Bioavailability

Value Statement

We provide mechanistic description of the ecology and chemodynamics of contaminant biotransformation for improved environmental (bio)-technology.


Research Topics

Our research interest is related to a process-based (i.e. quantifiable, transferable and scalable) description of the microbial chemodynamics of biotransformation of organic contaminants for improved environmental (bio-)technology. A special emphasis is put on the factors influencing the accessibility and bioavailability of organic contaminants to degrading microbial communities in soil.

The key research topics of the Bioavailability Group currently cover the

  1. Microbial chemodynamics and ecology of contaminant bioavailability at biogeochemical interfaces: (i) Elucidation of tactic responses of microorganisms towards contaminants and nanoparticles, (ii) Assessment of the physico-chemical factors driving the adhesion and dispersal of bacteria in the critical zone and prediction of its impact on the ecology of contaminant biodegradation, (iii) Quantification and modelling the biodegradation and toxicity of vapour phase mineral oil contaminants and its impact on stable isotope fractionation analysis.
  2. Mycoremediation and ecology of 'Bacteria Fungus Interactions': Ecology-based remediation approaches of contaminated environments (soil) based on the catabolic activation and dispersal of bacteria by fungi (‘fungal highways’).
  3. Electrokinetics and electro-bioremediation: Effects of weak electric fields and electrokinetic approaches on the clean-up of contaminated matrices and water.

The many faces of the Bioavailability Group
The many faces of the Bioavailability Group on a sunny day in August 2016

Scientists

Tom Berthold

Technicians

Jana Reichenbach
Rita Remer
Birgit Würz

Guest Scientists

Silvia Barba Piedrabuena / University of Castilla-La Mancha

Apprentice

Franziska Beier

Guest

Felix Kleinknecht


  • Characterization of physico-chemical surfaces properties of bacteria and fungal mycelia (contact angle, surface charge, biosurfactant production)
  • GC-based stable isotope approaches for the assessment of substrate bioavailability to single cells and microbial communities
  • Quantification of bacterial chemotaxis, degradation kinetics and deposition rates to surfaces
  • Computer-based visualisation and quantification of bacterial motility and dispersal
  • Chemical analytical techniques and laboratory model-systems permitting for full control of experimental variables and bioavailable substrate fluxes
  • Electrokinetic and fungus-based dispersal of bacteria and chemicals in porous media

  • 2014-2018: Controlling Chemicals's Fate (POFIII Project of the Helmholtz Association: CCF
  • 2017-2020: The Helmholtz Alberta Initiative (HAI): Predicting and managing the synergy of multiple stress - Chemicals and environmental stressors (BMBF-Project: HAI)
  • 2013-2017: Phages as vectors and indicators of biological information in the Earth‘s Critical Zone: Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft - Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva (AquaDiva): AquaDiva
  • 2015-2017: Pikasa - Evaluierung des technischen Potenzials von Pilz-Bakterien Interaktionen zur ökologiebasierten Sanierung von großflächigen Kerosinverunreinigungen im Kapillarsaum. Funding: AiF Projekt GmbH
  • 2016-2017: Electrokinetic Control of Bacterial Deposition and Sorption of Chemicals to Surfaces (ELECTROKIN) - (Project: DAAD)
  • 2015-2018: Elucidation of Extremophilic Fungal-Bacterial interactions in Biodegradation of OCPs and Bioremediation of contaminated sites (Extreme-BFI) - (Project: DAAD)
  • 2016-2019: Role of compost derived fungi for the colonization of the rhizosphere of table grapes by plant beneficial bacteria (Universidad de La Frontera; Prof. Milko A. Jorquera and Susett Gonzalez, Temuco, Chile)

  • 2010-2015: Biotic and abiotic factores that drive the function of microbial communities at biogeochemical interfaces: Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft - DFG (SPP1315/2): SPP1315


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2017 (15)
2016 (11)
2015 (11)
2014 (7)
2013 (8)
2012 (14)
2011 (7)
2010 (14)

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2017 (15)

  • Guo, Y., Stärk, H.J., Hause, G., Schmidt, M., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Müller, S., (2017):
    Heterogenic response of prokaryotes toward silver nanoparticles and ions is facilitated by phenotypes and attachment of silver aggregates to cell surfaces
    Cytom. Part A 91 (8), 775 - 784
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  • Harms, H., Smith, K.E.C., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Problems of hydrophobicity/bioavailability: an introduction
    In: Krell, T., (ed.)
    Cellular Ecophysiology of Microbe
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1 - 13
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  • Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Determining the tendency of microorganisms to interact with hydrocarbon phases
    In: McGenity, T.J., Timmis, K.N., Nogales, B., (eds.)
    Hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology protocols : activities and phenotypes
    Springer Protocols Handbooks
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 43 - 53
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  • Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Schlosser, D., (2017):
    The fungal community in organically polluted systems
    In: Dighton, J., White, J.F., (eds.)
    The fungal community : its organization and role in the ecosystem, 4th revised ed.
    CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 459 - 469
  • Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Smith, K.E.C., (2017):
    Matrix:hydrophobic compound interactions
    In: Krell, T., (ed.)
    Cellular Ecophysiology of Microbe
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1 - 13
    full text (url)
  • Inostroza, N.G., Barra, P.J., Wick, L.Y., Mora, M.L., Jorquera, M.A., (2017):
    Effect of rhizobacterial consortia from undisturbed arid- and agro-ecosystems on wheat growth under different conditions
    Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 64 (2), 158 - 163
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  • Kallies, R., Kiesel, B., Schmidt, M., Kacza, J., Ghanem, N., Narr, A., Zopfi, J., Wick, L.Y., Hackermüller, J., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A., (2017):
    Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas phage vB_PspS-H40/1 (formerly H40/1) that infects Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain H40 and is used as biological tracer in hydrological transport studies
    Stand. Genomic Sci. 12 , art. 20
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  • König, S., Worrich, A., Centler, F., Wick, L.Y., Miltner, A., Kästner, M., Thullner, M., Frank, K., Banitz, T., (2017):
    Modelling functional resilience of microbial ecosystems: Analysis of governing processes
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 89 , 31 - 39
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  • Liang, X., Guo, C., Liao, C., Liu, S., Wick, L.Y., Peng, D., Yi, X., Lu, G., Yin, H., Dang, Z., (2017):
    Drivers and applications of integrated clean-up technologies for surfactant-enhanced remediation of environments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    Environ. Pollut. 225 , 129 - 140
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  • Otto, S., Bruni, E.P., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Catch me if you can: dispersal and foraging of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J along mycelia
    ISME J. 11 (2), 386 - 393
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  • Otto, S., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Effects of predation and dispersal on bacterial abundance and contaminant biodegradation
    FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 93 (2), fiw241
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  • Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Vogel, C., Babin, D., Bachmann, J., Ding, G.-C., Ditterich, F., Gerzabek, M.H., Giebler, J., Hemkemeyer, M., Kandeler, E., Mouvenchery, Y.K., Miltner, A., Poll, C., Schaumann, G.E., Smalla, K., Steinbach, A., Tanuwidjaja, I., Tebbe, C.C., Wick, L.Y., Woche, S.K., Totsche, K.U., Schloter, M., Kögel-Knabner, I., (2017):
    Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments
    Biol. Fert. Soils 53 (1), 9 - 22
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  • Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., (2017):
    The mycosphere as a hotspot for the biotransformation of contaminants in soil
    In: Krell, T., (ed.)
    Cellular Ecophysiology of Microbe
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1 - 10
    full text (url)
  • Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Smith, K.E.C., (2017):
    Microorganism-hydrophobic compound interactions
    In: Krell, T., (ed.)
    Cellular Ecophysiology of Microbe
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1 - 15
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  • Worrich, A., Stryhanyuk, H., Musat, N., König, S., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Richnow, H.-H., Miltner, A., Kästner, M., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Mycelium-mediated transfer of water and nutrients stimulates bacterial activity in dry and oligotrophic environments
    Nat. Commun. 8 , art. 15472
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2016 (11)

  • Banitz, T., Frank, K., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Johst, K., (2016):
    Spatial metrics as indicators of biodegradation benefits from bacterial dispersal networks
    Ecol. Indic. 60 , 54 - 63
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  • Berthold, T., Centler, F., Hübschmann, T., Remer, R., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2016):
    Mycelia as a focal point for horizontal gene transfer among soil bacteria
    Sci. Rep. 6 , art. 36390
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  • Brussaard, C.P.D., Peperzak, L., Beggah, S., Wick, L.Y., Wuerz, B., Weber, J., Arey, J.S., van der Burg, B., Jonas, A., Huisman, J., van der Meer, J.R., (2016):
    Immediate ecotoxicological effects of short-lived oil spills on marine biota
    Nat. Commun. 7 , art. 11206
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  • de Carvalho, C.C.C.R., Fischer, M.A., Kirsten, S., Würz, B., Wick, L.Y., Heipieper, H.J., (2016):
    Adaptive response of Rhodococcus opacus PWD4 to salt and phenolic stress on the level of mycolic acids
    AMB Express 6 , art. 66
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  • Ghanem, N., Kiesel, B., Kallies, R., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A., Wick, L.Y., (2016):
    Marine phages as tracers: effects of size, morphology, and physico–chemical surface properties on transport in a porous medium
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (23), 12816 - 12824
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  • Khan, A.M., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Thullner, M., (2016):
    Biodegradation of vapor-phase toluene in unsaturated porous media: Column experiments
    Environ. Pollut. 211 , 325 - 331
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  • Otto, S., Banitz, T., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2016):
    Effects of facilitated bacterial dispersal on the degradation and emission of a desorbing contaminant
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (12), 6320 - 6326
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  • Simon, A., Bindschedler, S., Job, D., Wick, L.Y., Filippidou, S., Kooli, W.M., Verrecchia, E.P., Junier, P., (2016):
    Exploiting the fungal highway: Development of a novel tool for the in situ isolation of bacteria migrating along fungal mycelium
    FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 91 (11), fiv116
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  • Vila, T., Nazir, R., Rozental, S., dos Santos, G.M.P., Calixto, R.O.R., Barreto-Bergter, E., Wick, L.Y., van Elsas, J.D., (2016):
    The role of hydrophobicity and surface receptors at hyphae of Lyophyllum sp. strain Karsten in the interaction with Burkholderia terrae BS001 – Implications for interactions in soil
    Front. Microbiol. 7 , art. 1689
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  • Worrich, A., König, S., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Miltner, A., Wick, L.Y., Kaestner, M., (2016):
    Bacterial dispersal promotes biodegradation in heterogeneous systems exposed to osmotic stress
    Front. Microbiol. 7 , art. 1214
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  • Worrich, A., König, S., Miltner, A., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Kästner, M., Wick, L.Y., (2016):
    Mycelium-like networks increase bacterial dispersal, growth, and biodegradation in a model ecosystem at various water potentials
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 82 (10), 2902 - 2908
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2015 (11)

  • Šantl-Temkiv, T., Sahyoun, M., Finster, K., Hartmann, S., Augustin-Bauditz, S., Stratmann, F., Wex, H., Clauss, T., Woetmann Nielsen, N., Havskov Sørensen, J., Smith Korsholm, U., Wick, L.Y., Gosewinkel Karlson, U., (2015):
    Characterization of airborne ice-nucleation-active bacteria and bacterial fragments
    Atmos. Environ. 109 , 105 - 117
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  • Araya, K., Ugarte, A., Azócar, L., Valerio, O., Wick, L.Y., Ciudad, G., (2015):
    Whole cell three phase bioreactors allow for effective production of fatty acid alkyl esters derived from microalgae lipids
    Fuel 144 , 25 - 32
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  • El Amrani, A., Dumas, A.-S., Wick, L.Y., Yergeau, E., Berthomé, R., (2015):
    “Omics” insights into PAH degradation toward improved green remediation biotechnologies
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (19), 11281 - 11291
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  • Gharasoo, M., Centler, F., van Cappellen, P., Wick, L.Y., Thullner, M., (2015):
    Kinetics of substrate biodegradation under the cumulative effects of bioavailability and self-inhibition
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (9), 5529 - 5537
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  • Jimenez-Sanchez, C., Wick, L.Y., Cantos, M., Ortega-Calvo, J.-J., (2015):
    Impact of dissolved organic matter on bacterial tactic motility, attachment, and transport
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (7), 4498 - 4505
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  • Qin, J., Moustafa, A., Harms, H., El-Din, M.G., Wick, L.Y., (2015):
    The power of power: electrokinetic control of PAH interactions with exfoliated graphite
    J. Hazard. Mater. 288 , 25 - 33
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  • Qin, J., Sun, X., Liu, Y., Berthold, T., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2015):
    Electrokinetic control of bacterial deposition and transport
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (9), 5663 - 5671
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  • Schlosser, D., Wick, L.Y., (2015):
    Cultivation of hydrocarbon-degrading fungi
    In: McGenity, T.J., Timmis, K.N., Nogales, B., (eds.)
    Hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology protocols
    Springer Protocols Handbooks
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 1 - 13
    final draft (pdf)
  • Stasik, S., Wick, L.Y., Wendt-Potthoff, K., (2015):
    Anaerobic BTEX degradation in oil sands tailings ponds: impact of labile organic carbon and sulfate-reducing bacteria
    Chemosphere 138 , 133 - 139
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  • Steinbach, A., Schulz, S., Giebler, J., Schulz, S., Pronk, G.J., Kögel-Knabner, I., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Schloter, M., (2015):
    Clay minerals and metal oxides strongly influence the structure of alkane-degrading microbial communities during soil maturation
    ISME J. 9 (7), 1687 - 1691
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  • Wick, L.Y., Otto, S., Holliger, C., (2015):
    Two-phase cultivation techniques for hydrocarbon-degrading microorganisms
    In: McGenity, T.J., Timmis, K.N., Nogales, B., (eds.)
    Hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology protocols
    Springer Protocols Handbooks
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 1 - 11
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2014 (7)

  • Banitz, T., Johst, K., Wick, L.Y., Schamfuß, S., Harms, H., Frank, K., (2014):
    Corrigendum: Highways versus pipelines: contributions of two fungal transport mechanisms to efficient bioremediation (vol 5, pg 211, 2013)
    Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 6 (4), 414 - 414
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  • Fester, T., Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Schlosser, D., Kästner, M., (2014):
    Plant–microbe interactions as drivers of ecosystem functions relevant for the biodegradation of organic contaminants
    Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 27 , 168 - 175
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  • Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A., (2014):
    Evaluating T-RFLP protocols to sensitively analyze the genetic diversity and community changes of soil alkane degrading bacteria
    Eur. J. Soil Biol. 65 , 107 - 113
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  • Gros, J., Nabi, D., Würz, B., Wick, L.Y., Brussaard, C.P.D., Huisman, J., van der Meer, J.R., Reddy, C.M., Arey, J.S., (2014):
    First day of an oil spill on the open sea: Early mass transfers of hydrocarbons to air and water
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (16), 9400 - 9411
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  • Schamfuß, S., Neu, T.R., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2014):
    A whole cell bioreporter approach to assess transport and bioavailability of organic contaminants in water unsaturated systems
    J. Vis. Exp. 94 , e52334
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  • Wick, L.Y., Qin, J., (2014):
    Electrobioremediation of organic contaminants
    In: Kreysa, G., Ota, K.-I., Savinell, R.F., (eds.)
    Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry, Vol. 1: A - E
    Springer, New York, p. 392 - 397
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  • Zhang, N., Bashir, S., Qin, J., Schindelka, J., Fischer, A., Nijenhuis, I., Herrmann, H., Wick, L.Y., Richnow, H.H., (2014):
    Compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) to characterize transformation mechanisms of α-hexachlorocyclohexane
    J. Hazard. Mater. 280 , 750 - 757
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2013 (8)

  • Banitz, T., Johst, K., Wick, L.Y., Schamfuß, S., Harms, H., Frank, K., (2013):
    Highways versus pipelines: contributions of two fungal transport mechanisms to efficient bioremediation
    Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 5 (2), 211 - 218
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  • Beketov, M.A., Cedergreen, N., Wick, L.Y., Kattwinkel, M., Duquesne, S., Liess, M., (2013):
    Sediment toxicity testing for prospective risk assessment - a new framework and how to establish it
    Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess. 19 (1), 98 - 117
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  • Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Chatzinotas, A., Harms, H., (2013):
    Alkane-degrading bacteria at the soil–litter interface: comparing isolates with T-RFLP-based community profiles
    FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86 (1), 45 - 58
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  • Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Schloter, M., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A., (2013):
    Evaluating the assignment of alkB terminal restriction fragments and sequence types to distinct bacterial taxa
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 79 (9), 3129 - 3132
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  • Naether, D., Slawtschew, S., Stasik, S., Engel, M., Olzog, M., Wick, L.Y., Timmis, K.N., Heipieper, H.J., (2013):
    Adaptation of hydrocarbonoclastic Alcanivorax borkumensis SK2 to alkanes and toxic organic compounds - a physiological and transcriptomic approach
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 79 (14), 4282 - 4293
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  • Schamfuß, S., Neu, T.R., van der Meer, J.R., Tecon, R., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2013):
    Impact of mycelia on the accessibility of fluorene to PAH-degrading bacteria
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (13), 6908 - 6915
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  • Thullner, M., Fischer, A., Richnow, H.-H., Wick, L.Y., (2013):
    Influence of mass transfer on stable isotope fractionation
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97 (2), 441 - 452
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  • Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., (2013):
    Unterirdische Autobahnen: Pilze beim Schadstoffabbau
    Biospektrum 19 (7), 720 - 722
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2012 (14)

  • Baarfuss, R., Blum, N., Conrads, C., Flecker, J., Huber Brösamle, A., Köster, R., Strobel, K., Wick, L.Y., (Hrsg., 2012):
    Wirksames Management in der Wissenschaft : die eigene Arbeitsgruppe erfolgreich führen
    Campus, Frankfurt/Main, 176 S.
  • Banitz, T., Johst, K., Wick, L.Y., Fetzer, I., Harms, H., Frank, K., (2012):
    The relevance of conditional dispersal for bacterial colony growth and biodegradation
    Microb. Ecol. 63 (2), 339 - 347
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  • Baumgarten, T., Sperling, S., Seifert, J., von Bergen, M., Steiniger, F., Wick, L.Y., Heipieper, H.J., (2012):
    Membrane vesicle formation as a multiple-stress response mechanism enhances Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E cell surface hydrophobicity and biofilm formation
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 78 (17), 6217 - 6224
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  • Baumgarten, T., Vazquez, J.R., Bastisch, C., Veron, W., Feuilloley, M.G.J., Nietzsche, S., Wick, L.Y., Heipieper, H.J., (2012):
    Alkanols and chlorophenols cause different physiological adaptive responses on the level of cell surface properties and membrane vesicle formation in Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 93 (2), 837 - 845
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  • Flach, K., Hilbrich, I., Schiffmann, A., Gärtner, U., Krüger, M., Leonhardt, M., Waschipky, H., Wick, L., Arendt, T., Holzer, M., (2012):
    Tau oligomers impair artificial membrane integrity and cellular viability
    J. Biol. Chem. 287 (52), 43223 - 43233
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  • Furuno, S., Foss, S., Wild, E., Jones, K.C., Semple, K.T., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2012):
    Mycelia promote active transport and spatial dispersion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (10), 5463 - 5470
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  • Furuno, S., Remer, R., Chatzinotas, A., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2012):
    Use of mycelia as paths for the isolation of contaminant-degrading bacteria from soil
    Microb. Biotechnol. 5 (1), 142 - 148
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  • Hanzel, J., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2012):
    Walking the tightrope of bioavailability: growth dynamics of PAH degraders on vapour-phase PAH
    Microb. Biotechnol. 5 (1), 79 - 86
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  • Jimenez-Sanchez, C., Wick, L.Y., Ortega-Calvo, J.-J., (2012):
    Chemical effectors cause different motile behavior and deposition of bacteria in porous media
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (12), 6790 - 6797
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  • Pucci, G.N., Acuña, A.J., Wick, L., Pucci, O.H., (2012):
    The use of electrobioremediation in hydrocarbon release and bioremediation
    IJCR 4 (12), 451 - 454
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  • Pucci, G.N., Acuña, A.J., Wick, L.Y., Pucci, O.H., (2012):
    Electrobioremediation of Patagonian soils contaminated with hydrocarbons
    Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta 30 (5), 361 - 370
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  • Schulz, S., Giebler, J., Chatzinotas, A., Wick, L.Y., Fetzer, I., Welzl, G., Harms, H., Schloter, M., (2012):
    Plant litter and soil type drive abundance, activity and community structure of alkB harbouring microbes in different soil compartments
    ISME J. 6 (9), 1763 - 1774
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  • Schulz, S., Yuyunkina, T., Pagel, H., Wick, L.Y., Poll, C., Streck, T., Kandeler, E., Schloter, M., (2012):
    The influence of the herbicide 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) on the mineralization of litter-derived alkanes and the abundance of the alkane monooxygenase gene (alkB) in the detritusphere of Pisum sativum (L.)
    Biol. Fert. Soils 48 (8), 933 - 940
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  • Wick, L.Y., Liess, M., Wendt-Potthoff, K., Schattenhofer, M., (2012):
    The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative: UFZ contributions to sustainable oil sands tailings water management
    1st UFZ Energy Days 2012: 4-5 April 2012 ; book of abstracts
    UFZ-Bericht 6/2012
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, p. 51
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2011 (7)

  • Banitz, T., Fetzer, I., Johst, K., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Frank, K., (2011):
    Assessing biodegradation benefits from dispersal networks
    Ecol. Model. 222 (14), 2552 - 2560
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  • Banitz, T., Wick, L.Y., Fetzer, I., Frank, K., Harms, H., Johst, K., (2011):
    Dispersal networks for enhancing bacterial degradation in heterogeneous environments
    Environ. Pollut. 159 (10), 2781 - 2788
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  • Ciudad, G., Reyes, I., Azócar, L., Briones, R., Jorquera, M., Wick, L.Y., Navia, R., (2011):
    Innovative approaches for effective selection of lipase-producing microorganisms as whole cell catalysts for biodiesel production
    New Biotech. 28 (4), 375 - 381
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  • Ciudad, G., Reyes, I., Jorquera, M.A., Azócar, L., Wick, L.Y., Navia, R., (2011):
    Novel three-phase bioreactor concept for fatty acid alkyl ester production using R. oryzae as whole cell catalyst
    World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 27 (11), 2505 - 2512
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  • Hanzel, J., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2011):
    Microbial growth with vapor-phase substrate
    Environ. Pollut. 159 (4), 858 - 864
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  • Harms, H., Schlosser, D., Wick, L.Y., (2011):
    Untapped potential: exploiting fungi in bioremediation of hazardous chemicals
    Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 9 (3), 177 - 192
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  • Smith, K.E.C., Thullner, M., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., (2011):
    Dissolved organic carbon enhances the mass transfer of hydrophobic organic compounds from nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) into the aqueous phase
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (20), 8741 - 8747
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2010 (14)

  • Acuña, A.J., Pucci, G.N., Tonín, N., Wick, L., Pucci, O.H., (2010):
    Electrobiorremediación. Una tecnología en dessarrollo para la recuperación de suelos contaminados con hidrocarburos
    Ingeniería sanitaria y ambiental (105), 80 - 85
  • Acuña, A.J., Tonín, N., Pucci, G.N., Wick, L., Pucci, O.H., (2010):
    Electrobioremediation of an unsaturated soil contaminated with hydrocarbon after landfarming treatment
    Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta 28 (4), 253 - 263
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  • Altenburger, R., Berns, A.E., Bittens, M., Brack, W., Burauel, P., Centler, F., Daus, B., Goss, K.-U., Harms, H., Kopinke, F.-D., Kühnel, D., Liess, M., Mackenzie, K., Miltner, A., Thullner, M., Wennrich, R., Wick, L.Y., (2010):
    Chemicals in the environment (CITE). Report of the First Annual Conference of the Helmholtz research topic CITE
    UWSF 22 (4), 502 - 506
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  • Furuno, S., Päzolt, K., Rabe, C., Neu, T.R., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2010):
    Fungal mycelia allow chemotactic dispersal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria in water-unsaturated systems
    Environ. Microbiol. 12 (6), 1391 - 1398
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  • Hanzel, J., Harms, H., Wick, L., (2010):
    Bacterial chemotaxis along vapor-phase gradients of naphthalene
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 44 (24), 9304 - 9310
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  • Harms, H., Smith, K.E.C., Wick, L.Y., (2010):
    Introduction: problems of hydrophobicity/bioavailability
    In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V., (eds.)
    Microbial utilization of hydrocarbons, oils and lipids
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 2, Part 7
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1439 - 1450
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  • Harms, H., Smith, K.E.C., Wick, L.Y., (2010):
    Microorganism-hydrophobic compound interactions
    In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V., (eds.)
    Microbial utilization of hydrocarbons, oils and lipids
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 2, Part 7
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1479 - 1490
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  • Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Smith, K.E.C., (2010):
    Matrix-hydrophobic compound interactions
    In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V., (eds.)
    Microbial utilization of hydrocarbons, oils and lipids
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 2, Part 7
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1467 - 1478
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  • Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., (2010):
    Determining the tendency of microorganisms to interact with hydrocarbon phases
    In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V., (eds.)
    Experimantal protocols and appendices
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 5, Part 2
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 3631 - 3639
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  • Lammirato, C., Miltner, A., Wick, L.Y., Kästner, M., (2010):
    Hydrolysis of cellobiose by β-glucosidase in the presence of soil minerals - Interactions at solid-liquid interfaces and effects on enzyme activity levels
    Soil Biol. Biochem. 42 (12), 2203 - 2210
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  • Nizzetto, L., Macleod, M., Borgå, K., Cabrerizo, A., Dachs, J., Di Guardo, A., Ghirardello, D., Hansen, K.M., Jarvis, A., Lindroth, A., Ludwig, B., Monteith, D., Perlinger, J.A., Scheringer, M., Schwendenmann, L., Semple, K.T., Wick, L.Y., Zhang, G., Jones, K.C., (2010):
    Past, present, and future controls on levels of persistent organic pollutants in the global environment. Understanding the legacy of persistent organic pollutants requires studying the transition from primary to secondary source control
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 44 (17), 6526 - 6531
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  • Thullner, M., De Biase, C., Hanzel, J., Reger, D., Wick, L., Oswald, S., van Afferden, M., Schmidt, A., Reiche, N., Jechalke, S., (2010):
    Assessing the fate of biodegradable volatile organic contaminants in unsaturated soil filter systems
    EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, 02–07 May 2010
    Geophysical Research Abstracts 12
    European Geosciences Union (EGU), p. EGU2010-13748
  • Wick, L.Y., Buchholz, F., Fetzer, I., Kleinsteuber, S., Härtig, C., Shi, L., Miltner, A., Harms, H., Pucci, G.N., (2010):
    Responses of soil microbial communities to weak electric fields
    Sci. Total Environ. 408 (20), 4886 - 4893
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  • Wick, L.Y., Furuno, S., Harms, H., (2010):
    Fungi as transport vectors for contaminants and contaminant-degrading bacteria
    In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V., (eds.)
    Microbial utilization of hydrocarbons, oils and lipids
    Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 2, Part 8
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 1555 - 1561
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