Dr. Sylvie Herrmann

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Dr. Sylvie Herrmann
Senior Scientist

Department of Community Ecology/Department of Soil Ecology
Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4 | 06120 Halle (Saale)
Germany

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Dr. Sylvie Herrmann

Research interest

  • Plant morphogenesis
  • Endogenous rhythmic growth
  • Rhizogenesis
  • in vitro culture
  • Plant symbiosis
  • Ectomycorrhizas
  • Gene transcription and regulation
  • Multitrophic interactions
Ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and gene regulation

Ectomycorrhizal symbiosis of different EM strains was tested under controlled conditions in a Petri-dish culture system on micropropagated trees or seedlings. Beech and oak seedlings grown in greenhouses of a forestry seedling nursery in Baden-Württemberg were inoculated with selected ectomycorrhizal (EM) strains of Paxillus involutus and cultivated under different fertilization levels. Mycorrhizal non-fertilized greenhouse plants showed a higher vitality and increased performance after outplanting on disturbed soils.
A model system for ectomycorrhizal symbiosis between micropropagated oaks and EM fungi has been established. Modifications of rhythmic root and shoot development after fungal inoculation have been studied.
In particular, the fungus Piloderma croceum modified markedly the entire plant development already before mycorrhiza formation occurred. Activated charcoal and plant hormone auxin were able to induce a partial reversion of these morphogenetical effects On the established oak model system, the current studies are involved in the regulation of photosynthesis, carbon-transfer and -translocation and differential gene expression before and at the early state of mycorrhizal symbiosis.


Current Projects, Cooperations and Research Platforms

TrophinOak - Multitrophic interactions with Oaks

Coordination of the Research Project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG: TrophinOak
“Multitrophic interactions in Oaks: A controlled system with oak microcuttings to study gene expression and resource allocation in multitrophic interactions”

Plant functioning depends on beneficial and detrimental biotrophic interactions intermingled with internal processes, e.g. the endogenous rhythmic development with alternating shoot and root growth flushes observed in oak trees. Seven research groups from the Universities of Tübingen with Silvia Schrey, of Marburg with Roland Schädler, of Göttingen with Stefan Scheu, of the Humboldt University of Berlin with Liliane Ruess and the Departments of Soil Ecology and Community Ecology of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ with Francois Buscot, Sylvie Herrmann, Martin Schädler and Mika Tarkka will compare gene regulation and resource allocation in oaks faced with major biotrophic partners, i.e. ectomycorrhiza, root pathogenic microorganisms, rhizospheric invertebrate consumers, mycorrhization helper bacteria, leaf pathogenic fungi and leaf invertebrate herbivores. A Joined Experimental Platform with clonal mycorrhizal oak microcuttings will serve to analyse the impact of each biotrophic partner under standardized conditions by tracer experiments with 13C and 15N and transcriptomic analyses using NGS technology (454 GSL-FLX, Roche and Illumina's HiSeq 2000) completed by qRT-PCR. In additional experiments the project parts will combine different biotrophic agents, consider the dynamics of the associations, above-belowground interactions or the influence of climatic conditions. The project aims at disentangling regulation mechanisms common or specific of the interactions, initiating controlled multitrophy experiments and identifying specific regulated core genes. A follow-up Research Unit will deepen regulation studies and field analyses on the impact of multitrophy on the plant outcome under different environmental conditions.

UFZ-intern cooperation

Dr. habil. Martin Schädler
Research area “Ectomycorrhiza-plant-insect herbivory interactions”
Projects

iDiv cooperation
Prof. Nico Eisenhauer
Research Area: “Aboveground–belowground interactions, biodiversity–ecosystem functioning, soil ecology”

Group: Experimental Interaction Ecology

Prof. Nicole van Dam
Research Area “Molecular Interaction Ecology”
Group: Molecular Interaction Ecology

Research platforms using the Oak clone DF159

TrophinOak - PhytOmeter
    TrophinOak project
    TrophinOak/PhytOmeter platform
   

MyDiv
    Experimental outdoor platform at iDiv

INRA France 

Francis Martin: Unité Mixte de Recherche INRA/UHP 1136 "Interactions Arbres/Microorganismes", Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre de Recherches de Nancy, F-54280 Champenoux, France
Christophe Plomion: Unite Mixte de Recherche Biodiversité Gènes et Ecosystèmes; F-33612 Cestas cedex. France


Completed Projects

1990 - 1992

Cooperation between the University of Tübingen and the Forest and Agriculture Office of Baden-Württemberg: " Enhancement of vitality and survival rate of oak and beech seedlings with artificial mycorrhization during out-planting on ravaged forest areas, waste diposal sites and agricultural fields"

1993-1996

DFG Normal Application "Mycorrhizas and Plant Morphogenesis"

1999-2006:

DFG focus research program (SPP) 1084 "Molecular Basis of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis" MOLMYK
"Physiological and genetic regulation of the C-translocation in ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis"


Micropropagation of oaks (Quercus robur L.)
Oak micropropagation
rooted microcuttings
Modelsystem Quercus robur - Piloderma croceum

Current Position

since 2005

Senior scientist
Department of Community Ecology (BZF)
Department of Soil Ecology (BOOEK)
at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ

Previous positions

2003 - 2005

Senior scientist, University of Leipzig (Department of Terrestrial Ecology)

1999 - 2003

Senior scientist, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Ecology)

1996 - 1999

Scientist, Technical University of Braunschweig (Institute of Microbiology) (Germany)

1993 - 1996

Scientist, Federal Research Center of Agriculture in Braunschweig (Institute of Soil Biology) (Germany)

1990 - 1992

Scientist, University of Tübingen (Department of Botany/Mycology) (Germany)

Degrees / Formation

1982 - 1986

Doctoral thesis in plant biology, University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (F)
Contribution to the study of morphogenetical potentialities along the inflorescence of Phalaenopsis sp.: elaboration of an in vitro progagation procedure for Phalaenopsis orchids.

1998 - 1990

Postdoctoral fellowship "Marie Curie" EU , stage at the Department of Plant Chemistry of the University of Tübingen (D)
Characterization of plant regeneration stages from protoplasts for different potato lines (Solanum tuberosum L.) with isoenzymes, DNA methylation, and proteins. Use of RFLP techniques for identification of the regenerated potato lines


Selected publications

Herrmann, S., Grams, T.E.E., Tarkka, M.T., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Bönn, M., Feldhahn, L., Graf, M., Kurth, F., Maboreke, H., Mailander, S., Recht, S., Fleischmann, F., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schrey, S., Buscot, F. (2016):
Endogenous rhythmic growth, a trait suitable for the study of interplays between multitrophic interactions and tree development
Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 19 , 40 - 48   Journal

Maboreke, H.R., Feldhahn, L., Bönn, M., Tarkka, M.T., Buscot, F., Herrmann, S., Menzel, R., Ruess, L. (2016):
Transcriptome analysis in oak uncovers a strong impact of endogenous rhythmic growth on the interaction with plant-parasitic nematodes
BMC Genomics 17 , art. 627  Journal

Herrmann, S., Recht, S., Boenn, M., Feldhahn, L., Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Tarkka, M.T., Grams, T.E.E., Buscot, F. (2015):
Endogenous rhythmic growth in oak trees is regulated by internal clocks rather than resource availability
J. Exp. Bot. 66 (22), 7113 - 7127  Journal

Kohler, A., Kuo, A., Nagy, L.G., Morin, E., Barry, K.W., Buscot, F., Canbäck, B., Choi, C., Cichocki, N., Clum, A., Colpaert, J., Copeland, A., Costa, M.D., Doré, J., Floudas, D., Gay, D., Girlanda, M., Henrissat, B., Herrmann, S., Hess, J., Högberg, N., Johansson, T., Khouja, H.-R., La Butti, K., Lahrmann, U., Levasseur, A., Lindquist, E.A., Lipzen, A., Marmeisse, R., Martino, E., Murat, C., Chew, Y., Ngan, C.Y., Nehls, U., Plett, J.M., Pringle, A., Ohm, R.A., Perotto, S.P., Riley, R., Rineau, F., Ruytinx, J., Salamov, A., Shah, F., Sun, H., Tarkka, M., Tritt, A., Veneault-Fourrey, C., Zuccaro, A., Tunlid, A., Grigoriev, I.V., Hibbett, D.S., Martin, F. (2015):
Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists
Nature Genet. 47 , 410 - 415  Journal

Kurth, F., Feldhahn, L., Bönn, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Tarkka, M.T. (2015):
Large scale transcriptome analysis reveals interplay between development of forest trees and a beneficial mycorrhiza helper bacterium
BMC Genomics 16 , art. 658  Journal

Lesur, I., Le Provost, G., Bento, P., Da Silva, C., Leplé, J.-C., Murat, F., Ueno, S., Bartholomé, J., Lalanne, C., Ehrenmann, F., Noirot, C., Burban, C., Léger, V., Amselem, J., Belser, C., Quesneville, H., Stierschneider, M., Fluch, S., Feldhahn, L., Tarkka, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Klopp, C., Kremer, A., Salse, J., Aury, J.-M., Plomion, C. (2015):
The oak gene expression atlas: insights into Fagaceae genome evolution and the discovery of genes regulated during bud dormancy release
BMC Genomics 16 , art. 112  Journal

Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Recht, S., Herrmann, S., Matyssek, R., Oßwald, W., Buscot, F., Grams, T.E.E. (2014):
Sweets for the foe – effects of nonstructural carbohydrates on the susceptibility of Quercus robur against Phytophthora quercina
New Phytol. 203 (4), 1282 - 1290  Journal

Tarkka, M.T., Herrmann, S., Wubet, T., Feldhahn, L., Recht, S., Kurth, F., Mailänder, S., Bönn, M., Neef, M., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Graf, M., Maboreke, H., Fleischmann, F., Grams, T.E.E., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Brandl, R., Scheu, S., Schrey, S.D., Grosse, I., Buscot, F. (2013):
OakContigDF159.1, a reference library for studying differential gene expression in Quercus robur during controlled biotic interactions: use for quantitative transcriptomic profiling of oak roots in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis
New Phytol. 199 (2), 529 - 540  Journal

Frettinger P., Derory J., Herrmann S., Plomion C., Lapeyrie F., Oelmüller R., Martin F., Buscot F. (2007):
Transcriptional changes in two types of pre-mycorrhizal roots and in ectomycorrhizas of oak microcuttings inoculated with Piloderma croceum
Planta 225, 331-340 Transcriptional changes in pre-mycorrhizal roots (543.5 KB)

Herrmann S., Oelmüller R., Buscot F. (2004):
Manipulation of the onset of ectomycorrhiza formation by indole-3-acetic acid, activated charcoal or relative humidity in the association between oak microcuttings and Piloderma croceum: influence on plant development and photosynthesis
Journal of Plant Physiology 161, 509-517 EM formation with IAA, activated charcoal and relative humidity (153.4 KB)

Herrmann S., J.-C. Munch & F. Buscot (1998):
A gnotobiotic culture sytem with oak microcuttings to study specific effects of mycobionts on plant morphology before, and in the early stage of, ectomycorrhiza formation by Paxillus involutus and Piloderma croceum
New Phytologist 138, 203-212  Journal

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Artikel in ISI-gelisteten Zeitschriften (15)

  • Maboreke, H.R., Graf, M., Grams, T.E.E., Herrmann, S., Scheu, S., Ruess, L., (2017):
    Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere of a temperate forest tree affect plant carbon flow into the belowground food web
    Soil Biol. Biochem. 115 , 526 - 536
    Volltext (URL)
  • Maboreke, H.R., Feldhahn, L., Bönn, M., Tarkka, M.T., Buscot, F., Herrmann, S., Menzel, R., Ruess, L., (2016):
    Transcriptome analysis in oak uncovers a strong impact of endogenous rhythmic growth on the interaction with plant-parasitic nematodes
    BMC Genomics 17 , art. 627
    Volltext (URL)
  • Herrmann, S., Grams, T.E.E., Tarkka, M.T., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Bönn, M., Feldhahn, L., Graf, M., Kurth, F., Maboreke, H., Mailander, S., Recht, S., Fleischmann, F., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schrey, S., Buscot, F., (2016):
    Endogenous rhythmic growth, a trait suitable for the study of interplays between multitrophic interactions and tree development
    Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 19 , 40 - 48
    Volltext (URL)
  • Lesur, I., Le Provost, G., Bento, P., Da Silva, C., Leplé, J.-C., Murat, F., Ueno, S., Bartholomé, J., Lalanne, C., Ehrenmann, F., Noirot, C., Burban, C., Léger, V., Amselem, J., Belser, C., Quesneville, H., Stierschneider, M., Fluch, S., Feldhahn, L., Tarkka, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Klopp, C., Kremer, A., Salse, J., Aury, J.-M., Plomion, C., (2015):
    The oak gene expression atlas: insights into Fagaceae genome evolution and the discovery of genes regulated during bud dormancy release
    BMC Genomics 16 , art. 112
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kurth, F., Feldhahn, L., Bönn, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Tarkka, M.T., (2015):
    Large scale transcriptome analysis reveals interplay between development of forest trees and a beneficial mycorrhiza helper bacterium
    BMC Genomics 16 , art. 658
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kohler, A., Kuo, A., Nagy, L.G., Morin, E., Barry, K.W., Buscot, F., Canbäck, B., Choi, C., Cichocki, N., Clum, A., Colpaert, J., Copeland, A., Costa, M.D., Doré, J., Floudas, D., Gay, D., Girlanda, M., Henrissat, B., Herrmann, S., Hess, J., Högberg, N., Johansson, T., Khouja, H.-R., La Butti, K., Lahrmann, U., Levasseur, A., Lindquist, E.A., Lipzen, A., Marmeisse, R., Martino, E., Murat, C., Chew, Y., Ngan, C.Y., Nehls, U., Plett, J.M., Pringle, A., Ohm, R.A., Perotto, S.P., Riley, R., Rineau, F., Ruytinx, J., Salamov, A., Shah, F., Sun, H., Tarkka, M., Tritt, A., Veneault-Fourrey, C., Zuccaro, A., Tunlid, A., Grigoriev, I.V., Hibbett, D.S., Martin, F., (2015):
    Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists
    Nature Genet. 47 , 410 - 415
    Volltext (URL)
  • Herrmann, S., Recht, S., Boenn, M., Feldhahn, L., Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Tarkka, M.T., Grams, T.E.E., Buscot, F., (2015):
    Endogenous rhythmic growth in oak trees is regulated by internal clocks rather than resource availability
    J. Exp. Bot. 66 (22), 7113 - 7127
    Volltext (URL)
  • Caravaca, F., Maboreke, H., Kurth, F., Herrmann, S., Tarkka, M.T., Ruess, L., (2015):
    Synergists and antagonists in the rhizosphere modulate microbial communities and growth of Quercus robur L.
    Soil Biol. Biochem. 82 , 65 - 73
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kurth, F., Mailänder, S., Bönn, M., Feldhahn, L., Herrmann, S., Große, I., Buscot, F., Schrey, S.D., Tarkka, M.T., (2014):
    Streptomyces-induced resistance against oak powdery mildew involves host plant responses in defense, photosynthesis, and secondary metabolism pathways
    Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 27 (9), 891 - 900
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  • Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Recht, S., Herrmann, S., Matyssek, R., Oßwald, W., Buscot, F., Grams, T.E.E., (2014):
    Sweets for the foe – effects of nonstructural carbohydrates on the susceptibility of Quercus robur against Phytophthora quercina
    New Phytol. 203 (4), 1282 - 1290
    Volltext (URL)
  • Tarkka, M.T., Herrmann, S., Wubet, T., Feldhahn, L., Recht, S., Kurth, F., Mailänder, S., Bönn, M., Neef, M., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Graf, M., Maboreke, H., Fleischmann, F., Grams, T.E.E., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Brandl, R., Scheu, S., Schrey, S.D., Grosse, I., Buscot, F., (2013):
    OakContigDF159.1, a reference library for studying differential gene expression in Quercus robur during controlled biotic interactions: use for quantitative transcriptomic profiling of oak roots in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis
    New Phytol. 199 (2), 529 - 540
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kurth, F., Zeitler, K., Feldhahn, L., Neu, T.R., Weber, T., Krištůfek, V., Wubet, T., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Tarkka, M.T., (2013):
    Detection and quantification of a mycorrhization helper bacterium and a mycorrhizal fungus in plant-soil microcosms at different levels of complexity
    BMC Microbiol. 13 , art. 205
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  • Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., (2007):
    Cross talks at the morphogenetic, physiological and gene regulation levels between the mycobiont Piloderma croceum and oak microcuttings (Quercus robur) during formation of ectomycorrhizas
    Phytochemistry 68 (1), 52 - 67
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  • Frettinger, P., Derory, J., Herrmann, S., Plomion, C., Lapeyrie, F., Oelmüller, R., Martin, F., Buscot, F., (2007):
    Transcriptional changes in two types of pre-mycorrhizal roots and in ectomycorrhizas of oak microcuttings inoculated with Piloderma croceum
    Planta 225 (2), 331 - 340
    Volltext (URL)
  • Frettinger, P., Herrmann, S., Lapeyrie, F., Oelmüller, R., Buscot, F., (2006):
    Differential expression of two class III chitinases in two types of roots of Quercus robur during pre-mycorrhizal interactions with Piloderma croceum
    Mycorrhiza 16 (4), 219 - 223
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  • Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., (2008):
    Why and how using micropropagated trees rather than germinations for controlled synthesis of ectomycorrhizal associations?
    In: Varma, A., (ed.)
    Mycorrhiza. State of the art, genetics and molecular biology, eco-function, biotechnology, eco-physiology, structure and systematics
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 439 - 466
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Herrmann, S., Oelmüller, R., Buscot, F. (2004):
Manipulation of the, onset of ectomycorrhiza formation by indole-3-acetic acid, activated charcoal or relative humidity in the association between oak microcuttings and Piloderma croceum: influence on plant development and photosynthesis
J. Plant Physiol. 161 (5), 509 - 517 EM formation with IAA, activated charcoal and relative humidity (153.4 KB)


Krüger, A., Peškan-Berghöfer, T., Frettinger, P., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Oelmüller, R. (2004):
Identification of premycorrhiza-related plant genes in the association between Quercus robur and Piloderma croceum
New Phytol. 163 (1), 149 - 157 Premycorrhiza-related plant genes Quercus-Piloderma (335.4 KB)


Buscot F., Herrmann S. (2004):
At the frontier between basidiomycotes and plants: reciprocal interactions between mycorrhiza formation and root development in an in vitro system with oaks and hymenomycetes
In: R. Agerer, M. Piepenbring & P. Blanz (eds.) Frontiers in Basidiomycote Mycology. IHW-Verlag. Eching, pp. 361-376 root ramification patterns and ectomycorrhization (864.6 KB)


Herrmann S., J.-C. Munch & F. Buscot (1998):
A gnotobiotic culture sytem with oak microcuttings to study specific effects of mycobionts on plant morphology before, and in the early stage of, ectomycorrhiza formation by Paxillus involutus and Piloderma croceum
New Phytologist 138, 203-212.


Caloin M., B. Clement & S. Herrmann (1991):
Regrowth kinetics of Dactylis glomerata following root excision
Annals of Botany 68, 435-440 Root regrowth kinetiks in Dactylis glomerata (449 KB)