Dr Ingrid Brettar

    Ingrid Brettar

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    Publications

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    2013

    Henne, K., L. Kahlisch, M. G. Höfle and I. Brettar (2013)  Seasonal dynamics of bacterial community structure and composition in cold and hot drinking water derived from surface water reservoirs. Water Research, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2013.06.034


    2012

    Brettar, I., R. Christen, and M.G. Höfle. (2012). Analysis of bacterial core communities in the central Baltic by comparative RNA-DNA-based fingerprinting provides links to structure-function relationships. ISME J. 6: 195-212 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21697960

    Vezzulli, L,  Brettar I, Pezzati E, , Reid PC, Colwell R.R., Höfle MG, and Pruzzo, C (2012) Long-term effects of ocean warming on the prokaryotic community: evidence from the vibrios. ISME J. 6:21-30 doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.89

    Kahlisch, L. K. Henne, L. Gröbe, I. Brettar and M.G. Höfle (2012) Assessing the species composition of viable bacteria in drinking water using Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) and community fingerprinting. Microbial Ecol. 63:383-397 doi: 10.1007/s00248-011-9918-4

    Caro-Quintero, A. J. Auchtung , J. Deng,  I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle,  J. M. Tiedje and K. T Konstantinidis (2012). Genome sequencing of five Shewanella baltica strains recovered from the oxic-anoxic interface of the Baltic Sea. J. Bacteriol. 194:1236

    Henne, K., Kahlisch, L., Brettar, I., and Höfle, M. G. (2012). Analysis of structure and composition of bacterial core communities in mature drinking water biofilms and bulk water of a citywide network in Germany. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78: 3530-3538 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22389373


    2011

    Caro-Quintero, A. J. Deng,  J. Auchtung, I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle and K. T Konstantinidis (2011). Unprecedented levels of horizontal gene transfer among spatially co-occurring Shewanella bacteria from the Baltic Sea. ISME J 5:131-140 10.1038/ismej.2010.93

    Brettar, I., R. Christen, and M.G. Höfle. (2011). "Genus III. Aquiflexum Brettar, Christen and Höfle 2004b, 2339VP " in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edition, Volume 4, The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetae, Tenericutes (Molicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrumicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes. Edited by N. R. Krieg et al., p. 433-434. 

    Brettar, I., R. Christen, and M.G. Höfle. (2011). "Genus IV. Belliella Brettar, Christen and Höfle 2004a, 69VP " in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edition, Volume 4, The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetae, Tenericutes (Molicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrumicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes. Edited by N. R. Krieg et al., p. 434-437.

     

    2010

    L. Kahlisch, L., I. Brettar and M.G. Höfle (2010) MLVA-Genotypisierung von L. pneumophila direkt im Trinkwasser. Laborwelt 6: 10-12

    L. Kahlisch, K. Henne, J. Draheim, I. Brettar and M. G. Höfle (2010). High-resolution in situ genotyping of Legionella pneumophila populations  in drinking water by Multiple-Locus Variable-Number of  Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) using environmental DNA. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:6186-6195

    L. Kahlisch, K. Henne, L. Groebe, J. Draheim, M. G. Höfle and I. Brettar* (2010). Molecular analysis of the bacterial drinking water community with respect to live/dead status. Water Science and Techology 61.1, 9-14.

     

    2009

    L. Kahlisch, K. Henne, L. Groebe, J. Draheim, M. G. Höfle &  I. Brettar (2009). Who is alive and who is dead? – A question of general relevance for aquatic bacteria and of special relevance for drinking water. German Society for Limnology/ Conference procedure of the Annual Conference of the German Society for Limnology  in Konstanz 2008. 

     

    2008

    K. Henne, L. Kahlisch, J. Draheim, I. Brettar*, and M.G. Höfle (2008). Polyvalent Fingerprint Based Molecular Surveillance Methods for Drinking Water Supply Systems. IWA Journal Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 8 (5): 527-532

    M.G. Höfle, D.L. Kirchman, R. Christen, I. Brettar (2008). Molecular diversity of bacterioplankton - link to a predictive biogeochemistry of pelagic ecosystems? Aquatic Microbial Ecol. 53: 39-58

    I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle. (2008) Molecular assessment of bacterial pathogens - a contribution to drinking water safety. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 19: 274-280.

     

    2007

    I. Brettar, R. Christen, J. Bötel, H. Lünsdorf, M. G. Höfle (2007). Anderseniella baltica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium of the Alphaproteobacteria isolated from sediment in the central Baltic Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 57: 2399 - 2405

    M.G.Höfle, I. Brettar (2007). Ein molekularbiologischer Blick in unser Trinkwasser - Mikrobielle Diagnostik für Umweltproben, Bioforum 3:2-4 (invited article).

    I. Brettar, C. Guzman, M.G. Höfle. (2007). Human pathogenic micro-organisms in  the marine environment - an ecological perspective. CIESM Reports No. 31:  Marine Sciences and public health - some major issues. Geneva, September 2006, p. 59-68. (http://www.ciesm.org/online/monographs/Geneva.html)

     

    2006

    I. Brettar, R. Christen, M.G. Höfle (2006). Rheinheimera perlucida sp. nov., a marine bacterium of the  Gammaproteobacteria isolated from surface water of  the central Baltic Sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56: 2177-2183

    S. Eichler, Christen, R., Höltje, C. Westphal, P., Bötel, J., Brettar, I. and M. G. Höfle (2006). Composition and dynamics of bacterial communities of a drinking water supply system as assessed by RNA/DNA- based 16S rRNA gene fingerprinting. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 1858-1872. 

    I. Brettar, M. Labrenz, S. Flavier, J. Bötel, H. Kuosa, R. Christen, and M. G. Höfle (2006). Identification of a Thiomicrospira denitrificans-like epsilonproteobacterium as a catalyst for autotrophic denitrification in the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 1364-1372.

     

    2005

    M.G. Höfle, S. Flavier, R. Christen, J. Bötel, M. Labrenz, and I. Brettar (2005) Retrieval of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences from environmental DNA following 16S rRNA  based community fingerprinting. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 670-675.

    M.G. Höfle, S. Flavier, R. Christen, J. Bötel, M. Labrenz, and I. Brettar (2005) Retrieval of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences from environmental DNA following 16S rRNA  based community fingerprinting. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 670-675.

     

    2004

    I. Brettar, R. Christen,  M.G. Höfle (2004) Aquiflexum balticum, gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium of the Cytophaga Flavobacterium Bacteroides group isolated from surface water of  the Central Baltic Sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54: 2335-2341.

    M. Labrenz, I. Brettar, R. Christen, S. Flavier, J. Bötel,  M. G. Höfle (2004) Development and application of a real-time PCR approach for quantification of uncultured bacteria in the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:4971-4979.

    I. Brettar, R. Christen,  M.G. Höfle (2004) Belliella baltica, gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium of the Cytophaga Flavobacterium Bacteroides group isolated from surface water of  the Central Baltic Sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54:65-70.

     

    2003

    M.G. Weinbauer, I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle (2003). Viral infection and lysogeny of bacterioplankton in surface, deep and anoxic marine waters. Limnology & Oceanogr. 48:1457-1465

    I. Brettar, R. Christen,  M.G. Höfle (2003) Idiomarina baltica, sp. nov., a marine bacterium with high temperature optimum isolated from surface water of  the Central Baltic Sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 407-413.

     

    2002

    I. Brettar, R. Christen, M.G. Höfle (2002) Shewanella denitrificans, sp. nov., a vigorously denitrifying bacterium isolated from the oxic-anoxic interface of the Gotland Deep in the central Baltic Sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52: 2211-2217.

    I. Brettar, R. Christen, M.G. Höfle (2002). Rheinheimera baltica gen. nov., sp. nov., a blue coloured bacterium isolated from the central Baltic sea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52: 1851-1857.

    J. Kern, I. Brettar (2002). Nitrogen turnover in a subsurface constructed wetland receiving dairy farm wastewater. In: J. Pries (ed.) Treatment wetlands for water quality improvement. Quebec 2000 Conference Proceedings. CH2M-Hill Canada Ltd., Waterloo,Ontario, CAN. 

    I. Brettar, J.M. Sanchez-Perez, M. Trémolières (2002). Nitrate elimination by denitrification in hardwood forest soils of the Upper Rhine floodplain – correlation with redox potential. Hydrobiologia 469: 11-21.

    I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle (2002). Close correlation between the nitrate elimination rate by denitrification and the organic matter content in hardwood forest soils of the upper Rhine floodplain (France). Wetlands 22: 214-224

     

    2001

    I. Brettar,  E.R.B. Moore, M.G. Höfle (2001). Phylogeny and abundance of novel denitrifying bacteria isolated from the water column of the central Baltic sea. Microb. Ecol. 42: 295-305 

     

    2000

    M.G. Höfle, I. Brettar, B. Engelen, A. Berry, E. Wellington, D. De la Broise, C. Sjöholm (2000). Marine bacterial genes and isolates as sources for novel biotechnological products, p. 153-158. In EurOCEAN 2000 – Vol.1 Marine processes, ecosystems and interactions. Office for publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, ISBN 92-828-9713-3

    Höfle, M. G., Ziemke, F., I. Brettar (2000). Niche differentiation of Shewanella putrefaciens populations from the Baltic as revealed  by molecular and metabolic fingerprinting. In: Bell, C.R. Brylinsky M., and P. Johnson-Green (eds), Microbial Biosystems: New Frontiers, Proceedings of ISME8, Halifax, Canada, p. 135-143

    I. Brettar, J.M. Sanchez-Perez, M. Trémolières (2000). Auen und Polder am Oberrhein: Redoxpotentialmessungen bei Flutungen zur Unterstüzung der Optimierung von Stickstoffelimination und Auenwaldrenaturierung. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie, Tagungsberichte, Tutzing, p. 332-336.

     

    1999

    I. Brettar, J.M. Sanchez-Perez and M. Trémolières (1999). Auen und Polder als Stickstoffsenken: Redoxdynamik in Auenwaldböden des Oberrheins. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie, Tagungsberichte, Tutzing, p. 439-443.

     

    1998

    M. Pusch, D. Fiebig, I. Brettar, H. Eisenmann, B. Ellis, L. Kaplan, M.W. Naegeli, W. Traunspurger (1998). The role of microorganisms in the ecological connectivity of running waters.Freshwater Biology 40: 453-495.

    I. Brettar, J.M. Sanchez-Perez, M. Trémolières, H. Rennenberg (1998). Stickstoffretention in Auenböden naturnaher Hartholzauen am Oberrhein. PWAB-Berichte (Karlsruhe), Ecomed.

     

    1997

    I. Brettar, J.M. Sanchez-Perez, J. Kern, M. Trémolières, H. Rennenberg (1997). Stickstoffretention in Auenwäldern des Oberrheins. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie-Tagungsberichte, Frankfurt, S. 647-651. 

    F. Ziemke, I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle (1997). Stability and diversity of the genetic structure of a Shewanella putrefaciens population in the water column of the central Baltic. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 13: 63-74. 

     

    1996

    H. Rennenberg, D. Bartels, I. Brettar (1996). Stickstoffdynamik in Auenwäldern des Oberrheins. Berichte Umweltforschung Baden-Württemberg, S. 211-214.

    M.G.Höfle, I. Brettar (1996). Genotyping of heterotrophic bacteria from the central Baltic sea by use of low-molecular-weight RNA profiles. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 1383-1390. 

     

    1995

    M.G. Höfle, I. Brettar (1995). Taxonomic diversity and metabolic activity of microbial communities in the water column of the central Baltic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 40: 868-874.

     

    1994

    M.G. Höfle, I. Brettar, R. Christen, J. Prosser (1994). Elucidation of biological structure and biochemical function of marine microbial communities using molecular approaches. Proc. 1st Workshop of the Mediterranean Targeted Project, Barcelona, p.119-121.

    I. Brettar (1994). Künstliche Feuchtgebiete zur Abwasserreinigung aus der landwirtschaftlichen Produktverarbeitung - Aspekte zur Optimierung. Bornimer Agratechn. Berichte 6: 147-158.

    I. Brettar, Ramos‑Gonzalez M.I., Ramos J.L., M.G. Höfle (1994). Fate of Pseudomonas putida after release into lake water mesocosms: survival  behaviour in response to environmental conditions. Microbial Ecology 27:  99-122.

     

    1993

    I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle (1993).  Nitrous oxide producing heterotrophic bacteria in the water column of the Baltic sea: abundance and molecular identification. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 94: 253-265.

     

    1992

    M.I. Ramos‑Gonzalez, F. Ruiz‑Cavello, I. Brettar, F. Garrido, J.L. Ramos (1992). Tracking genetically‑engineered bacteria: Monoclonal antibodies against surface determinants of Pseudomonas putida strain 2440. J. Bacteriol. 174: 2978‑2985.

    I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle (1992).  Survival of Escherichia coli after large scale release into lake water mesocosms: influence of ecosystematic factors. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58: 2201‑2210.

    I. Brettar, G. Rheinheimer (1992).  Influence of carbon availability on denitrification in the central Baltic. Limnol. Oceanogr. 37: 1146-1163.

     

    1991

    I. Brettar, G. Rheinheimer (1991).  Denitrification in the central Baltic: evidence for H2S‑oxidation as motor of denitrification at the oxic‑anoxic interface. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 77: 157‑169.

    I. Brettar (1991).  Denitrification in the water column of the central Baltic: regulatory factors and microbiological aspects. Dissertation Univ. Kiel. Berichte Institut für Meereskunde 208: 145 pp.

     

    1989

    I. Brettar, P. Kähler (1989).  Denitrifikation in der Ostsee. Berichte Institut für Meereskunde 188: 77 ‑ 88.