Dr. rer nat. Günther Muth studied biology and made his diploma at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. He obtained his doctoral degree in genetics in the group of Alf Pühler (University of Bielefeld). Following postdoctoral positions at the department of genetics (Bielefeld), Behringwerke (Marburg), and again department of genetics (Bielefeld), he worked as a group leader in Wolfgang Wohllebens groups in Saarbrücken (Applied Molecular Biology) and from 1994 – 2019 in Tübingen (Microbiology/Biotechnology). Since 2020, he belongs to the Department of Microbial Bioactive Compounds (Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt).
Fig. 1. Map of the conjugative plasmid pSVH1 from the chloramphenicol producer Streptomyces venezuelae. Functions involved in replication (black), regulation (red), transfer (blue) and intramycelial plasmid spreading (yellow) are indicated.