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Madeleine Opitz's (former Leisner) Publications


S. Kesel, B. v. Bronk, C. Falcon-Garcia, A. Goetz, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz
Matrix compostition determines dimensions of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 biofilm colonies grown on LB agar
RSC advances, (2017), 7, 31886-31898, doi: 10.1039/C7RA05559E (article)

B. v. Bronk, S. A. Schaffer, A. Goetz and M. Opitz
Effects of Stochasticity and Division of Labor in toxin Production on Two-strain Bacterial Competition in Escherichia coli
Plos Biology, (2017), (article)
- see highlight on LMU page: article
- see also highlight in Trends in Microbiology: article

M. Werb, C. Falcon-Garcia, N. C. Bach, S. Grumbein, S. A. Sieber, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg
Surface topology affects wetting behavior of Bacillus subtilis biofilms
npj Biofilms and Microbioms, (2017), doi:10.1038/s41522-017-0018-1

M. Tallawi, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg
Modulation of the mechanical properties of bacterial biofilms in response to environmental challenges
Biomaterials Science, DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00832A  (2017)


Lechner M., Schwarz M., Opitz M., and Frey E.
Hierarchical Post-transcriptional Regulation of Colicin E2 Expression in Escherichia Coli,
 PLoS computational biology  12 (12), e1005243 (2016).

S. Grumbein, M. Werb, M. Opitz, and O. Lieleg
Elongational rheology of bacterial biofilms in situ
Journal of Rheology 60: 1085-1094 (2016)

S. Kesel, S. Grumbein, I. Gümperlein, M. Tallawi, A-K. Marel, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz
Direct comparison of physical properties of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 and B-1 biofilms
Applied and Enviromental Microbiology 82(8):2424-2432 (2016)


Mader A., von Bronk B., Ewald B., Kesel S., Schnetz K., Frey E., Opitz M.
Amount of colicin release in Escherichia coli is regulated by lysis gene expression of the Colicin E2 operon
PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119124. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119124 (get article)


S. Kesel, F. Moormann, I. Gümperlein, A. Mader, M. Morikawa, O. Lieleg, and M. Opitz
Draft Genome sequence of the biofilm producing Bacillus subtilis strain B-1 isolated from an oil field
Genome Announcements, Genome Announc. 2(6):e01163-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01163-14 (article)

S. Kesel, A. Mader, P.H. Seeberger, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz
Carbohydrate-coating reduces adhesion of biofilm forming Bacillus subtilis to gold surfaces
Applied and Enviromental Microbiology Published ahead of print 18 July 2014, doi:10.1128/AEM.01600-14 (article)

S. Grumbein, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg
Selected metal ions protect Bacillus subtilis biofilms from erosion
Metallomics, 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00049H (article)

Markus F. Weber, Gabriele Poxleitner, Elke Hebisch, Erwin Frey and Madeleine Opitz
Chemical warfare and survival strategies in bacterial range expansions
J.R.Soc. Interface 6 July 2014 vol. 11 no. 96 2014172 (article)

Silke R. Kirchner, Spas Nedev, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Andreas Mader, Madeleine Opitz, Theobald Lohmüller and Jochen Feldmann
Direct optical monitoring of flow generated by bacterial flagellar rotation
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 104, 093701 (2014) (article)


Luisa S. Hohlefelder, Tobias Stögbauer, Madeleine Opitz, Thomas M. Bayerl and Joachim O. Rädler
Heavy Water Reduces GFP Expression in Prokaryotic Cell-Free Assays at the Translation Level While Stimulating Its Transcription
BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 592745, 9 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/592745 (get article)

E. Hebisch, J. Knebel, J. Landsberg, E. Frey and M. Leisner
High variation of fluorescence protein maturation times in closely related Escherichia coli strains
PLOS ONE, 8(10): e75991 (2013) (get article)

Sara Kesel, Andreas Mader, Carolin Hölfer, Thorsten Mascher and Madeleine Leisner
Immediate and heterogeneous response of the LiaFSR two-component system of Bacillus subtilis to the peptide antibiotic bacitracin.
PLoS ONE 8(1): e53457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053457 (get article)


Madeleine Leisner, Leonidas Bleris, Jason Lohmueller, Zhen Xie und Yaakov Benenson
MicroRNA Circuits for Transcriptional Logic
Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume 813, Part 2, 169-186 (2012) (get article)


A. Mader, K. Gruber, R. Castelli, B. Hermann, P.H.Seeberger, J. Raedler and M. Leisner
Discrimination of Escherichia coli strains using Glycan Cantilever Array Sensors
NanoLetters, Publication Date (Web): December 5, 2011 (Letter), DOI: 10.1021/nl203736u (get article)

Jan-Timm Kuhr, Madeleine Leisner, Erwin Frey
Range Expansion with Mutation and Selection: Dynamical Phase Transition in a Two-Species Eden Model
New J. Phys. 13 (2011) 113013 (get article)


Wirth R, Bellack A, Bertl M, Bilek Y, Heimerl T, Herzog B, Leisner M, Probst A, Rachel R, Sarbu C, Schopf S, Wanner G.
The Mode of Cell Wall Growth in Selected Archaea Follows the General Mode of Cell Wall Growth in Bacteria - An Analysis using Fluorescent Dyes
Applied Environmental Microbiology, 77 (5) 1556-1562 (2010) (get article)

Madeleine Leisner, Leonidas Bleris, Jason Lohmueller, Zhen Xie and Yaakov Benenson
Rationally designed logic integration of regulatory signals in mammalian cells
Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 666-670 (2010) (get article)


Madeleine Leisner, Jan-Timm Kuhr, Joachim O. Rädler, Erwin Frey and Berenike Maier
Kinetics of genetic switching into the state of bacterial competence
Biophys. J. 96(3) 1178-1188 (2009) (get article)


Madeleine Leisner, Kerstin Stingl, Erwin Frey, Berenike Maier
Stochastic switching to competence
Current Opinion in Microbiology, 11(6): 553-559 (2008) (get article)


Madeleine Leisner, Kerstin Stingl, Joachim O. Rädler and Berenike Maier
Basal expression rate of comK sets a "switching-window" into the K-state of Bacillus subtilis
Mol. Microbiol, 63(6) 1806-1816 (2007) (get article)