Dr. Maria Leticia Bonatelli


Dr. Maria Leticia Bonatelli

Department Mikrobielle Biotechnologie
Arbeitsgruppe Mikrobiologie Anaerober Systeme
für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Tel +49 341 6025-1377

Maria Leticia Bonatelli

Lebenslauf / Akademische Ausbildung

seit 2021

Wissenschaftlerin in der Arbeitsgruppe Mikrobiologie anaerober Systeme am Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Department Mikrobielle Biotechnologie

2018 - 2021

Postodc in mikrobieller Genetik am Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Brasilien


Postdoc für Wissenschaftsjournalismus am Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Brasilien

2017 - 2018

Spezialist für Wissenschaftsjournalismus, University of Campinas, Brasilien

2012 - 2016

PhD,Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Brasilien

2011 - 2012

MSc, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Brasilien

2005 - 2009

Diplom in Biologie, University of Campinas, Brasilien

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen


HOFFSTADT, K.; NIKOLAUSZ, M.; KRAFFT, S.; BONATELLI, M.L.; KUMAR, V.; HARMS, H.; KUPERJANS, I. (2024). Optimization of the Ex Situ Biomethanation of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide in a Novel Meandering Plug Flow Reactor: Start-Up Phase and Flexible Operation. Bioengineering, v.11, p.165.


BONATELLI, M. L., ROHWERDER, T., POPP, D., LIU, Y., AKAY, C., SCHULTZ, C., LIAO, K-P., DING, C., REEMTSMA, T., ADRIAN, L. & KLEINSTEUBER, S. (2023). Recently evolved combination of unique sulfatase and amidase genes enables bacterial degradation of the wastewater micropollutant acesulfame worldwide. Frontiers in Microbiology, v. 14, p.1223838.
CARVALHO, I. D., APAZA-CASTILLO, G. A., PAZ, I. C. P., GUIMARÃES, A. M., QUECINE, M. C., & BONATELLI, M. L. (2023). Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth Promoter and Biocontrol Agent Bacillus velezensis Strain BIB0110. Microbiology Resource Announcements, e00231-23.


LORENZI, A. S., BONATELLI, M. L., CHIA, M. A., PERESSIM, L., QUECINE, M. C. (2022). Opposite Sides of Pantoea agglomerans and Its Associated Commercial Outlook. Microorganisms, v. 10, p. 2072.

LORENZI, A. S., BONATELLI, M. L., VARANI, A. M., QUECINE, M. C., BITTENCOURT-OLIVEIRA, M. C. (2022). Draft genome sequence of the cyanobacterium Sphaerospermopsis aphanizomenoides BCCUSP55 from the Brazilian semiarid region reveals potential for anti-cancer applications. Archives of Microbiology, v. 204, p. 4.

FERRAREZI, J. A.; DE ALMEIDA CARVALHO-ESTRADA, P.; BATISTA, B. D.; ANICETO, R. M.; TSCHOEKE, B. A. P.; DE MAIA ANDRADE, P. A.; LOPES, B. M.; BONATELLI, M. L.; ODISI, E. J.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. (2022). Effects of inoculation with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria from the Brazilian Amazon on the bacterial community associated with maize in field. Applied Soil Ecology, v. 170, p. 104297.


YASSUE, R. M.; CARVALHO, H. F.; GEVARTOSKY, R.; SABADIN, F. SOUZA, P. H.; BONATELLI, M. L.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C.; FRITSCHE-NETO, R. On the genetic architecture in a public tropical maize panel of the symbiosis between corn and plant growth-promoting bacteria aiming to improve plant resilience. Molecular Breeding, v. 41, p. 1-16, 2021.

DE ALMEIDA, J.R., BONATELLI, M.L., BATISTA, B.D., TEIXEIRA-SILVA, N.S., MONDIN, M., DOS SANTOS, R.C., BENTO, J.M.S., DE ALMEIDA HAYASHIBARA, C.A., AZEVEDO, J.L. AND QUECINE, M.C. Bacillus thuringiensis RZ2MS9, a tropical plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium, colonizes maize endophytically and alters the plant's production of volatile organic compounds during co-inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense Ab-V5. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 2021.

BATISTA, B. D.; DOURADO, M. N.; FIGUEREDO, E. F.; HORTENCIO, R. O.; MARQUES, J. P. R.; PIOTTO, F. A.; BONATELLI, M. L.; SETTLES, M. L.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. The auxin-producing Bacillus thuringiensis RZ2MS9 promotes the growth and modifies the root architecture of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Micro-Tom). Archives of Microbiology, v. 203, p. 3869–3882, 2021.

OLIVEIRA, L. M. A.; CORDEIRO-SPINETTI, E.; NEVES, F. P. G.; SUJII, P. S.; RIBEIRO, R. L.; LYRA, S. S.; PINTO, T. C. A.; BONATELLI, M. L. Going Online in pandemic time: A DivulgaMicro Workshop experience. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, v. 22, p 1-9, 2021.

BONATELLI, M. L.; LACERDA-JÚNIOR, G. V.; REIS-JÚNIOR, F. B.; FERNANDES-JÚNIOR, P. I.; MELO, I. S.; QUECINE, M. C. Beneficial Plant-Associated Microorganisms From Semiarid Regions and Seasonally Dry Environments: A Review. Frontiers in Microbiology, v. 11, p. 3331, 2021.


BONATELLI, M.L.; LI, J.; DUMARESQ, A.; QUECINE, M.C.; SETTLES, M.L. 2020. Complete genome sequence of Bacillus sp. strain RZ2MS9, a multi-trait plant growth promoter. Microbiology Resource Announcements v. 9, p. e00623-20, 2020.

SOARES, L. B., BONAN, C. I. D. G., BIAZI, L. E., DIONÍSIO, S. R., BONATELLI, M. L., ANDRADE, A. L. D., RENZANO, E. C.; COSTA, A. C.; IENCZAK, J. L. Investigation of hemicellulosic hydrolysate inhibitor resistance and fermentation strategies to overcome inhibition in non-saccharomyces species. Biomass and Bioenergy, v. 137, p. 105549, 2020.

BONATELLI, M. L.; OLIVEIRA, L. M. A.; PINTO, T. C. A. Superbugs among us: who they are and what you can do to help us win the fight. Frontiers for Young Minds, v.8, p. 5. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.00005, 2020.


SISTI, L. S.; FLORES-BORGES, D. N. A.; ANDRADE, S. A. L.; KOEHLER, S.; BONATELLI, M. L.; MAYER, J. L. S. The Role of Non-Mycorrhizal Fungi in Germination of the Mycoheterotrophic Orchid Pogoniopsis schenckii Cogn. Frontiers in Plant Science v. 10, p. 1589, 2019.

BONATELLI, M. L.; TSUI, S.; BATISTA, B. D.; DOURADO, M. N.; KITAJIMA, E. W.; ANDREOTE, F. D.; PYLRO, V. S.; PEREIRA, J. O.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. Bacterial communities associated with anthracnose symptomatic and asymptomatic leaves of guarana, an endogenous tropical crop, and their pathogen antagonistic effects. Archives of microbiology, v. 201, p. 1061-1073, 2019.

OLIVEIRA, L. M. A.; BONATELLI, M. L.; PINTO, T. C. A. DivulgaMicro: a Brazilian initiative to empower early-career scientists with science communication skills. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, v. 20, p. 1-3, 2019.

BONATELLI, M. L.; IENCZAK, J. L.; LABATE, C. A. Sugarcane Must Fed-batch Fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Impact of Sterilized and Non-sterilized Sugarcane Must. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, v. 112, p. 1177-1187, 2019.

2018 und früher:

BATISTA, B. D.; LACAVA, P. T.; FERRARI, A.; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, N. S.; BONATELLI, M. L.; TSUI, S.; MONDIN, M.; KITAJIMA, E. W.; PEREIRA, J. O.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. Screening of Tropically Derived, Multi-Trait Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria and Evaluation of Corn and Soybean Colonization Ability. Microbiological Research, v. 206, p. 33-42, 2018.

BONATELLI, M.L.; QUECINE, M.C.; SILVA, M.S.; LABATE, C.A. Characterization of the contaminant bacterial communities in sugarcane first-generation (1G) industrial ethanol production. FEMS Microbiology Letters, v. 364, Issue 17, fnx159, 2017.

BONATELLI, M. L.; TSUI, S.; MARCON, J.; BATISTA, B. D.; KITAJIMA, E. W.; PEREIRA, J. O.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. Antagonistic activity of fungi from anthracnose lesions on Paullinia cupana against Colletotrichum sp. Journal of Plant Pathology, v. 98, n. 2, p. 197-205, 2016.

SILVA, M. A. C.; CAVALETT, A.; SPINNER, A. de A.; ROSA, D. C.; JASPER, R. B.; QUECINE, M. C.; BONATELLI, M. L.; PIZZIRANI-KLEINER, A. A.; CORÇÃO, G.; LIMA, A. O. S. Phylogenetic identification of marine bacteria isolated from deep-sea sediments of the eastern south atlantic ocean. SpringerPlus, v. 2, n. 1, p. 1, 2013.