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General and Soil Microbiology

Professor for General and Soil Microbiology

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Schnell

Diplom (Biology), University of Konstanz, 1988
Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology), University of Tübingen, 1991
Postdoc (Microbial Ecology), University of Maine, 1991-1994
Habilitation (Microbiology), Philipps University Marburg, 1998
Research associate at the Department of Biogeochemistry at the MPI Marburg, 1995-1999
Research associate at the MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, January - October 2000
Professor for General and Soil Microbiology at the University of Giessen since October 2000



Newest Publications:

Quiroga S., Rosado-Porto D., Ratering S., Rekowski A., Schulz F., Krutych M., Zörb C. and Schnell S. (2024) Long-term detection of Hartmannibacter diazotrophicus on winter wheat and spring barley roots under field conditions revealed positive correlations on yield parameters with the bacterium abundance. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 100: fiae023

Cardinale M. and Schnell S. (2024) Is the plant microbiome transmitted from pollen to seeds? Front. Microbiol. Sec. Microbe and Virus Interactions with Plants 15: 1343795

Sacharow J., Ratering S., Quiroga-Quisaguano S., Geißler-Plaum R., Schneider B., Österreicher Cunha-Dupont A. and Schnell S. (2024) Cercozoan diversity of spring barley grown in the field is strongly plant compartment specific. Front. Microbiomes Sec. Environmental Microbiomes 3:1352566

Abdullaeva Y., Ratering S., Rosado-Porto D., Ambika Manirajan B., Glatt A., Schnell S. and Cardinale M. (2024) Domestication caused taxonomical and functional shifts in the wheat rhizosphere microbiota, and weakened the natural bacterial biocontrol against fungal pathogens. Microbiological Research 281: 127601

Sacharow J., Salehi-Mobarakeh E., Ratering S., Imani J., Österreicher Cunha-Dupont A. and Schnell S. (2023) Control of Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei on barley leaves by treatment with fungi-consuming protist isolates. Curr Microbiol. 80(12):384

Link to Publications 2024

Research Topics:

Anaerobic Microorganisms
Plant Microbe Interactions
Protozoa Microbe Interactions
Protozoa Ecology
Metal Microbe Interactions
Fungal Bacteria Interactions
Microbial Diversity (soil, wine..)