Angela Sessitsch

CURRICULUM VITAE
Angela Sessitsch
Contact Address: Angela Sessitsch
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Health & Environment Department
Bioresources Unit
A-3430 Tulln
tel.
+43 050550/3509
fax. +43 050550/3666
angela.sessitsc[email protected]
Date of Birth:
Marital Status:
Nationality:
1 June 1964
married, one daughter (2002)
Austrian
PROFILE:
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Molecular Microbial Ecologist with expertise in plant-microbe interactions, soil
microbiology, ecology and genomics, biodiversity as well as a deep knowledge
of biological nitrogen fixation, plant growth promotion, biocontrol,
phytoremediation and biosafety issues in relation to transgenic organisms and
human pathogens in agriculture
Characterized by a strong background in biotechnology, biochemistry,
chemistry, agriculture and chemical engineering
International experience with international organizations, universities, industry,
and research centres
Demonstrated leadership and management qualities as well as the ability to
develop and build up new initiatives / activities
EDUCATION
2003:
1992-1997:
1982 - 1990:
Dr. Angela Sessitsch
Inst. of Soil Science and Center of Applied Genetics at the
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences,
Vienna, Austria. “Venia docendi” (Habilitation) in Microbial
Ecology.
Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands. Ph.D. in
Microbiology / Microbial Ecology
University of Technology,Graz, Austria. M.Sc. in Chemical
Engineering (Bio- and Food chemistry) with honours.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004 – present:
Unit Head (Bioresources Unit) at the AIT Austrian Institute of
Technology GmbH comprising 30 employees and app. 15-20
contracted researchers (mainly Ph.D. students and post-docs).
The Unit hosts a resource center of plant and microbial gene
resources and performs research on beneficial plant-microbe
interactions, microbial bio-prospection, and molecular detection
of environmental, food and water pathogens. “Microbial Ecology”
research is led by Dr. Sessitsch and the group studies beneficial
plant-microbe interactions, functional genomics of soil and plantassociated bacteria and the development of high-throughput
diagnostic tools for the analysis and detection of environmental
and food microorganisms.
2002 – 2004:
Microbiologist at the ARC Austrian Research Centers GmbH
Leader of the ”Molecular Microbial Ecology” group,
Biotechnology Unit
Research on the molecular ecology and functional genomics of
beneficial plant-microbe interactions, soil microbiology, biosafety
of GMOs, bioremediation, development of diagnostic DNA
microarrays; Teaching of graduate and undergraduate students
1999 – 2002:
APART habilitation fellowship from the Austrian Academy of
Sciences
Research on molecular ecology of soil and plant-associated
bacteria; Teaching of graduate and undergraduate students
1998 – 1999:
Herta-Firnberg fellowship at the Division of Life Sciences,
Austrian Research Centers GmbH, Austria.
Research on soil-plant-microbe interactions
1997:
Post-doctoral position at the Wageningen Agricultural
University, Department of Microbiology, Wageningen, The
Netherlands.
Research on the ecology of Lactobacillus spp. in the large
intestine of the human gastrointestinal tract
IAEA expert mission to Ghana. Teaching of molecular biology
techniques in Rhizobium research
1996 – 1997:
Dr. Angela Sessitsch
Microbiologist at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology
Laboratory Seibersdorf, Austria.
Research on the ecology of Rhizobium; development of the
”CelB Gene Marking Kit”. Training of research fellows.
Employer: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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1994 – 1996:
Associate Professional Officer at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural
and Biotechnology Laboratory Seibersdorf, Austria.
Development and use of molecular biology techniques to study
microbial ecology of Rhizobium (competition and diversity) to be
used in developing countries. Technology transfer by training of
fellows, by the development of a ”GUS Gene Marking Kit” and
its distribution to several countries.
Consultancies and Teaching in Mexico and Brazil.
Employer: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
1994:
Research on marker genes at the Center for the Application of
Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (CAMBIA),
Canberra, Australia
1990 – 1994:
Research on Biological Nitrogen Fixation at the FAO/IAEA
Laboratories Seibersdorf, Austria. Construction of marker gene
cassettes for the identification of Rhizobium in order to enhance
biological nitrogen fixation.
Employer: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
AWARDS / HONOURS
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Editor of FEMS Microbiology Ecology; Editorial Board Member of
the ISME Journal; Editorial Board Member of Biology & Fertility
of Soils
Member of management team and WG leader of COST Action
FA1103 “Endophytes for Agriculture and Biotechnology”
Second vice-president of the Austrian Society for Molecular Life
Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)
Member of the Austrian Commission of Gene Technology, since
1999
Member of the Bashan Foundation (2013-)
Nominated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as
member of the Scientific Panel (2003-2006) and as ad-hoc expert
(2006-) on Genetically Modified Organisms
ARC Award for scientific excellence 2003 and 2005
APART fellowship 1999-2002 (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Second Vice-President of the Austrian Society for Molecular Life
Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Bodenkunde
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Bodenbiologie
International Society of Microbial Ecology
International Society of Applied Microbiology
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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (REFEREED)
CAMPISANO, A., L. OMETTO, M. PANCHER, S. COMPANT, L. ANTONIELLI, A. SESSITSCH, I. PERTOT AND O.
ROTA-STABELLI. 2014. Interkingdom transfer of the acne causing agent, Propionibacterium
acnes, from human to grapevine. Mol. Biol. Evol., accepted.
DRAGE, S., B. MITTER, C. TRÖLS, A. MUCHUGI, R.H. JAMNADASS, A. SESSITSCH AND F. HADACEK. 2014.
Antimicrobial drimane sesquiterpenes and their effect on endophyte communities in the medical
tree Warburgia ugandensis. Front. Plant-Microbe Interact. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00013.
PFEIFFER, S., M. PASTAR, B. MITTER, P. LOJAN, A. OSWALD AND A. SESSITSCH. 2014. Newly developed
and improved group-specific primers for microbial community analysis based on full SILVA 16S
rRNA reference database sequence information. Environ. Microbiol., DOI: 10.1111/14622920.12350.
KORANDA, M., C. KAISER, L. FUCHSLUEGER, B. KITZLER, A. SESSITSCH, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, A.
RICHTER. 2014. Fungal and bacterial utilization of organic substrates depends on substrate
complexity and N availability. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 87: 142-152.
BRADER, G., S. COMPANT, B. MITTER, F. TROGNITZ AND A. SESSITSCH. 2014. Metabolic potential of
endophytic bacteria. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 27:30-37.
NAVEED, M., B. MITTER, T.G. REICHENAUER, KRZYSZTOF W IECZOREK AND A. SESSITSCH. 2014. Increased
drought stress resilience of maize through endophytic colonization by Burkholderia phytofirmans
PsJN and Enterobacter sp. FD17. Environ. Exp. Botany 97: 30– 39.
NAVEED, M., B. MITTER, T.G. REICHENAUER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2013. Endophytic colonization of
Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN induce drought-stress tolerance in maize. Acta
Horticulturae, 1009:117-125.
NAVEED, M., B. MITTER, S. YOUSAF, M. PASTAR, M. AFZAL AND A. SESSITSCH. 2013. The endophyte
Enterobacter sp. FD17: a maize growth enhancer selected based on rigorous testing of plant
beneficial traits and colonization characteristics. Biol. Fert. Soils, DOI 10.1007/s00374-0130854-y.
NAVEED,
N., M.B HUSSAIN, Z.A. ZAHIR, B. MITTER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2013. Drought stress amelioration
in wheat through inoculation with Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. Plant Growth Regul.
DOI 10.1007/s10725-013-9874-8
GYSELINCK, J., S. PFEIFFER, K. HEYLEN, A. SESSITSCH 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
FRIES J., S. PFEIFFER, M. KUFFNER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2013. Spirosoma endophyticum sp. nov., isolated
from Zn- and Cd-accumulating Salix caprea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63:4586-4590.
BECERRA-CASTRO, C., P. KIDD, M. KUFFNER, A. PRIETO-FERNANDEZ, S. HANN, C. MONTERROSO, A.
SESSITSCH, W.W. W ENZEL AND M. PUSCHENREITER. 2013. Bacterial-induced weathering of
ultramafic rock: implications in phytoextraction. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 79:5094-5103.
GENSBERGER, E., A. SESSITSCH AND T. KOSTIC. 2013. Propidium monoazide qPCR for viable E. coli and
P. aeruginosa detection from abundant background microflora. Analyt. Biochem., 441:69-72
HARDOIM, P. R. NAZIR, A. SESSITSCH, D. ELHOTTOVA, E. LORNBLUM, L.S. VAN OVERBEEK AND J.D. VAN
ELSAS. 2013. The new species Enterobacter oryziphilus sp. nov. and Enterobacter
oryzendophyticus sp. nov. are key inhabitants of the endosphere of rice. BMC Microbiol.,
13:164.
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HANZEL, J., D. MYROLD, A. SESSITSCH, K. SMALLA, C.C. TEBBE, AND K.U. TOTSCHE. 2013. Microbial
ecology of biogeochemical interfaces – diversity, structure, and function of microhabitats in soil.
FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86: 1-2.
KORANDA, M., C. KAISER, L. FUCHSLUEGER, B. KITZLER, A. SESSITSCH, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN
AND A. RICHTER. 2013. Seasonal variation in functional properties of microbial communities in
beech forest soil. Soil Biol. Biochemistry, 60:95-104.
COMPANT, S., G. BRADER, S. MUZAMMIL, A. SESSITSCH, A. LEBRIHI AND F. MATHIEU. 2013. Use of
beneficial bacteria and their secondary metabolites to control grapevine pathogen diseases.
BioControl 58: 435-455.
COUTINHO, B.G., B. MITTER, C. TALBI, A. SESSITSCH, 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. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 4421-4432.
MITTER, B., A. PETRIC, M.W. SHIN, P.S.G. CHAIN, L- HAUBERG-LOTTE, B. REINHOLD-HUREK, J. NOWAK AND
A. SESSITSCH. 2013. Comparative genome analysis of Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN reveals a
wide spectrum of endophytic lifestyles based on interaction strategies with host plants. Front.
Plant Sci., doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00120.
MITTER, B., G. BRADER, M. AFZAL, S. COMPANT, M. NAVEED, F. TROGNITZ, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2013.
Advances in elucidating beneficial interactions between plants, soil and bacteria. Adv.
Agronom., In: Donald L. Sparks, editor: Advances in Agronomy 121: 381-445.
ENGEL, K, D. ASBY, S.F. BRADY, D.A. COWAN, J. DOEMER, E.A. EDWARDS, K. FIEBIG, E.C. MARTENS, D.
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MCCORMAC, D.A MEAD, ET AL. 2013. Meeting Report: 1 International Functional Metagenomics
Workshop May 7-8, 2012, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. Stand. Genomic Sci. 2013 8:1
SESSITSCH, A., M. KUFFNER, P. KIDD, J. VANGRONSVELD, W.W. W ENZEL, K. FALLMANN AND M.
PUSCHENREITER. 2013. The role of plant-associated bacteria in the mobilization and
phytoextraction of trace elements in contaminated soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 60:182-194.
ARDANOV, P., A. SESSITSCH, H. HÄGGMANN, N. KOZYROVSKA AND A.M. PIRTTILÄ. 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
KUFFNER, M., B. HAI, B., T. RATTEI, C. MELO DE LIMA, G. LENTENDU, M. ENGEL, M. SCHLOTER, S.
ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, A. SCHINDLBACHER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Effects of soil warming
and season on the bacterial community in a temperature forest soil assessed by 16S rRNA gene
pyrosequencing. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 82 (2012) 551–562
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COMPANT, S., A. SESSITSCH, AND F. MATHIEU. 2012. The 125 anniversary for the first proof of
endophytic bacteria colonizing plants – a tribute to MLV Galippe. Plant & Soil, 356:299–301.
COMPANT, S., G. BRADER, S. MUZAMMIL, A. SESSITSCH, 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
KOSTIC, T. AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Microbial diagnostic microarrays for the detection and typing of
food- and water-borne (bacterial) pathogens. Microarrays, 1:3-24.
AFZAL, M., S. YOUSAF, T.G. REICHENAUER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. The inoculation method affects
colonization and performance of bacterial inoculant strains in the phytoremediation of soil
contaminated with diesel oil. Int. J. Phytoremed., 14:35-47.
SZUKICS, U., E. HACKL, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Rapid and dissimilar
response of ammonia-oxidising archaea and bacteria to nitrogen and water amendment in two
temperate forest soils. Microbiol. Res.,167:103-109.
SESSITSCH, A. P. HARDOIM, J. DÖRING, A. W EILHARTER, A. KRAUSE, T. W OYKE, 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
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community colonizing rice roots as revealed by metagenome analysis, Mol. Plant-Microbe
Interact., 25:28-36
PRISCHL, M., .E. HACKL, M. PASTAR, S. PFEIFFER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Genetically modified Bt
maize lines containing cry3Bb1, cry1A105 or cry1Ab2 do not affect the structure and functioning
of root-associated endophyte communities. J. Appl. Soil Ecol. 54:39-48
DRAGE, S. D. ENGELMEIER, G. BACHMANN, A. SESSITSCH, B. MITTER, F. HADACEK. 2012. Combining
microdilution with MicroRespTM: microbial substrate utilization, antimicrobial susceptibility and
respiration. J. Microbiol. Meth. 88:399-412.
HUSSAIN, Z., R. W IEDNER, K. STEINER, T. HAJEK, M. AVI, B. HECHER, A. SESSITSCH, H. SCHWAB. 2012.
Characterization of two bacterial hydroxynitril lyases with high similarity to cupin superfamily
proteins. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78: 2053-2055.
RASCHE, F., D. KNAPP, C. KAISER, M. KORANDA, B. KITZLER, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, A. RICHTER
AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Seasonality and resource availability control archaeal and bacterial
communities in soils of a temperate beech forest. ISME J., 5: 389-402.
ARTHURSON, V., A. SESSITSCH AND L. JÄDERLUND. 2011. Persistence and spread of Salmonella enterica
serovar Weltevreden in soil and on spinach plants. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 314: 67-74.
ARTHURSON, V., L. JÄDERLUND, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Persistence of two Campylobacter jejuni
strains in soil and on spinach plants. Appl. Environ. Soil Sci, doi:10.1155/2011/836271
STRALIS-PAVESE, N., G.J.C. ABELL, A. SESSITSCH AND L. BODROSSY. 2011. Analysis of methanotroph
community composition using a pmoA-based microbial diagnostic microarray. Nature Protocols,
6: 609-624.
KORANDA, M., J. SCHNECKER, C. KAISER, L. FUCHSLUEGER, B. KITZLER, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN,
A. SESSITSCH AND A. RICHTER. 2011. Microbial processes and community composition in the
rhizosphere of European beech – The influence of plant C exudates. Soil Biol. Biochem, 43:551558.
HUANG, C.-J., J. DOSTALEK, A. SESSITSCH AND W. KNOLL. 2011. Long-range surface plasmon-enhanced
fluorescence spectroscopy biosensor for ultrasensitive detection of E. coli O157:H7. J. Analyt.
Chem., 83:674-677.
KAISER, C., L. FUCHSLUEGER, M. KORANDA, M. GORFER, C.F. STANGE, B. KITZLER, F. RASCHE, J.
STRAUSS, A. SESSITSCH, 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.
AFZAL, M., S. YOUSAF, T.G. REICHENAUER, M. KUFFNER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Soil type affects plant
colonization, activity and catabolic gene expression of inoculated bacterial strains during
phytoremediation of diesel. J. Haz. Mat., 186: 1568-1575.
KOSTIC, T., B. STESSL, M. W AGNER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Microarray analysis reveals the
questionable specificity of enrichment media used for food safety assessment. J. Food Prot.,
74:1030-1034.
NIKOLIC, B., H. SCHWAB AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Metagenomic analysis of the 1-aminocyclopropane-1carboxylate deaminase gene (acdS) operon of an uncultured bacterial endophyte colonizing
Solanum tuberosum. L. Arch. Microbiol., 193:665-676.
W EILHARTER, A., B. MITTER, M.V. SHIN, P.S.G. CHAIN, J. NOWAK, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Complete
genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans strain
PsJN. J. Bacteriol.,193:3383-3384.
DE MARIA S., A.R. RIVELLI, M. KUFFNER, A. SESSITSCH, W.W. W ENZEL, 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.
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COMPANT, S., B. MITTER, J.G. COLLI-MULL, H. GANGL AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Endophytic bacteria of
grapevine flowers, berries and seeds: isolation, identification, comparison with other bacteria,
and visualization of their niches of colonization. Microb. Ecol., 62:188-197.
GORFER, M., M. BLUMHOFF, S. KLAUBAUF, A. URBAN, E. INSELSBACHER, D. BANDIAN, B. MITTER, W.
W ANEK, A. SESSITSCH, AND J. STRAUSS. 2011. A database for the identification of nitrate
reductase encoding genes from ascomycetes and its application to agricultural soil communities.
ISME J., 5:1771-1783.
HARDOIM, P.R., F.D. ANDREOTE, B. REINHOLD-HUREK, A. SESSITSCH, L.S. VAN OVERBEEK, AND J.D. VAN
ELSAS. 2011. Rice root-associated bacteria – insights in community structures across ten
cultivars. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 77:154-164.
SCHINDLBACHER, A., A. RODLER, M. KUFFNER, B. KITZLER, A. SESSITSCH, AND S. ZECHMEISTERBOLTENSTERN. 2011. Experimental warming effects on the microbial community of a temperate
mountain forest. Soil Biol. Biochem., 43:1417-1425.
FREIDL, G., G. STALDER, T. KOSTIC, A. SESSITSCH, C. BEIGLBÖCK, AND C. W ALZER. 2011. Verocytotoxinproducing Escherichia coli (VTEC) in chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) and cattle in Austria. J.
Wildlife Dis., 47:704-708.
YOUSAF, S. M. AFZAL, T.G. REICHENAUER, C.L. BRADY AND A. SESSITSCH. 2011. Hydrocarbon
degradation, plant colonization and gene expression of alkane degradation genes by endophytic
Enterobacter ludwigii strains. J. Environ. Poll. 159:2675-2683.
INSELSBACHER, E., W. W ANEK, K. RIPKA, E. HACKL, A. SESSITSCH, J. STRAUSS, AND S. ZECHMEISTERBOLTENSTERN. 2011. Greenhouse gas fluxes respond to different N fertilizer types due to altered
plant-soil-microbe interactions. Plant & Soil, 343:17-35.
HACKL, E., M. KONRAD-KÖSZLER, A. KILIAN, P. W ENZL, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2010. Phage type-specific
markers identified by Diversity Arrays Technology (DarT) analysis of Salmonella enterica ssp.
enterica serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium. J. Microbiol. Meth. 80: 100-105.
GLASER, K., E. HACKL, E. INSELSBACHER, J. STRAUSS, W. W ANEK, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, AND A.
SESSITSCH. 2010. Dynamics of ammonia-oxidizing communities in barley-planted bulk soil and
rhizosphere following nitrate and ammonium fertilizer amendment. FEMS Microbiol.Ecol.
74:575-591.
COMPANT, S., C. CLEMENT, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2010. Bacterial colonization in the rhizo- and endosphere
of plants by plant growth-promoting bacteria. Soil Biol. Biochem. 42:669-678. (review)
SZUKICS, U. V. ANDRIA, G.J.C. ABELL, B. MITTER, E. HACKL, A. SESSITSCH AND S. ZECHMEISTERBOLTENSTERN. 2010. Nitrifiers and denitrifiers respond rapidly to changed moisture and
increasing temperature in a pristine forest soil. FEMS Microbiol.Ecol., 72: 395-406.
KUFFNER, M., S. DE MARIA, M. PUSCHENREITER, K. FALLMANN, G. W IESHAMMER, M. GORFER, A.R. RIVELLI
AND A. SESSITSCH. 2010. Bacteria associated with Zn- and Cd-accumulating Salix caprea have
differential effects on plant growth and heavy metal availability. J. Appl. Microbiol., 108:14711484.
KAISER, C., M. KORANDA, B. KITZLER, L. FUCHSLUEGER, J. SCHNECKER, P. SCHWEIGER, F. RASCHE, S.
ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, A. SESSITSCH 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 Phytol. , 187:843-858.
COMPANT, S., M. VAN DER HEIJDEN, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2010. Climate change effects on beneficial plantmicrobe interactions. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 73.197-214. (review)
YOUSAF, S., K. RIPKA, V. ANDRIA, T.G. REICHENAUER AND A. SESSITSCH. 2010. Effects of plant species,
compost amendment and bacterial inoculation on hydrocarbon degradation, colonization
efficiency and alkane-degrading communities. J. Appl. Microbiol., 109:1398-1401.
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KOSTIC, T., B. STESSL, M. W AGNER, A. SESSITSCH, AND L. BODROSSY. 2010. Microbial diagnostic
microarray for food- and waterborne pathogens. Microb. Biotechnol., 3:444-354.
INSELSBACHER, E., K. RIPKA, S. KLAUBAUF, D. FEDOSOYENKO, E. HACKL, M. GORFER, R. HOOD-NOVOTNY,
N. VON W IREN, A. SESSITSCH, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, W. W ANEK AND J. STRAUSS. 2009. A
cost-effective high-throughput system for studying nitrogen dynamics at the plant-microbe-soil
interface. Plant & Soil, 317: 293-307.
RASCHE, F., T. LUEDERS, S. SCHAEFER, F. BUEGGER, A. GATTINGER, M. SCHLOTER, R.C. HOOD-NOWOTNY
AND A. SESSITSCH. 2009. DNA-stable isotope probing enables the identification of active
bacterial endophytes in potato. New Phytologist,181:802-807.
SLEYTR, K., A. TIETZ, G. LANGERGRABER, R. HABERL AND A. SESSITSCH. 2009. Diversity of abundant
bacteria in subsurface vertical flow constructed wetlands. Ecol. Engineer. 35:1021-1025.
ALLERBERGER, F. AND A. SESSITSCH. 2009. Incidence and microbiology of salads ( a review). CAB
Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 2009
4, No. 019.
ABELL, G.J.C., N. STRALIS-PAVESE, A. SESSITSCH, AND L. BODROSSY. 2009. Grazing affects
methanotroph activity and diversity in an alpine meadow soil. Environ. Microbiol. Reports, 1:457465.
SZUKICS, U., E. HACKL, S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN AND A. SESSITSCH. 2009. Contrasting response
of two forest soils to nitrogen input: rapidly altered NO and N 2O emissions and nirK abundance.
Soil Biol & Fert Soils, 45: 855-863.
ANDRIA, V., T.G. REICHENAUER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 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. Environ. Pollut. 157: 3347-3350
COMPANT, S., H. KAPLAN, E. AIT BARKA, A. SESSITSCH, J. NOWAK, AND C. CLEMENT. 2008. Endophytic
colonization of Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN in Vitis vinifera L: from rhizosphere to
inflorescence tissues. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 63:84-93.
KUFFNER, M., M. PUSCHENREITER, G. W IESHAMMER, M. GORFER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2008. Rhizosphere
bacteria affect growth and heavy metal uptake of heavy metal accumulating willows. Plant Soil,
304:35-44.
FÜRNKRANZ, M., W. W ANEK, A. RICHTER, G. ABELL, F. RASCHE AND A. SESSITSCH. 2008. Nitrogen fixation
by phyllosphere bacteria associated with higher plants and their colonizing epiphytes of a
tropical lowland forest of Costa Rica. ISME J., 2:561-570.
KÄMPFER, P., H.-J. BUSSE, M. SCHLOTER, A. SESSITSCH AND H. SCHOLZ. 2008. Ochrobactrum
rhizosphaerae sp. nov. and Ochrobactrum thiophenivorans sp. nov., isolated from the
environment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 58:1426-1431.
TANKOUO SANDJONG, B., A. SESSITSCH, 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.
BERG, G., H. MÜLLER, C. ZACHOW, K. OPELT, K. SCHERWINSKI, R. TILCHER, A. ULLRICH, J. HALLMANN, R.
GROSCH AND A. SESSITSCH. 2008. Endophytes: structural and functional diversity and
biotechnological applications in control of plant pathogens. Ecol. Gen. 6: 17-26.
KOSTIC, T., A. W EILHARTER, S. RUBINO, G. DELOGU, S. UZZAU, K. RUDI, A. SESSITSCH, AND L. BODROSSY.
2007. A microbial diagnostic microarray technique for the sensitive detection and identification of
pathogenic bacteria in a background on non-pathogens. Anal. Biochem. 360: 244-254.
TANKOUO SANDJONG, B., A. SESSITSCH, E. LIEBANA, C. KORNSCHOBER, F. ALLERBERGER, H. HÄCHLER,
AND L. BODROSSY. 2007. Towards a DNA-based identification of Salmonella serovars based on
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comparative analysis of the phylogenetic markers gyrB and atpD and the flagellin genes fliC and
fljB. J. Microbiol. Meth., 69: 23-36.
SZIDERICS, A.H., F. RASCHE, F. TROGNITZ, A. SESSITSCH AND E. W ILHELM. 2007. Bacterial endophytes
contribute to abiotic stress adaptation in pepper plants (Capsicum annuum L.). Can. J.
Microbiol., 53:1195-1202.
STRALIS-PAVESE, N., L. BODROSSY, T.G. REICHENAUER, A. W EILHARTER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 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. Appl. Soil Ecol.,
31:251-266.
SMALLA, K., A. SESSITSCH AND A. HARTMANN. 2006. The rhizosphere: soil compartment influenced by
the root. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 56:165.
RASCHE, F., V. HÖDL, C. POLL, E. KANDELER, M.H. GERZABEK, J.D. VAN ELSAS, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006.
Rhizosphere bacteria affected by transgenic potatoes with antibacterial activities in comparison
to effects of soil, wildtype potatoes, vegetation stage and pathogen exposure. FEMS Microbiol.
Ecol., 56:219-235.
REITER, B. AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006. The bacterial microflora in association with the wildflower Crocus
albiflorus. Can. J. Microbiol., 52:1-10.
BODROSSY, L., N. STRALIS-PAVESE, M. KONRAD-KÖSZLER, A. W EILHARTER, T.G. REICHENAUER, D.
SCHÖFER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006. mRNA-based parallel detection of active methanotroph
populations using a diagnostic microarray. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 72:1672-1676.
RASCHE, F., H. VELVIS, C. ZACHOW, G. BERG, J.D. VAN ELSAS, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006. Impact of
transgenic potatoes expressing antibacterial agents on bacterial endophytes is comparable to
effects of wildtype potatoes and changing environmental conditions. J. Appl. Ecol., 43:555-566.
SESSITSCH, A., E. HACKL, P. W ENZL, A. KILIAN, T. KOSTIC, N. STRALIS-PAVESE, B. TANKOUO-SANDJONG,
AND L. BODROSSY. 2006. Diagnostic microbial microarrays in soil ecology. New Phytologist,
Tansley review, 171:719-736.
IDRIS, R., M. KUFFNER, L. BODROSSY, M. PUSCHENREITER, S. MONCHY, W.W. W ENZEL, AND A. SESSITSCH.
2006. Characterization of Ni-tolerant methylobacteria associated with the hyperaccumulating
plant Thlaspi goesingense and description of Methylobacterium goesingense sp. nov. Syst.
Appl. Microbiol., 29:634-644.
RASCHE, F., R. TRONDL, C. NAGLREITER, T.G. REICHENAUER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006. Chilling and
cultivar type affect the diversity of bacterial endophytes colonizing sweet pepper (Capsicum
anuum L.). Can. J. Microbiol. 52: 1036-1045.
RASCHE, F., E. MARCO-NOALES, H. VELVIS, L. S. VAN OVERBEEK, M.M. LOPEZ, J.D. VAN ELSAS, AND A.
SESSITSCH. 2006. Baseline study and field assessment of potential effects of genetically
modified T4-lysozyme producing potatoes on bacterial endophytes. Plant & Soil, 289:123-140.
COMPANT, S., B. REITER, A. SESSITSCH, J. NOWAK, C. CLEMENT, AND E. AIT BARKA. 2005. Endophytic
colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by plant growth promoting bacterium Burkholderia sp. strain
PsJN. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:1685-1693
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. W ANG-PRUSKI, AND J. NOWAK. 2005. Burkholderia phytofirmans
sp. nov., a novel plant-associated bacterium with plant beneficial properties. Int. J. Syst. Evol.
Bacteriol., 55:1187-1192.
KOSTIĆ, T., A. W EILHARTER, A. SESSITSCH, AND L. BODROSSY. 2005. High sensitivity, PCR-free detection
of microorganisms and their functional genes using 70mer oligonucleotide diagnostic
microarray, Analyt. Biochemistry, 346: 333-335.
STRALIS-PAVESE, N., A. SESSITSCH, A. W EILHARTER, T. REICHENAUER, J. RIESING, J. CSONTOS, J.C.
MURRELL, AND L. BODROSSY. 2004. Optimisation of diagnostic microarray for application in
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analysing landfill methanotroph communities under different plant covers. Environ. Microbiol. 6:
347-363.
IDRIS, R., R. TRIFONOVA, M. PUSCHENREITER, W.W. W ENZEL, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2004. Bacterial
communities associated with flowering plants of the Ni-hyperaccumulator Thlaspi goesingense.
Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 70:2667-2677.
SESSITSCH, A., B. REITER, AND G. BERG 2004. Endophytic bacterial communities of field-grown potato
plants and their plant growth-promoting and antagonistic abilities. Can.J. Microbiol., 50:239-249.
BODROSSY, L., AND A. SESSITSCH. 2004. Oligonucleotide microarrays in microbial diagnostics. Curr.
Opin. Microbiol., 7: 245-254.
SESSITSCH, A., S. GYAMFI, D. TSCHERKO, M.H. GERZABEK, AND E. KANDELER. 2004. Activity of microbes
affected by the cultivation of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and
the application of the associated herbicide. Plant & Soil, 266: 105-116.
KIRCHMANN, H., G. HABERHAUER, E. KANDELER, A. SESSITSCH, AND M.H. GERZABEK. 2004. How does the
level and quality of organic matter input control biological decomposition in soil? Synthesis of a
long-term experiment. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol.18, GB4011.
HACKL, E., S. ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, L. BODROSSY, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2004. Comparative
diversity and composition of bacteria inhabiting natural forest soils. Appl. Environ.Microbiol., 70:
5057-5065.
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.
Appl. Soil Ecol. 22:149-158.
RAMIREZ-SAAD, H.C., A. SESSITSCH, 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. Microbiol. Res. 158:47-54.
BODROSSY, L., N. STRALIS-PAVESE, J.C. MURRELL, S. RADAJEWSKI, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2003.
Development and validation of a diagnostic microbial microarray for the detection of
methanotrophs and for the quantitative assessment of their community structures. Environ.
Microbiol. 5:566-582.
POLL, C., A. THIEDE, N. W ERMBTER, A. SESSITSCH, AND E. KANDELER. 2003. Micro-scale distribution of
microorganisms and microbial enzyme activities in a soil with long- term organic amendment.
Eur. J. Soil Sci, 54:715-724.
REITER, B., S. GYAMFI, H. SCHWAB, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2003. Endophytic Pseudomonas spp.
populations of pathogen-infected potato plants analysed by 16S rDNA- and 16S rRNA-based
denaturating gradient gel electrophoresis. Plant & Soil, 257: 397-405.
REITER, B., H. BÜRGMANN, K. BURG, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2003. Endophytic nifH diversity in African
sweetpotato. Can. J. Microbiol., 49:549-555.
SESSITSCH, A., B. REITER, U. PFEIFER, AND E. W ILHELM. 2002. Cultivation-independent population
analysis of bacterial endophytes in three potato varieties based on eubacterial and
Actinomycetes-specific PCR of 16S rRNA genes. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 39:23-32.
REITER, B., U. PFEIFER, H. SCHWAB, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2002. Response of endophytic bacterial
communities in potato plants to infection with Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica. Appl.
Environ. Microbiol. 68:2261-2268.
SESSITSCH, A., J.G. HOWIESON, X. PERRET, H. ANTOUN, AND E. MARTINEZ-ROMERO. 2002. Advances in
Rhizobium research. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 21:323-378.
SESSITSCH, A., S. GYAMFI, N. STRALIS-PAVESE, A. W EILHARTER, AND U. PFEIFER. 2002. RNA isolation
from soils for bacterial community analysis: evaluation of different extraction and soil storage
protocols. J. Microbiol. Meth. 51: 171-179.
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GYAMFI, S., U. PFEIFER, M. STIERSCHNEIDER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2002. Effects of transgenic glufosinatetolerant oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and the associated herbicide application on eubacterial
and Pseudomonas communities in the rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 41:181-190.
TESAR, M., T. REICHENAUER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2002. Bacterial rhizosphere populations of black poplar
and herbal plants to be used for remediation of diesel fuel. Soil Biol. Biochem. 34:1883-1892.
SESSITSCH, A., A. W EILHARTER, M.H. GERZABEK, H. KIRCHMANN, AND E. KANDELER, E. 2001. Microbial
community structures in soil particle size-fractions in a long-term fertilizer field experiment. Appl.
Environ. Microbiol. 67:4215-4224.
RAMIREZ-SAAD, H.C., A. SESSITSCH, W.M. DE VOS, AND A.D.L. AKKERMANS. 2000. Bacterial community
changes and enrichment of Burkholderia-like bacteria induced by chlorinated benzoates in a
peat-forest soil-microcosm. System. Appl. Microbiol. 23: 591-598.
SESSITSCH, A., G. HARDARSON, W.M. DE VOS, AND K.J. W ILSON. 1998 Use of marker genes in
competition studies of Rhizobium. Plant & Soil 204:35-45.
VÁSQUEZ-ARROYO, J., A. SESSITSCH, E. MARTÍNEZ, 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 & Soil 204:147-154.
DE
OLIVEIRA, W.S., L.W. MEINHARDT, A. SESSITSCH, AND S.M. TSAI. 1998 Analysis of PhaseolusRhizobium interactions in a subsistence farming system. Plant & Soil 204: 107-115.
SESSITSCH, A., P.K. JJEMBA, G. HARDARSON, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND K.J. W ILSON. 1997. Measurement
of the competitiveness index of Rhizobium tropici strain CIAT899 derivatives marked with the
gusA gene. Soil Biol. Biochem. 29:1099-1110.
SESSITSCH, A., G. HARDARSON, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND W.M. DE VOS. 1997. Characterization of
Rhizobium etli and other Rhizobium spp. that nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris L. in an Austrian soil.
Mol. Ecol. 6:601-608.
SESSITSCH, A., H. RAMÍREZ-SAAD, G. HARDARSON, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND W.M. DE VOS. 1997
Classification of Austrian rhizobia and the Mexican isolate FL27 obtained from Phaseolus
vulgaris L. as Rhizobium gallicum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 47:1097-1101.
SESSITSCH, A., K.J. W ILSON, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND W.M. DE VOS. 1996. Simultaneous detection of
different Rhizobium strains marked with the Escherichia coli gusA gene and the Pyrococcus
furiosus celB gene. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:4191-4194.
W ILSON, K.J., A. SESSITSCH, J.C. CORBO, K.E. GILLER, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND R.A. JEFFERSON. 1995.
ß-glucuronidase (GUS) transposons for ecological studies of rhizobia and other Gram-negative
bacteria. Microbiology 141: 1691-1705.
AKKERMANS, A.D.L., M.S. MIRZA, H.J.M. HARMSEN, H.J. BLOK, P.R. HERRON, A. SESSITSCH, AND W.M.
AKKERMANS. 1994. Molecular ecology of microbes: a review of promises, pitfalls, and true
progress. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 15: 185 - 194.
BOOK CHAPTERS
MITTER, B., A. W EILHARTER, P.S.G. CHAIN, F. TROGNITZ, J. NOWAK, S. COMPANT AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012.
Genome analysis, ecology and plant growth promotion of the endophyte Burkholderia
phytofirmans strain PsJN. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere (F.J. de Bruijn,
ed.). John Wiley & Sons., accepted.
AFZAL, M., S. YOUSAF, T.G. REICHENAUER, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. The ecology of alkane-degrading
bacteria and their interaction with the plant. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere
(F.J. de Bruijn, ed.). John Wiley & Sons., accepted.
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COMPANT, S., M. VAN DER HEIJDEN AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Soil warming effects on beneficial plantmicrobe interactions. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere (F.J. de Bruijn, ed.).
John Wiley & Sons., accepted.
COMPANT, S., H. GANGL AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. Visualization of niches of colonization of Firmicutes
with Bacillus spp. in the rhizosphere, rhizosplane and endorhiza of grapevine plants at flowering
stage of development by FISH microscopy. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere
(F.J. de Bruijn, ed.). John Wiley & Sons., accepted.
RASCHE, F., M. SCHLOTER, T- LUEDERS AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. DNA-based stable isotope probing for
identifying active bacterial endophytes in potato. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology of the
Rhizosphere (F.J. de Bruijn, ed.). John Wiley & Sons., accepted.
HACKL, E., M. SCHLOTER, U. SZUKICS, L. BODROSSY, AND A. SESSITSCH. 2012. From single genes to
microbial networks. In: Bardgett, R.D., Behan-Pelletier, V., Wall, D.H. (eds.) Soil Ecology and
Ecosystems Services, Oxford, UK. Oxford University Press.
KOWALCHUK, G.E., E. YERGEAU, J.H.J. LEVEAU, A. SESSITSCH AND M.J. BAILEY. 2010. Environmental
genomics approaches to studying plant-associated microbial communities. In: Liu, W.-T.,
Jansson, J.K. (eds.) Environmental Molecular Microbiology. Caister Academic Press.
SESSITSCH, A. AND F. RASCHE. 2008. Molecular population analysis of endophytes. 2008. Prospects
and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes. In: Sorvari, S., Pirttilä, A.M. (Eds) Prospects
and Applications for Plant Associated Microbes – A Laboratory Manual. BioBien Innovations,
Piikkiö, Finnland.
COMPANT S., H. KAPLAN, A. SESSITSCH., J. NOWAK, C. CLÉMENT. AND E. AIT BARKA. 2008. Visualization
of epi- and endophytic colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium
Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. In: Sorvari, S., Pirttilä, A.M. (Eds) Prospects and
Applications for Plant Associated Microbes – A Laboratory Manual. BioBien Innovations, Piikkiö,
Finnland.
SESSITSCH, A. AND M. PUSCHENREITER. 2008. Endophytes and rhizosphere bacteria of plants growing
in heavy metal contaminated soil. In: Dion P, Nautiyal CS (eds.) Microbiology of Extreme Soils,
Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.
PUSCHENREITER M., A. SESSITSCH, M. KUFFNER, G. W IESHAMMER, M. GORFER, J. STRAUSS, AND W.W.
W ENZEL. 2007. Effect of bacterial exudates on the mobilization of Zn and Cd from a
contaminated soil. In: Zhu , Lepp N., Naidu R. (eds). Biogeochemistry of trace elements:
Environmental protection, Remediation and Human Health. Tsinghua University Press, Bejing,
227-228.
SØRENSEN, J. AND A. SESSITSCH. 2006. Plant-beneficial bacteria in rhizosphere and endoplant habitats
- life style and molecular interactions. In: J.D. van Elsas, J.T. Trevors, E. M.H. Wellington (eds.)
Modern Soil Biology, Marcel Dekkers Inc., New York.
SESSITSCH, A. 2006. Molecular markers for studying the ecology of rhizobia. In: J.E. Cooper, J.R. Rao
(eds.) Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganisms, CABI Publishing,
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.
SESSITSCH, A., K. SMALLA, E. KANDELER, AND M. H. GERZABEK. 2004 Effects of transgenic plants on soil
microorganisms and nutrient dynamics. In: M. Gillings and A. Holmes (eds.) Plant Microbiology,
BIOS Scientific Publishers, London and New York.
SESSITSCH, A., K.J. W ILSON, A.D.L. AKKERMANS, AND W.M. DE VOS. 1997. The celB marker gene. In:
Akkermans, A.D.L., van Elsas, J.D. and de Bruijn, F.J. (eds) Molecular Microbial Ecology
Manual. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht, The Netherlands, 6.1.12:1-15.
W ILSON, K.J., A. SESSITSCH, AND A.D.L. AKKERMANS. 1994. Molecular markers as tools to study the
ecology of microorganisms. In: K. Ritz, J. Dighton and K.E. Giller (eds.) Beyond the Biomass,
Compositional and Functional Analysis of Soil Microbial Communities. Chichester, U.K., John
Wiley.
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
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.
W ILSON, K.J., A. SESSITSCH, A. PARRA, AND D. BECK. 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.
VOS W. M. DE, E. POELWIJK, A. SESSITSCH, E.G. ZOETENDAL L.S. VAN OVERBEEK, AND A.D.L. AKKERMANS.
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.
TANKOUO-SANDJONG B, A. SESSITSCH, E. LIEBANA, C. KORNSCHOBER, F. ALLERBERGER, H. HÄCHLER AND
L. BODROSSY. 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.
PATENTS
A microarray for molecular serotyping of Salmonella (EU patent application number 1739193)
A microarray for the detection of water and food pathogens (PCT application number
PCT/AT2007/00158)
Seed Inoculation (PCT application number PCT/EP2013/062976)
KITS DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED
The GUS gene marking kit, developed and produced for the IAEA/FAO.
The CelB gene marking kit, developed and produced for the IAEA/FAO.
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