Angela Sessitsch

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  1. Glassner, H., Zchori-Fein, E., Yaron, S., Sessitsch, A., Sauer, U., and Compant, S. 2017. Niches of bacteria inside seeds of Cucumis melo L. Plant Soil. Accepted.

  2. Mitter, B., Pfaffenbichler, N., Flavell, R., Compant, S., Antonielli, l., Petric, L., Berninger, T., Naveed, M., Sheibani-Tezerji, R., Von Maltzahn, G., and Sessitsch, A. 2017. A new approach to modify plant microbiomes and traits by introducing beneficial bacteria at flowering into progeny seeds. Frontiers in Plant Science. Accepted.

  3. Kumar, M., Brader, G., Sessitsch, A., Maki, A., Van Elsas, J.D., Nissinen, R. 2017. Plants assemble species specific bacterial communities from common core taxa in three arcto-alpine climate zones. Frontiers in Microbiology. Accepted.

  4. Lojan, P., Demortier, M., Velivelli, S., Pfeiffer, S., Suarez, J.P., De Vos, P., Doyle, B., Sessitsch, A., and Declerck, S. 2017. Impact of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on root colonization potential and life cycle of Rhizophagus irregularis following co-entrapment into alginate beads. Journal of Applied Microbiology. Accepted.

  5. Corretto, E., Antonielli, L., Sessitsch, A., Compant, S., Hofer, C., Puschenreiter, M., and Brader, G. 2017. Complete genome sequence of the heavy metal tolerating bacterium Agromyces aureus AR33T as compared to related Actinobacteria. Standards in Genomic Sciences. Accepted.


  6. Sessitsch, A., Smalla, K., Johnson, L., and Mitter, B. 2016. Editorial: Special thematic issue on microbe-assisted crop production. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: fiw167.

  7. Samad, A., Trognitz, F., Compant, S., Antonielli, L., and Sessitsch, A. 2016. Shared and host-specific microbiome diversity and functioning of grapevine and accompanying weed plants. Environmental Microbiology. Accepted.

  8. Pfeiffer, S., Mitter, B., Oswald, A., Schloter-Hai, B., Schloter, M., Declerck, S., and Sessitsch, A. 2016. Rhizosphere microbiomes of potato cultivated in the High Andes show stable and dynamic core microbiomes with different responses to plant development. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw242.

  9. Samad, A., Trognitz, F., Compant, S., Antonielli, L. and Sessitsch, A. 2016. High-quality draft genome sequence of an endophytic Pseudomonas viridiflava strain with herbicidal properties against its host, the weed Lepidium draba L. Genome Announcements. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01170-16.

  10. Mitter, B., Pfaffenbichler, N., and Sessitsch, A. 2016. Plant-microbe partnerships in 2020. Microbial Biotechnology. 9:635-640.

  11. Trognitz, F., Hackl, E., Widhalm, S., and Sessitsch, A. 2016. The role of plant-microbiome interactions in weed establishment and control. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw138.

  12. Corretto, E., Antonielli, L., Sessitsch, A., Compant, S., Gorfer, M., Kuffner, M., and Brader, G. 2016. Agromyces aureus sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Salix caprea L. grown in a heavy metal contaminated soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 66: 3749-3754.

  13. Aleti, G., Antonielli, L., Corretto, E., Nikolic, B., Sessitsch, A., and Brader, G. 2016. Draft genome sequence of Paenibacillus polymyxa strain CCI-25 encompasses high potential for secondary metabolite production. Genome Announcements. Accepted.

  14. Aleti, G., Lehner, S., Bacher, M., Compant, S., Nikolic, B., Plesko, M., Schuhmacher, R., Sessitsch, A., and Brader, G. 2016. Surfactin variants mediate species-specific biofilm formation and root colonization in Bacillus. Environmental Microbiology. 18:2634-2645.

  15. Toumatia, O., Compant, S., Yekkour, A., Goudjal, Y., Zabaou, N., Mathieu, F., Sessitsch, A., and Zitouni, A. 2016. Biocontrol and plant growth promoting properties of Streptomyces mutabilis strain IA1 isolated from a Saharan soil on wheat seedlings and visualization of its niches of colonization. South African Journal Botany. 105:234-239.

  16. Neesme, J., Achouak, W., Agathos, S., …….., Sessitsch, A., ……, and Simonet, P. 2016. Back to the future of soil metagenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:73.

  17. Lopez-Fernandez, S., Compant, S., Vrhovsek, U., Bianchedi, P.L., Sessitsch, A., Pertot, I., and Campisano, A. 2016. Grapevine colonization by endophytic bacteria shifts secondary metabolism and suggests activation of defense pathways. Plant Soil. 405:155-175. DOI 10.1007/s11104-015-2631-1. Erratum.


  18. Touceda-Gonzalez, M., Brader, G., Antonielli, L., Ravindran, V.B., Waldner, G., Friesl-Hanl, W., Corretto, E., Campisano, A., Pancher, M., and Sessitsch, A. 2015. Combined amendment of immobilizers and the plant growth-promoting strain Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN favours plant growth and reduces heavy metal uptake. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 91: 140-150.

  19. Velivelli, S.L.S., Sessitsch, A., Prestwich, B.D. 2015. The Role of Microbial Inoculants in Integrated Crop Management Systems. Potato Research. DOI 10.1007/s11540-014-9278-9.

  20. Pierron, R., Gorfer, M., Berger, H., Jacques, A., Sessitsch, A., Strauss, J., and Compant, S. 2015. Deciphering the Niches of Colonisation of Vitis vinifera L. by the Esca-Associated Fungus Phaeoacremonium aleophilum Using a gfp Marked Strain and Cutting Systems. Plos One. 1-22. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0126851.

  21. Gensberger, E.T., Gossl, E.M., Antonielli, L., Sessitsch, A.,and Kosti, T. 2015. Effect of different heterotrophic plate count methods on the estimation of the composition of the culturable microbial community. PeerJ. 3:e862. DOI 10.7717/peerj.862.

  22. Hardoim, P.R., van Overbeek, L.S., Berg, G., Pirttila, A.M., Compant, S., Campisano, A., Doring, M., Sessitsche, A. 2015. The hidden world within plants: ecological and evolutionary considerations for defining functioning of microbial endophytes. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. doi:10.1128/MMBR.00050-14. Supplementary material

  23. Sheibani-Tezerji, R., Rattei, T., Sessitsch, A., Trognitz, F., and Mitter, B. 2015. Transcriptome profiling of the endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN indicates sensing of the plant environment and drought stress. mBio. 6(5):e00621-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.00621-15.

  24. Abaid-Ullah, M., Nadeem-Hassan, M., Jamil, M., Brader, J., Kausar, M., Shah, N., Sessitsch, A., and Yusuf-Hafeez, F. 2015. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria: an alternate way to improve yield and quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum). International Journal of Agriculture & Biology. 17: 51-60.

  25. Corretto, E., Antonielli, L., Sessitsch, A., Kidd, P., Weyens, N., Bradera, G. 2015. Draft Genome Sequences of 10 Microbacterium spp., with Emphasis on Heavy Metal-Contaminated Environments. Genome Announcements. 3(3): e00432-15.

  26. Khan, M.U., Sessitsch, A., Haris, M., Imran, A., Arslan, M., Khan, Q. M. and Afzal, M. 2015. Cr-resistant rhizo-and endophytic bacteria associated with Prosopis juliflora and their potential as phytoremediation enhancing agents in metal-degraded soils. Frontiers in Plant Science. 5(755). doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00755.

  27. Sheibani-Tezerji, R., Naveed, M., Jehl, M.A., Sessitsch, A., Rattei, T., and Mitter, B. 2015. The genomes of closely related Pantoea ananatis maize seed endophytes having different effects on the host plant differ in secretion system genes and mobile genetic elements. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6(440). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00440.

  28. Glassner, H., Zchori-Fein, E., Compant, S., Sessitsch, A., Katzir, N., Portnoy, V., and Yaron, S. 2015. Characterization of endophytic bacteria from cucurbit fruits with potential benefits to agriculture in melons (Cucumis melo L.). FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91: fiv074.

  29. Aleti, G., Sessitsch, A., and Brader, G. 2015. Genome mining: Prediction of lipopeptides and polyketides from Bacillus and related Firmicutes. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 13: 192–203.

  30. Naveed, M., Qureshi, M. A., Zahir, Z. A., Hussain, M. B., Sessitsch, A. and Mitter, B. 2015. L-tryptophan dependent biosynthesis of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) improves plant growth and colonization of maize by Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN. Annals of Microbiology. 65:1381–1389.


  31. Gensberger, E.T., Polt, M., Konrad-Koszler, M., Kinner, P., Sessitsch, A., and Kosti, T. 2014. Evaluation of quantitative PCR combined with PMA treatment for molecular assessment of microbial water quality. Water Research. 67: 367e376.

  32. Sessitsch, A. and Mitter, B. 2014. 21st century agriculture: integration of plant microbiomes for improved crop production and food security. Microbial Biotechnology. 8:32-33.

  33. Ahmad, I., Akhtar, M. J., Zahir, Z. A., Naveed, M., Mitter, B. and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Cadmium-tolerant bacteria induce metal stress tolerance in cereals. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21:11054-11065.

  34. Afzal, M.,Qaiser, K. M., and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Endophytic bacteria: prospects and application for the phytoremediation of organic pollutants. Chemosphere. 117: 232-242.

  35. Campisano, A., Ometto, L., Compant, S., Pancher, M., Antonielli, L., Varrotto, C., Anfora, G., Pertot, I., Sessitsch, A., and Rota-Stabelli, O. 2014. Interkingdom transfer of the acne causing agent, Propionibacterium acnes, from human to grapevine. Mol. Biol. Evol. 5:1059-1065.

  36. Huang C.J., Knoll, W., Sessitsch, A. and Dostalek, J. 2014. Spr bacterial pathogen biosensor: the importance of fluidic conditions and probing depth. Talanta. 122:166-171.

  37. Drage, S., Mitter, B., Trols, C., Muchugi, A., Jamnadass, R.H., Sessitsch, A. and Hadacek, F. 2014. Antimicrobial drimane sesquiterpenes and their effect on endophyte communities in the medical tree Warburgia ugandensis. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5:13.

  38. Antonielli, L., Compant, S., Strauss, J., Sessitsch, A. and Berger, H. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Phaeomoniella chlamydospora strain RRHG1, a grapevine trunk disease (esca)-related member of the ascomycota. Genome Announcements. 2(2): e00098-14.

  39. Pan Y., Abell, G.C.J., Bodelier, P.L.E., Meima-Franke, M., Sessitsch, A. and Bodrossy, L. 2014. Remarkable recovery and colonization behaviour of methane oxidizing bacteria in soil after disturbance is controlled by methane source only. Microbial Ecology. 68:259-270.

  40. Koranda M., Kaiser, C., Fuchslueger, L., Kitzler, B., Sessitsch, A., Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. and Richter, A. 2014. Fungal and bacterial utilization of organic substrates depends on substrate complexity and N availability. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 87:142-152

  41. Naveed, M., Hussain, M. B., Zahir, Z. A., Mitter, B. and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Drought stress amelioration in wheat through inoculation with Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. Plant Growth Regulation. 73:121–131.

  42. Pfeiffer, S., Pastar, M., Mitter, B., Lojan, P., Oswald, A. and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Improved group-specific primers based on the full SILVA 16S rRNA gene reference database. Environmental Microbiology. 16: 2389-2407.

  43. Brader, G., Compant, S., Mitter, B., Trognitz, F. and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Metabolic potential of endophytic bacteria. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 27: 30-37.

  44. Naveed, M., Mitter, B., Reichenauer, T. G. and Sessitsch, A. Endophytic colonization of Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN induce drought-stress tolerance in maize. Acta horticulturae. accepted.

  45. Naveed, M., Mitter, B., Reichenauer, T. G., Krzysztof Wieczorek and Sessitsch, A. 2014. Increased drought stress resilience of maize through endophytic colonization by Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN and Enterobacter sp. FD17. Environ. Exp. Botany. 97: 30– 39.


  46. Naveed, M., B. Mitter, T.G. Reichenauer, Krzysztof Wieczorek and Sessitsch, A. 2014 Increased drought stress resilience of maize through endophytic colonization by Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN and Enterobacter sp. FD17. Environmental and Experimental Botany 97: 30– 39

  47. Naveed, M., Mitter, B., Reichenauer, T. G. and Sessitsch, A. 2013. Endophytic colonization of Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN induce drought-stress tolerance in maize. Acta Horticulturae 1009: 117-125

  48. Naveed, M., Mitter, B., Yousaf, S., Pastar, M., Afzal, M. and Sessitsch, A. 2013. The endophyte Enterobacter sp. FD17: a maize growth enhancer selected based on rigorous testing of plant beneficial traits and colonization characteristics. Biology and Fertility of Soils, DOI 10.1007/s00374-013-0854-y.

  49. Gyselinck, J., Pfeiffer, S., Heylen, K., Sessitsch, A. and P. de Vos. 2013. The effect of primer choice and short read sequences on the outcome of 16S rRNA gene based diversity studies. PLoS ONE 8: e71360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071360

  50. Fries, J., Pfeiffer, S., Kuffner, M. and Sessitsch, A. 2013. Spirosoma endophyticum sp. nov., isolated from Zn- and Cd-accumulating Salix caprea. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.052654-0.

  51. Becerra-Castro, C., Kidd, P., Kuffner, M., Prieto-Fernandez, A. S. Hann, C. Monterroso, Sessitsch, A., W.W. Wenzel and M. Puschenreiter. 2013. Bacterial-induced weathering of ultramafic rock: implications in phytoextraction. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 5094-5103

  52. Gensberger, E., Sessitsch, A. and Kostic, T.. 2013. Propidium monoazide qPCR for viable E. coli and P. aeruginosa detection from abundant background microflora. Analytical Biochemistry 441:69-72.

  53. Hardoim, P., Nazir, R., Sessitsch, A., Elhottova, D., Lornblum, E., van Overbeek, L. S. and van Elsas, J. D. 2013. The new species Enterobacter oryziphilus sp. nov. and Enterobacter oryzendophyticus sp. nov. are key inhabitants of the endosphere of rice. BMC Microbiology, 13:164.

  54. Hanzel, J., D. Myrold, Sessitsch, A., K. Smalla, C.C. Tebbe, and K.U. Totsche. 2013. Microbial ecology of biogeochemical interfaces – diversity, structure, and function of microhabitats in soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86: 1-2.

  55. Koranda, M., C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, B. Kitzler, Sessitsch, A., S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern and A. Richter. 2013. Seasonal variation in functional properties of microbial communities in beech forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 60:95-104.

  56. Engel, K, D. Asby, Brady, S.F., Cowan, D.A., Doemer, J., Edwards, E.A., Fiebig, K., Martens, E.C., McCormac, D., Mead, D.A., et al. 2013. Meeting Report: 1st International Functional Metagenomics Workshop May 7-8, 2012, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. Standards in Genomic Sciences 8: 106-111

  57. Compant, S., G. Brader, S. Muzammil, Sessitsch, A., A. Lebrihi and F. mathieu. 2013. Use of beneficial bacteria and their secondary metabolites to control grapevine pathogen diseases. BioControl 58: 435-455.

  58. Coutinho, B.G., B. Mitter, C. Talbi, Sessitsch, A., E.J. Bedmar, N. Halliday, E.K. James, M. Camara and V. Venturi. 2013. Regulon studies and in planta role of the BraI/R quorum-sensing system in the plant-beneficial Burkholderia cluster. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 4421-4432.

  59. Mitter, B., A. Petric, M.W. Shin, P.S.G. Chain, L- Hauberg-Lotte, B. Reinhold-Hurek, J. Nowak and Sessitsch, A. 2013. Comparative genome analysis of Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN reveals a wide spectrum of endophytic lifestyles based on interaction strategies with host plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00120.

  60. Sessitsch, A., Kuffner, M., P. Kidd, J. Vangronsveld, W.W. Wenzel, K. Fallmann and M. Puschenreiter. 2013. The role of plant-associated bacteria in the mobilization and phytoextraction of trace elements in contaminated soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 60:182-194.


  61. Ardanov, P., Sessitsch, A., H. Häggmann, N. Kozyrovska and A.M. Pirttila. 2012. Methylobacterium-induced endophyte community changes correspond with protection of plants against pathogen attack. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046802.

  62. Kuffner, M., B. Hai, B., T. Rattei, C. Melo De Lima, G. Lentendu, M. Engel, M. Schloter, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Schindlbacher, and Sessitsch, A. 2012. Effects of season and experimental warming on the bacterial community in a temperate mountain forest soil assessed by 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82: 551–562.

  63. Compant, S., Sessitsch, A., and F. Mathieu. 2012. The 125th anniversary for the first proof of endophytic bacteria colonizing plants – a tribute to MLV Galippe. Plant and Soil 356: 299–301.

  64. Compant, S., G. Brader, S. Muzammil, Sessitsch, A., A. Lebrihi and F. Mathieu. 2012. Use of beneficial bacteria and their secondary metabolites to control grapevine pathogen diseases. BioControl DOI 10.1007/s10526-012-9479-6.

  65. Kostic, T. and Sessitsch, A. 2012. Microbial diagnostic microarrays for the detection and typing of food- and water-borne(bacterial) pathogens. Microarrays 1: 3-24.

  66. Afzal, M., S. Yousaf, T.G. Reichenauer and Sessitsch, A. 2012. The inoculation method affects colonization and performance of bacterial inoculant strains in the phytoremediation of soil contaminated with diesel oil. International Journal of Phytoremediation 14: 35-47.

  67. Szukics, U., E. Hackl, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, and Sessitsch, A. 2012. Rapid and dissimilar response of ammonia-oxidising archaea and bacteria to nitrogen and water amendment in two temperate forest soils. Microbiological Research 167: 103-109.

  68. Sessitsch, A. P. Hardoim, J. Döring, Weilharter, A., A. Krause, T. Woyke, B. Mitter, L. Hauberg, F. Friedrich, M. Rahalkar, T. Hurek, A. Sarkar, L. van Overbeek, L. Bodrossy, D. Brar, J.D. van Elsas and B. Reinhold-Hurek. 2012 Functional characteristics of an endophytic community colonizing rice roots as revealed by metagenome analysis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 25: 28-36.

  69. Prischl, M., .E. Hackl, M. Pastar, Pfeiffer, S. , and Sessitsch, A. 2012. Genetically modified Bt maize lines containing cry3Bb1, cry1A105 or cry1Ab2 do not affect the structure and functioning of root-associated endophyte communities. Applied Soil Ecology 54: 39-48.

  70. Drage, S. D. Engelmeier, G. Bachmann, Sessitsch, A., B. Mitter, F. Hadacek. 2012. Combining microdilution with MicroResp TM: microbial substrate utilization, antimicrobial susceptibility and respiration. Journal of Microbiological Methods 88: 399-412.

  71. Hussain, Z., R. Wiedner, K. Steiner, T. Hajek, M. Avi, B. Hecher, Sessitsch, A., H. Schwab. 2012. Characterization of two bacterial hydroxynitril lyases with high similarity to cupin superfamily proteins. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 2053-2055.


  72. Rasche, F., D. Knapp, C. kaiser, M. Koranda, B. Kitzler, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Seasonality and resource availability control archaeal and bacterial communities in soils of a temperate beech forest. The ISME Journal 5: 389-402.

  73. Arthurson, V., Sessitsch, A. and L. Jaderlund. 2011. Persistence and spread of Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden in soil and on spinach plants. FEMS Microbiology Letters 314: 67-74

  74. Arthurson, V., L. Jäderlund, and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Persistence of two Campylobacter jejuni strains in soil and on spinach plants. Applied and Environmental Soil Science doi:10.1155/2011/836271

  75. Stralis-Pavese, N., G.J.C. Abell, Sessitsch, A. and L. Bodrossy. 2011. Analysis of methanotroph community composition using a pmoA-based microbial diagnostic microarray. Nature Protocols 6: 609-624.

  76. Koranda, M., J. Schnecker, C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, B. Kitzler, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sessitsch, A. and A. Richter. 2011. Microbial processes and community composition in the rhizosphere of European beech – The influence of plant C exudates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43:551-558

  77. Huang, C.-J., J. Dostalek, Sessitsch, A. and W. Knoll. 2011. Long-range surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy biosensor for ultrasensitive detection of E. coli O157:H7. Journal of Analytical Chemistry 83:674-677.

  78. Kaiser, C., L. Fuchslueger, M. Koranda, M. Gorfer, C.F. Stange, B. Kitzler, F. Rasche, J. Strauss, Sessitsch, A., S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern and A. Richter. 2011. Plants control the seasonal dynamic of microbial nitrogen cycling in a beech forest soil by belowground carbon allocation. Ecology 92: 1036-1051.

  79. Afzal, M., S. Yousaf, T.G. Reichenauer, Kuffner, M. and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Soil type affects plant colonization, activity and catabolic gene expression of inoculated bacterial strains during phytoremediation of diesel. Journal of Hazardous Materials 186: 1568-1575.

  80. Kostic, T., B. Stessl, M. Wagner, and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Microarray analysis reveals the questionable specificity of enrichment media used for food safety assessment. Journal of Food Protection 74: 1030-1034.

  81. Nikolic, B., H. Schwab and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Metagenomic analysis of the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase gene (acdS) operon of an uncultured bacterial endophyte colonizing Solanum tuberosum L. Archives of Microbiology 193: 665-676.

  82. Weilharter, A., B. Mitter, M.V. Shin, P.S.G. Chain, J. Nowak, and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Complete genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 3383-3384.

  83. De Maria S., A.R. Rivelli, Kuffner, M., Sessitsch, A., W.W. Wenzel, M. Gorfer, J. Strauss, and M. Puschenreiter. 2011. Interactions between accumulation of trace elements and major nutrients in Salix caprea after inoculation with rhizosphere microorganisms. Chemosphere 84: 1256-1261.

  84. Compant, S., B. Mitter, J.G. Colli-Mull, H. Gangl and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Endophytes of grapevine flowers, berries, and seeds: identification of cultivable bacteria, comparison with other plant parts, and visualization of niches of colonization. Microbial Ecology 62: 188-197.

  85. Gorfer, M., M. Blumhoff, S. Klaubauf, A. Urban, E. Inselsbacher, D. Bandian, B. Mitter, W. Wanek, Sessitsch, A., and J. Strauss. 2011 Community profiling and gene expression of fungal assimilatory nitrate reductases in agricultural soil. The ISME Journal 5: 1771-1783.

  86. Hardoim, P.R., F.D. Andreote, B. Reinhold-Hurek, Sessitsch, A., L.S. van Overbeek, and J.D. van Elsas. 2011 Rice root-associated bacteria – insights in community structures across ten cultivars. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 77: 154-164.

  87. Schindlbacher, A., A. Rodler, Kuffner, M., B. Kitzler, Sessitsch, A., and S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern. 2011 Experimental warming effects on the microbial community of a temperate mountain forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1417-1425.

  88. Freidl, G., G. Stalder, Kostic, T., Sessitsch, A., C. Beiglböck, and C. Walzer. 2011. Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) in chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) and cattle in Austria. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47: 704-708.

  89. Yousaf, S. M. Afzal, T.G. Reichenauer, C.L. Brady and Sessitsch, A. 2011. Hydrocarbon degradation, plant colonization and gene expression of alkane degradation genes by endophytic Enterobacter ludwigii strains. Journal of Environmental Pollution 159: 2675-2683.

  90. Inselsbacher, E., W. Wanek, K. Ripka, E. Hackl, Sessitsch, A., J. Strauss, and S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern. 2011. Greenhouse gas fluxes respond to different N fertilizer types due to altered plant-soil-microbe interactions. Plant and Soil 343: 17-35.


  91. Hackl, E., M. Konrad-Köszler, A. Kilian, P. Wenzl, and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Phage type-specific markers identified by Diversity Arrays Technology (DarT) analysis of Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium. Journal of Microbiological Methods 80: 100-105.

  92. Glaser, K., E. Hackl, E. Inselsbacher, J. Strauss, W. Wanek, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Dynamics of ammonia-oxidizing communities in barley-planted bulk soil and rhizosphere following nitrate and ammonium fertilizer amendment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74: 575-591.

  93. Compant, S., C. Clement, and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Plant growth-promoting bacteria in the rhizo- and endosphere of plants: Their role, colonization, mechanisms involved and prospects for utilization Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 669-678.

  94. Szukics, U. V. Andria, G.J.C. Abell, B. Mitter, E. Hackl, Sessitsch, A. and S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern. 2010. Nitrifiers and denitrifiers respond rapidly to changed moisture and increasing temperature in a pristine forest soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 72: 395-406.

  95. Kuffner, M., S. De Maria, M. Puschenreiter, K. Fallmann, G. Wieshammer, M. Gorfer, A.R. Rivelli and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Culturable bacteria from Zn- and Cd-accumulating Salix caprea with differential effects on plant growth and heavy metal availability. Journal of Applied Microbiology 108: 1471-1484.

  96. Kaiser, C., M. Koranda, B. Kitzler, L. Fuchslueger, J. Schnecker, P. Schweiger, F. Rasche, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sessitsch, A. and A. Richter. 2010. Belowground carbon allocation by trees drives seasonal patterns of extracellular enzyme activities by altering microbial community composition in a beech forest soil. New Phytologist 187: 843-858.

  97. Compant, S., M. van der Heijden, and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Climate change effects on beneficial plant-microbe interactions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 73: 197-214.

  98. Yousaf, S., K. Ripka, V. Andria, T.G. Reichenauer and Sessitsch, A. 2010. Hydrocarbon degradation and plant colonization by selected bacterial strains isolated from Italian ryegrass and birdsfoot trefoil. Journal of Applied Microbiology 109: 1398-1401.

  99. Kostic, T., B. Stessl, M. Wagner, Sessitsch, A., and L. Bodrossy. 2010 Microbial diagnostic microarray for food- and waterborne pathogens. Microbial Biotechnology 3: 444-354.


  100. Inselsbacher, E., K. Ripka, S. Klaubauf, D. Fedosoyenko, E. Hackl, M. Gorfer, R. Hood-Novotny, N. von Wiren, Sessitsch, A., S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, W. Wanek and J. Strauss. 2009 A cost-effective high-throughput system for studying nitrogen dynamics at the plant-microbe-soil interface. Plant and Soil 317: 293-307.

  101. Rasche, F., T. Lueders, S. Schaefer, F. Buegger, A. Gattinger, M. Schloter, R.C. Hood-Nowotny and Sessitsch, A. 2009 DNA-stable isotope probing enables the identification of active bacterial endophytes in potato. New Phytologist 181: 802-807.

  102. Sleytr, K., A. Tietz, G. Langergraber, R. Haberl and Sessitsch, A. 2009. Diversity of abundant bacteria in subsurface vertical flow constructed wetlands. Ecological Engineering 35: 1021-1025.

  103. Allerberger, F. and Sessitsch, A. 2009. Incidence and microbiology of salads (a review). CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 4, No. 019.

  104. Abell, G.J.C., N. Stralis-Pavese, Sessitsch, A., and L. Bodrossy. 2009. Grazing affects methanotroph activity and diversity in an alpine meadow soil. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1: 457-465.

  105. Szukics, U., E. Hackl, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern and Sessitsch, A. 2009. Contrasting response of two forest soils to nitrogen input: rapidly altered NO and N2O emissions and nirK abundance. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45: 855-863.

  106. Andria, V., T.G. Reichenauer, and Sessitsch, A. 2009. Expression of alkane monooxygenase (alkB) genes associated by plant-associated bacteria in the rhizosphere and endosphere of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) in diesel contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution 157: 3347-3350.


  107. Compant, S., H. Kaplan, E. Ait Barka, Sessitsch, A., J. Nowak, and C. Clement. 2008. Endophytic colonization of Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN in Vitis vinifera L: from rhizosphere to inflorescence tissues. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 63:84-93.

  108. Kuffner, M., M. Puschenreiter, G. Wieshammer, M. Gorfer, and Sessitsch, A. 2008. Rhizosphere bacteria affect growth and heavy metal uptake of heavy metal accumulating willows. Plant and Soil 304: 35-44.

  109. Furnkranz, M., W. Wanek, A. Richter, G. Abell, F. Rasche and Sessitsch, A. 2008. Nitrogen fixation by phyllosphere bacteria associated with higher plants and their colonizing epiphytes of a tropical lowland forest of Costa Rica. The ISME Journal 2: 561-570.

  110. Kampfer, P., H.-J. Busse, M. Schloter, Sessitsch, A. and H. Scholz. 2008 Ochrobactrum rhizosphaerae sp. nov. and Ochrobactrum thiophenivorans sp. nov., isolated from the environment. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1426-1431.

  111. Tankouo Sandjong, B., Sessitsch, A., Stralis-Pavese, N., E. Liebana, C. Kornschober, F. Allerberger, H. Hächler, and L. Bodrossy. 2008. Development of an oligonucleotide microarray for Salmonella serotyping. Microbial Biotechnology 1: 513-522.

  112. Berg, G., H. Müller, C. Zachow, K. Opelt, K. Scherwinski, R. Tilcher, A. Ullrich, J. Hallmann, R. Grosch and Sessitsch, A. 2008. Endophytes: structural and functional diversity and biotechnological applications in control of plant pathogens. Simbiogenetics 6: 17-26.


  113. Kostic, T., Weilharter, A., S. Rubino, G. Delogu, S. Uzzau, K. Rudi, Sessitsch, A., and L. Bodrossy. 2007. A microbial diagnostic microarray technique for the sensitive detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria in a background on non-pathogens. Analytical Biochemistry 360: 244-254.

  114. Tankouo Sandjong, B., Sessitsch, A., E. Liebana, C. Kornschober, F. Allerberger, H. Hachler, and L. Bodrossy. 2007. MLST-v, multilocus sequence typing based on virulence genes, for molecular typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovars. Journal of Microbiological Methods 69: 23-36.

  115. Sziderics, A.H., F. Rasche, F. Trognitz, Sessitsch, A. and E. Wilhelm. 2007. Bacterial endophytes contribute to abiotic stress adaptation in pepper plants (Capsicum annuum L.). Canadian Journal of Microbiology 53: 1195-1202.


  116. Stralis-Pavese, N., L. Bodrossy, T.G. Reichenauer, Weilharter, A., and Sessitsch, A. 2006 16S rRNA-based T-RFLP for the analysis of methane oxidizing bacteria – assessment, critical evaluation of methodology performance and application for landfill cover soils. Applied Soil Ecology 31: 251-266.

  117. Smalla, K., Sessitsch, A. and A. Hartmann. 2006 The rhizosphere: "soil compartment influenced by the root". FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 165.

  118. Rasche, F., V. Hödl, C. Poll, E. Kandeler, Gerzabek, M.H., J.D. van Elsas, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 Rhizosphere bacteria affected by transgenic potatoes with antibacterial activities in comparison to effects of soil, wildtype potatoes, vegetation stage and pathogen exposure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 219-235.

  119. Reiter, B. and Sessitsch, A. 2006 The bacterial microflora in association with the wildflower Crocus albiflorus. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 52: 1-10.

  120. Bodrossy, L., N. Stralis-Pavese, M. Konrad-Köszler, Weilharter, A., T.G. Reichenauer, D. Schofer, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 mRNA-based parallel detection of active methanotroph populations using a diagnostic microarray. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 1672-1676.

  121. Rasche, F., H. Velvis, C. Zachow, G. Berg, J.D. van Elsas, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 Impact of transgenic potatoes expressing antibacterial agents on bacterial endophytes is comparable to effects of wildtype potatoes and changing environmental conditions. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 555-566.

  122. Sessitsch, A., E. Hackl, P. Wenzl, A. Kilian, Kostic, T., N. Stralis-Pavese, B. Tankouo-Sandjong, and L. Bodrossy. 2006 Diagnostic microbial microarrays in soil ecology. New Phytologist 171: 719-736.

  123. Idris, R., Kuffner, M., L. Bodrossy, M. Puschenreiter, S. Monchy, W.W. Wenzel, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 Characterization of Ni-tolerant methylobacteria associated with the hyperaccumulating plant Thlaspi goesingense and description of Methylobacterium goesingense sp. nov. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29: 634-644.

  124. Rasche, F., R. Trondl, C. Naglreiter, T.G. Reichenauer, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 Chilling and cultivar type affect the diversity of bacterial endophytes colonizing sweet pepper (Capsicum anuum L.). Canadian Journal of Microbiology 52: 1036-1045.

  125. Rasche, F., E. Marco-Noales, H. Velvis, L. S. van Overbeek, M.M. Lopez, J.D. van Elsas, and Sessitsch, A. 2006 Structural characteristics and plant-beneficial effects of bacteria colonizing the shoots of field grown conventional and genetically modified T4-lysozyme producing potatoes. Plant and Soil 289: 123-140


  126. Compant, S., B. Reiter, Sessitsch, A., J. Nowak, C. Clement, and E. Ait Barka. 2005 Endophytic colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by plant growth promoting bacterium Burkholderia sp. strain PsJN. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 1685-1693.

  127. Sessitsch, A., T. Coenye, A.V. Sturz, P. Vandamme, E. Ait Barka, J.F. Salles, J.D. van Elsas, D. Faure, B. Reiter, B.R. Glick, G. Wang-Pruski, and J. Nowak. 2005. Burkholderia phytofirmans sp. nov., a novel plant-associated bacterium with plant beneficial properties. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55: 1187-1192.

  128. Kostic, T., Weilharter, A., Sessitsch, A., and L. Bodrossy. 2005. High sensitivity, PCR-free detection of microorganisms and their functional genes using 70-mer oligonucleotide diagnostic microarray. Analytical Biochemistry 346: 333-335.


  129. Stralis-Pavese, N., Sessitsch, A., Weilharter, A., T. Reichenauer, J. Riesing, J. Csontos, J.C. Murrell, and L. Bodrossy. 2004 Optimisation of diagnostic microarray for application in analysing landfill methanotroph communities under different plant covers. Environmental Microbiology 6: 347-363.

  130. Idris, R., R. Trifonova, M. Puschenreiter, W.W. Wenzel, and Sessitsch, A. 2004 Bacterial communities associated with flowering plants of the Ni-hyperaccumulator Thlaspi goesingense. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70: 2667-2677.

  131. Sessitsch, A., B. Reiter, and G. Berg 2004 Endophytic bacterial communities of field-grown potato plants and their plant growth-promoting and antagonistic abilities. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 50: 239-249.

  132. Bodrossy, L., and Sessitsch, A. 2004 Oligonucleotide microarrays in microbial diagnostics. Current Opinion in Microbiology 7: 245-254.

  133. Sessitsch, A., S. Gyamfi, D. Tscherko, Gerzabek, M.H., and E. Kandeler. 2004 Activity of microorganisms in the rhizosphere of herbicide treated and untreated transgenic glufosinate-tolerant and wildtype oilseed rape grown in containment. Plant and Soil 266: 105-116.

  134. Kirchmann, H., G. Haberhauer, E. Kandeler, Sessitsch, A., and M.H. Gerzabek. 2004. Effects of level and quality of organic matter input on carbon storage and biological activity in soil: Synthesis of a long-term experiment. Global Biogeochemical Cycles Vol.18, GB4011.

  135. Hackl, E., S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, L. Bodrossy, and Sessitsch, A. 2004. Comparative diversity and composition of bacteria inhabiting natural forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70: 5057-5065.


  136. Sessitsch, A., F.-Y. Kan, and U. Pfeifer. 2003 Diversities and community structures of culturable Bacillus spp. in the rhizospheres of transgenic potatoes expressing the lytic peptide cecropin B. Applied Soil Ecology 22: 149-158.

  137. Ramirez-Saad, H.C., Sessitsch, A., and A.D.L. Akkermans. 2003 Molecular diversity in the bacterial communities and the fluorescent pseudomonads group in natural and chlorobenzoate-stressed peat-forest soil. Microbiological Research 158: 47-54.

  138. Bodrossy, L., N. Stralis-Pavese, J.C. Murrell, S. Radajewski, and Sessitsch, A. 2003 Development and validation of a diagnostic microbial microarray for the detection of methanotrophs and for the quantitative assessment of their community structures. Environmental Microbiology 5: 566-582.

  139. Poll, C., A. Thiede, N. Wermbter, Sessitsch, A., and E. Kandeler. 2003 Micro-scale distribution of microorganisms and microbial enzyme activities in a soil with long- term organic amendment. European Journal of Soil Science 54: 715-724.

  140. Reiter, B., S. Gyamfi, H. Schwab, and Sessitsch, A. 2003 Endophytic Pseudomonas spp. populations of pathogen-infected potato plants analysed by 16S rDNA- and 16S rRNA-based denaturating gradient gel electrophoresis. Plant and Soil 257: 397-405.

  141. Reiter, B., H. Bürgmann, K. Burg, and Sessitsch, A. 2003 Endophytic nifH diversity in African sweetpotato. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 49: 549-555.


  142. Sessitsch, A., B. Reiter, U. Pfeifer, and E. Wilhelm. 2002 Cultivation-independent population analysis of bacterial endophytes in three potato varieties based on eubacterial and Actinomycetes-specific PCR of 16S rRNA genes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 39: 23-32.

  143. Reiter, B., U. Pfeifer, H. Schwab, and Sessitsch, A. 2002 Response of endophytic bacterial communities in potato plants to infection with Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68: 2261-2268.

  144. Sessitsch, A., J.G. Howieson, X. Perret, H. Antoun, and E. Martinez-Romero. 2002 Advances in Rhizobium research. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 21: 323-378.

  145. Sessitsch, A., S. Gyamfi, N. Stralis-Pavese, Weilharter, A., and U. Pfeifer. 2002 RNA isolation from soils for bacterial community analysis: evaluation of different extraction and soil storage protocols. Journal of Microbiological Methods 51: 171-179.

  146. Gyamfi, S., Pfeifer, U., Stierschneider, M., and Sessitsch, A. 2002 Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant oilseed rape(Brassica napus) and the associated herbicide application on eubacterial and Pseudomonas communities in the rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 41: 181-190

  147. Tesar, M., Reichenauer, T., and Sessitsch, A. 2002 Bacterial rhizosphere populations of black poplar and herbal plants to be used for remediation of diesel fuel. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 1883-1892.


  148. Sessitsch, A., Weilharter, A., Gerzabek, M.H., Kirchmann, H., and Kandeler, E. 2001 Microbial community structures in soil particle size-fractions in a long-term fertilizer field experiment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67: 4215-4224


  149. Ramirez-Saad, H.C., Sessitsch, A., de Vos, W.M., and Akkermans, A.D.L. 2000. Bacterial community changes and enrichment of Burkholderia-like bacteria induced by chlorinated benzoates in a peat-forest soil-microcosm. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 23: 591-598.


  150. Sessitsch, A., Hardarson, G., de Vos, W.M., and Wilson, K.J. 1998 Use of marker genes in competition studies of Rhizobium. Plant and Soil 204: 35-45.

  151. Vásquez-Arroyo, J., Sessitsch, A., Martinez, E., and J.J. Peña-Cabriales. 1998 Nitrogen fixation and nodule occupancy by native strains of Rhizobium on different cultivars of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Plant and Soil 204: 147-154.

  152. de Oliveira, W.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Sessitsch, A., and S.M. Tsai. 1998 Analysis of Phaseolus-Rhizobium interactions in a subsistence farming system. Plant and Soil 204: 107-115.


  153. Sessitsch, A., Jjemba, P.K., Hardarson, G., Akkermans, A.D.L., and K.J. Wilson. 1997. Measurement of the competitiveness index of Rhizobium tropici strain CIAT899 derivatives marked with the gusA gene. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29: 1099-1110.

  154. Sessitsch, A., Hardarson, G., Akkermans, A.D.L., and de Vos, W.M. 1997 Characterization of Rhizobium etli and other Rhizobium spp. that nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris L. in an Austrian soil. Molecular Ecology 6: 601-608.

  155. Sessitsch, A., H. Ramirez-Saad, Hardarson, G., Akkermans, A.D.L., and de Vos, W.M. 1997 Classification of Austrian rhizobia and the Mexican isolate FL27 obtained from Phaseolus vulgaris L. as Rhizobium gallicum. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 47: 1097-1101.


  156. Sessitsch, A.,Wilson, K.J., Akkermans, A.D.L., and de Vos, W.M. 1996 Simultaneous detection of different Rhizobium strains marked with the Escherichia coli gusA gene and the Pyrococcus furiosus celB gene. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62: 4191-4194.


  157. Wilson, K.J., Sessitsch, A., Corbo, J.C., Giller, K.E., Akkermans, A.D.L., and Jefferson, R.A. 1995 Beta-glucuronidase (GUS) transposons for ecological studies of rhizobia and other Gram-negative bacteria. Microbiology 141: 1691-1705.


  158. Akkermans, A.D.L., Mirza, M.S., Harmsen, H.J.M., Blok, H.J., Herron, P.R., Sessitsch, A., and Akkermans, W.M. 1994. Molecular ecology of microbes: a review of promises, pitfalls, and true progress. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 15: 185-194.

Chapter in books and seminars

  1. Mitter, B., Brader, G., Afzal, M., Compant, S., Naveed, M., Trognitz, F., and Sessitsch, A. 2013. Advances in elucidating beneficial interactions between plants, soil and bacteria. Adv. Agronom., In: Advances in Agronomy. Donald L. Sparks, (eds.). 121: 381-445

  2. Hackl, E., Schloter, M., Szukics, U., Bodrossy, L., and Sessitsch, A. 2012. From single genes to microbial networks. In: Soil Ecology and Ecosystems Services. Bardgett, R.D., Behan-Pelletier, V., Wall, D.H. (eds.). Oxford University Press.


  3. Kowalchuk, G.E., Yergeau, E., Leveau, J.H.J., Sessitsch, A., and Bailey, M.J. 2010. Environmental genomics approaches to studying plant-associated microbial communities. In: Environmental Molecular Microbiology. Liu, W.-T., Jansson, J.K. (eds.). Caister Academic Press.


  4. Sessitsch, A. and Rasche, F. 2008. Molecular population analysis of endophytes. 2008. Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes. In: Prospects and Applications for Plant Associated Microbes-A Laboratory Manual. Sorvari, S., Pirttila, A.M. (Eds). BioBien Innovations, Piikkio, Finnland.

  5. Compant S., Kaplan, H., Sessitsch, A., Nowak, J., Clement, C., and Ait Barka, E. 2008. Visualization of epi- and endophytic colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. In: Prospects and Applications for Plant Associated Microbes – A Laboratory Manual. Sorvari, S., Pirttila, A.M. (Eds). BioBien Innovations, Piikkio, Finnland.

  6. Sessitsch, A. and Puschenreiter, M. 2008 Endophytes and rhizosphere bacteria of plants growing in heavy metal contaminated soil. In: Microbiology of Extreme Soils. Dion P, Nautiyal CS (eds.). Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.


  7. Puschenreiter M., Sessitsch, A., Kuffner, M., Wieshammer, G., Gorfer, M., Strauss, J., and Wenzel, W.W. 2007. Effect of bacterial exudates on the mobilization of Zn and Cd from a contaminated soil. In: Biogeochemistry of trace elements: Environmental protection, Remediation and Human Health. Zhu , Lepp N., Naidu R. (eds). Tsinghua University Press, Bejing, 227-228.


  8. Tankouo-Sandjong, B., Sessitsch, A., Liebana, E., Kornschober, C., Allerberger, F., Hachler H., and Bodrossy, L. 2007. Virulence gene based multilocus sequence typing and microarray for Salmonella serovar identification. In: Proceedings of COST Action 920 (Foodborne zoonosis: a co-ordinated food chain approach) meeting on Future challenges to foodborne zoonosis. Ploufragan, France.


  9. Sorensen, J. and Sessitsch, A. 2006. Plant-beneficial bacteria in rhizosphere and endoplant habitats-life style and molecular interactions. In: Modern Soil Biology. J.D. van Elsas, J.T. Trevors, E. M.H. Wellington (eds.). Marcel Dekkers Inc., New York.

  10. Sessitsch, A. 2006. Molecular markers for studying the ecology of rhizobia. In: Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganisms. J.E. Cooper, J.R. Rao (eds.). CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.


  11. Sessitsch, A., Smalla, K., Kandeler, E., and Gerzabek, M.H. 2004. Effects of transgenic plants on soil microorganisms and nutrient dynamics. In: Plant Microbiology. M. Gillings and A. Holmes (eds.). BIOS Scientific Publishers, London and New York.


  12. de Vos W.M., Poelwijk, E., Sessitsch, A., Zoetendal, E.G., Van Overbeek, L.S., and Akkermans, A.D.L. 1998. Molecular approaches for analyzing the functionality of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. In: Lactic acid bacteria. Actes de colloques LACTIC 1997. pp51-57. Adria Normandie, Villers-Bocage, France, 1998.


  13. Sessitsch, A., Wilson, K.J., Akkermans, A.D.L., and de Vos, W.M. 1997. The celB marker gene. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual. Akkermans, A.D.L., van Elsas, J.D. and de Bruijn, F.J. (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht, The Netherlands, 6.1.12:1-15.


  14. Wilson, K.J., Sessitsch, A., Parra, A., and Beck, D. 1996. Molecular biology in the field: Marker genes for rapid and accurate visualization of competition between rhizobial strains and of bacterial colonization of plant roots. In: Proceedings of the XVIII Reunión Latinoamericana de Rhizobiología. 24 - 27 septiembre 1996, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.


  15. Wilson, K.J., Sessitsch, A., and Akkermans, A.D.L. 1994. Molecular markers as tools to study the ecology of microorganisms. In: Beyond the Biomass, Compositional and Functional Analysis of Soil Microbial Communities. K. Ritz, J. Dighton and K.E. Giller (eds.). Chichester, U.K., John Wiley.

  16. Sessitsch, A. 1994. Studies on rhizobial ecology using marker genes. In: Proceedings of the International FAO/IAEA Symposium on Nuclear Techniques in Soil/Plant Studies on Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Preservation. 17-21 Oct. 1994, Vienna. pp. 251-261.

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