Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Research publications

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Research publications 2016

“We are trying to develop CO2 as a source of carbon”

November 25, 2016

Tobias Erb discusses a synthetic metabolic pathway that fixes carbon dioxide and synthetic biology [more]


Using synthetic photosynthesis to combat climate change

November 21, 2016

A synthetic biological metabolic pathway fixes CO2 more efficiently than plants [more]

Research publications 2015

A ‘frozen reaction’ as key to eco-friendly chemical catalysis

April 21, 2015

Novel tools to study enzyme catalysis [more]

Research publications 2013

New insight into biochemical methane production

March 20, 2013

Cryo-electron microscopy images reveal the structure of a hydrogenase used by archaebacteria to split hydrogen to produce methane [more]

Research publications 2012

Two species fused to give rise to plant pest

July 03, 2012

A fungal species native to Iran which attacks grasses is the result of natural hybridisation that occurred just a few hundred years ago [more]

Research publications 2011

Smut fungus has found a new way to switch off plant immune defence

October 05, 2011

Fungal pathogen manipulates the plant's metabolism to promote the infection of maize plants [more]

Research publications 2010

Evolutionary arms race between smut fungi and maize plants

December 09, 2010

Max Planck scientists decode maize parasite genome [more]

Research publications 2006

Wielding the subtle weapons of a fungus

November 14, 2006

An international group of researchers has identified genes which enable the maize smut pathogen to live as a parasite [more]


Sequencing the genome of a new kind of methane producer

August 03, 2006

Survival strategy of microorganisms responsible for the world-wide emission of methane from rice paddies uncovered [more]

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