Rudolf K. Thauer
Rudolf K. Thauer (born October 5, 1939) is a biologist and a retired professor of microbiology and heads the Emeritus group at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg. Prof. Thauer taught in the faculty of Biology at the Philipps University in Marburg (Germany) for about 15 years and is known primarily for his work on the biochemistry of methanogens.
He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 1986, among numerous other honours including honorary doctorates from ETH Zurich, University of Waterloo and the University of Freiberg. In 1991 he became founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg.
- "Prof. Dr. R.K. Thauer curriculum vitae". Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
- "Biochemistry of methanogens II - MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology". Prof. Dr. R.K. Thauer- most important work. Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
- "UW Daily Bulletin, June 13, 2007". Communications and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo. June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
- Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
- Miller, T. L. "Description of Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii sp. nov., Methanobrevibacter thaueri sp. nov., Methanobrevibacter woesei sp. nov. and Methanobrevibacter wolinii sp. nov". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY. 52 (3): 819–822. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02022-0.
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