Friedrich, I., and Hertel, R. (2022). Habe ich eine neue Spezies entdeckt? Biol. unserer Zeit 52, 123–126. (

Kohm, K., Floccari, V.A., Lutz, V.T., Nordmann, B., Mittelstädt, C., Poehlein, A., Dragoš, A., Commichau, F.M., and Hertel, R. (2022). The Bacillus phage SPβ and its relatives: a temperate phage model system reveals new strains, species, prophage integration loci, conserved proteins and lysogeny management components. Environ. Microbiol. 24, 2098–2118. (


Schmitt, M., Jarosch, K.A., Hertel, R., Spielvogel, S., Dippold, M.A., and Loeppmann, S. (2022)Manufacturing triple-isotopically labeled microbial necromass to track C, N and P cycles in terrestrial ecosystems. Appl Soil Ecol 171: 104322. (
Hertel, R. (2021) SPβ, ein Bacillus-Phage mit vielen Geheimnissen. BioSpektrum p2015 (
Hertel R, Schöne K, Mittelstädt C, Meißner J, Zschoche N, Collignon M, Kohler C, Friedrich I, Schneider D, Hoppert M, Kuhn R, Schwedt I, Scholz P, Poehlein A, Martienssen M, Ischebeck T, Daniel R, Commichau F.M. (2021) Characterization of glyphosate-resistant Burkholderia anthina and Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from a commercial Roundup® solution. Environ Microbiol Rep accepted: (DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.13022)
Friedrich I, Bodenberger B, Neubauer H, Hertel R, Daniel R (2021) Down in the pond: Isolation and characterization of a new Serratia marcescens strain (LVF3) from the surface water near frog’s lettuce (Groenlandia densa). PLoS One 16, e0259673 (
Kohm K, Basu S, Nawaz MM, and Hertel R (2021) Chances and limitations when uncovering essential and non‐essential genes of Bacillus subtilis phages with CRISPR‐Cas9. Environ Microbiol Rep accepted: 1758-2229.13005. (DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.13005)
Kohm K and Hertel R (2021) The life cycle of SPβ and related phages. Arch Virol 166: 2119–2130.
(DOI: 10.1007/s00705-021-05116-9)
Friedrich I, Klassen A, Neubauer H, Schneider D, Hertel R and Daniel R. (2021) Living in a Puddle of Mud: Isolation and Characterization of Two Novel Caulobacteraceae Strains Brevundimonas pondensis sp. nov. and Brevundimonas goettingensis sp. nov.. Appl. Microbiol. 2021, 1, 38–59. (DOI:10.3390/applmicrobiol1010005)
Hertel R, Gibhardt J, Martienssen M, Kuhn R, Commichau FM. (2021) Molecular mechanisms underlying glyphosate resistance in bacteria. Environ Microbiol 2021 Apr 19. (DOI:10.1111/1462-2920.15534)
Lilge L, Hertel R, Morabbi Heravi K, Henkel M, Commichau FM, Hausmann R. (2021) Draft Genome Sequence of the Type Strain Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis DSM10. Microbiol Resour Announc 10: e00158-21 (DOI: 10.1128/MRA.00158-21 )
Friedrich I, Hollensteiner J, Scherf J, Weyergraf J, Klassen A, Poehlein A, Hertel R, Daniel R (2021) Complete genome sequence of Stenotrophomonas indicatrix DAIF1. Microbiol Resour Announc 10(6):e01484-20 (DOI:10.1128/MRA.01484-20).
Hollensteiner J, Friedrich I, Hollstein L, Lamping J-P,Wolf K, Liesegang H, Poehlein A, Hertel R, Daniel R (2021) Complete genome sequence of Kinneretia sp. strain DAIF2, isolated from a freshwater pond. Microbiol Resour Announc 10(8):e00003-21 (DOI:10.1128/MRA.00003-21).


Aloo BN, Mbega ER, Makumba BA, Friedrich I, Hertel R, Daniel R (2020) Whole-genome sequences of three plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria isolated from Solanum tuberosum L. rhizosphere in Tanzania. Microbiol Resour Announc 9(20):e00371-20
Aloo BN, Mbega ER, Makumba BA, HertelR, Daniel R (2020) Molecular identification and in vitro plant growth-promoting activities of culturable potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) rhizobacteria in Tanzania. Potato Res (DOI:10.1007/s11540-020-09465-x).
Baena Lozada LP, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2020) Phage vB_BmeM-Goe8 infecting Bacillus megaterium DSM319. Arch Virol 165:515–517 (DOI:10.1007/s00705-019-04513-5).
Egelkamp R, Friedrich I, Hertel R, Daniel R (2020) From sequence to function: a new workflow for nitrilase identification. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 1-14 (DOI:10.1007/s00253-020-10544-9).
Friedrich I, Hollensteiner J, Schneider D, Poehlein A, Hertel R, Daniel R (2020) First complete genome sequences of Janthinobacterium lividum EIF1 and EIF2 and their comparative genome analysis. Genome Biol Evol 12(10):1782-1788 (DOI:10.1093/gbe/evaa148).
Furrer AD, Bömeke M, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2020) Phage vB_BveM-Goe7 represents a new genus in the subfamily Bastillevirinae. Arch Virol 165(4):959-962 (DOI:10.1007/s00705-020-04546-1).
Otte K, Kühne NM, Furrer AD, Baena Lozada LP, Lutz VT, Schilling T, Hertel R (2020) A CRISPR‐Cas9 tool to explore the genetics of Bacillus subtilis phages. Lett Appl Microbiol 71(6):588-595 (DOI:10.1111/lam.13349).
Richts B, Hertel R, Potot S, Poehlein A, Daniel R, Schyns G, Pragai Z, Commichau FM (2020) Complete genome sequence of the prototrophic Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis strain SP1. Microbiol Resour Announc 9(32):e00825-20 (DOI:10.1128/MRA.00825-20).
Chibani CM, Hertel R, Hoppert M, Liesegang H, Wendling CC (2020) Closely Related Vibrio alginolyticus Strains Encode an Identical Repertoire of Caudovirales-Like Regions and Filamentous Phages. Viruses 12:1359 (DOI: 10.3390/v12121359 )


Egelkamp R, Zimmermann T, Schneider D, Hertel R, Daniel R (2019) Impact of nitriles on bacterial communities. Front Env Sci 7:103 (DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2019.00103).
Nordmann B, Schilling T, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2019) Complete genome sequence of the virus isolate vB_BthM-Goe5 infecting Bacillus thuringiensis. Arch Virol 164(5):1485-1488 (DOI:10.1007/s00705-019-04187-z).


Schilling T, Hoppert M, Daniel R, Hertel R (2018) Complete genome sequence of vB_BveP-Goe6, a virus infecting Bacillus velezensis FZB42. Genome Announc 6(8):e00008-18 (DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00008-18).
Schilling T, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2018) Genomic analysis of the recent viral isolate vB_BthP-Goe4 reveals increased diversity of φ29-Like Phages. Viruses 10(11):624 (DOI:10.3390/v10110624).
Schilling T, Dietrich S, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2018) A CRISPR-Cas9-based toolkit for fast and precise in vivo genetic engineering of Bacillus subtilis phages. Viruses 10(5):241 (DOI:10.3390/v10050241).
Singh N, Neil Singh N, Herbig E, Hertel R (2018) Enzyme aus der Natur – Reinstwasser als Grundlage für Metagenomik. GIT-Labor 06.03.2018 (abstract)


Egelkamp R, Schneider D, Hertel R, Daniel R (2017) Nitrile-degrading bacteria isolated from compost. Front Env Sci 5:56 (DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2017.00056)
Hertel R, Meyerjürgens S, Voigt B, Liesegang H and Volland S (2017) Small RNA mediated repression of subtilisin production in Bacillus licheniformis. Sci Rep 7:5699 (DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05628-y)
Willms IM, Hoppert M, Hertel R (2017) Characterization of Bacillus subtilis Viruses vB_BsuM-Goe2 and vB_BsuM-Goe3. Viruses 9, 146. (DOI:10.3390/v9060146)
Wendling CC, Piecyk A, Refardt D, Chibani C, Hertel R, Liesegang H, Bunk B, Overmann J, Roth O (2017) Tripartite species interaction: eukaryotic hosts suffer more from phage susceptible than from phage resistant bacteria. BMC Evol Biol 17:98 (DOI:10.1186/s12862-017-0930-2)


Willms IM, Hertel R (2016) Phage vB BsuP-Goe1: the smallest identified lytic phage of Bacillus subtilis. FEMS Microbiol Lett 363:fnw208 (DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnw208 )


Hertel R, Volland S, Liesegang H. (2015) Conjugative reporter system for the use in Bacillus licheniformis and closely related Bacilli. Lett Appl Microbiol 60:162-167 (DOI:10.1111/lam.12352)
Hertel R, Rodríguez DP, Hollensteiner J, Dietrich S, Leimbach A Hoppert M, Liesegang H, Volland S (2015) Genome-based identification of active prophage regions by Next Generation Sequencing in Bacillus licheniformis DSM13. PLoS One 10:e0120759 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0120759 )


Wiegand S, Dietrich S, Hertel R, Bongaerts J, Evers S, Volland S, Daniel R, Liesegang H (2013) RNA-Seq of Bacillus licheniformis: active regulatory RNA features expressed within a productive fermentation. BMC Genomics 14:667 (DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-14-667)