010-2012 PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(1):e85656. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0085656 [Link]

Murugaiyan J, Walther B, Stamm I, Abou-Elnaga Y, Brüggemann-Schwarze S, Vincze S, Wieler LH, Lübke-Becker A, Semmler T, Roesler U Species differentiation within the Staphylococcus intermedius group (SIG) using a refined MALDI-TOF MS database. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 05/2014; 20(10). DOI:10.1111/1469-0691.12662 [Link]

Ewers C, Dematheis F, Devi Singamaneni H, Nandanwar N, Fruth A, Diehl I, Semmler T, Wieler LH Correlation between the genomic o454-nlpD region polymorphisms, virulence gene equipment and phylogenetic group of extraintestinal Escherichia coli (ExPEC) enables pathotyping irrespective of host, disease and source of isolation. Gut Pathogens 09/2014; 6. DOI:10.1186/s13099-014-0037-x [Link]

von Mentzer A, Connor TR, Wieler LH, Semmler T, Iguchi A, Thomson NR, Rasko DA, Joffre E, Corander J, Pickard D, Wiklund G, Svennerholm A-M, Sjöling A, Dougan G Identification of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) clades with long-term global distribution. Nature Genetics 11/2014; DOI:10.1038/ng.3145 [Link]

Gölz G, Rosner B, Hofreuter D, Josenhans C, Kreienbrock L, Löwenstein A, Schielke A, Stark K, Suerbaum S, Wieler LH, Alter T Relevance of Campylobacter to public health-The need for a OneHealth approach. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 2014 Aug 30. pii: S1438-4221(14)00114-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2014.08.015 [Link]

Schielke A, Rosner BM, Stark K Epidemiology of campylobacteriosis in Germany - insights from 10 years of surveillance. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 15;14(1):30. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-30. [Link]

Jünemann S, Prior K, Albersmeier A, Albaum S, Kalinowski J, Goesmann A, Stoye J, Harmsen D GABenchToB: a genome assembly benchmark tuned on bacteria and benchtop sequencers. PLoS One. 2014 Sep8;9(9):e107014. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107014. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0118741. [Link]

Hofreuter D Defining the metabolic requirements for the growth and colonization capacity of Campylobacter jejuni. Front cell Infect Microbiol. (2014) Sep 29;4:137. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00137. eCollection 2014. Review. [Link]

Vorwerk H, Mohr J, Huber C, Wensel O, Schmidt-Hohagen K, Gripp E, Josenhans C, Schomburg D, Eisenreich W, Hofreuter D Utilization of host-derived cysteine-containing peptides overcomes the restricted sulphur metabolism of Camplybacter jejuni . Mol Microbiol. (2014) Sep;93(6): 1224-45. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12732. Epub 2014 Aug 25. [Link]


Ruddat I, Tietze E, Ziehm D, Kreienbrock L Associations between host characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella Typhimurium. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Dec 3:1-11. doi:10.1017/S0950268813003026 [Link]

Schaake J, Drees A, Grüning P, Uliczka F, Pisano F, Thiermann T, von Altrock A, Seehusen F, Valentin-Weigand P, Dersch P An essential role of invasin for colonization and persistence of Yersinia enterocolitica in its natural reservoir host, the pig. Infect Immun. December 2013, doi: 10.1128/IAI.01001-13 [Link]

Schaake J, Kronshage M, Uliczka F, Rohde M, Knuuti T, Strauch E, Fruth A, Wos-Oxley M, Dersch P Human and animal isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica show significant serotype-specific colonization and host-specific immune defense properties. Infect Immun. 2013 Nov;81(11):4013-25. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00572-13 [Link]

Nathues C, Grüning P, Fruth A, Verspohl J, Blaha T, Kreienbrock L, Merle R Campylobacter spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, and Salmonella enterica and their simultaneous occurrence in German fattening pig herds and their environment. J Food Prot. 2013 Oct;76(10):1704-11. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-076 [Link]

Garzetti D, Susen R, Fruth A, Tietze E, Heesemann J, Rakin A A molecular scheme for Yersinia enterocolitica patho-serotyping derived from genome-wide analysis. Int J Med Microbiol. 2013 Oct 24. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2013.10.007 [Link]

Toboldt A, Tietze E, Helmuth R, Junker E, Fruth A, Malorny B Population structure of Salmonella enterica serovar 4,[5],12:b:- strains and likely sources of human infection. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Sep 79(17):5121-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01735-13 [Link]

Zhang W, Nadirk J, Kossow A, Bielaszewska M, Leopold SR, Witten A, Fruth A, Karch H, Ammon A, Mellmann A Phylogeny and phenotypes of clinical and environmental Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O174. Environ Microbiol. 2013 Aug 1. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12234 [Link]

Ziehm D, Dreesman J, Rabsch W, Fruth A, Pulz M, Kreienbrock L, Campe A Subtype specific risk factor analyses for sporadic human salmonellosis: a case-case comparison in Lower Saxony, Germany. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2013 Jul;216(4):428-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.07.006 [Link]

Rosner BM, Werber D, Höhle M, Stark K Clinical aspects and self-reported symptoms of sequelae of Yersinia enterocolitica infections in a population-based study, Germany 2009-2010. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 May 23;13:236. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-236 [Link]

Hauser E, Mellmann A, Semmler T, Stoeber H, Wieler LH, Karch H, Kuebler N, Fruth A, Harmsen D, Weniger T, Tietze E, Schmidt H Phylogenetic and molecular analysis of food-borne shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Apr;79(8):2731-40. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03552-12 [Link]

Bauwens A, Betz J, Meisen I, Kemper B, Karch H, Müthing J Facing glycosphingolipid-Shiga toxin interaction: dire straits for endothelial cells of the human vasculature. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2013 Feb;70(3):425-57. doi: 10.1007/s00018-012-1060-z [Link]

Guenther S, Wuttke J, Bethe A, Vojtech J, Schaufler K, Semmler T, Ulrich RG, Wieler LH, Ewers C Is fecal carriage of extended-spectrum-ß-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in urban rats a risk for public health? Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 May;57(5):2424-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02321-12 [Link]

Bednorz C, Oelgeschläger K, Kinnemann B, Hartmann S, Neumann K, Pieper R, Bethe A, Semmler T, Tedin K, Schierack P, Wieler LH, Guenther S The broader context of antibiotic resistance: zinc feed supplementation of piglets increases the proportion of multi-resistant Escherichia coli in vivo. Int J Med Microbiol. 2013 Aug;303(6-7):396-403. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2013.06.004. [Link]

Semmler T, Eichhorn I, Bethe A, Bauerfeind R, Pickard D, Kingsley RA, Dougan G, Wieler LH Genome Sequence of Porcine Escherichia coli Strain IMT8073, an Atypical Enteropathogenic E. coli Strain Isolated from a Piglet with Diarrhea. Genome Announc. 2013 Aug 1;1(4). pii: e00573-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00573-13 [Link]

Schaufler K, Wieler LH, Semmler T, Ewers C, Guenther S ESBL-plasmids carrying toxin-antitoxin systems can be "cured" of wild-type Escherichia coli using a heat technique. Gut Pathog. 2013 Nov 19;5(1):34. doi: 10.1186/1757-4749-5-34 [Link]

Karch H, Müthing J, Dobrindt U, Mellmann A Evolution and infection biology of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) associated E.coli (HUSEC). (2013) Jan; 56(1); 8-14. doi: 10.1007/s00103-012-1586-0. Review. German. [Link]

Jünemann S, Sedlazeck FJ, Prior K, Albersmeier A, John U, Kalinowski J, Mellmann A, Goesmann A, von Haeseler A, Stoye J, Harmsen D Updating benchtop sequencing performance comparison (2013) Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Apr;31(4):294-6. doi: 10.1038(nbt.2522. No abstract available. Erratum in: Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Dec; 31(12):1148 [Link]

Bletz S, Bielaszewska M, Leopold SR, Köck R, Witten A, Schuldes J, Zhang W, Karch H, Mellmann A Evolution of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli 026 based on single-nucleotide polymorphisms (2013) Genome Biol Evol. 2013;5(10):1807-16. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt136 [Link]

Funk J, Stoeber H, Hauser E, Schmidt H Molecular analysis of subtilase cytotoxin genes of foodborne Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli reveals a new allelic subAB variant (2013) BMC Microbiology, 13, 230-237 [Link]

Kroj A, Hauser E, Schmidt H Comparison of new growth of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains of serogroups O26, O103 and O157 in ground meat at different temperatures (2013) Eur. Food Res. Technol., doi: 10.1007/s00217-013-2104-9

Backert S, Hofreuter D Molecular methods to investigate adhesion, transmigration, invasion and intracellular survival of the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni (2013) J Microbiol Methods. 2013 Oct;95(1):8-23. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2013.06.031. Epub 2013 Jul16. Review [Link]


Walther B, Wieler LH, Vincze S, Antão EM, Brandenburg A, Stamm I, Kopp PA, Kohn B, Semmler T, Lübke-Becker A MRSA variant in companion animals. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;18(12):2017-20. doi: 10.3201/eid1812.120238 [Link]

Rosner BM, Stark K, Höhle M, Werber D Risk factors for sporadic Yersinia enterocolitica infections, Germany 2009-2010. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Oct;140(10):1738-47. doi: 10.1017/S0950268811002664 [Link]

Kroj A, Schmidt H Selection of in vivo expressed genes of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain EDL933 in ground meat under elevated temperature conditions. J Food Prot. 2012 Oct;75(10):1743-50. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-453 [Link]

Döhne S, Merle R, Altrock AV, Waldmann KH, Verspohl J, Grüning P, Hamedy A, Kreienbrock L Antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter jejuni isolated from Northern German fattening pigs. J Food Prot. 2012 Oct;75(10):1839-45. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-12-051 [Link]

Scheutz F, Teel LD, Beutin L, Piérard D, Buvens G, Karch H, Mellmann A, Caprioli A, Tozzoli R, Morabito S, Strockbine NA, Melton-Celsa AR, Sanchez M, Persson S, O'Brien AD Multicenter evaluation of a sequence-based protocol for subtyping Shiga toxins and standardizing Stx nomenclature. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Sep;50(9):2951-63. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00860-12 [Link]

Guenther S, Aschenbrenner K, Stamm I, Bethe A, Semmler T, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Batsajkhan N, Glupczynski Y, Wieler LH, Ewers C Comparable high rates of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in birds of prey from Germany and Mongolia. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53039. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053039 [Link]

Guenther S, Bethe A, Fruth A, Semmler T, Ulrich RG, Wieler LH, Ewers C Frequent combination of antimicrobial multiresistance and extraintestinal pathogenicity in Escherichia coli isolates from urban rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Berlin, Germany. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050331 [Link]

Toboldt A, Tietze E, Helmuth R, Fruth A, Junker E, Malorny B Human infections attributable to the D-tartrate-fermenting variant of Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B in Germany originate in reptiles and, on rare occasions, poultry. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Oct;78(20):7347-57 [Link]

Garzetti D, Bouabe H, Heesemann J, Rakin A Tracing genomic variations in two highly virulent Yersinia enterocolitica strains with unequal ability to compete for host colonization. BMC Genomics. 2012 Sep 11;13:467. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-467 [Link]

Ewers C, Bethe A, Semmler T, Guenther S, Wieler LH Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing and AmpC-producing Escherichia coli from livestock and companion animals, and their putative impact on public health: a global perspective. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Jul;18(7):646-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03850.x [Link]

Weniger T, Krawczyk J, Supply P, Harmsen D, Niemann S Online tools for polyphasic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genotyping data: now and next. Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Jun;12(4):748-54. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2012.01.021 [Link]

Ziehm D, Dreesman J, Campe A, Kreienbrock L, Pulz M Risk factors associated with sporadic salmonellosis in adults: a case-control study. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Apr 23:1-9 [Link]

Hauser E, Tietze E, Helmuth R, Junker E, Prager R, Schroeter A, Rabsch W, Fruth A, Toboldt A, Malorny B Clonal dissemination of Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis in Germany. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2012 Apr;9(4):352-60. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2011.1038 [Link]

Walther B, Hermes J, Cuny C, Wieler LH, Vincze S, Abou Elnaga Y, Stamm I, Kopp PA, Kohn B, Witte W, Jansen A, Conraths FJ, Semmler T, Eckmanns T, Lübke-Becker A Sharing more than friendship--nasal colonization with coagulase-positive staphylococci (CPS) and co-habitation aspects of dogs and their owners. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35197. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035197 [Link]

Pisano F, Kochut A, Uliczka F, Geyer R, Stolz T, Thiermann T, Rohde M, Dersch P In vivo-induced InvA-like autotransporters Ifp and InvC of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis promote interactions with intestinal epithelial cells and contribute to virulence. Infect Immun. 2012 Mar;80(3):1050-64. doi: 10.1128/IAI.05715-11 [Link]

Martínez-Castillo A, Allué-Guardia A, Dahbi G, Blanco J, Creuzburg K, Schmidt H, Muniesa M Type III effector genes and other virulence factors of Shiga toxin-encoding Escherichia coli isolated from wastewater. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2012 Feb;4(1):147-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2011.00317.x [Link]

Ruddat I, Schwarz S, Tietze E, Ziehm D, Kreienbrock L A quantitative approach to analyse linkages between antimicrobial resistance properties in Salmonella Typhimurium isolates. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Jan;140(1):157-67. doi: 10.1017/S0950268811000264 [Link]

Merle R, Busse M, Rechter G, Meer U Regionalisation of Germany by data of agricultural structures. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2012 Jan-Feb;125(1-2):52-9 [Link]

Pinta E, Li Z, Batzilla J, Pajunen M, Kasanen T, Rabsztyn K, Rakin A, Skurnik M Identification of three oligo-/polysaccharide-specific ligases in Yersinia enterocolitica. Mol Microbiol. 2012 Jan;83(1):125-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07918.x [Link]

Uliczka F, Dersch P Unique virulence properties of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;954:281-7. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3561-7_35 [Link]

Rakin A, Batzilla J, Garzetti D, Heesemann J Gains and Losses in Yersinia enterocolitica subsp. palearctica Genomes. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;954:23-9. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3561-7_3 [Link]

Rosner BM, Stark K, Höhle M, Werber D Yersiniose-Risikofaktoren in Deutschland. Epidemiol Bull 2012, 6 [Link]

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Martínez-Castillo A, Allué-Guardia A, Dahbi G, Blanco J, Creuzburg K, Schmidt H, Muniesa M Type III effector genes and other virulences factors of Shiga toxin-encoding Escherichia coli isolated from wastewater. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 4 (1): [Link]

Hofreuter D, Mohr J, Wensel O, Rademacher S, Schreiber K, Schomburg D, Gao B, Galán JE Contribution of amino acid catabolism to the tissue specific persistence of Campylobacter jejuni in a murine colonization model (2012) PloS One. 2012;7(11):e50699. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050699. Epub 2012 Nov 30. [Link]


Wieler LH, Ewers C, Guenther S, Walther B, Lübke-Becker A Methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in companion animals: nosocomial infections as one reason for the rising prevalence of these potential zoonotic pathogens in clinical samples. Int J Med Microbiol. 2011 Dec;301(8):635-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2011.09.009 [Link]

Dolejska M, Frolkova P, Florek M, Jamborova I, Purgertova M, Kutilova I, Cizek A, Guenther S, Literak I CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli clone B2-O25b-ST131 and Klebsiella spp. isolates in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Dec;66(12):2784-90. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkr363 [Link]

Nienhoff U, Kadlec K, Chaberny IF, Verspohl J, Gerlach GF, Schwarz S, Kreienbrock L, Nolte I, Simon D Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius among cats admitted to a veterinary teaching hospital. Vet Microbiol. 2011 Dec 15;153(3-4):414-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.05.045 [Link]

Hauser E, Hebner F, Tietze E, Helmuth R, Junker E, Prager R, Schroeter A, Rabsch W, Fruth A, Malorny B Diversity of Salmonella enterica serovar Derby isolated from pig, pork and humans in Germany. Int J Food Microbiol. 2011 Dec 2;151(2):141-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.08.020 [Link]

Batzilla J, Heesemann J, Rakin A The pathogenic potential of Yersinia enterocolitica 1A. Int J Med Microbiol. 2011 Nov;301(7):556-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2011.05.002 [Link]

Gripp E, Hlahla D, Didelot X, Kops F, Maurischat S, Tedin K, Alter T, Ellerbroek L, Schreiber K, Schomburg D, Janssen T, Bartholomäus P, Hofreuter D, Woltemate S, Uhr M, Brenneke B, Grüning P, Gerlach G, Wieler L, Suerbaum S, Josenhans C Closely related Campylobacter jejuni strains from different sources reveal a generalist rather than a specialist lifestyle. BMC Genomics. 2011 Nov 28;12:584. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-584 [Link]

Wieler LH, Semmler T, Eichhorn I, Antao EM, Kinnemann B, Geue L, Karch H, Guenther S, Bethe A No evidence of the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strain or enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) found in cattle faeces in northern Germany, the hotspot of the 2011 HUS outbreak area. Gut Pathog. 2011 Nov 3;3(1):17. doi: 10.1186/1757-4749-3-17 [Link]

Slanec T, Schmidt H Specific expression of adherence-related genes in Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain EDL933 after heat treatment in ground beef. J Food Prot. 2011 Sep;74(9):1434-40. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-018 [Link]

Bielaszewska M, Mellmann A, Zhang W, Köck R, Fruth A, Bauwens A, Peters G, Karch H Characterisation of the Escherichia coli strain associated with an outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Germany, 2011: a microbiological study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;11(9):671-6. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70165-7 [Link]

Uliczka F, Pisano F, Schaake J, Stolz T, Rohde M, Fruth A, Strauch E, Skurnik M, Batzilla J, Rakin A, Heesemann J, Dersch P Unique cell adhesion and invasion properties of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3, the most frequent cause of human Yersiniosis. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Jul;7(7):e1002117. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002117 [Link]

Nobmann JA, Blaha T, Beyerbach M, Kreienbrock L, Meemken D Comparing the results of the serological detection of Salmonella antibodies in blood serum and meat juice from different muscles from slaughter pigs. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2011 Jul-Aug;124(7-8):313-9 [Link]

Mellmann A, Harmsen D, Cummings CA, Zentz EB, Leopold SR, Rico A, Prior K, Szczepanowski R, Ji Y, Zhang W, McLaughlin SF, Henkhaus JK, Leopold B, Bielaszewska M, Prager R, Brzoska PM, Moore RL, Guenther S, Rothberg JM, Karch H Prospective genomic characterization of the German enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak by rapid next generation sequencing technology. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e22751. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022751 [Link]

Batzilla J, Antonenka U, Höper D, Heesemann J, Rakin A Yersinia enterocolitica palearctica serobiotype O:3/4--a successful group of emerging zoonotic pathogens. BMC Genomics. 2011 Jul 6;12:348. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-348 [Link]

Nienhoff U, Kadlec K, Chaberny IF, Verspohl J, Gerlach GF, Kreienbrock L, Schwarz S, Simon D, Nolte I Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius among dogs admitted to a small animal hospital. Vet Microbiol. 2011 May 12;150(1-2):191-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.12.018 [Link]

Batzilla J, Höper D, Antonenka U, Heesemann J, Rakin A Complete genome sequence of Yersinia enterocolitica subsp. palearctica serogroup O:3. J Bacteriol. 2011 Apr;193(8):2067. doi: 10.1128/JB.01484-10 [Link]

Creuzburg K, Middendorf B, Mellmann A, Martaler T, Holz C, Fruth A, Karch H, Schmidt H Evolutionary analysis and distribution of type III effector genes in pathogenic Escherichia coli from human, animal and food sources. Environ Microbiol. 2011 Feb;13(2):439-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02349.x [Link]

Hauser E, Junker E, Helmuth R, Malorny B Different mutations in the oafA gene lead to loss of O5-antigen expression in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. J Appl Microbiol. 2011 Jan;110(1):248-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04877.x [Link]

Guenther S, Ewers C, Wieler LH Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases Producing E. coli in Wildlife, yet Another Form of Environmental Pollution? Front Microbiol. 2011;2:246. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00246 [Link]

Ewers C, Bethe A, Wieler LH, Guenther S, Stamm I, Kopp PA, Grobbel M Companion animals: a relevant source of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing fluoroquinolone-resistant Citrobacter freundii. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2011 Jan;37(1):86-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2010.09.007 [Link]

Uliczka F, Pisano F, Kochut A, Opitz W, Herbst K, Stolz T, Dersch P Monitoring of gene expression in bacteria during infections using an adaptable set of bioluminescent, fluorescent and colorigenic fusion vectors. PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20425. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020425 [Link]

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