Gabriele Berg

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  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. Egamberdieva, D., Jabborova, D., and Berg, G. 2016. Synergistic interactions between Bradyrhizobium japonicum and the endophyte Stenotrophomonas rhizophila and their effects on growth, and nodulation of soybean under salt stress. Plant Soil. 405: 35-45.

  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. Rybakova, D., Schmuck, M., and Berg, G. 2016. BIOCOMES: First steps toward a novel seed treatment against Verticillium wilt for oilseed rape and Brassica vegetables. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin(International Organisation for Biological Control-West Palearctic Regional Section). 115: 113-116.

  5. Zachow, C., Achleitner, D., Donat, C., and Berg, G. 2016. Bleeding sap of plants – a new bio-resource for antagonistic endophytes discovered. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin(International Organisation for Biological Control-West Palearctic Regional Section). 115: 81-87.

  6. Adam, E., Bernhart, M., Muller, H., Winkler, J., and Berg, G. 2016. The Cucurbita pepo seed microbiome: genotype-specific composition and implications for breeding. Plant Soil. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-3113-9.

  7. Rybakova, D., Schmuck, M., Wetzlinger, U., Varo-Suarez, A., Murgu, O., Muller, H., and Berg. G. 2016. Kill or cure? The interaction between endophytic Paenibacillus and Serratia strains and the host plant is shaped by plant growth conditions. Plant Soil. 405: 65-79.

  8. Rybakova, D., Cernava, T., Koberl, M., Liebminger, S., Etemadi, M., and Berg, G. 2016. Endophytes-assisted biocontrol: novel insights in ecology and the mode of action of Paenibacillus. Plant Soil. 405: 125-140.

  9. Berg, G., Rybakova, D., Grube, M., and Koberl, M. 2016. The plant microbiome explored: implications for experimental botany. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67: 995-1002.

  10. Suzuki, M.T., Parrot, D., Berg, G., Grube, M., and Tomasi, S. 2016. Lichens as natural sources of biotechnologically relevant bacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 100: 583-595.

  11. Mora, M., Mahnert, A., Koskinen, K., Pausan, M.R., Oberauner-Wappis, L., Krause, R., Perras, A.K., Gorkiewicz, G., Berg, G., and Moissl-Eichinger, C. 2016. Microorganisms in confined habitats: microbial monitoring and control of intensive care units, operating rooms, cleanrooms and the international space station. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7: 1573.

  12. Muller, C.A., Perz, V., Provasnek, C., Quartinello, F., Guebitz, G.M., and Berg, G. 2016. Discovery of polyesterases from moss-associated microorganisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02641-16.

  13. Rybakova, D., Schmuck, M., Mancinelli, R., and Berg, G. 2016. Seed treatment with biological control agents against Verticillium wilt in oilseed rape. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin(International Organisation for Biological Control-West Palearctic Regional Section). 117: 254-257.

  14. Berg, G., Riedel, K., and Grube, M. 2016. Flechten-Mikrobiom: eine alte Symbiose neu entdeckt. BIOspektrum. 22: 12-15.

  15. Muller, C.A., Obermeier, M.M., and Berg, G. 2016. Bioprospecting plant-associated microbiomes. Journal of Biotechnology. 235: 171-180.

  16. Zachow, C., Berg, C., Muller, H., Monk, J., and Berg, G. 2016. Endemic plants harbour specific Trichoderma communities with an exceptional potential for biocontrol of phytopathogens. Journal of Biotechnology. 235: 162-170.

  17. Muller, C.A., Perz, V., Hollauf, S.N., Provasnek, C., Gubitz, G.M., and Berg, G. 2016. High diversity of enzymes in plant-associated microbiomes. New Biotechnology. 33: S15.

  18. 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.

  19. Chen, X., Pizzatti, C., Bonaldi, M., Saracchi, M., Erlacher, A., Kunova, A., Berg, G., and Cortesi, P. 2016. Biological control of lettuce drop and host plant colonization by rhizospheric and endophytic Streptomycetes. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7: 714.

  20. Egamberdieva, D., Wirth, S., Behrendt, U., Abd-Allah, E.F., and Berg, G. 2016. Biochar treatment resulted in a combined effect on soybean growth promotion and a shift in plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7: 209.

  21. Aschenbrenner, I.A., Cernava, T., Berg, G., and Grube, M. 2016. Understanding microbial multi-species symbioses. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7: 180.

  22. Adam, E., Muller, H., Erlacher, A., and Berg, G. 2016. Complete genome sequences of the Serratia plymuthica strains 3Rp8 and 3Re4-18, two rhizosphere bacteria with antagonistic activity towards fungal phytopathogens and plant growth promoting abilities. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 11: 61.

  23. Adam, E., Groenenboom, A.E., Kurm, V., Rajewska, M., Schmidt, R., Tyc, O., Weidner, S., Berg, G., de Boer, W., and Falcao-Salles, J. 2016. Controlling the microbiome: microhabitat adjustments for successful biocontrol strategies in soil and human gut. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7: 1079.

  24. Ortega, R.A., Mahnert, A., Berg, C., Muller, H., and Berg, G. 2016. The plant is crucial: specific composition and function of the phyllosphere microbiome of indoor ornamentals. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: fiw173.

  25. Berg, G., Cernava, T., Gstottenmayr, B., and Liebminger, S. 2016. Designed by nature: innovative Methoden zur biologischen Kontrolle von Mikroorganismen. Nutrition. 40: 38-40.

  26. Cernava, T., Berg, G., and Grubem M. 2016. High life expectancy of bacteria on lichens. Microbial Ecology. 72: 510-513.


  27. 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..

  28. Berg, G. and Martinez, J. L. 2015. Friends or foes: can we make a distinction between beneficial and harmful strains of the Stenotrophomonas maltophilia complex? Frontiers in Microbiology. 6

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

  30. Erlacher A., Cardinale M., Grube M. and Berg G. 2015. Biotic stress shifted structure and abundance of Enterobacteriaceae in the Lettuce Microbiome. PloS One 10: e0118068

  31. Muller, H., Berg, C., Landa, B.B., Auerbach, A., Moissl-Eichinger, C. and Berg, G. 2015 Plant genotype-specific archaeal and bacterial endophytes but similar Bacillus antagonists colonize Mediterranean olive trees. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 138

  32. Erlacher, A., Cernava, T., Cardinale, M., Soh, J., Sensen, C.W., Grube, M. and Berg, G. 2015 Rhizobiales as functional and endosymbiontic members in the lichen symbiosis of Lobaria pulmonaria L. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 1-9

  33. Berg, G. 2015 Beyond borders: investigating microbiome interactivity and diversity for advanced biocontrol technologies. Microbial Biotechnology 8: 5-7

  34. Hardoim P.R., van Overbeek L.S., Berg G., Pirttilä A.M. and Compant S. The hidden world within plants: ecological and evolutionary considerations for defining functioning of microbial endophytes. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 79: 293-320

  35. Rybakova, D, Wetzlinger, U., Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2015 Complete genome sequence of Paenibacillus polymyxa strain SB3-1, a soilborne bacterium with antagonistic activity toward plant pathogens. Genome Announcements 3: e00052-15

  36. Rybakova D., Cernava T, Koberl M., Liebminger S., Etemadi M. and Berg G. 2015. Endophytes-assisted biocontrol: novel insights in ecology and the mode of action of Paenibacillus. Plant and Soil 1-16

  37. Rybakova, D., Schmuck, M., Wetzlinger, U., Varo-Suarez, A., Murgu, O., Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2015. Kill or cure? The interaction between endophytic Paenibacillus and Serratia strains and the host plant is shaped by plant growth conditions. Plant and Soil: 1-15

  38. Cernava, T., Aschenbrenner, I.A., Grube, M., Liebminger, S. and Berg, G. 2015. A novel assay for the detection of bioactive volatiles evaluated by screening of lichen-associated bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 6 Article 398.

  39. Koberl, M., Dita, M., Martinuz, A., Staver, C. and Berg, G. 2015. Agroforestry leads to shifts within the gammaproteobacterial microbiome of banana plants cultivated in Central America. Frontiers in Microbiology 6 Article 91.

  40. Moissl-Eichinger, C., Auerbach, A.K., Probst, A.J., Mahnert, A., Tom, L., Piceno, Y., Andersen, G.L., Venkateswaran, K., Rettberg, P., Barczyk, S., Pukall, R. and Berg, G. 2015. Quo vadis? Microbial profiling revealed strong effects of cleanroom maintenance and routes of contamination in indoor environments. Scientific reports 5. Article number: 9156.

  41. Cernava, T., Muller, H., Aschenbrenner, I.A., Grube, M. and Berg, G. 2015 Analyzing the antagonistic potential of the lichen microbiome against pathogens by bridging metagenomic with culture studies. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 620


  42. Berg G., Grube M., Schloter M. and Smalla K. 2014. Unraveling the plant microbiome: looking back and future perspectives. Frontiers in Microbiology 5

  43. Erlacher A., Cardinale M., Grosch R., Grube M. and 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).

  44. Grube M., Cernava T., Soh J., Fuchs S., Aschenbrenner I., Lassek C., Wegner U., Becher D., Riedel K., Sensen C. and Berg G. 2014. Exploring functional contexts of symbiotic sustain within lichen-associated bacteria by comparative omics. The ISME Journal 9, 412-424.

  45. Garcia-León, G., Hernandez, A., Hernando-Amado, S, Alavi, P., Berg, G. and Martinez, J.L. 2014 A function of SmeDEF, the major quinolone resistance determinant of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, is the colonization of plant roots. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 (15), 4559-4565

  46. Alavi P., Starcher M.R., Thallinger G.G., Zachow C., Muller H. and Berg G. 2014 Stenotrophomonas comparative genomics reveals genes and functions that differentiate beneficial and pathogenic bacteria. BMC Genomics 15 (1), 482

  47. Berg G., Mahnert A. and Moissl-Eichinger C. 2014 Beneficial effects of plant-associated microbes on indoor microbiomes and human health?. Frontiers in Microbiology 5 (15).

  48. Schmidt, R., Koberl, M., Mostafa, A., Ramadan, E.M., Monschein, M., Jensen, K.B., Bauer, R. and Berg, G. 2014 Effects of bacterial inoculants on the indigenous microbiome and secondary metabolites of chamomile plants. Frontiers in Microbiology 5.

  49. Bragina A., Oberauner-Wappis L., Zachow C., Halwachs B. and Thallinger G.G. 2014. The Sphagnum microbiome supports bog ecosystem functioning under extreme conditions. Molecular Ecology 23 (18), 4498-4510

  50. Berg, G., Grube, M., Schloter, M. and Smalla, K. 2014. The plant microbiome and its importance for plant and human health. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 1-2

  51. Aschenbrenner, I.A., Cardinale, M., Berg, G. and Grube, M. 2014 Microbial cargo: do bacteria on symbiotic propagules reinforce the microbiome of lichens? Environmental Microbiology 16: 3743-3752

  52. Berg, G., Erlacher, A., Smalla, K., and Krause, R. 2014. Vegetable microbiomes: is there a connection among opportunistic infections, human health and our ‘gut feeling'?. Microbial Biotechnology 7: 487-495

  53. Hardoim C., Cardinale M., Cúcio A.C.B., Esteves A.I.S., Berg G., Xavier J.R. , Cox C.J. and Costa R. 2014. Effects of sample handling and cultivation bias on the specificity of bacterial communities in keratose marine sponges. Frontiers in Microbiology 5


  54. Berg, G., Zachow, C., Muller, H., Philipps, J. and Tilcher, R. 2013 Next-generation bio-products sowing the seeds of success for sustainable agriculture. Agronomy 3: 648-656

  55. Oberauner, L., Zachow, C., Lackner, S., Hogenauer, C., Smolle, K.H. and Berg, G. 2013 The ignored diversity: complex bacterial communities in intensive care units revealed by 16S pyrosequencing. Scientific Reports 3: 1-12

  56. Alavi, P, Starcher, M.R., Zachow, C., Muller, H., Berg, G. 2013 Root-microbe systems: the effect and mode of interaction of Stress Protecting Agent (SPA) Stenotrophomonas rhizophila DSM14405T Frontiers in plant science 4: 1-10

  57. Bragina A., Berg C., Muller H., Moser D. and Berg G. 2013. Insights into functional bacterial diversity and its effects on Alpine bog ecosystem functioning. Nature Scientific Reports 3

  58. Koberl M, Ramadan E.M., Adam M., Cardinale M., Hallmann J., Heuer H., Smalla K. and G. Berg. 2013. Bacillus and Streptomyces were selected as broad-spectrum antagonists against soilborne pathogens from arid areas in Egypt. FEMS Microbiology Letters 342 (2), 168-178

  59. Wings S., Muller H., Berg G., Lamshoft M and Leistner E. 2013. A study of the bacterial community in the root system of the maytansine containing plant Putterlickia verrucosa Phytochemistry 91, 158-164

  60. Lugtenberg B.J.J., Malfanova N., Kamilova F. and Berg G. 2013. Plant growth promotion by microbes. Molecular microbial ecology of the rhizosphere. Wiley, Hoboken 2, 561-573

  61. Koberl, M., Schmidt, R., Ramadan, E. M., Bauer, R. and Berg, G. 2013 The microbiome of medicinal plants: diversity and importance for plant growth, quality and health. Frontiers in Microbiology 4

  62. Muller, H., Zachow, C., Alavi, M., Tilcher, R., Krempl, P.M., Thallinger, G.G. and Berg, G. 2013 Complete genome sequence of the sugar beet endophyte Pseudomonas poae RE* 1-1-14, a disease-suppressive bacterium. Genome Announcements 1 (2), e00020-13

  63. Shcherbakov, A.V., Bragina, AV., Kuzmina, E.Y., Berg, C., Muntyan, A.N., Malfanova, V., Cardinale, M., Berg, G., Chebotar, V.K. and Tikhonovich, I.A. 2013 Endophytic bacteria of Sphagnum mosses as promising objects of agricultural microbiology. Microbiology 82 (3), 306-315.

  64. Alavi, P., Muller, H., Cardinale, M., Zachow, C., Sanchez, M.B., Martinez, J.L. and Berg, G. 2013 The DSF quorum sensing system controls the positive influence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia on plants. PloS One 8 (7), e67103

  65. Bragina, A., Cardinale, M., Berg, C. and Berg, G. 2013 Vertical transmission explains the specific Burkholderia pattern in Sphagnum mosses at multi-geographic scale. Frontiers in Microbiology 4 (394).

  66. Zachow, C., Muller, H., Tilcher, R., Donat, C. and Berg, G. 2013 Catch the best: Novel screening strategy to select stress protecting agents for crop plants. Agronomy 3: 794-815

  67. Maurer K.A., Radisek S., Berg G. and Seefelder S. 2013. Real-time PCR assay to detect Verticillium albo-atrum and V. dahliae in hops: development and comparison with a standard PCR method. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection (JPDP) 120 (3), 105-114

  68. Muller, H, Furnkranz, M., Grube, M. and Berg, G. Genome sequence of Serratia plymuthica strain S13, an endophyte with germination-and plant-growth-promoting activity from the flower of styrian oil pumpkin. Genome Announcements 1 (4), e00594-13

  69. Muggia, L., Klug, B., Berg, G. and Grube, M. 2013 Localization of bacteria in lichens from Alpine soil crusts by fluorescence in situ Hybridization. Applied Soil Ecology 68: 20-25

  70. Maurer K.A., Zachow C., Seefelder S. and Berg G. 2013. Initial steps towards biocontrol in hops: Successful colonization and plant growth promotion by four bacterial biocontrol agents. Agronomy 3 (4), 583-594


  71. Bragina, A., Berg, C., Cardinale, M., Shcherbakov, A., Chebotar, V. and Berg, G. 2012 Sphagnum mosses harbour highly specific bacterial diversity during their whole lifecycle. The ISME Journal 6: 802-813

  72. Furnkranz M., Lukesch B., Muller H., Huss H., Grube M. and Berg G. 2012. Microbial diversity inside pumpkins: microhabitat-specific communities display a high antagonistic potential against phytopathogen. Microbial Ecology 63 (2), 418-428

  73. Cardinale M., Steinova J., Rabensteiner J., Berg G. and Grube M.. Age, sun and substrate: triggers of bacterial communities in lichens. Environmental Microbiology Reports 4 (1), 23-28

  74. Mukherjee M., Mukherjee P.K., Horwitz B.A., Zachow C., Berg G. and Zeilinger S. 2012. Trichoderma–plant–pathogen interactions: advances in genetics of biological control. Indian Journal of Microbiology 52 (4), 522-529

  75. Grosch, R., Dealtry, S., Schreiter, S., Berg, G., Mendonça-Hagler, L. and Smalla, K. 2012 Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani: complex interaction of biocontrol strains, pathogen and indigenous microbial community in the rhizosphere of lettuce shown by molecular methods. Plant and Soil 361 (1-2), 343-357

  76. Schmidt C.S., Alavi M., Cardinale M., Muller H. and Berg G. 2012 Stenotrophomonas rhizophila DSM14405T promotes plant growth probably by altering fungal communities in the rhizosphere. Biology and Fertility of Soils 48: 947-960.

  77. Cardinale, M., Grube, M., Castro, Jr, J.V., Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2012 Bacterial taxa associated with the lung lichen Lobaria pulmonaria are differentially shaped by geography and habitat. FEMS Microbiology Letters 329: 111-115

  78. Printzen, C., Fernandez-Mendoza, F., Muggia, L., Berg, G. and Grube, M. 2012 Alphaproteobacterial communities in geographically distant populations of the lichen Cetraria aculeate. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82 (2), 316-325

  79. Grube, M, Koberl, M, Lackner, S., Berg, C. and Berg, G. 2012 Host–parasite interaction and microbiome response: effects of fungal infections on the bacterial community of the Alpine lichen Solorina crocea. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82: 472-481

  80. Ribitsch D., Heumann S., Karl W., Gerlach J., Leber R., Birner-Gruenberger R., Gruber K., Eiteljoerg I., Remler P., Siegert P., Lange J., Maurer K., Berg G., Guebitz G.M. and Schwab N. 2012. Extracellular serine proteases from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: Screening, isolation and heterologous expression in E. coli. Journal of Biotechnology 157 (1), 140-147

  81. Rossmann, B., Muller, H., Smalla, K., Mpiira, S., Tumuhairwe, J.B., Staver, C. and Berg, G. 2012 Banana-associated microbial communities in Uganda are highly diverse but dominated by Enterobacteriaceae. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 78 (14): 4933-4941.

  82. Furnkranz M., Adam E., Muller H., Grube M., Huss H., Winkler J. and Berg G. 2012. Promotion of growth, health and stress tolerance of Styrian oil pumpkins by bacterial endophytes. European Journal of Plant Pathology 134 (3), 509-519

  83. Gasser, F., Cardinale, M., Schildberger, B. and Berg, G. 2012 Biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea by successful introduction of Pantoea ananatis in the grapevine phyllosphere. International Journal of Wine Research 4: 53-63

  84. Shcherbakov A.V., Bragina A.V., Kuz'mina E.I., Berg K., Muntian A.N. and Berg G. 2012. Bacterial endophytes from Sphagnum mosses as a promising objects for agricultural microbiology. Mikrobiologiia 82 (3): 312-322

  85. Grosch R., Dealtry S., Schreiter S., Berg G., Mendonça-Hagler L. and Smalla K. 2012. Biocontrol of: complex interaction of biocontrol strains, pathogen and indigenous microbial community in the rhizosphere of lettuce shown by molecular methods. Plant and Soil 1 (361): 343-357.


  86. Wienert N., Piceno Y., Ding G.C., Meincke R., Heuer H., Berg G., Schloter M., Andersen G. and Smalla K. 2011. PhyloChip hybridization uncovered an enormous bacterial diversity in the rhizosphere of different potato cultivars: many common and few cultivar-dependent taxa. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 75 (3), 497-506.

  87. Koberl M., Muller H., Ramadan E.M. and Berg G. 2011. Desert farming benefits from microbial potential in arid soils and promotes diversity and plant health. PloS One 6 (9), e24452-e24452

  88. Koller M., Gasser I., Schmid F. and Berg G. 2011. Linking ecology with economy: Insights into polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing microorganisms. Engineering in life sciences 11: 222-237

  89. Schmid F., Moser G., Muller H. and Berg G. 2011. Functional and structural microbial diversity in organic and conventional viticulture: organic farming benefits natural biocontrol agents. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 77: 2188-2191

  90. Schneider, T., Schmid, E., de Castro, J.V., Cardinale, M., Eberl L., Grube, M., 2011 Structure and function of the symbiosis partners of the lung lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria L. Hoffm.) analyzed by metaproteomics. Proteomics 11 (13), 2752-2756

  91. Egamberdieva, D., Kucharova, Z., Davranov, K., Berg, G., Makarova, N., Azarova, T., Chebotar, V., Tikhonovich, I., Kamilova, F., Validov, S. Z. and Lugtenberg, B. 2011 Bacteria able to control foot and root rot and to promote growth of cucumber in salinated soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils 47: 197-205

  92. Bragina A., Maier S., Berg C., Muller H., Chobot V., Hadacek F. and Berg G. 2011. Similar diversity of Alphaproteobacteria and nitrogenase gene amplicons on two related Sphagnum mosses. Frontiers in Microbiology 2

  93. Grube M, Schmid F. and Berg G. 2011. Black fungi and associated bacterial communities in the phyllosphere of grapevine. Fungal biology 115 (10), 978-986

  94. Cardinale, M., Grube, M. and Berg, G. 2011 Frondihabitans cladoniiphilus sp. nov., an actinobacterium of the family Microbacteriaceae isolated from lichen, and emended description of the genus Frondihabitans. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61: 3033-3038

  95. Gasser, I., Cardinale, M., Muller, H., Heller, S., Eberl, L. and Lindenkamp, N. 2011 Analysis of the endophytic lifestyle and plant growth promotion of Burkholderia terricola ZR2-12. Plant and Soil 347 (1-2): 125-136

  96. Zachow C., Grosch R. and Berg G. 2011. Impact of biotic and abiotic parameters on structure and function of microbial communities living on sclerotia of the soil-borne pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Applied Soil Ecology 48 (2), 193-200

  97. Koberl M., Roßmann B., Lukesch B., Staver C., Ramadan E.M. and Berg G. 2011. Using ecological knowledge and molecular tools to develop effective and safe biocontrol strategies. Open Access Publisher

  98. Liebminger S., Aichner M., Oberauner L., Furnkranz M., Cardinale M. and Berg G. 2011. A new textile-based approach to assess the antimicrobial activity of volatiles. Textile Research Journal, 0040517511429607

  99. Grube, M., Furnkranz, M., Zitzenbacher, S., Huss, H. and Berg, G. 2011 Emerging multi-pathogen disease caused by Didymella bryoniae and pathogenic bacteria on Styrian oil pumpkin. European Journal of Plant Pathology 131: 539-548.

  100. Gasser F. and Berg G. 2011. Organic versus conventional agriculture: A review from a microorganism's point of view. Current Trends in Microbiology 7, 41-51


  101. Weiß S., Tauber M., Somitsch W., Meincke R., Muller H., Berg G. and Guebitz G.M. 2010. Enhancement of biogas production by addition of hemicellulolytic bacteria immobilised on activated zeolite. Water Research 44: 1970-1980

  102. Egamberdieva D., Berg G., Lindstrom K. and Räsänen L.a. 2010. Co-inoculation of Pseudomonas spp. with Rhizobium improves growth and symbiotic performance of fodder galega (Galega orientalis Lam.). European Journal of Soil Biology 46: 269-272

  103. Verginer M., Leitner E. and Berg G. 2010. Production of volatile metabolites by grape-associated microorganisms. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58: 8344-8350

  104. Zachow, C., Fatehi, J., Cardinale, M., Tilcher, R. and Berg, G. 2010 Strain-specific colonization pattern of Rhizoctonia antagonists in the root system of sugar beet. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74: 124-135

  105. Verginer M., Siegmund B., Cardinale M., Muller H., Choi Y., Miguez C.B., Leitner E. and Berg G. 2010. Monitoring the plant epiphyte Methylobacterium extorquens DSM 21961 by real-time PCR and its influence on the strawberry flavor. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74 (1): 136-145

  106. Weinert N., Meincke R., Gottwald C., Radl V., Dong X., Schloter M. Berg G. and Smalla K. 2010. Effects of genetically modified potatoes with increased zeaxanthin content on the abundance and diversity of rhizobacteria with in vitro antagonistic activity do not exceed natural variability among cultivars. Plant and Soil 326 (1-2): 437-452

  107. Pobeheim H., Munk B., Muller H., Berg G. and Guebitz G.M. 2010. Characterization of an anaerobic population digesting a model substrate for maize in the presence of trace metals. Chemosphere 80: 829-836

  108. Berg G., Egamberdieva D., Lugtenberg B. and Hagemann M. 2010. Symbiotic plant–microbe interactions: stress protection, plant growth promotion, and biocontrol by Stenotrophomonas. Symbioses and Stress. 445-460

  109. Weinert N., Meincke R., Gottwald C., Heuer H., Schloter M., Berg G. and Smalla K 2010. Bacterial diversity on the surface of potato tubers in soil and the influence of the plant genotype. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74 (1): 114-123.

  110. Meincke, R., Weinert, N., Radl, V., Schloter, M., Smalla, K. and Berg, G. 2010 Development of a molecular approach to describe the composition of Trichoderma communities. Journal of Microbiological Methods 80: 63-69

  111. Zaitseva, J.V., Voloshina, P.V., Liu, X., Ovadis, M.I., Berg, G. and Chernin, L.S. 2010 Involvement of the global regulators GrrS, RpoS, and SplIR in formation of biofilms in Serratia plymuthica. Russian Journal of Genetics 46: 541-545.

  112. Dealtry S., Grosch R., Berg G., Cardinale M., Mendoca-Hagler L. and Smalla K. 2010. Biological control of Rhizoctonia solani: use of molecular methods for the characterization of complex interactions among biological control agents, pathogens and the microbial community in rhizosphere of lettuce. Julius-Kuhn-Archiv. 440-441


  113. Berg, G. and Smalla, K. 2009. Plant species and soil type cooperatively shape the structure and function of microbial communities in the rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 68 (1): 1-13.

  114. Berg G. 2009. Plant–microbe interactions promoting plant growth and health: perspectives for controlled use of microorganisms in agriculture. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 84 (1): 11-18.

  115. Hartmann A., Schmid M., van Tuinen D., and Berg G. 2009 Plant-driven selection of microbes. Plant and Soil 321: 235-257

  116. Ryan R.P., Monchy S., Cardinale M., Taghavi S., Crossman L., Avison M.V., Berg G., van der Lelie D. and Dow J.M. 2009. The versatility and adaptation of bacteria from the genus Stenotrophomonas. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 7 (7), 514-525

  117. Grube M., Cardinale M., de Castro J.V., Muller H. and Berg G. 2009. Species-specific structural and functional diversity of bacterial communities in lichen symbioses. The ISME Journal 3: 1105-1115

  118. Weinert N., Meincke R., Gottwald C., Heuer H., Gomes N.C.M., Schloter M., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2009. Rhizosphere communities of genetically modified Zeaxanthin-accumulating potato plants and their parent cultivar differ less than those of different potato cultivars. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 75 (12): 3859-3865

  119. Muller H., Westendorf C., Leitner E., Chernin L., Riedel K., Schmidt S., Eberl L. and Berg G. 2009. Quorum-sensing effects in the antagonistic rhizosphere bacterium Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48 FEMS Microbiology Ecology 67: 468-478

  120. Grube M and Berg G. 2009. Microbial consortia of bacteria and fungi with focus on the lichen symbiosis. Fungal Biology Reviews 23: 72-85

  121. Schmidt S., Blom J.F., Pernthaler J., Berg G., Baldwin A., Mahenthiralingam E. and Eberl L. 2009. Production of the antifungal compound pyrrolnitrin is quorum sensing-regulated in members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex. Environmental Microbiology 11 (6): 1422-1437.

  122. Zachow C., Berg C., Muller H., Meincke R., Komon-Zelazowska M., Druzhinina I., Kubicek C. P. and Berg G. Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of endemic plant species of Tenerife (Canary Islands): relationship to vegetation zones and environmental factors. The ISME Journal 3: 79-92

  123. Pang Y., Liu X., Ma Y., Chernin L., Berg G. and Gao K. 2009. Induction of systemic resistance, root colonisation and biocontrol activities of the rhizospheric strain of Serratia plymuthica are dependent on N-acyl homoserine lactones. European Journal of Plant Pathology 124: 261-268

  124. Zachow, C., Pirker, H., Westendorf, C., Tilcher, R. and Berg, G. 2009 The Caenorhabditis elegans assay: a tool to evaluate the pathogenic potential of bacterial biocontrol agents. European Journal of Plant Pathology 125 (3): 367-376

  125. Gasser, I., Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2009 Ecology and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing microorganisms on and in plants. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70: 142-150

  126. Furnkranz, M., Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2009. Characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria from crops in Bolivia. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 116: 149-155

  127. Weinert N., Meincke R., Gottwald C., Heuer H., Gomes N.C.M., Schloter M., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2009. Molecular fingerprints reveal that the effects of genetically modified potato plants with increased zeaxanthin content on bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities do not exceed natural cultivar variability. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 81.

  128. Grosch R., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2009. Interaction space rhizosphere: Interactions of plants and micro flora. European Journal of Turfgrass Science 40: 122-126


  129. Cardinale M., de Castro J.V., Muller H., Berg G. and Grube M. 2008. In situ analysis of the bacterial community associated with the reindeer lichen Cladonia arbuscula reveals predominance of Alphaproteobacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 66: 63-71.

  130. Scherwinski K., Grosch R. and Berg G. 2008. Effect of bacterial antagonists on lettuce: active biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani and negligible, short-term effects on nontarget microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 64: 106-116

  131. Opelt K., Chobot V., Hadacek F., Schonmann S., Eberl L. and Berg G. 2008. Investigations of the structure and function of bacterial communities associated with Sphagnum mosses. Environmental Microbiology 9 (11): 2795-2809

  132. Zachow, C., Tilcher, R. and Berg, G. 2008 Sugar beet-associated bacterial and fungal communities show a high indigenous antagonistic potential against plant pathogens. Microbial Ecology 55: 119-129

  133. Muller, H. and Berg, G. 2008. Impact of formulation procedures on the effect of the biocontrol agent Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48 on Verticillium wilt in oilseed rape. BioControl 53: 905-916

  134. Hagemann, M., Ribbeck-Busch, K., Klähn, S., Hasse, D., Steinbruch, R. and Berg, G. 2008 The plant-associated bacterium Stenotrophomonas rhizophila expresses a new enzyme for the synthesis of the compatible solute glucosylglycerol. Journal of Bacteriology 190: 5898-5906

  135. Riedel K., Boustie J., Eberl L., Berg G. and Grube M. 2008. Effect of lichen secondary metabolites on bacterial functions and biofilm formation. Planta Med. 74, 960


  136. Kai M., Effmert U., Berg G. and Piechulla B. 2007. Volatiles of bacterial antagonists inhibit mycelial growth of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Archives of Microbiology 187: 351-360

  137. Liu X., Bimerew M., Ma Y., Muller H., Ovadis M, Eberl L., Berg G. and Chernin L. 2007 Quorum-sensing signaling is required for production of the antibiotic pyrrolnitrin in a rhizospheric biocontrol strain of Serratia plymuthica. FEMS Microbiology Letters 270: 299-305

  138. Costa R., Gomes N., Krogerrecklenfort E., Opelt K., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2007 Pseudomonas community structure and antagonistic potential in the rhizosphere: insights gained by combining phylogenetic and functional gene-based analyses. Environmental Microbiology. 9(9): 2260-2273

  139. Opelt K, Berg C., Schonmann S., Eberl L and Berg G. 2007 High specificity but contrasting biodiversity of Sphagnum-associated bacterial and plant communities in bog ecosystems independent of the geographical region. The ISME Journal 1: 502-516

  140. Vandamme P., Opelt K., Knochel N., Berg C., Schonmann S., De Brandt, Eberl L., Falsen E. and Berg G. 2007. Burkholderia bryophila sp. nov. and Burkholderia megapolitana sp. nov., moss-associated species with antifungal and plant-growth-promoting properties. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57: 2228-2235

  141. Scherwinski K., Wolf A. and Berg G. 2007 Assessing the risk of biological control agents on the indigenous microbial communities: Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48 and Streptomyces sp. HRO-71 as model bacteria. BioControl 52 (1): 87-112

  142. Opelt, K., Berg, C. and Berg, G. 2007 The bryophyte genus Sphagnum is a reservoir for powerful and extraordinary antagonists and potentially facultative human pathogens. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 61: 38-53

  143. Grosch R., Lottmann J., Rehn V.N.C.,Rehn K.G.and Mendonca-Hagler L. 2007. Analysis of antagonistic interactions between Trichoderma isolates from Brazilian weeds and the soil-borne pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 114 (4), 167-175


  144. Costa R., Gotz M., Mrotzek N., Lottmann J., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2006. Effects of site and plant species on rhizosphere community structure as revealed by molecular analysis of microbial guilds. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 236-249

  145. Berg G., Opelt K., Zachow C, Lottmann J., Gotz M, Costa R and Smalla K.. 2006. The rhizosphere effect on bacteria antagonistic towards the pathogenic fungus Verticillium differs depending on plant species and site. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 250-261

  146. Rasche F., Velvis H., Zachow C, Berg G., Van Elsas J.D. and Sessitsch A. 2006. Impact of transgenic potatoes expressing anti-bacterial agents on bacterial endophytes is comparable with the effects of plant genotype, soil type and pathogen infection. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 555-566

  147. Costa R., Salles J.F., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2006. Cultivation-independent analysis of Pseudomonas species in soil and in the rhizosphere of field-grown Verticillium dahliae host plants. Environmental Microbiology 8 (12): 2136-2149

  148. Grosch R., Scherwinski K., Lottmann J. and Berg G. 2006. Fungal antagonists of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani: selection, control efficacy and influence on the indigenous microbial community. Mycological research 110 (12): 1464-1474.

  149. Gotz M., Gomes N.C.M, Dratwinski A., Costa R., Berg G., Peixoto R., Leda Mendonça-Hagler and Smalla K. 2006. Survival of gfp-tagged antagonistic bacteria in the rhizosphere of tomato plants and their effects on the indigenous bacterial community. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 207-218

  150. Costa R., Gomes N.C.M., RS Peixoto, N Rumjanek, Berg G., Mendonça-Hagler and Smalla K. 2006. Diversity and antagonistic potential of Pseudomonas spp. associated to the rhizosphere of maize grown in a subtropical organic farm. Biology and Biochemistry 38: 2434-2447

  151. Gotz M, Nirenberg H., Krause S., Wolters H., Draeger S., Buchner A., Lottmann J., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2006. Fungal endophytes in potato roots studied by traditional isolation and cultivation-independent DNA-based methods. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 58: 404-413

  152. Hagemann, M., Hasse, D. and Berg, G. 2006. Detection of a phage genome carrying a zonula occludens like toxin gene (zot) in clinical isolates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Archives of Microbiology 185: 449-458


  153. Berg G., Eberl L and Hartmann A. The rhizosphere as a reservoir for opportunistic human pathogenic bacteria. Environmental Microbiology 7: 1673-1685.

  154. Berg G., Krechel A., Ditz M., Sikora R.A., Ulrich A. and Hallmann J. 2005. Endophytic and ectophytic potato-associated bacterial communities differ in structure and antagonistic function against plant pathogenic fungi FEMS Microbiology Ecology 51: 215-229

  155. Berg G., Zachow C., Lottmann J., Gotz M., Costa R. and K. Smalla. 2005. Impact of plant species and site on rhizosphere-associated fungi antagonistic to Verticillium dahliae kleb. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 71: 4203-4213

  156. Grosch R., Faltin F., Lottmann J., Kofoet A. and Berg G. 2005. Effectiveness of 3 antagonistic bacterial isolates to control Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn on lettuce and potato. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 51 (4): 345-353.

  157. Roder, A., Hoffmann, E., Hagemann, M. and Berg, G. 2005. Synthesis of the compatible solutes glucosyl-glycerol and trehalose by salt-stressed cells of Stenotrophomonas strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters 243: 219-226

  158. Ribbeck-Busch, K., Roder, A., Hasse, D., De Boer, W. and Martinez, J.L. 2005 A molecular biological protocol to distinguish potentially human pathogenic Stenotrophomonas maltophilia from plant-associated Stenotrophomonas rhizophila. Environmental Microbiology 7: 1853-1858

  159. Grosch R., Lottmann J., Faltin F and G Berg. Use of bacterial antagonists to control diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani. Gesunde Pflanzen. 57 (8): 199-205.


  160. Sessitsch A., Reiter B. and Berg G. 2004. Endophytic bacterial communities of field-grown potato plants and their plant-growth-promoting and antagonistic abilities. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 50 (4), 239-249

  161. Opelt K and Berg G.. 2004. Diversity and antagonistic potential of bacteria associated with bryophytes from nutrient-poor habitats of the Baltic Sea Coast. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 70: 6569-6579

  162. Faltin F, Lottmann J. Grosch R. and Berg G. 2004. Strategy to select and assess antagonistic bacteria for biological control of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn. Canadian journal of microbiology. 50 (10), 811-820


  163. Suckstorff, I. and Berg, G. 2003 Evidence for dose-dependent effects on plant growth by Stenotrophomonas strains from different origins. Journal of Applied Microbiology 95: 656-663


  164. Berg G., Roskot N., Steidle A., Eberl L., Zock A. and Smalla K. 2002. Plant-dependent genotypic and phenotypic diversity of antagonistic rhizobacteria isolated from different Verticillium host plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 68: 3328-3338.

  165. Heuer H., Kroppenstedt R.M., Lottmann J., Berg G. and Smalla K. 2002. Effects of T4 lysozyme release from transgenic potato roots on bacterial rhizosphere communities are negligible relative to natural factors. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 68 (3): 1325-1335

  166. Krechel A., Faupel A., Hallmann J., Ulrich A. and Berg G. 2002. Potato-associated bacteria and their antagonistic potential towards plant-pathogenic fungi and the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 48 (9): 772-786

  167. Steidle A., Allesen-Holm M., Riedel K., Berg G., Givskov M., Molin S. and Eberl L. 2002. Identification and characterization of an N-acylhomoserine lactone-dependent quorum-sensing system in Pseudomonas putida strain IsoF. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 68: 6371-6382

  168. Wolf A., Fritze A., Hagemann M., and Berg G. 2002. Stenotrophomonas rhizophila sp. nov., a novel plant-associated bacterium with antifungal properties. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52: 1937-1944

  169. Roskot N., Eberl L., Berg G., Zock A., Smalla K. and Steidle A.. Plant-Dependent Genotype and Phenotypic Diversity of Antagonistic Rhizobacteria Isolated from Different Verticillium Host Plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 68 (7): 3328-3338.


  170. Smalla K., Wieland G., Buchner A., Zock A., Parzy J., Kaiser S., Roskot N. Heuer H. and Berg G. 2001. Bulk and rhizosphere soil bacterial communities studied by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis: plant-dependent enrichment and seasonal shifts revealed. Applied and Environmental Microbiologyy 67 (10), 4742-4751.

  171. Berg G., Fritze A., Roskot N. and Smalla K. 2001. Evaluation of potential biocontrol rhizobacteria from different host plants of Verticillium dahliae Kleb. Journal of Applied Microbiology 91: 963-971

  172. Frankowski J., Lorito M., Scala F., Schmid R., Berg G. and Bahl H. 2001.Purification and properties of two chitinolytic enzymes of Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48. Archives of Microbiology 176 (6): 421-426

  173. Kurze S., Bahl H., Dahl R. and Berg G. 2001. Biological control of fungal strawberry diseases by Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48. Plant Disease 85: 529-534

  174. Minkwitz A. and Berg G. 2001. Comparison of antifungal activities and 16S ribosomal DNA sequences of clinical and environmental isolates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 39: 139-145

  175. Lottmann J. and Berg G. 2001. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antagonistic bacteria associated with roots of transgenic and non-transgenic potato plants. Microbiological Research 156 (1): 75-82

  176. Berg G., Marten P., Minkwitz A. and Bruckner S. 2001. Efficient biological control of fungal plant diseases by Streptomyces sp. DSMZ 12424/Effiziente biologische Bekämpfung pilzlicher Pflanzenkrankheiten durch Streptomyces sp. DSMZ 12424 Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz/ Journal of Plant and Protection. 108: 1-10


  177. Lottmann J., Heuer H., de Vries J., Mahn A., During K., Wackernagel W., Smalla K. and Berg G. 2000. Establishment of introduced antagonistic bacteria in the rhizosphere of transgenic potatoes and their effect on the bacterial community. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 33: 41-49

  178. Marten P., Smalla K. and Berg G. 2000. Genotypic and phenotypic differentiation of an antifungal biocontrol strain belonging to Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Applied Microbiology 89: 463-471

  179. Berg G. 2000. Diversity of antifungal and plant-associated Serratia plymuthica strains. Journal of Applied Microbiology 88: 952-960

  180. Berg G., Kurze S., Buchner A., Wellington E.M. and Smalla K. 2000. Successful strategy for the selection of new strawberry-associated rhizobacteria antagonistic to Verticillium wilt Canadian journal of microbiology. 46: 1128-1137.

  181. Mikkat, S., Galinski, E.A., Berg, G., Minkwitz, A. and Schoor, A. 2000 Salt adaptation in pseudomonads: characterization of glucosylglycerol-synthesizing isolates from brackish coastal waters and the rhizosphere. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 23: 31-40

  182. Berg G., Frankowski J. and Bahl. 2000 Interactions between Serratia plymuthica and the soil borne pathogen Verticillium longisporum. Advances in Verticillium Research and Disease Management 269-273


  183. Frankowski J., Berg G. and Bahl H. 1999 Mechanisms involved in the antifungal activity of the rhizobacterium Serratia plymuthica. IOBC WPRS BULLETIN 21: 45-50

  184. Berg, G., Roskot, N., and Smalla, K. 1999. Genotypic and phenotypic relationships between clinical and environmental isolates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 37: 3594-3600.

  185. Lottmann J., Heuer H., Smalla K. and Berg G. 1999. Influence of transgenic T4-lysozyme-producing potato plants on potentially beneficial plant-associated bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 29: 365-377.


  186. Berg G., Marten P. and Bahl H. 1998. Population dynamics of bacteria including antifungal species in the rhizosphere of oilseed rape during its life cycle. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 31: 215-224


  187. McLaughlin M.J., Maier N.A., Rayment G.E., Sparrow L.A., Berg G., McKay A., Milham P., Merry R. and Smart M.K. 1997. Cadmium in Australian potato tubers and soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 26: 1644-1649


  188. Kalbe C., Marten P and Berg G. 1996. Strains of the genus Serratia as beneficial rhizobacteria of oilseed rape with antifungal properties. Microbiological Research 151: 433-439

  189. Jakobi M., Winkelmann G., Kaiser D., Kempter C., Jung G. and Berg G. 1996. Maltophilin: a new antifungal compound produced by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia R3089. The Journal of Antibiotics 49: 1101-1104

  190. Berg G., Marten P. and Ballin G. 1996. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in the rhizosphere of oilseed rape-occurrence, characterization and interaction with phytopathogenic fungi. Microbiological Research. 151: 19-27

  191. Berg G. 1996. Rhizobacteria of oilseed rape antagonistic to Verticillium dahliae var. longisporum STARK Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz. 103: 20-30

  192. Messner, R., Schweigrofler, W., Ibl, M., Berg G. and Prillinger, H. 1996. Molecular Characterization of the Plant Pathogen Verticillium dahliae Kleb. using RAPD-PCR and Sequencing of the 18SrRNA-Gene. Journal of Phytopathology. 144: 347-354.


  193. Berg G. and Ballin G. 1994. Bacterial antagonists to Verticillium dahliae Kleb. Journal of Phytopathology. 141: 99-110.

  194. Berg, G., Knaape, C., Ballin, G. and Seidel, D. 1994. Biological control of Verticillium dahliae Kleb. by natural occurring rhizosphere bacteria. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 29: 249-262.

Chapter in books


  1. Berg, G. 2016. Analysing the plant microbiome for control of pathogens. In: Recent Trends in PGPR Research for Sustainable Crop Productivity. Sayyed, R,Z., Reddy, M.S., and Al-Turki, A.I. (eds.). Scientific Publishers. 45-48.

  2. 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. 189-207.

  3. Cardinale, M., and Berg, G. 2016. Ecology and function of grape-associated microorganisms with a special focus on biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea. In: Biocontrol of Major Grapevine Diseases. Compant, S., and Mathieu, F. (eds.). CABI. 52-63.

  4. Grube, M., Aschenbrenner, I.A., Cernava, T., and Berg, G. 2016. Lichen-bacterial interactions. In: The Mycota IV – Environmental and Microbial Relationships. Springer Druzhinina, I.S., and Kubicek, C.P. (eds.).pp: 179-188.

  5. Berg, G., Cernava, T., and Muller, H. 2016. How microbiome approaches can assist biological control of plant diseases. In: Controle biologicao de doencas de plants: integrando tecnicas para entregar resultados. Medeiros FHV et al. (eds.). Nefit Universidade Federal de Lavras. 151-155.


  6. Berg, G., Alavi M., Schmid, M. and Hartmann, A. 2013. The Rhizosphere as a Reservoir for Opportunistic Human Pathogenic Bacteria. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere, Volume 2, First Edition. Edited by Frans J. de Bruijn. Wiley-Blackwell.

  7. Berg, G., Alavi, M., Schmidt, C.S., Zachow, C., Egamberdieva, D., Kamilova, F. and Lugtenberg, B. 2013. Biocontrol and osmoprotection for plants under salinated conditions. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere. Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken. 561-573.

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