Armin Erlacher

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Selected Publications

Publications in scientific journals

Chapter in books


  1. Chen, X., Bonaldi, M., Erlacher, A., Kunova, A., Pizzatti, C., Saracchi, M., Berg, G., and Cortesi, P. 2016. Biocontrol of two Streptomyces spp. strains against lettuce basal drop caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Phytopathology. 106: S2.7.

  2. Koberl M, Erlacher, A., Ramadan, E.M., El-Arabi, T.F., Muller, H., Bragina, A., and Berg, G. 2016. Comparisons of diazotrophic communities in native and agricultural desert ecosystems reveal plants as important drivers in diversity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: fiv166.

  3. Erlacher, A., Grube, M., Berg, G., and Cardinale, M. 2016. Mosses and lichens provide specific micro-habitats for pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFMs). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin(International Organisation for Biological Control-West Palearctic Regional Section). 115: 161-167.


  4. Cardinale, M., Grube, M., Erlacher, A., Quehenberger, J. & Berg, G. 2015. Bacterial networks and co-occurrence relationships in the lettuce root microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. 17: 239-252.

  5. Erlacher, A., Cardinale, M., Grube, M., & Berg, G. 2015. Biotic stress shifted structure and abundance of Enterobacteriaceae in the lettuce microbiome. . 10: e0118068.

  6. Erlacher, A., Cernava, T., Cardinale, M., Soh, J., Sensen, CW., Grube, M. & Berg, G. 2015. Rhizobiales as functional and endosymbiontic members in the lichen symbiosis of Lobaria pulmonaria L. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6:53.

  7. Berg, G., Erlacher, A. & Mueller, C. 2015. Sesam offne dich. GIT Laborfachzeitschrift. Wiley-VCH Verlag. Weinheim, Germany. in press.

  8. Fornefeld, E., Schikora, A.; Berg; G,. Grosch, R., Erlacher, A., Kuhne, T. & Smalla, K. 2015. Humanpathogene Bakterien auf Pflanzen. Journal fur Kulturpflanzen. 67: 297-309


  9. Erlacher, A., Cardinale, M., Grosch, R., Grube, M., & Berg, G. 2014. The impact of the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani and its beneficial counterpart Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on the indigenous lettuce microbiome. Frontiers in microbiology. 5: 175.

  10. Berg, G., Erlacher, A., & Grube M. (2014) The edible plant microbiome: importance and health issues. In: Principles of plant-microbe interaction, Chapter 44. Editor: Lugtenberg, B. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319- 08575-3_44. pp.419-426.

  11. Erlacher, A., Grube, M., Berg, G. & Cardinale, M. 2014. Mosses and lichens provide specific micro- habitats for pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFMs). IOBC Bulletin. In press.

  12. Berg, G., Erlacher, A., Smalla, K. & Krause, R. 2014. Vegetable microbiomes: Is there a connection among opportunistic infections, human health and our egut feeling?. Microbial Biotechnology. 7: 487- 495.

  13. Erlacher, A. & Berg, G. 2014. Cover page for the Frontiers research topic in Berg, G., Grube, M., Schloter, M., & Smalla, K. 2014. The plant microbiome and its importance for plant and human health. Frontiers in microbiology. 5.

Chapter in books


  1. Kolton, M., Erlacher, A., Berg, G., and Cytryn, E. 2016. The Flavobacterium genus in the plant holobiont: ecological, physiological, and applicative insights. In: Microbial Models: From Environmental to Industrial Sustainability. Castro-Sowinski, S. (ed.). Springer pp: 189-207.

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