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Volker S. Brözel


Ph.D. in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria, 1993

Current position

Professor and Head, Biology and Microbiology Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA

Publications (since 2005)

  1. White, L. J., Jothibasu, K., Reese, R. N., Brözel, V. S. and Subramanian, S. (2015). Spatio temporal influence of isoflavonoids on bacterial diversity in the Soybean rhizosphere. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(1): 22-29.
  2. Rettedal, E. A. and Brozel, V. S. (2015). Characterizing the diversity of active bacteria in soil by comprehensive stable isotope probing of DNA and RNA with H O. Microbiologyopen.
  3. Hill, K. M., Brözel, V. S. and Heiberger, G. A. (2014). Examining the delivery modes of metacognitive awareness and active reading lessons in a college nonmajors introductory biology course. J Microbiol Biol Educ 15(1): 5-12.
  4. Crouzet, M., Le Senechal, C., Brözel, V. S., Costaglioli, P., Barthe, C., Bonneu, M., Garbay, B. and Vilain, S. (2014). Exploring early steps in biofilm formation: set-up of an experimental system for molecular studies. BMC Microbiol 14: 253.
  5. Schmid, R., Lehman, R. M., Brözel, V. and Lundgren, J. G. (2014). An indigenous gut bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis (Lactobacillales: Enterococcaceae), increases seed consumption by Harpalus pensylvanicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Florida Entomol 97(2): 575-584.
  6. Schaefer, L. M., Brözel, V. S. and Venter, S. N. (2013). Fate of Salmonella Typhimurium in laboratory-scale drinking water biofilms. J Water Health 11(4): 629-635.
  7. Costaglioli, P., Barthe, C., Claverol, S., Brözel, V. S., Perrot, M., Crouzet, M., Bonneu, M., Garbay, B. and Vilain, S. (2012). Evidence for the involvement of the anthranilate degradation pathway in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation. Microbiologyopen 1(3): 326-339.
  8. George, S., Circle, K., Lindblom, S., Vilain, S., Rosa, A., Francis, D., Brözel, V. and Kaushik, R. S. (2012). Assessment of toll-like receptors in the ileum of weanling pigs - responses to feed antibiotic chlortetracycline and gnotobiotic conditions. J Clin Cell Immunol 3: 125 (1-8).
  9. Lehnert, K., Brözel, V. S., Gibson, S. A.,Thaler, R. and Clay, S. A. (2011). Influence of manure from pigs fed chlortetracycline as growth promotant on soil microbial community structure. W J Microb Biot 27: 659 – 688.
  10. Rettedal, E. A., Clay, S. and Brözel, V. S. (2010). GC-clamp primer batches yield 16S rRNA gene amplicon pools with variable GC clamps, affecting denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis profiles. FEMS Microbiol Lett 312(1): 55-62.
  11. Vilain, S., Pretorius, J. M., Theron, J. and Brözel, V. S. (2009). DNA as an adhesin: Bacillus cereus requires extracellular DNA to form biofilm. App Environ Microbiol 75: 2861 – 2868.
  12. Liebeke, M., Brözel, V. S., Hecker, M. and Lalk, M. (2009). Chemical characterisation of soil extract as bacterial growth media for environmental systems biology approaches. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83: 161 – 173.
  13. Rettedal, E., Vilain, S., Lindblom, S., Lehnert, K., Scofield, C., George, S., Clay, S., Kaushik, R. S., Rosa, A. J., Francis, D. and Brözel, V. S. (2009). Alteration of the ileal microbiota of weanling piglets by the growth-promoting antibiotic chlortetracycline. Appl Environ Microbiol 75(17): 5489-5495.
  14. Burke, L. M., Brözel, V. S. and Venter, S. N. (2008). Construction and evaluation of a gfp-tagged Salmonella typhimurium for environmental applications. Water SA 34: 19-24.
  15. Koh, S. Y., George, S., Brozel, V., Moxley, R., Francis, D. and Kaushik, R. S. (2008). Porcine intestinal epithelial cell lines as a new in vitro model for studying adherence and pathogenesis of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Vet Microbiol 130(1-2): 191-197.
  16. Luo, Y., Vilain, S., Voigt, B., Albrecht, D., Hecker, M. and Brözel, V. S. (2007). Proteomic analysis of Bacillus cereus growing in liquid soil organic matter. FEMS Microbiol Lett 271(1): 40-47.
  17. September, S. M., Els, F. A., Venter, S. N. and Brözel, V. S. (2007). Prevalence of bacterial pathogens in biofilms of drinking water distribution systems. J Water Health 5(2): 219-227.
  18. George, S., Oh, Y., Lindblom, S., Vilain, S., Rosa, A. J., Francis, D. H., Brözel, V. S. and Kaushik, R. S. (2007). Lectin binding profile of the small intestine of five-week-old pigs in response to the use of chlortetracycline as a growth promotant and under gnotobiotic conditions. J Anim Sci 85(7): 1640-1650.
  19. Hawumba, J. F., Brözel, V. S. and Theron, J. (2007). Cloning and characterization of a 4-hydroxyphenylacetate 3-hydroxylase from the thermophile Geobacillus sp. PA-9. Curr Microbiol 55(6): 480-484.
  20. Lindsay, D., Brözel, V. S. and Von Holy, A. (2006). Biofilm-spore response in Bacillus cereus and Bacillus subtilis during nutrient limitation. J Food Prot 69(5): 1168-1172.
  21. Vilain, S., Luo, Y., Hildreth, M. B. and Brözel, V. S. (2006). Analysis of the life cycle of the soil saprophyte Bacillus cereus in liquid soil extract and in soil. Appl Environ Microbiol 72(7): 4970-4977.
  22. Vilain, S. and Brözel, V. S. (2006). Multivariate approach to comparing whole-cell proteomes of Bacillus cereus indicates a biofilm-specific proteome. J Proteome Res 5(8): 1924-1930.
  23. Lindsay, D., Brözel, V. S. and von Holy, A. (2005). Spore formation in Bacillus subtilis biofilms. J Food Prot 68(4): 860-865.
Protocols by Volker S. Brözel
  1. Isolation of Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities from Soil