All Publications


Zacchetti, B., A. Andrianos, D. van Dissel, E.M. de Ruiter, G.P. van Wezel & D. Claessen (2018). Micro-encapsulation extends mycelial viability of Streptomyces lividans 66 and increases enzyme production. BMC Biotechnol 18: 13. LINK

Willemse, J., F. Büke, D. van Dissel, S. Grevink, D. Claessen & G.P van Wezel (2018). SParticle, an algorithm for the analysis of filamentous microorganisms in submerged cultures. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 111: 171-182. LINK

Zacchetti, B., P. Smits & D. Claessen (2018). Dynamics of pellet fragmentation and aggregation in liquid-grown cultures of Streptomyces lividans. Front Microbiol (in press; bioRxiv).

van Dissel, D., J. Willemse, B. Zacchetti, D. Claessen, G.B. Pier & G.P. van Wezel (2018). Production of poly-β-1,6-N-acetylglucosamine by MatAB is required for hyphal aggregation and hydrophilic surface adhesion by Streptomyces. Microb Cell (in press; LINK).


Dragoš, A., A.T. Kovács & D. Claessen (2017). The role of functional amyloids in multicellular growth and development of Gram-positive bacteria. Biomolecules 7: E60. LINK

Yang, W., J. Willemse, E.B. Sawyer, F. Lou, W. Gong, H. Zhang, S.L. Gras, D. Claessen & S. Perrett (2017). The propensity of the bacterial rodlin protein RdlB to form amyloid fibrils determines its function in Streptomyces coelicolor. Sci Rep 7: 42876. LINK

Ramijan, K., G.P. van Wezel & D. Claessen  (2017). Genome sequence of the filamentous actinomycete Kitasatospora viridifaciens. Genome Announc 5: e01560-16. LINK


Ramijan, K., J. Willemse, E. Ultee, A.J. Wondergem, A. van der Meij, A. Briegel, D. Heinrich, G.P. van Wezel & D. Claessen (2016). Reversible metamorphosis in a bacterium. bioRxiv. DOI: LINK

Zhang, Z., D. Claessen & D.E. Rozen (2016). Understanding microbial divisions of labour. Front Microbiol 7: 2070. LINK

Zacchetti, B., J. Willemse, B. Recter, D. van Dissel, G.P. van Wezel, H.A.B. Wösten & D. Claessen (2016). Aggregation of germlings is a major contributing factor towards mycelial heterogeneity of Streptomyces. Sci Rep 6: 27045. LINK

Zhang, L., J. Willemse, D. Claessen & G.P. van Wezel (2016). SepG coordinates sporulation-specific cell division and nucleoid organization in Streptomyces coelicolor. Open Biol 6: 150164. LINK

Petrus, M.L.C., E. Vijgenboom, A.K. Chaplin, J.A.R. Worrall, G.P. van Wezel & D. Claessen. (2016) The DyP-type peroxidase DtpA is a Tat-substrate required for GlxA maturation and morphogenesis in Streptomyces. Open Biol 6: 150149. LINK


Wu, C., B. Zacchetti, A.F.J. Ram, G.P. van Wezel, D. Claessen & Y.H. Choi. (2015) Expanding the chemical space for natural products by Aspergillus-Streptomyces co-cultivation and biotransformation. Sci Rep 5: 10868.

van Dissel, D., D. Claessen, M. Roth & G.P. van Wezel. (2015) A novel locus for mycelial aggregation forms a gateway to improved Streptomyces cell factories. Microb Cell Fact 14: 44.

Chaplin, A.K., M.L.C. Petrus, G. Mangiameli, M.A. Hough, D.A. Svistunenko, P. Nicholls, D. Claessen, E. Vijgenboom & J.A.R. Worrall. (2015) GlxA is a new structural member of the radical copper oxidase family and is required for glycan deposition at hyphal tips and morphogenesis of Streptomyces lividans. Biochem J 469: 433-444.


van Dissel, D., D. Claessen & G.P. van Wezel. (2014) Morphogenesis of Streptomyces in submerged cultures. Adv Appl Microbiol 89: 1-45.

Petrus, M.L.C., G.J. van Veluw, H.A.B. Wösten & D. Claessen. (2014) Sorting of Streptomyces cell pellets using a complex parametric analyzer and sorter. J Vis Exp 84: e51178.

Petrus, M.L.C. & D. Claessen. (2014) Pivotal roles for Streptomyces cell surface polymers in morphological differentiation, attachment and mycelial architecture. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 106: 127-139.

Girard, G., J. Willemse, H. Zhu, D. Claessen, K. Bukarasam, M. Goodfellow & G.P. van Wezel. (2014) Analysis of novel kitasatosporae reveals significant evolutionary changes in conserved developmental genes between Kitasatospora and Streptomyces. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 106: 365-380.

Ekkers, D.M., D. Claessen, F. Galli & E.J. Stamhuis. (2014) Surface modification using interfacial assembly of the Streptomyces chaplin proteins. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98: 4491-4501.

Claessen, D. & G.P. van Wezel. (2014) Off the wall. eLife 3: e05427.

Claessen, D., D.E. Rozen, O.P. Kuipers, L. Søgaard-Andersen & G.P. van Wezel. (2014) Bacterial solutions to multicellularity: a tale of biofilms, filaments and fruiting bodies. Nat Rev Microbiol 12: 115-124.


Surdova, K., P. Gamba, D. Claessen, T. Siersma, M.J. Jonker, J. Errington & L.W. Hamoen. (2013) The conserved DNA-binding protein WhiA is involved in cell division in Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol 195: 5450-5460.

Bokhove, M., D. Claessen, W. de Jong, L. Dijkhuizen, E.J. Boekema & G.T. Oostergetel. (2013) Chaplins of Streptomyces coelicolor self-assemble into two distinct functional amyloids. J Struct Biol 184: 301-309.


van Veluw, G.J., M.L.C. Petrus, J. Gubbens, R. de Graaf, I.P. de Jong, G.P. van Wezel, H.A.B. Wösten & D. Claessen. (2012) Analysis of two distinct mycelial populations in liquid-grown Streptomyces cultures using a flow cytometry-based proteomics approach. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 96: 1301-1312.

Sawyer, E.B., D. Claessen, S.L. Gras & S. Perrett. (2012) Exploiting amyloid: how and why bacteria use cross-beta fibrils. Biochem Soc Trans 40: 728-734.

de Jong, W., E. Vijgenboom, L. Dijkhuizen, H.A.B. Wösten & D. Claessen. (2012) SapB and the rodlins are required for development of Streptomyces coelicolor in high osmolarity media. FEMS Microbiol Lett 329: 154-159.

de Jong, I.P. & D. Claessen. (2012) A sandwich-culture technique for controlling antibiotic production and morphological development in Streptomyces coelicolor. J Microbiol Methods 91: 318-320.


Sawyer, E.B., D. Claessen, M. Haas, B. Hurgobin & S.L. Gras. (2011) The assembly of individual chaplin peptides from Streptomyces coelicolor into functional amyloid fibrils. PLoS One 6: e18839.

de Jong, W., H.A.B. Wösten, L. Dijkhuizen & D. Claessen. (2009) Attachment of Streptomyces coelicolor is mediated by amyloidal fimbriae that are anchored to the cell surface via cellulose. Mol Microbiol 73: 1128-1140.

de Jong, W., A. Manteca, J. Sanchez, G. Bucca, C.P. Smith, L. Dijkhuizen, D. Claessen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2009) NepA is a structural cell wall protein involved in maintenance of spore dormancy in Streptomyces coelicolor. Mol Microbiol 71: 1591-1603.

Claessen, D., R. Emmins, L.W. Hamoen, R.A. Daniel, J. Errington & D.H. Edwards. (2008) Control of the cell elongation-division cycle by shuttling of PBP1 protein in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol 68: 1029-1046.

Manteca, A., D. Claessen, C. Lopez-Iglesias & J. Sanchez. (2007) Aerial hyphae in surface cultures of Streptomyces lividans and Streptomyces coelicolor originate from viable segments surviving an early programmed cell death event. FEMS Microbiol Lett 274: 118-125.

Claessen, D., W. de Jong, L. Dijkhuizen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2006) Regulation of Streptomyces development: reach for the sky! Trends Microbiol 14: 313-319.

Gebbink, M.F.B.G., D. Claessen, B. Bouma, L. Dijkhuizen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2005) Amyloids - a functional coat for microorganisms. Nat Rev Microbiol 3: 333-341.

Claessen, D., I. Stokroos, H.J. Deelstra, N.A. Penninga, C. Bormann, J.A. Salas, L. Dijkhuizen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2004) The formation of the rodlet layer of streptomycetes is the result of the interplay between rodlins and chaplins. Mol Microbiol 53: 433-443.

van Keulen, G., H.M. Jonkers, D. Claessen, L. Dijkhuizen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2003) Differentiation and anaerobiosis in standing liquid cultures of Streptomyces coelicolor. J Bacteriol 185: 1455-1458.

Claessen, D., R. Rink, W. de Jong, J. Siebring, P. de Vreugd, F.G.H. Boersma, L. Dijkhuizen & H.A.B. Wösten. (2003) A novel class of secreted hydrophobic proteins is involved in aerial hyphae formation in Streptomyces coelicolor by forming amyloid-like fibrils. Genes Dev 17: 1714-1726.

Claessen, D., H.A.B. Wösten, G. van Keulen, O.G. Faber, A.M.C.R. Alves, W.G. Meijer & L. Dijkhuizen. (2002) Two novel homologous proteins of Streptomyces coelicolor and Streptomyces lividans are involved in the formation of the rodlet layer and mediate attachment to a hydrophobic surface. Mol Microbiol 44: 1483-1492.


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