Paul Baumann

Paul Baumann

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Research Interests

Endosymbiotic associations between bacteria and plant sap-sucking insects. Molecular biology of the mosquitocidal toxin of Bacillus sphericus. Characterization of marine bacteria of the genera Vibrio, Photobacterium, Alteromonas and Pseudomonas.

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1961 B.A. in Bacteriology, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1966 Ph.D. in Bacteriology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Baumann P. 2005. Biology of bacteriocyte-associated endosymbionts of plant sap-sucking insects. Annual Review of Microbiology 59:155-189
  • Baumann P, Baumann L, Lai C-L, Rouhbakhsh D, Moran NA, Clark MA 1995. Genetics, physiology, and evolutionary relationships of the genus Buchnera: intracellular symbionts of aphids. Annual Review of Microbiology 49:55-94
  • Baumann P, Clark MA, Baumann L, Broadwell AH. 1991. Bacillus sphaericus as a mosquito pathogen: properties of the organism and its toxins. Microbiological Reviews. 55:425-436
  • Baumann P, Baumann L, Woolkalis MJ, Bang SS. 1983. Evolutionary relationships in Vibrio and Photobacterium: a basis for a natural classification. . Annual Review of Microbiology 37:369-398
  • Baumann P, Baumann L. 1975 Catabolism of D-fructose and D-ribose by Pseudomonas doudoroffii. I. Physiological studies and mutant analysis. Archives of Microbiology. 105:225-240