Welcome to the MME-Group


The main objective of our research is to evaluate the extent of genetic flow within
the natural microbial communities and the responses to environmental perturbations. State-of-the art techniques form the basis of our research and teaching.



Reportergenet DsRed

Når reportergenet DsRed indsættes i bakterier, kan man genfinde dem i naturlige prøver ved f.eks. flowcytometri eller epifluorescensmikroskopi. Genet stammer fra en søanemone.

Reporter gene DsRed

When the reporter gene DsRed is introduced into bacteria they can be retrieved in natural samples by e.g. flow cytometry or epifluorescence microscopy. The gene DsRed was discovered in the anthozoan genus Discosoma.

From the media

The mystery of black stains on the walls of cognac distelleries

In the March issue of Microbe News Magasin of ASM, 2009 Bernhard Dixon described the work of James Scott and collegues, Toronto.
Widespread black areas on walls and roofs of cognac and armagnac distelleries in France and elsewhere are caused by a microfungus, Baudoinia compniacensis (described as Torula). The fungus is only found in that special environment and is able to utilize ethanol as carbon source and endure high temperatures. Pre-adaption to heat and ethanol induce formation of putative heat shock proteins.
The fungus has also been found in Denmark, at a roof of the Cherry Heering factory in Dalby and was isolated and described as Torula compniacensis (Kjøller 1961), which is one of the two only published registrations since the original description in 1881!

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Student projects at the MME-Group