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Prof. Dr Willems, Anne
orcid.org/0000-0002-8421-2881, orcid
www.researcherid.com/rid/B-2872-2010, researcherid

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    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biochemie en Microbiologie; Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, more
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Projects (6)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects 
  • Antarctic Microbial Biodiversity: The importance of geographical and ecological factors, more
  • Belgian Register of Marine & Coastal Species, more
  • Biotic interactions across size classes as structuring factors for marine benthic ecosystem functioning, more
  • Diatom-bacteria associations and interactions in intertidal phototrophic biofilms, more
  • Endosymbiotische bacteriën in coenocytische groenwieren. Verkenning van een partnerschap., more
  • The Algal Microbiome: Friends and Foes, more

Publications (53)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects 
    ( 27 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Berrada, I.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; El Fahime, E.; Swings, J.; Bendaou, N.; Melloul, M.; Amar, M. (2012). Diversity of culturable moderately halophilic and halotolerant bacteria in a marsh and two salterns a protected ecosystem of Lower Loukkos (Morocco). Afr. J. Microbiol. Res. 6(10): 2419-2434. dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJMR-11-1490, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chimetto, L.; Cleenwerck, I.; Moreira, A.; Brocchi, M.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; Thompson, F. (2011). Vibrio variabilis sp. nov. and Vibrio maritimus sp. nov., isolated from Palythoa caribaeorum. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61: 3009-3015. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.026997-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chimetto, L.; Cleenwerck, I.; Brocchi, M.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; Thompson, F. (2011). Marinomonas brasilensis sp. nov., isolated from the coral Mussismilia hispida, and reclassification of Marinomonas basaltis as a later heterotypic synonym of Marinomonas communis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61: 1170-1175. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.024661-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chimetto, L.; Cleenwerck, I.; Brocchi, M.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; Thompson, F. (2011). Marinobacterium coralli sp. nov., isolated from mucus of coral (Mussismilia hispida). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61: 60-64. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.021105-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chimetto, L.A.; Cleenwerck, I.; Thompson, C.; Brocchi, M.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; Thompson, F. (2010). Photobacterium jeanii sp. nov., isolated from corals and zoanthids. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60: 2843-2848. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.019968-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chimetto, L.A.; Cleenwerck, I.; Alves Jr, N.; Silva, B.S.; Brocchi, M.; Willems, A.; De Vos, P.; Thompson, F.L. (2011). Vibrio communis sp. nov., isolated from the marine animals Mussismilia hispida, Phyllogorgia dilatata, Palythoa caribaeorum, Palythoa variabilis and Litopenaeus vannamei. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61(2): 362-368. hdl.handle.net/10.1099/ijs.0.019729-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Van Hoorde, K.; Vyverman, W.; Moens, T.; De Troch, M. (2011). Effect of food preservation on the grazing behavior and on the gut flora of the harpacticoid copepod Paramphiascella fulvofasciata. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 407(1): 63-69. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.007, more
  • Cnudde, C.; Stock, W.; Willems, A.; Rigaux, A.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Spatio-temporal variation in harpacticoid copepod assemblages and of their food sources in an estuarine intertidal zone, in: Cnudde, C. Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 25-50, more
  • Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Substrate-dependent bacterivory by intertidal benthic copepods, in: Cnudde, C. Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 71-89, more
  • Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Hoste, B.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Limited feeding on bacteria by two intertidal benthic copepod species as revealed by trophic biomarkers, in: Cnudde, C. Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 91-105, more
  • Cnudde, C.; Sanchez Clavano, C.J.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Structural and functional patterns of active bacterial communities during aging of harpacticoid copepod fecal pellets, in: Cnudde, C. Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 107-126, more
  • Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Van Hoorde, K.; Vyverman, W.; Moens, T.; De Troch, M. (2013). Effect of food preservation on the grazing behaviour and on the gut flora of the harpacticoid copepod Paramphiascella fulvofasciata, in: Cnudde, C. Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 149-160, more
  • Peer reviewed article Cnudde, C.; Sanchez Clavano, C.J.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Structural and functional patterns of active bacterial communities during aging of harpacticoid copepod fecal pellets. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 71(1): 25-42. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/ame01663, more
  • Peer reviewed article Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Hoste, B.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Limited feeding on bacteria by two intertidal benthic copepod species as revealed by trophic biomarkers. Environmental Microbiology Reports 5(2): 301-309. dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12018, more
  • Peer reviewed article Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Substrate-dependent bacterivory by intertidal benthic copepods. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(2): 327-341. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2091-6, more
  • De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Vanreusel, A. (2008). Bacterial communities on copepod faecal pellets: biodiversity, factors and functions, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Moens, T.; Vanreusel, A. (2010). Bacterial colonization on fecal pellets of harpacticoid copepods and on their diatom food. Microb. Ecol. 60(3): 581-591. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-010-9669-7, more
  • Peer reviewed article Decleyre, H.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Tytgat, B.; Deforce, D.; Van Nieuwerburgh, F.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). A doubling of microphytobenthos biomass coincides with a tenfold increase in denitrifier and total bacterial abundances in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary. PLoS One 10(5): e0126583. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0126583, more
  • Peer reviewed article Decleyre, H.; Heylen, K.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). Dissimilatory nitrogen reduction in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary: small scale heterogeneity and novel nitrate-to-ammonium reducers. Front. Microbiol. 6(1124): 13 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01124, more
  • Deprez, T.; Artois, T.; Bossier, P.; Cattrijsse, A.; Chiers, K.; De Clerck, O.; Decostere, A.; Deneudt, K.; De Troch, M.; Hernandez, F.; Mascart, T.; Moens, T.; Plovie, A.; tkint, T.; Van Stappen, G.; Verstraeten, T.; Willems, A.; Vanreusel, A. (2016). EMBRC.be – The Belgian node of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 129, more
  • Deprez, T.; Bossier, P.; Cattrijsse, A.; Chiers, K; De Clerck, O.; Decostere, A.; Deneudt, K.; De Troch, M.; Hernandez, F.; Mascart, T.; Moens, T.; Tkint, T.; Vanstappen, G.; Verstraeten, T.; Willems, A.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). EMBRC.be - The Belgian node of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 28, more
  • Heylen, K.; Decleyre, H.; Sabbe, K.; Tytgat, B.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). Microphytobenthos increases denitrifier and total bacterial abundances in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 73, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Leliaert, F.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2010). How endo- is endo-? Surface sterilization of delicate samples: A Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) case study. Symbiosis 51(1): 131-138. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13199-010-0068-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Leroux, O.; Leliaert, F.; Decleyre, H.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2011). Who is in there? Exploration of endophytic bacteria within the siphonous green seaweed Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). PLoS One 6(10): e26458. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026458, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Decleyre, H.; Leliaert, F.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2011). Life without a cell membrane: challenging the specificity of bacterial endophytes within Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). BMC Microbiol. 11(255): 10. hdl.handle.net/10.1186/1471-2180-11-255, more
  • Hollants, J.; Leroux, O.; Leliaert, F.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2011). The art nouveau of biology: exhibiting seaweed-bacterial symbioses, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2011: book of abstracts. pp. 38, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Leliaert, F.; Verbruggen, H.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2013). Host specificity and coevolution of Flavobacteriaceae endosymbionts within the siphonous green seaweed Bryopsis. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 67(3): 608-614. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.02.025, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Leliaert, F.; Verbruggen, H.; Willems, A.; De Clerck, O. (2013). Permanent residents or temporary lodgers: characterizing intracellular bacterial communities in the siphonous green alga Bryopsis. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 280(1754): 8 pp. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2659, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hollants, J.; Leliaert, F.; De Clerck, O.; Willems, A. (2013). What we can learn from sushi: a review on seaweed-bacterial associations. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 83(1): 1-16. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01446.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Leliaert, F.; Hollants, J.; Willems, A.; De Clerck, O. (2009). Diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in siphonous and siphonocladalean green algae. Phycologia 48(4): 74, more
  • Peer reviewed article Leliaert, F.; Hollants, J.; Verbruggen, H.; Willems, A.; De Clerck, O. (2012). Diversity and evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria in the siphonous green alga Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). J. Phycol. 48: S10-S10, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mancuso, F.P.; D'Hondt, S.; Willems, A.; Airoldi, L.; De Clerck, O. (2016). Diversity and temporal dynamics of the epiphytic bacterial communities associated with the canopy-forming seaweed Cystoseira cornpressa (Esper) Gerloff and Nizamuddin. Front. Microbiol. 7: 11 pp. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00476, more
  • Morrissey, K.; Willems, A.; De Clerck, O. (2016). Functional diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria in marine green algae. Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Phycology Research Group, University of Ghent: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Peeters, K.; Verleyen, E.; Hodgson, D.A.; Convey, P.; Ertz, D.; Vyverman, W.; Willems, A. (2012). Heterotrophic bacterial diversity in aquatic microbial mat communities from Antarctica. Polar Biol. 35(4): 543-554. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1100-4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Peix, A.; Rivas, R.; Trujillo, M.E.; Vancanneyt, M.; Velázquez, E.; Willems, A. (2005). Reclassification of Agrobacterium ferrugineum LMG 128 as Hoeflea marina gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55: 1163-1166. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.63291-0, more
  • Sabbe, K.; Stock, W.; De Boever, F.; Koedooder, C.; Choi, P.; Burrick, M.; Mangelinckx, S.; Willems, A.; Vyverman, W. (2016). Diatom-bacteria interactions in marine intertidal biofilms: nature, constraints and specificity, in: Pienitz, R. et al. (Ed.) IDS 2016: 24th International Diatom Symposium, Quebec, Canada, 21-26 August 2016: Program & Abstracts . pp. 128, more
  • Stock, F.; Vyverman, W.; Mangelinckx, S.; Willems, A.; Vanhaecke, L. (2016). Hello from the other side - Interkingdom crosstalk between bacteria and diatoms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 106, more
  • Peer reviewed article Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Interactions between benthic copepods, bacteria and diatoms promote nitrogen retention in intertidal marine sediments. PLoS One 9(10): e111001. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0111001, more
  • Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Copepods promote nitrogen retention in estuarine sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 101, more
  • Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Copepods promote nitrogen retention in estuarine sediments: Complex interactions across the oxic-anoxic interface. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 7 March 2014. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section/Ghent University, Laboratory of Microbiology: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Stock, W.; De Boever, F.; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S.; De Troch, M.; Vyverman, W.; Sabbe, K. (2015). Favouritism and secret crosstalk in diatom-bacteria relations, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 125, more
  • Stock, W.; Grace Bondoc; Vyverman, W.; Pohnert; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S. (2016). Diatom-bacteria interactions: symbiosis on the move, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 107, more
  • Stock, W.; Bondoc, K.G.; Vyverman, W.; Pohnert, G.; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S.; De Troch, M.; Sabbe, K. (2016). Diatom-bacteria interactions: symbiosis on the move. Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Stock, W.; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S.; De Troch, M.; Vyverman, W.; Sabbe, K. (2017). The importance of the little things: bacteria-diatom interactions in intertidal mudflats, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 82, more
  • Verleyen, E.; Obbels, D.; De Wever, A.; Souffreau, C.; Vanormelingen, P.; Sabbe, K.; Vyverman, W.; Peeters, K.; Tytgat, B.; Willems, A.; Ertz, D.; Van de Vijver, B.; Mano, M.-J.; De Carvalho Maalouf, P.; Fernandez-Carazo, R.; Namsaraev, Z.; Wilmotte, A. (2013). Uit het oog, uit het hart? Antarctische microbiële diversiteit als criterium voor natuurbehoud. Sci. connect. (Ned. ed.) 41: 44-47, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vyverman, W.; Verleyen, E.; Wilmotte, A.; Hodgson, D.A.; Willems, A.; Peeters, K.; Van de Vijver, B.; De Wever, A.; Leliaert, F.; Sabbe, K. (2010). Evidence for widespread endemism among Antarctic micro-organisms. Polar Science 4(2): 103-113. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polar.2010.03.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Yazdani Foshtomi, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). The link between microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling in marine sediments is modulated by macrofaunal bioturbation. PLoS One 10(6): e0130116. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0130116, more
  • Yazdani Foshtomi, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Leliaert, F.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2016). The interaction between macro and micro-organisms affects biogeochemical cycles in coastal sediments, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 38, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2012). Linking microbial and macrofaunal diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning of the Belgium parts of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 112-113, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2012). Linking microbial and macrofaunal diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning of the Belgium parts of the North Sea. Poster presentation. Ghent University, Marine Biology Research Group: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2013). The effect of macrofaunal functional diversity on density and diversity of nitrifying and denitrifying organisms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 112, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). Direct and indirect effects of macrofaunal functional diversity and bacterial and archaeal community characteristics determine benthic nitrogen cycling in coastal marine sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 132, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Effect of natural populations of the ecosystem engineering polychaete, Lanice conchilega, on abundance and diversity of nitrifying and denitrifying organisms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 150, more

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