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Verbesserung der Pflanzenstresstoleranz

  • H. C. Janse van Rensburg, Z. Takács, F. Freynschlag, E. Toksoy Öner, C. Jonak, W. Van den Ende (2020). Fructans Prime ROS Dynamics and Botrytis cinerea Resistance in Arabidopsis. Antioxidants, 9, 805.
  • Garcia-Lemos AM, Großkinsky DK, Saleem Akhtar S, Nicolaisen MH, Roitsch T, Nybroe O, Veierskov B. (2020). Identification of Root-Associated Bacteria That Influence Plant Physiology, Increase Seed Germination, or Promote Growth of the Christmas Tree Species Abies nordmanniana. Front Microbiol.,11, 566613.
  • H. Stampfl, M. Fritz, S. Dal Santo, C. Jonak (2016). The GSK3/Shaggy-like kinase ASKα contributes to pattern-triggered immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Phys, 171, 1366.
  • J. Krasensky, C. Broyart, F. Rabanal, C. Jonak (2014). The redox-sensitive chloroplast trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase AtTPPD regulates salt stress tolerance. Antioxid Redox Signal, 21, 1289.
  • S. Dal Santo, H. Stampfl, J. Krasensky, S. Kempa, Y. Gibon, E. Petutschnig, W. Rozhon, A. Heuck, T. Clausen, C. Jonak (2012). Stress-Induced Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK3) Regulates the Redox Stress Response by Phosphorylating Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 24, 3380.

Verbesserung der Pflanzenqualität

  • S. Madritsch, S. Bomers, A. Posekany, A. Burg, R. Birke, F. Emerstorfer, R. Turetschek, S. Otte, H. Eigner, E. M. Sehr (2020) Integrative transcriptomics reveals genotypic impact on sugar beet storability. Plant Molecular Biology, 104(4), 359-378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-020-01041-8
  • M. Ahmad, D. Lazic, K. Hansel-Hohl, C. Lexer, E. M. Sehr (2019) Development of novel microsatellite markers for Alkanna tinctoria (Boraginaceae) by comparative transcriptomics. Applications in Plant Sciences 7 (10): e11296. doi: 10.1002/aps3.11296
  • S. Madritsch, E. Wischnitzki, P. Kotrade, A. Ashoub, A. Burg, S. Fluch, W. Brüggemann, E. M. Sehr (2019) Elucidating drought stress tolerance in European oaks through cross-species transcriptomics. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9 (10): 3181-3199. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400456
  • E.-M. Halbauer, V. Bohinec, M. Wittenberger, K. Hansel-Hohl, S. Gaubitzer, E. M. Sehr (2017) Genetic diversity of flax accessions originating in the Alpine region - a case study for ex situ germplasm evaluation based on molecular markers. Euphytica 213: 120. doi: 10.1007/s10681-017-1906-4
  • M. Stierschneider, S. Gaubitzer, J. Schmidt, O. Weichselbaum, D. Kopecky, A. Kremer, S. Fluch, E. M. Sehr (2016) The Evoltree Repository Centre – A central access point for reference material and data of forest genetic resources. In: A. Kremer, S. Hayes, S. C. González-Martínez (Eds.) Evolution of Trees and Forest Communities: Ten years of the Evoltree network (pp. 15 – 19).


  • S. Compant, M.C. Cambon, C. Vacher, B. Mitter, A. Samad, A. Sessitsch. 2020. The plant endosphere world – bacterial life within plants. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15240
  • C. Escobar Rodriguez, L. Antonielli, B. Mitter, F. Trognitz, A. Sessitsch. 2020. Heritability and functional importance of the Setaria viridis bacterial seed microbiome. Phytobiomes Journal. DOI: 10.1094/PBIOMES-04-19-0023-R
  • S. Compant, A. Samad, H. Faist, A. Sessitsch. 2019. A review on the plant microbiome: Ecology, functions, and emerging trends in microbial application. Journal of Advanced Research 19: 29-37.
  • A. Sessitsch, N. Pfaffenbichler, B. Mitter. 2019.  Microbiome Applications from Lab to Field: Facing ComplexityTrends in Plant Sciences 24: 194-198.
  • B. Mitter, G. Brader, N. Pfaffenbichler, A. Sessitsch. 2019. Next generation microbiome applications for crop production – limitations and the need of knowledge-based solutionsCurrent Opinion in Microbiology, 49:59-65.

Formulierungen und Coatings

  • T. Berninger, B. Mitter, C. Preininger, Zeolite-based, dry formulations for conservation and practical application of Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN, J. Applied Microbiology, 122(4) (2017) 974-986.
  • Bejarano, U. Sauer, B. Mitter, C. Preininger, Parameters influencing adsorption of Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN on bentonite, silica and talc for microbial inoculants, Appl. Clay Sci., 141 (2017) 138-145.
  • C. Preininger, U. Sauer, A. Bejarano, T. Berninger, mini-review: Concepts and applications of microbial inoculants for foliar sprays, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 102(17) (2018) 7265-7282.
  • C. Preininger, U. Sauer, S. Doppler, E. Kulbak, S. Yonsel, C.M. Popescu, and C. Popescu, Nanocellulose as potential filler material, protective shell and adhesion promoter of microbial agroformulations, Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings Tanger Ltd., Nanocon 2018, 119-124.
  • T. Berninger, B. Mitter, C. Preininger, The smaller, the better? The size effect of alginate beads carrying plant growth-promoting bacteria for seed coating, J. Microencapsulation, 20 (2016) 1-10.

Biokontrolle von Pflanzenkrankheiten

  • Carro-Huerga G, Compant S, Gorfer M, Cardoza RE, Schmoll M, Gutiérrez S, Casquero PA. (2020). Colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by the Endophyte Trichoderma sp. Strain T154: Biocontrol Activity Against Phaeoacremonium minimumFront Plant Sci. 11:1170
  • Del Barrio-Duque A, Ley J, Samad A, Antonielli L, Sessitsch A, Compant S. (2019) Beneficial Endophytic Bacteria-Serendipita indica Interaction for Crop Enhancement and Resistance to Phytopathogens. Front Microbiol. 10:2888.
  • Gramaje D, Berlanas C, Martínez-Diz MDP, Diaz-Losada E, Antonielli L, Beier S, Gorfer M, Schmoll M, Compant S. Comparative Genomic Analysis of Dactylonectria torresensis Strains from Grapevine, Soil and Weed Highlights Potential Mechanisms in Pathogenicity and Endophytic LifestyleJ Fungi 6(4):255.
  • Riedle-Bauer,. M., Paleskic, C., Schwanzer, J., Kölber, M., Bachinger, K., Antonielli, L., Schönhuber, C., Elek, R., Stradinger, J., Emberger, M., Engel, C., Makay, M., Zajcsek, F. and Brader, G. (2019). Epidemiological and molecular study on ´Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum´ in Austria and Hungary. Annals of Applied Biology, 175, 400-414.
  • Brader G, Compant S, Vescio K, Mitter B, Trognitz F, Ma LJ, Sessitsch A. (2017) Ecology and Genomic Insights into Plant-Pathogenic and Plant-Nonpathogenic Endophytes. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 55:61-83.

Mikrobielle Sanierung

  • Summer Dorothea, Schöftner Philipp, Watzinger Andrea, Reichenauer Thomas G. (2020) Inhibition and stimulation of two perchloroethene degrading bacterial cultures by nano- and micro-scaled zero-valent iron particles. Science of the Total Environment 722, 137802, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137802
  • Summer Dorothea, Schöftner Philipp, Wimmer Bernhard, Pastar Milica, Kostic Tanja, Sessitsch Angela, Gerzabek Martin Hubert, Reichenauer Thomas G. (2020) Synergistic effects of perchloroethene degradation by Dehalococcoides and nano zero-valent iron – A Lysimeter experiment. New Biotechnology, 57, 34-44
  • Hussain Imran, Markus Puschenreiter, Soja Gerhard, Syed Gul Abbas Shah Sani, Waqas-us-din Khan, Thomas G. Reichenauer (2019) Differentiation between physical and chemical effects of oil presence in freshly spiked soil during rhizoremediation trial. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 18451-18464
  • Fida Hussain, Imran Hussain, Aqib Hassan Ali Khan, Yousaf Shad Muhammad, Mazhar Iqbal, Gerhard Soja, Thomas Gerhard Reichenauer, Zeshanf, Sohail Yousaf (2018) Combined application of biochar, compost, and bacterial consortia with Italian ryegrass enhanced phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Environmental and Experimental Botany 153, 80-88.
  • Leitner Simon, Reichenauer Thomas, Watzinger Andrea (2018) Impact of sorption processes on PCE in organohalide-respiring aquifer sediment samples. Science of the Total Environment, 615, 1061-1069.
  • Anna Wawra, Wolfgang Friesl-Hanl, Markus Puschenreiter, Gerhard Soja, Thomas Reichenauer, Andrea Watzinger (2018) Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a mixed contaminated soil supported by phytostabilisation, organic and inorganic soil additives. Science of the Total Environment, 628-629, 1287-1295.

Verbesserung von Lebensmittelsystemen


  • Pogner, Clara, Markus Gorfer, and Annette Kolk. 2020. “Evaluierung von Endotoxin Proben - Vergleich von Analysen Sowie Transport- Und Lagerungsbedingungen Durch Standardisierte Proben.” Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung Der Luft 81(9).
  • Pogner, Clara, Anja Konlechner, Verena Unterwurzacher, Annette Kolk, Manfred Hinker, Leander Mölter, Joseph Strauss, Markus Gorfer, and Sabine Strauss-Goller. 2019. “A Novel Laminar-Flow-Based Bioaerosol Test System to Determine Biological Sampling Efficiencies of Bioaerosol Samplers.” Aerosol Science and Technology 53(4):355–70.
  • Unterwurzacher, Verena, Clara Pogner, Harald Berger, Joseph Strauss, Sabine Strauss-Goller, and Markus Gorfer. 2018. “Validation of a Quantitative PCR Based Detection System for Indoor Mold Exposure Assessment in Bioaerosols.” Environmental Science Processes & Impacts 20:1454–68.
  • Unterwurzacher, Verena. 2016. “Sampling Methods of Airborne Mold – Limits and Strengths in Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis.” University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.
  • Konlechner, Anja, Sabine Goller, Markus Gorfer, Leander Mölter, and Joseph Strauss. 2013. “Evaluierung Einer Prüfkammer Für Bioaerosolsammelsysteme.” Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung Der Luft 73(11/12):471–76.