Prof. Frans J. de Bruijn

Prof. Frans J. de Bruijn

INRA/CNRS Laboratory of the Interaction Plant-Microorganisms, France



1983  Ph.D., Harvard University, USA

1976  B.A., Friends World College, USA

Publications (selected)

  1. de Bruijn FJ (Editor) (2011) Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, pp. 1-784.
  2. de Bruijn FJ (Editor) (2011) Handbook Of Molecular Microbial Ecology II: Metagenomics in Different Habitats, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, pp. 1-508.
  3. Rossbach S, Mai D, Carter E, Sauviac L, Capela D, Bruand C and de Bruijn FJ (2008) Response of Sinorhizobium meliloti to elevated concentrations of Cadmium and Zinc. Appl. Environ Microbiol, 74, 4218-4221.
  4. Vriezen, JA., de Bruijn, FJ and Nussslein K (2007) Responses of rhizobia to dessication in relation to osmotic stress, oxygen and temperature. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72, 3451-3459.
  5. Rossbach S, de Bruijn FJ, (2007) Transposon mutagenesis. In Methods for General and Molecular Microbiology., Ed. C.A Reddy, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, PP. 684-708.
  6. de Bruijn FJ, Rossbach S, Bruand C, Parrish J (2006) A highly conserved Sinorhizobium meliloti operon is induced microaerobically via the FixLJ system and by nitric oxide (NO) via NnrR. (2006) Environmental Microbiology 8, 1371-1381.
  7. Vriezen JAC, Wopereis J, de Bruijn FJ, Nusslein K (2006) Dessication responses of Sinorhizobium meliloti USDA 1021 in relation to growth phase, temperature, chloride and sulfate availability. (2006) Lett Appl Microbiol 42, 172-178.
  8. de Bruijn, F.J. Genetics and genomics of micro-oxic stress induced gene expression in the symbiotic nitrogen fixing model rhizosphere bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti. (2006) In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Plant-Microbe Interactions: Endophytes and Biocontrol Agents (S. Sorvari and O. Toldi, Eds.) pp. 34-45.
  9. Rademaker, J. L. W., Louws, F. J., Schultz, M. H., Rossbach, U.,Vauterin, L., Swings, J., and de Bruijn, F. J. 2005. A comprehensive species to strain taxonomic framework for Xanthomonas. Phytopathology 95: 1098-1111.
  10. Becker A, Berges H, Krol E, Bruand C, Rueberg S, Capela D, Lauber E, Meilhoc E, Ampe F, de Bruijn F, Fourment J, Franchez-Charlot A, Kahn D, Kuster H, Liebe C, Puhler A, Weidner S, Batut J (2004) Global changes in gene expression in Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 under microoxic and symbiotic conditions. Mol Plant Micr Interact, 17: 292-303.
  11. GA Kowalchuck, de Bruijn FJ, Head IM, Akkermans ADL, Van Elsas JD (2004) Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual, 2nd Edition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1-1774.
  12. Rademaker JWL, FJ Louws, de Bruijn FJ (2004) Characterization of the diversity of ecologically important microbes by rep-PCR genomic fingerprinting. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual 2nd Edition (GA Kowalchuk, de Bruijn FJ, IM Head, ADL Akkermans, JD van Elsas eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 611-643.
  13. Rademaker JLW, Louws FJ, Rossbach U, Vinuesa P, de Bruijn FJ (2004) Computer assisted pattern analysis of molecular fingerprints and database construction. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual 2nd Edition (GA Kowalchuk, FJ de Bruijn, IM Head, ADL Akkermans, JD van Elsas, eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1397-1496.
  14. Berges H, Lauber E, Liebe C, Batut J, Kahn D, de Bruijn F, Ampe F (2003) Development of Sinorhizobium meliloti macro-arrays for transcriptome analysis. Appl Environm Microbiol 69: 1214-1219.
  15. Xu, Kong R, de Bruijn FJ, He SY, Murray MA, Newman T, and Wolk CP (2002) DNA sequence and genetic characterization of plasmid pFQ11 from Frankia alni strain CpI1. FEMS Microbiol. Letters, 207: 103-107.
  16. Sullivan JT, Trzebiatowski JR, Cruickshank RW, Gouzy J, Brown SD, Eliot RM, Fleetwood DJ, McCallum NG, Rossbach U, Stuart GS, Weaver JE, Webby RJ, de Bruijn, FJ and Ronson CW (2002) Comparative sequence analysis of the symbiosis island of Mesorhizobium loti strain R7A. J. Bacteriol. 184: 3086-3095.
  17. Krusell L, Madsen LH, Sato S, Aubert G, Genua A, Szczyglowski K, Duc G, Kaneko T, Tabata S, de Bruijn FJ, Pajuelo E, Sandal N, Stougaard J (2002) Shoot control of root development and nodulation is mediated by a receptor-like kinase. Nature 420: 422-426.
  18. Trzebiatowski JR, Ragatz DM, de Bruijn FJ (2001) Isolation and regulation of Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 loci induced by oxygen limitation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol 67, 3728-3721.
  19. Milcamps A, Struffi P, de Bruijn FJ (2001) The Sinorhizobium meliloti nutrient- deprivation induced tyrosine degradation gene hmgA is controlled by a novel member of the arsA family of regulatory genes. Appl Environm Microbiol 67: 2641-2648.
  20. Kapranov P, Routt SM, Bankaitis VA, de Bruijn FJ, and Szczyglowski K (2001) Nodule-specific regulation of phosphatidylinositol protein expression in Lotus japonicus. Plant Cell 13: ­1369-1382.
  21. Yanni YG et al. (2001) The beneficial plant growth-promoting association of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii with rice roots. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 28: 845-870.
  22. Rademaker JLW, Hoste B, Louws FJ, Kersters K, Swings J, Vauterin L, Vauterin P, and de Bruijn FJ (2000) Comparison of AFLP and rep-PCR genomic fingerprinting with DNA--DNA homology studies: Xanthomonas as a model system. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 50: 665-67.
  23. Riccillo PM, Collavino MM, Grasso DH, England R, de Bruijn FJ, and Aguilar OM (2000) A guaB mutant strain of Rhizobium tropici CIAT899 pleiotropically defective in thermal tolerance and symbiosis. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact. 13: 1228-1236.
  24. Ricillo PM, Muglia CI, de Bruijn FJ, Roe AJ, Booth IR, and Aguilar OM (2000) Glutathione is involved in environmental stress responses in Rhizobium tropici, including acid tolerance. J Bacteriol 182: 1748-1753.