A spore's tale - of bacteria and plants

Planter’s Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.

About the author

Christian-Frederic Kaiser is from Germany and studied Biology at the University of Bonn majoring in Microbiology. With a bachelor thesis exploring bacterial antibiotic synthesis. Since then, he has transferred to the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf as a PhD student of the CEPLAS Gradschool situated at the Institute for Cell and Interaction Biology. His work investigates the role of cellular differentiation of Bacillus subtilis in the colonization of plant roots.

Further Reading

Knights HE, Jorrin B, Haskett TL, Poole PS,  Deciphering bacterial mechanisms of root colonization. Environmental Microbiology Report 2021, 13. doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12934

Arnaouteli S, Bamford NC, Stanley-Wall NR, Kovacs AT, Bacillus subtilis biofilm formation and social interactions. Nature Reviews Microbiology 2021, 19. doi.org/10.1038/s41579-021-00540-9.