Centre Transregio "Roseobacter" (TRR 51)
In the Collaborative Research Centre "Roseobacter" researchers from the University of Oldenburg and Technische Universität Braunschweig investigate with further partners the ecology, physiology and molecular biology of the bacterium Roseobacter. The aim is a systems biology understanding of this globally important clade of marine bacteria.
Representatives of the Roseobacter group are the most common prokaryotes in marine ecosystems. These bacteria are physiologically very versatile and play an important role in global marine biogeochemical cycles. The TRR 51 aims at understanding the evolutionary, genetic and physiological principles which are the foundation of payoff of these bacteria. To achieve this the Roseobacter group is investigated starting from the ecosystem to the system biology of model organisms respective to the major biogeochemical and metabolic processes and their genetic and genomic basics.