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Technische Universität München
Weihenstephaner Berg 3
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Curriculum vitae
Siegfried Scherer
1955 Geboren in Oberndorf am Neckar
1974 Studium der Biologie, Chemie und Physik an der Universität Konstanz.
1977 Staatsexamen in Chemie und Physik
1980 Diplom und Staatsexamen in Biologie
1983 Promotion zum Dr.rer.nat. in Biologie, Universität Konstanz
1983-1988 Arbeitsgruppenleiter am Lehrstuhl für Physiologie und Biochemie der Pflanzen an der Universität Konstanz
1984 BYK-Forschungspreis
1986 Forschungsaufenthalt am Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
1988-1989 Forschungsstipendiat des DAAD am Department of Biochemistry, VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, USA
1989-1991 Habilitationstipendiat der DFG an der Universität Konstanz
1990 Ruf an die TU München
1991 Habilitation an der Fakultät für Biologie, Universität Konstanz in den Fächern Pflanzenphysiologie und Mikrobielle Ökologie
1991 Extraordinariat an der Technischen Universität München, Ernennung zum Direktor des Instituts für Mikrobiologie am FML Weihenstephan
1997-2002 Ernennung zum Geschäftsführer des FML Weihenstephan
2002 Auslandsruf auf ein Ordinariat an der Veterinärmedizinischen Universität Wien
2003 Ruf auf den Lehrstuhl für Mikrobielle Ökologie, Department für Grundlagen der Biowissenschaften, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, TU München
2003 Ernennung zum Geschäftsführenden Direktor des Zentralinstituts für Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelforschung (ZIEL) der TU München
2005 Gute Lehre Preis der Studienfakultät für Biowissenschaften
2005 Verleihung des Otto von Guericke Forschungspreises (Schnelle Identifizierung von Mikroorganismen durch FTIR Spektroskopie)

Siegfried Scherer
List1 of peer-reviewed original papers and reviews (R)


1. Former fields of research

  • Photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen fixation of cyanobacteria
  • Biochemistry of respiratory electron transport of cyanobacteria
  • Proton translocation across the cytoplasmic membrane
  • Molecular biology of bacteriophage



  • 2. Current fields of research

  • Microbial ecology
  • Food microbiology
  • Taxonomy and evolution


  • 1Papers in congress proceedings, on popular science, on technology transfer and poster abstracts, are not listed
    2Papers are listed according to publication date within fields of research

    1 Former research


    Photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen fixation of cyanobacteria

    1 Scherer S, Kerfin W, Böger P (1980) Regulatory effect of hydrogen on nitrogenase activity of the blue-green alga (cyanobacterium) Nostoc muscorum. Journal of Bacteriology 141,1037-1040.

    2 Scherer S, Kerfin W, Böger P (1980) Increase of nitrogenase activity in the blue-green alga (Cyanobacterium) Nostoc muscorum. Journal of Bacteriology 144,1017-1023.

    3 Scherer S, Stürzl E, Böger P (1981) Arrhenius plots indicate localization of photosynthetic and respiratory electron transport in different membrane regions of Anabaena. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 36c,1036-1040.

    4 Scherer S, Böger P (1982) Respiration of blue-green algae in the light. Archives of Microbiology 132,329-332.

    5 Scherer S, Stürzl E, Böger P (1982) Interaction of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport in Anabaena variabilis Kütz. Archives of Microbiology 132,333-337.

    6 Stürzl E, Scherer S, Böger P (1982) Reconstitution of electron transport by cytochrom c-553 in a cell-free system of Nostoc muscorum. Photosynthesis Research 3,191-201.

    7 Scherer S, Stürzl E, Böger P (1984) Photoinhibition of respiratory carbondioxide release in the green alga Scenedesmus. Physiologia Plantarum 60,557-560.

    8 Alpes I, Stürzl E, Scherer S, Böger P (1984) Interaction of photosynthetic and respiratory electron transport in blue-green algae: Effect of a cytochrome c-553 specific antibody. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 39c,623-626.

    9 Stürzl E, Scherer S, Böger P (1984) Interaction of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport, and evidence for membrane-bound pyridine-nucleotide dehydrogenases of Anabaena variabilis. Physiologia Plantarum 60,479-483.

    10 Sandmann G, Scherer S, Böger P (1984) General aspects of location and interaction of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport in blue-green algae. In: W Wiessner, D Robinson, RC Starr (eds) Compartments in Algal cells and their interaction. Springer, Berlin, pp. 207-217. (R)


    Biochemistry of respiratory electron transport of cyanobacteria

    11 Alpes I, Schrautemeier B, Scherer S, Böger P (1985) Different enzymes involved in NADH- and NADPH dependent respiration in the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. FEMS Microbiology Letters 26,147-151.

    12 Scherer S, Sadowski H, Böger P (1987) Bioenergetic studies of the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 42c,1280-1284.

    13 Häfele U, Scherer S, Böger P (1988) Cytochrome aa-3 from heterocysts of the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis: Isolation and spectral characterization. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 934,186-190.

    14 Scherer S, Almon H, Böger P (1988) Interaction of photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen fixation in cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis Research 15,95-114. (R)

    15 Scherer S, Alpes I, Sadowski H, Böger P (1988) Ferredoxin-NADP oxidoreductase is the respiratory NADPH dehydrogenase of the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. Archive of Biochemistry and Biophysics 267,228-235

    16 Scherer S, Häfele U, Krüger GHJ, Böger P (1988) Respiration, cyanide-insensitive Oxyden Update and Oxidation phosphorylation in cyanobacteria. Physiologia Plantarum 72,379-384.

    17 Alpes I, Scherer S, Böger P (1989) The respiratory NADH dehydrogenase of the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis: Purification and characterization. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 973,41-46.

    18 Häfele U, Scherer S, Böger P (1989) Cytochrome c oxidase of the cyanobacterium Phormidium foveolarum. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 44c,378-383.

    19 Scherer S (1990) Do photosynthetic and respiratory electron transport chains share redox proteins? Trends in Biochemical Sciences 15, 458-462. (R)

    20 Serrano A, Gimenéz P, Scherer S, Böger P (1990) Cellular localization of cytochrome c553 in the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. Archives of Microbiology 154,614-618.


    Proton translocation across the cytoplasmic membrane

    21 Scherer S, Böger P (1984) Vanadate sensitive proton efflux by filamentous cyanobacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters 22,215-218.

    22 Scherer S, Stürzl E, Böger P (1984) Oxygen-dependent proton efflux in Cyanobacteria Journal of Bacteriology 158,609-634.

    23 Hinrichs I, Scherer S, Böger P (1985) Two different mechanisms of light-induced proton efflux in the blue-green alga Anabaena variabilis. Physiologié Végetale 23,717-724.

    24 Scherer S, Böger P (1985) Fructose stimulated ferricyanide reduction by intact blue-green algae. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 40c,138-141.

    25 Scherer S, Hinrichs I, Böger P (1986) Effect of monochromatic light on proton efflux of the blue-green alga Anabaena variabilis. Plant Physiology 81,939-941.

    26 Scherer S, Riege H, Böger P (1988) Light-induced proton release by the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis: Dependence on carbon dioxide and sodium. Plant Physiology 86,769-772.

    27 Scherer S, Riege H, Böger P (1988) Light-induced proton efflux of cyanobacteria In: J Gallon, RJ Rogers (eds) Biochemistry of Algae and cyanobacteria. Oxford University Press, pp. 121-130. (R)

    28 Kaplan A, Scherer S, Lerner M (1989) Nature of the light-induced proton efflux and sodium uptake in cyanobacteria. Plant Physiology 89,1220-1225.


    Molecular Biology of Bacteriophage

    29 Loessner MJ, Scherer S (1992) Elimination of sample diffusion and lateral band spreading in isoelectric focusing employing ready-made immobilized pH gradient gels. Electrophoresis 13,461-463.

    30 Loessner MJ, Neugirg E, Zink R, Scherer S (1993) Isolation, classification, and molecular characterization of bacteriophages for Enterobacter species. Journal of General Microbiology 139,2627-2633.

    31 Loessner MJ, Krause IB, Henle T, Scherer S (1994) Structural proteins and DNA characteristics of 14 Listeria typing bacteriophage. Journal of General Virology 75,701-710.

    32 Loessner MJ, Wendlinger G, Scherer S (1995) Heterogeneous endolysins in Listeria monocytogenes bacteriophages: A new class of enzymes and evidence for conserved holin genes within the siphoviral lysis cassettes. Molecular Microbiology 16, 1231-1241.

    33 Wendlinger G, Loessner M, Scherer S (1995) Bacteriophage receptors on Listeria monocytogenes cells are the N-acetyl-glucosamine- and rhamnose substitutents of teichoic acids or the peptidoglycan. Microbiology 142,985-992.

    34 Zink R, Loessner M, Scherer S (1995) Characterization of cryptic prophages (monocins) in Listeria and sequence analysis of a holin/endolysin gene. Microbiology 141:2577-2584.

    35 Loessner MJ, Schneider A, Scherer S (1995) A new procedure for efficient recovery of DNA, RNA, and proteins from Listeria cells by rapid lysis with a recombinant bacteriophage endolysin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61,1150-1152.

    36 Loessner M, Scherer S (1995) Organization and transcriptional analysis of the Listeria phage A511 late gene region comprising the major capsid and tail sheath protein genes cps and tsh. Journal of Bacteriology 177, 6601-6609.

    37 Loessner M, Rees C, Stewart GSB, Scherer S (1996) Construction of luciferase reporter bacteriophage A511::luxAB for rapid and sensitive detection of viable Listeria cells. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62, 1133-1140.

    38 Loessner MJ, Schneider A, Scherer S (1996) Modified Listeria bacteriophage lysin genes ply allow efficient overexpression and one-step purification of biochemically active fusion proteins. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62,3057-3060.

    39 Loessner M, Maier S, Daubek-Puza H, Wendlinger G, Scherer S (1997) Three Bacillus cereus bacteriophage endolysins are unrelated but reveal high homology to cell-wall hydrolases from different bacilli. Journal of Bacteriology 179, 2845-2851.

    40 Loessner M, Gäng S, Wendlinger G, Maier S, Scherer S
    (1998) The two component lysis system of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophage Twort: A large TTG start holin and an amidase endolysin. FEMS Microbiology Letters 162, 265-274.

    41 Loessner M, Gäng S, Scherer S (1999) Evidence for a holin-like protein gene fully embedded out-of-frame in the endolysin gene of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophage 187. Journal of Bacteriology 181,4452-4460

    42 Vukov N, Scherer S, Hibbert E, Loessner M (2000) Functional analysis of heterologous holin proteins in a lDS genetic background. FEMS Microbiology Letters 184,179-186.

    43 Gaeng S, Scherer S, Neve H, Loessner MJ (2000) Gene cloning and expression and secretion of Listeria monocytogenes bacteriophage-lytic enzymes in Lactococcus lactis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66:2951-2958

    44 Loessner MJ, Kramer K, Ebel F, Scherer S (2002)C-terminal domains of Listeria monocytogenes bacteriophage murein hydrolases determine specific recognition and high-affinity binding to bacterial cell wall carbohydrates. Molecular Microbiology 44:335-350

    45 Zimmer M, Scherer S, Loessner M (2002) Genomic analysis of Clostridium perfringens bacteriophage phi3626, which integrates into guaA and possibly affects sporulation. Journal of Bactreriology 184:4359-4368.

    46 Zimmer M, Vukov N, Scherer S, Loessner MJ
    (2002) The murein hydrolase of the bacteriophage 3626 dual lysis system is active against all tested Clostridium perfringens strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68: 5311-5317

    47 Vukov N, Moll I, Bläsi U, Scherer S, Loessner M (2003) Functional regulation of the Listeria monocytogenes bacteriophage a118 holin by an intragenic inhibitor lacking the first transmembrane domain. Molecular Microbiology 48,173-186

    2. Current fields of research


    Microbial ecology

    1 Scherer S, Ernst A, Chen TW, Böger P (1984) Rewetting of drought-resistant blue-green algae: Time course of water update and reappearance of respiration, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. Oecologia 62,418-423.

    2 cherer S, Chen TW, Böger P (1986) Recovery of nucleotide pools in terrestrial blue-green algae after prolonged drought periods. Oecologia 68,585-588.

    3 Scherer S, Chen TW, Böger P (1988) A new UV-A/B protecting pigment in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Plant Physiology 88, 1055-1057.

    4 Scherer S, Potts M (1989) A novel water stress protein from desiccation tolerant cells: Purification and partial characterization. Journal of Biological Chemistry 264, 12546-12553.

    5 Scherer S, Zhong ZP (1991) Desiccation independence of terrestrial Nostoc commune ecotypes (Cyanobacteria). Microbial Ecology 22,271-293.

    6 Chen TW, Scherer S, Böger P (1992) Nitrogen fixation of Azorhizobium in artificially induced root para-nodules in wheat. Science in China 35B,1463-1470.

    7 Scherer S (1994) Anpassungen von Cyanobakterien in Wüsten. In: Extremophile Mikroorganismen in ausgefallenen Lebensräumen, K. Hausmann, BP Kremer (eds), Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, pp. 179-193.

    8 Hill DR, Hladun SL, Scherer S, Potts M (1994) Water stress proteins (Wsp) of Nostoc commune (cyanobacteria) are secreted with UV-A/B-absorbing pigments and have an associated 1,4-beta-D-xylanxylanaohydrolase (EC 3.2.1.8) activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry 269,7726-7734.

    9 Böhm G, Pfleiderer W, Böger P, Scherer S (1995) Structure of a novel oligosaccharide-mycosporine-amino acid ultraviolet A/B sunscreen pigment from the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Journal of Biological Chemistry 270, 8536-8539.

    10 Mayr B, Kaplan T, Lechner S, Scherer S (1996) Identification and purification of a family of dimeric cold shock protein homologs from the psychrotrophic Bacillus cereus WSBC 10201. Journal of Bacteriology 178:2916-2925.

    11 Ehling-Schulz M, Bilger W, Scherer S
    (1997) UVB induced synthesis of photoprotective pigments and extracellular polysaccharides in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Journal of Bacteriology 179,1940-1945.

    12 Francis KP, Mayr R, von Stetten F, Stewart GSAB, Scherer S (1998) Discrimination of psychrotolerant and mesophilic strains of the Bacillus cereus group by PCR targeting of major cold shock protein genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64,3525-3529.

    13 von Stetten, F, Francis KP, Lechner S, Neuhaus K, Scherer S (1998) Rapid discrimination of psychrotolerant and mesophilic strains of the Bacillus cereus group by PCR targeting of 16S rDNA. Journal of Microbiological Methods 34:99-106.

    14 Ehling-Schulz M, Scherer S (1999) UV protection in cyanobacteria. European Journal of Phycology 34,329-338. (R)

    15 Prüß BM, Francis KP, von Stetten F, Scherer S (1999) Correlation of 16S ribosomal DNA signature sequences with temperature-dependent growth rates of mesophilic and psychrotolerant strains of the Bacillus cereus group. Journal of Bacteriology 181: 2624-2630.

    16 Neuhaus K, Francis KP, Rapposch S, Görg A, Scherer S (1999) Pathogenic Yersinia species carry a novel, cold-inducible major cold shock protein tandem gene duplication producing both bicistronic and monocistronic mRNA. Journal of Bacteriology 181:6449-6455.

    17 von Stetten F, Mayr R, Scherer S (1999) Climatic influence on mesophilic Bacillus cereus and psychrotolerant Bacillus weihenstephanensis populations in tropical, temperate and alpine soil. Environmental Microbiology 1:503-515

    18 Neuhaus K, Rapposch S, Francis KP, Scherer S (2000) Restart of exponential growth of Yersinia enterocolitica after cold shock corresponds with down regulation of cspA mRNA. Journal of Bacteriology 182:3285-3288

    19 Ehling-Schulz M, Schulz S, Wait R, Görg A, Scherer S (2002) The UV-B stimulon of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune comprises early shock proteins and late acclimation proteins. Molecular Microbiology 46:827-843

    20 Neuhaus K, Anastasov N, Kaberdin W, Francis K, Scherer S (2003) Specific cleavage of the cold shock protein cspA1/A2 tandem mRNA in the psychrotolerant pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica. Molecular Microbiology 50,1629-1645

    21 Neuhaus K, Scherer S (2005) Life at low temperature. In M. Dworkin et al., eds., The Prokaryotes: An Evolving Electronic Resource for the Microbiological Community, 3rd edition, release 4.0, Springer-Verlag, New York. (R)


    Food microbiology

    1 Zink R, Loessner MJ, Scherer S (1994) Supplementary Listeria typing with defective Listeria phage particles (monocins). Letters of Applied Microbiology 19,99-101.

    2 Valdes-Stauber N, Scherer S (1994) Isolation and characterization of Linocin M18, a bacteriocin produced by Brevibacterium linens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60,3809-3814.

    3 Eppert I, Lechner E, Mayr R, Scherer S (1995) Listerien und coliforme Keime in "echten" und "fehldeklarierten" Rohmilchweichkäsen. Archiv für Lebensmittelhygiene 46,85-88.

    4 Stewart GSBA, Loessner MJ, Scherer S (1996) The bacterial lux gene bioluminescent biosensor revisited. ASM News 62:297-301. (R)

    5 Valdes-Stauber N, Scherer S (1996) Nucleotide sequence and taxonomical distribution of the bacteriocin gene linM18 from Brevibacterium linens M18. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62,1283-1286.

    6 Valdés-Stauber N, Scherer S, Seiler H (1997) Identification of yeasts and coryneform bacteria from the surface microflora of brick cheeses. International Journal of Food Microbiology 34,115-129.

    7 Loessner MJ, Maier S, Schiwek P, Scherer S (1997) Long-chain polyphosphates inhibit growth of Clostridium tyrobutyricum in processed cheese spreads. Journal of Food Protection 60:493-498.

    8 Kosse D, Seiler H, Amann R, Ludwig W, Scherer S (1997) Identification of yoghurt-spoiling yeasts with 18S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 20:468-480.

    9 Eppert I, Valdés-Stauber N, Götz H, Busse M, Scherer S (1997) Growth reduction of Listeria spp. caused by undefined industrial red smear cultures and bacteriocin producing Brevibacterium linens evaluated in situ on soft cheese. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 63:4812-4817.

    10 Loessner MJ, Rudolf M, Scherer S (1997) Evaluation of luciferase reporter bacteriophage A511::luxAB for detection of Listeria in contaminated foods. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 63:2961-2965.

    11 Stewart GSBA, Hill PJ, Loessner MJ, Scherer S (1997) Bacterial bioluminescence - A forward perspective. In: A practical guide to industrial uses of ATP-luminescence in rapid microbiology (PE Stanley, ed, Cara Technology Ltd, Surrey, England. (R)

    12 Kümmerle M, Scherer S, Seiler H (1998) Rapid and reliable identification of food-borne yeasts by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64:2207-2214.

    13 Mayr R, Eppert I, Scherer S (1999) Incidence and identification of psychrotrophic (7°C) Bacillus spp. in German HTST pasteurized mik. Milk Science International 54:26-30.

    14 Carnio M, Eppert I, Scherer S (1999) Analysis of the bacterial surface ripening flora of German and French smeared cheeses with respect to their anti-listerial potential. International Journal of Food Microbiology 47:89-97.

    15 Maier S, Scherer S, Loessner M (1999) Long-chain polyphosphate causes cell lysis and inhibits Bacillus cereus septum formation, which is dependent on divalent cations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:3942-3949

    16 Mayr R, von Stetten F, Francis KP, Scherer S (1999) Significance of psychrotolerant spore formers in food spoilage and methodologies for their detection and identification. Mitteilung der Lebensmittelhygiene 90:42-61. (R)

    17 Prüß BM, Dietrich R, Nibler B, Märtlbauer E, Scherer S (1999) The hemolytic enterotoxin HBL is broadly distributed over species of the Bacillus cereus group. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:5436-5442

    18 Oberreuter H, Mertens F, Seiler H, Scherer S (2000) Quantification of microorganisms in binary mixed populations by Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Letters in Applied Microbiology 30,85-89

    19 Rudolf M, Scherer S (2000) Incidence of Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes in acid curd cheese. Archives of Food Hygiene 51:118-120

    20 Carnio M, Höltzel A, Rudolf M, Henle T, Jung G, Scherer S (2000) The macrocyclic peptide antibiotic micrococcin P1 is secreted by the food-borne Staphylococcus equorum WS2733 and inhibits Listeria monocytogenes on soft cheese. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66:2378-2384

    21 Rudolf M, Scherer S (2001) High incidence of Listeria monocytogenes in European red smear cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology 63:91-98

    22 Carnio MC, Stachelhaus T, Francis KP, Scherer S (2001) Pyridinyl Polythiazole Class Peptide Antibiotic Micrococcin P1, Secreted by Food-Borne Staphylococcus equorum WS 2733, is Biosynthesized Nonribosomally. European Journal of Biochemistry 268:6390-6400

    23 Oberreuter H, Seiler H, Scherer S (2002) Identification of coryneform bacteria and related taxa by Fourier-transformed infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52: 91-100

    24 Stenfors L, Mayr R, Scherer S, Granum PE (2002) Pathogenic potential of fifty Bacillus weihenstephanensis strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters 215:47-51

    25 Wenning M, Seiler H, Scherer S (2002) Fourier-transform infrared microspectroscopy, a novel and rapid tool for identification of yeast. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:4717-4721

    26 Maoz A, Mayr R, Bresolin G, Neuhaus K, Francis KP, Scherer S (2002) Sensitive in situ monitoring of a recombinant bioluminescent Yersinia enterocolitica reporter mutant in real time on Camembert cheese Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:5737-5740.

    27 Loessner M, Günther S, Steffan S, Scherer S (2003) A pediocin producing Lactobacillus plantarum inhibits Listeria monocytogenes in a complex cheese curface microbial ripening consortium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:1854-1857

    28 Oberreuter H, Brodbeck A, von Stetten S, Goerges S, Scherer S (2003) Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a promising tool for monitoring the population dynamics of microorganisms in food stuff. European Food Research and Technology 216:434-439

    29 Maoz A, Mayr R, Scherer S
    (2003) Temporal stability and biodiversity of two complex, anti-listerial cheese ripening microbial consortia Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69:4012-4018.


    Evolution and taxonomy

    1 Scherer S, Hilsberg T (1982) Hybridisierung und Verwandtschaftsgrade innerhalb der Anatidae: Eine evolutionstheoretische und systematische Betrachtung. Journal für Ornithologie 123,357-380.

    2 Scherer S (1983) Basic functional states in the evolution of cyclic photosynthetic electron transport. Journal of Theoretical Biology 104,289-299.

    3 Scherer S, Sontag C (1983) Phylogenetic and endosymbiotic implications of the amino acid sequences of 32 plant type ferredoxins. In: Schenk HEA, Schwemmler W (eds): Endocytobiology II, DeGruyter, Berlin, New York, pp. 863-870.

    4 Scherer S
    (1984) Transmembrane electron transport and the theory of neutral evolution. Origins of Life 14,725-731.

    5 Scherer S (1985) Could life have arisen in the primitive atmosphere? Journal of Molecular Evolution 22,91-94.

    6 Scherer S, Binder H, Sontag C (1985) Occurence and amino acid sequences of cytochrome c and plastocyanin of algae and plants: Endocytobiotic implications. Endocytobiology and Cell Research 2,1-14.

    7 Scherer S, Binder H (1986) Comparison of biological classifications based on amino acid sequences and traditional taxonomy. In: Degens PO, Hermes HJ and Opitz O (eds) Die Klassifikation und ihr Umfeld. Frankfurt, pp324-332.

    8 Scherer S, Sontag C (1986) Zur molekularen Taxonomie nund Evolution der Anatidae. Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung 24,1-19.

    9 Scherer S (1989) The relative rate test of molecular evolution: A note of caution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 6,436-441.

    10 Scherer S (1990) The protein molecular clock: Time for a re-evaluation. Evolutionary Biology 24, 83-106. (R)

    11 Scherer S, Herrmann G, Hirschberg J, Böger P (1991) Evidence for multiple xenogenous origins of plastids: Comparison of psbA genes with a xanthophyte sequence. Current Genetics 19,503-507.

    12 Scherer S, Lechner S, Böger P (1993) psbD sequences of Bumilleriopsis filiformis (Heterokontophyta, Xanthophyceae) and Porphyridium purpureum (Rhodophyta, Bangiophycidae): evidence for polyphyletic origin of plastids. Current Genetics 24:437-442.

    13 Loessner MJ, Estela LA, Zink R, Scherer S (1994) Classification of 20 newly isolated Listeria bacteriophages by electron microscopy and protein analysis. Intervirology 37,31-35.

    14 Loewe L, Scherer S (1997) Mitochondrial eve: The plot thickens. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 12:422-423. (R)

    15 Lechner S, Mayr R, Francis KP, Prüß B, Kaplan T, Wießner-Gunkel E, Stewart GSAB, Scherer S (1998) Bacillus weihenstephanensis sp.nov. is a new psychrotolerant species of the Bacillus cereus group. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 48, 1373-1382.

    16 Scherer S, Loewe L. (2001) Probleme bei der Erklärung molekularer Maschinen durch Evolution. In: Weingartner P (ed) Evolution als Schöpfung? Ein Streitgespräch zwischen Philosophen, Theologen und Naturwissenschaftler. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, pp.161-186.

    17 Helene Oberreuter, Joachim Charzinski, Siegfried Scherer (2002) Intraspecific diversity of Brevibacterium linens, Corynebacterium glutamicum and Rhodococcus erythropolis based on partial 16S rDNA sequence analysis and Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Microbiology 148:1523-1532.

    18 Loewe L, Textor V, Scherer S (2003) High deleterious genomic mutation rate in stationary phase of Escherichia coli. Science 302,1558-1560.

    19 Ehling-Schulz M, Svensson B, Guinebretiere MH, Lindback T, Andersson M, Schulz A, Fricker M, Christiansson A, Granum PE, Martlbauer E Nyguyen-The C, Salkinoja-Salonen M and S. Scherer S (2005) Emetic toxin formation of Bacillus cereus is restricted to a single evolutionary lineage of closely related strains Microbiology 151:183-197

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    A sensitive and robust method for direct determination of lipolytic activity in natural milk environment (März 2016, online first)

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    Spoilage of vacuum-packed beef by the yeast Kazachstania psychrophila (Jan 2016)

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    VisExpress: Visual exploration of differential gene Expression data (Dez. 2015)

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    Evidence for the recent origin of a bacterial protein-coding, overlapping orphan gene by evolutionary overprinting (Dez. 2015).

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    Pathogen-nematode interactioni: Nitrogen supply of Listeria monocytogenes during growth in Caenorhabditis elegans (Dez 2015)

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    Massive horizontal gene transfer, strictly vertical inheritance and ancient duplications differentially shape the evolution of Bacillus cereus enterotoxin operons hbl, cytK and nhe (Nov. 2015)

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    The Mutation Glu151Asp in the B-Component of the Bacillus cereus Non-Hemolytic Enterotoxin (Nhe) Leads to a Diverging Reactivity in Antibody-Based Detection Systems (Nov. 2015)

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    Ces locus embedded proteins control the non-ribosomal synthesis of the cereulide toxin in emetic Bacillus cereus on multiple Levels (Oktober 2015)

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    Biodiversity of refrigerated raw milk microbiota and their enzymatic spoilage potential (Sept.2015)

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    Isolation and characterisation of a heat-resistant peptidase from Pseudomonas panacis withstanding general UHT processes (Sept. 2015)

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    Depsipeptide intermediates interrogate proposed biosynthesis of Cereulide, the Emetic Toxin of Bacillus cereus (Mai 2015)

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    From genome to toxicity: a combinatory approach Highlights the complexity of enterotoxin production in Bacillus cereus (Juni 2015)

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    Chemodiversity of cereulide, the emetic Toxin of Bacillus cereus (2015)

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    Comparison of strand-specific transcriptomes of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 EDL933 (EHEC) under eleven different environmental conditions including radish sprouts and cattle feces (Juni 2014)

    AiF 16908 N Schlussbericht
    Mikrobiologische Sicherheit von Rohwurstprodukten - Wirkung von Nitrit und Pflanzenextrakten auf enterohämorrhagische Escherichia coli und Salmonella spp.

    AiF 16588 N Schlussbericht
    Hitzestabile mikrobielle Enzyme in Rohstoffen zur Milchverarbeitung – Qualitätssicherung, Entwicklung eines Testsystems und technologische Optionen

    AiF 16845 N Kurzbericht
    Entwicklung einer routinetauglichen Quantifizierungsmethode von Cereulid aus B. cereus und Studien zur Bildung und Stabilität des Toxins in Lebensmitteln

    Forschungsbericht
    Emetische Toxinproduktion von Bacillus cereus in ausgewählten Lebensmitteln: Mechanismen und Präventionsmöglichkeiten