Gabriele Berg

Summary

Affiliation: Graz University of Technology
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. pmc Impact of plant species and site on rhizosphere-associated fungi antagonistic to Verticillium dahliae kleb
    Gabriele Berg
    University of Rostock, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Microbiology, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4203-13. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of site and plant species on rhizosphere community structure as revealed by molecular analysis of microbial guilds
    Rodrigo Costa
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:236-49. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The bryophyte genus Sphagnum is a reservoir for powerful and extraordinary antagonists and potentially facultative human pathogens
    Katja Opelt
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Technology Graz, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 61:38-53. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Strain-specific colonization pattern of Rhizoctonia antagonists in the root system of sugar beet
    Christin Zachow
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:124-35. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The rhizosphere effect on bacteria antagonistic towards the pathogenic fungus Verticillium differs depending on plant species and site
    Gabriele Berg
    Institute for Life Sciences, University of Rostock, Microbiology, Rostock, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:250-61. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Plant species and soil type cooperatively shape the structure and function of microbial communities in the rhizosphere
    Gabriele Berg
    Graz University of Technology, Environmental Biotechnology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:1-13. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Plant-microbe interactions promoting plant growth and health: perspectives for controlled use of microorganisms in agriculture
    Gabriele Berg
    Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:11-8. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint High specificity but contrasting biodiversity of Sphagnum-associated bacterial and plant communities in bog ecosystems independent of the geographical region
    Katja Opelt
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Technology Graz, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 1:502-16. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of endemic plant species of Tenerife (Canary Islands): relationship to vegetation zones and environmental factors
    Christin Zachow
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 3:79-92. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Species-specific structural and functional diversity of bacterial communities in lichen symbioses
    Martin Grube
    Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 3:1105-15. 2009

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. pmc Impact of plant species and site on rhizosphere-associated fungi antagonistic to Verticillium dahliae kleb
    Gabriele Berg
    University of Rostock, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Microbiology, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4203-13. 2005
    ..A broad spectrum of new Verticillium antagonists was identified, and the implications of the data for biocontrol applications are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of site and plant species on rhizosphere community structure as revealed by molecular analysis of microbial guilds
    Rodrigo Costa
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:236-49. 2006
    ..and Rhizobium sp. were among the dominant ribotypes in the strawberry rhizosphere, while sequences from Arthrobacter sp. corresponded to dominant bands from oilseed rape bacterial fingerprints...
  3. ncbi request reprint The bryophyte genus Sphagnum is a reservoir for powerful and extraordinary antagonists and potentially facultative human pathogens
    Katja Opelt
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Technology Graz, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 61:38-53. 2007
    ..Sphagnum plants represent an ecological niche not only for diverse and extraordinary microbial populations with a high potential for biological control of plant pathogens but also for opportunistic human pathogens...
  4. doi request reprint Strain-specific colonization pattern of Rhizoctonia antagonists in the root system of sugar beet
    Christin Zachow
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:124-35. 2010
    ..PGP was only observed for four strains with rhizosphere competence and not for T. gamsii AT1-2-4. The results provide useful information on which combination of strains to test in larger biocontrol experiments directed to applications...
  5. ncbi request reprint The rhizosphere effect on bacteria antagonistic towards the pathogenic fungus Verticillium differs depending on plant species and site
    Gabriele Berg
    Institute for Life Sciences, University of Rostock, Microbiology, Rostock, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:250-61. 2006
    ..Antagonists of the genus Serratia were preferentially isolated from oilseed rape rhizosphere, with the exception of one site. For isolates of Pseudomonas and Serratia, plant-specific and site-specific genotypes were found...
  6. doi request reprint Plant species and soil type cooperatively shape the structure and function of microbial communities in the rhizosphere
    Gabriele Berg
    Graz University of Technology, Environmental Biotechnology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:1-13. 2009
    ..Physiological and molecular data on the factors that drive selection processes in the rhizosphere are presented here. Furthermore, implications for agriculture, nature conservation and biotechnology will also be discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Plant-microbe interactions promoting plant growth and health: perspectives for controlled use of microorganisms in agriculture
    Gabriele Berg
    Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:11-8. 2009
    ..Altogether, the use of microorganisms and the exploitation of beneficial plant-microbe interactions offer promising and environmentally friendly strategies for conventional and organic agriculture worldwide...
  8. ncbi request reprint High specificity but contrasting biodiversity of Sphagnum-associated bacterial and plant communities in bog ecosystems independent of the geographical region
    Katja Opelt
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Technology Graz, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 1:502-16. 2007
    ..magellanicum-specific habitats for all six sites. The higher content of nutrients in the S. fallax-associated ecosystems can explain higher diversity of microorganisms...
  9. doi request reprint Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of endemic plant species of Tenerife (Canary Islands): relationship to vegetation zones and environmental factors
    Christin Zachow
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 3:79-92. 2009
    ..Furthermore, a high statistical correlation between fungal communities and the main environmental factors, temperature and precipitation, was found...
  10. doi request reprint Species-specific structural and functional diversity of bacterial communities in lichen symbioses
    Martin Grube
    Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 3:1105-15. 2009
    ..The traditional concept of lichens has to be expanded to consider multiple bacterial partners...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sugar beet-associated bacterial and fungal communities show a high indigenous antagonistic potential against plant pathogens
    Christin Zachow
    University of Rostock, Microbiology, Albert Einstein Str 3, 18051, Rostock, Germany
    Microb Ecol 55:119-29. 2008
    ..Novel antagonistic species, e.g., Subtercola pratensis or Microbacterium testaceum were found in the internal part of the sugar beet body...
  12. ncbi request reprint Strategy to select and assess antagonistic bacteria for biological control of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn
    Franziska Faltin
    Microbiology, University of Rostock, Albert Einstein Strasse 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Can J Microbiol 50:811-20. 2004
    ..While S. plymuthica B4 was the best candidate to biologically control Rhizoctonia in lettuce, P. reactans B3 was the best candidate to suppress the pathogen in sugar beet...
  13. doi request reprint Host-parasite interaction and microbiome response: effects of fungal infections on the bacterial community of the Alpine lichen Solorina crocea
    Martin Grube
    Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 82:472-81. 2012
    ..Study of stability and change in host-associated bacterial communities requires a fine-grained analysis at strain level. No correlation with the infection was found by analysis of nifH genes responsible for nitrogen fixation...
  14. doi request reprint Black fungi and associated bacterial communities in the phyllosphere of grapevine
    Martin Grube
    Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens University, Holteigasse 6, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Fungal Biol 115:978-86. 2011
    ..Such singular effects are either not apparent in the natural black-fungal--bacterial community of the grape phyllosphere or are of rather localized effect...
  15. doi request reprint Ecology and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing microorganisms on and in plants
    Ilona Gasser
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 70:142-50. 2009
    ..Our results confirm the hypothesis that the rhizosphere is an interesting hidden reservoir for polyhydroxyalkanoate producers...
  16. pmc The plant-associated bacterium Stenotrophomonas rhizophila expresses a new enzyme for the synthesis of the compatible solute glucosylglycerol
    Martin Hagemann
    University of Rostock, Institute Biosciences, Plant Physiology, Albert Einstein Str 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    J Bacteriol 190:5898-906. 2008
    ..rhizophila were found in genome sequences of related bacteria, where these genes are often linked to a gene coding for a transporter of the Mfs superfamily...
  17. pmc Banana-associated microbial communities in Uganda are highly diverse but dominated by Enterobacteriaceae
    Bettina Rossmann
    Graz University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:4933-41. 2012
    ..The dominant role of enterics can be explained by the permanent nature and vegetative propagation of banana and the amendments of human, as well as animal, manure in these traditional cultivations...
  18. doi request reprint Bacterial taxa associated with the lung lichen Lobaria pulmonaria are differentially shaped by geography and habitat
    Massimiliano Cardinale
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 329:111-5. 2012
    ..This difference indicates a higher stability of the association between Alphaproteobacteria and the lichen host...
  19. ncbi request reprint Investigations of the structure and function of bacterial communities associated with Sphagnum mosses
    Katja Opelt
    Graz University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Petersgasse 12, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 9:2795-809. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this study provides evidence that both Sphagnum species were colonized by characteristic bacterial populations, which appear to be important for pathogen defence and nitrogen fixation...
  20. doi request reprint Quorum-sensing effects in the antagonistic rhizosphere bacterium Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48
    Henry Müller
    Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:468-78. 2009
    ..This study shows that QS is crucial for biocontrol activity of S. plymuthica and discusses the impact for the application of the strain as a biocontrol agent...
  21. doi request reprint Development of a molecular approach to describe the composition of Trichoderma communities
    Remo Meincke
    Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 12, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    J Microbiol Methods 80:63-9. 2010
    ..High field heterogeneity of Trichoderma communities was revealed by both DGGE. Furthermore, qPCR showed significantly different Trichoderma copy numbers between the sites...
  22. doi request reprint Monitoring the plant epiphyte Methylobacterium extorquens DSM 21961 by real-time PCR and its influence on the strawberry flavor
    Markus Verginer
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:136-45. 2010
    ..The results support a biotechnological application of this promising flavor-stimulating agent...
  23. doi request reprint Microbial diversity inside pumpkins: microhabitat-specific communities display a high antagonistic potential against phytopathogens
    Michael Fürnkranz
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 12, Graz, Austria
    Microb Ecol 63:418-28. 2012
    ..chlororaphis, Paenibacillus polymyxa, and Serratia plymuthica). This result provides a promising prospect to biologically control pumpkin diseases...
  24. ncbi request reprint A molecular biological protocol to distinguish potentially human pathogenic Stenotrophomonas maltophilia from plant-associated Stenotrophomonas rhizophila
    Kathrin Ribbeck-Busch
    Microbiology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Universit of Rostock, Albert Einstein Str 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 7:1853-8. 2005
    ..maltophilia, was used. Based on the results we propose a combination of fingerprinting techniques using the 16S rDNA and the functional genes ggpS and smeD to distinguish both Stenotrophomonas species...
  25. pmc Diversity and antagonistic potential of bacteria associated with bryophytes from nutrient-poor habitats of the Baltic Sea Coast
    Katja Opelt
    Deaprtment of Microbiology, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6569-79. 2004
    ..g., for biological control of plant pathogens...
  26. pmc The ignored diversity: complex bacterial communities in intensive care units revealed by 16S pyrosequencing
    Lisa Oberauner
    Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology ACIB GmbH, Graz, Austria
    Sci Rep 3:1413. 2013
    ..This information will allow for new assessment of public health risks in ICUs, help create new sanitation protocols, and further our understanding of the development of hospital-acquired infections...
  27. pmc Desert farming benefits from microbial potential in arid soils and promotes diversity and plant health
    Martina Köberl
    Institute for Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    PLoS ONE 6:e24452. 2011
    ..However, its effect on diversity of soil microbial communities, which are responsible for important ecosystem services like plant health, is still not known...
  28. ncbi request reprint Volatiles of bacterial antagonists inhibit mycelial growth of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani
    Marco Kai
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rostock, Albert Einstein Str 3, 18059 Rostock, Germany
    Arch Microbiol 187:351-60. 2007
    ..and Pseudomonas spp. Many of the bacterial VOCs could not be identified for lack of match with mass-spectra of volatiles in the databases...
  29. doi request reprint In situ analysis of the bacterial community associated with the reindeer lichen Cladonia arbuscula reveals predominance of Alphaproteobacteria
    Massimiliano Cardinale
    Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens Universitat Graz, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 66:63-71. 2008
    ..alpha-proteobacterial 16S rRNA genes were amplified using total DNA extracts from C. arbuscula and separated by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP). Sequencing of excised bands revealed the dominance of Acetobacteraceae...
  30. pmc Sphagnum mosses harbour highly specific bacterial diversity during their whole lifecycle
    Anastasia Bragina
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    ISME J 6:802-13. 2012
    ..In contrast to higher plants, which acquire their bacteria mainly from the environment, mosses as the phylogenetically oldest land plants maintain their bacterial diversity within the whole lifecycle...
  31. doi request reprint Frondihabitans cladoniiphilus sp. nov., an actinobacterium of the family Microbacteriaceae isolated from lichen, and emended description of the genus Frondihabitans
    Massimiliano Cardinale
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61:3033-8. 2011
    ..nov. is proposed; the type strain is CafT13(T) (=DSM 23273(T)=LMG 25550(T))...
  32. ncbi request reprint Detection of a phage genome carrying a zonula occludens like toxin gene (zot) in clinical isolates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
    Martin Hagemann
    Institut für Biowissenschaften, Pflanzenphysiologie, Universitat Rostock, Albert Einstein Str 3, 18051, Rostock, Germany
    Arch Microbiol 185:449-58. 2006
    ..Altogether, we describe the first genome of a phage for the nosocomial pathogen Stenotrophomonas, which contains a Zot toxin like gene and might be regarded as the first Stenotrophomonas virulence factor...
  33. doi request reprint Bacillus and Streptomyces were selected as broad-spectrum antagonists against soilborne pathogens from arid areas in Egypt
    Martina Köberl
    Institute for Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 342:168-78. 2013
    ..Their rhizosphere competence was shown by fluorescence in situ hybridisation combined with laser scanning microscopy...
  34. ncbi request reprint The rhizosphere as a reservoir for opportunistic human pathogenic bacteria
    Gabriele Berg
    University of Rostock, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Microbiology, Albert Einstein Strasse 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 7:1673-85. 2005
    ..While opportunistic bacteria from the rhizosphere have some properties in common, each of these emerging pathogens has its own features, which are discussed in detail for Burkholderia, Ochrobactrum and Stenotrophomonas...
  35. doi request reprint Production of volatile metabolites by grape-associated microorganisms
    Markus Verginer
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    J Agric Food Chem 58:8344-50. 2010
    ..Sporobolomyces roseus , and Aureobasidium pullulans . Well-known and typical flavor components of red wine were detected as being produced by microbes, for example, 2-methylbutanoic acid, 3-methyl-1-butanol, and ethyl octanoate...
  36. pmc The DSF quorum sensing system controls the positive influence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia on plants
    Peyman Alavi
    Graz University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e67103. 2013
    ..Overall, our results showed a correspondence between the regulation of DSF and the positive interaction effect with the plant host. ..
  37. doi request reprint Insights into functional bacterial diversity and its effects on Alpine bog ecosystem functioning
    Anastasia Bragina
    Graz University of Technology, Environmental Biotechnology, Petersgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Sci Rep 3:1955. 2013
    ....
  38. pmc Complete Genome Sequence of the Sugar Beet Endophyte Pseudomonas poae RE*1-1-14, a Disease-Suppressive Bacterium
    Henry Müller
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    Genome Announc 1:e0002013. 2013
    ..The completely sequenced 5.5-Mb genome reveals genes that putatively contribute to this antagonistic activity and the intimate plant-microbe interaction...
  39. pmc Plant-dependent genotypic and phenotypic diversity of antagonistic rhizobacteria isolated from different Verticillium host plants
    Gabriele Berg
    Department of Microbiology, Institute for Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, University of Rostock, D 18055 Rostock, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3328-38. 2002
    ..Pantoea agglomerans) were mainly isolated from the rhizosphere of oilseed rape. For P. putida A and B plant-specific genotypes were observed, suggesting that these bacteria were specifically enriched in each rhizosphere...
  40. doi request reprint Age, sun and substrate: triggers of bacterial communities in lichens
    Massimiliano Cardinale
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria Institute of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria
    Environ Microbiol Rep 4:23-8. 2012
    ..No effect on the composition with main bacterial groups was attributed to different lichen species, differentiated thallus parts or thallus growth type. Our results are important for the experimental designs in lichen-bacterial ecology...
  41. pmc Functional and structural microbial diversity in organic and conventional viticulture: organic farming benefits natural biocontrol agents
    Florian Schmid
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:2188-91. 2011
    ..The black fungus was strongly enriched in the communities of organically managed plants and yielded a higher indigenous antiphytopathogenic potential...
  42. ncbi request reprint Synthesis of the compatible solutes glucosylglycerol and trehalose by salt-stressed cells of Stenotrophomonas strains
    Anja Roder
    Department of Microbiology, Institute for Life Sciences, University of Rostock, Albert Einstein Str 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 243:219-26. 2005
    ..This feature offers a high potential for the biotechnological production of GG...
  43. doi request reprint Characterization of an anaerobic population digesting a model substrate for maize in the presence of trace metals
    Herbert Pobeheim
    Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Chemosphere 80:829-36. 2010
    ..Methanogenic archaea were investigated with ARDRA, too. The hydrogenotrophic Methanoculleus sp. was the dominant genus which is commonly described for maize digestion thus confirming the value of the model substrate...
  44. ncbi request reprint Endophytic bacterial communities of field-grown potato plants and their plant-growth-promoting and antagonistic abilities
    Angela Sessitsch
    Department of Bioresources Microbiology, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria
    Can J Microbiol 50:239-49. 2004
    ..Overall, seven endophytes were found to antagonize fungal as well as bacterial pathogens and showed a high production of active compounds and were therefore considered promising biological control agents...
  45. pmc Effects of T4 lysozyme release from transgenic potato roots on bacterial rhizosphere communities are negligible relative to natural factors
    Holger Heuer
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute for Microbiology, Plant Virology and Biosafety, Messeweg 11 12, D 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:1325-35. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Stenotrophomonas rhizophila sp. nov., a novel plant-associated bacterium with antifungal properties
    Arite Wolf
    Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie Mikrobiologie, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der Universität Rostock, Albert Einstein Strasse 3, D 18051 Rostock, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1937-44. 2002
    ..0%. DNA-DNA hybridization data supported the taxonomic differentiation. All results led to the proposal of a new species, Stenotrophomonas rhizophila sp. nov., with strain e-p10(T) (= DSM 14405(T) = ATCC BAA-473(T)) as the type strain...
  47. ncbi request reprint Potato-associated bacteria and their antagonistic potential towards plant-pathogenic fungi and the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood
    Annette Krechel
    Universitat, FB Biowissenschaften, Mikrobiologie, Albert Einstein Str 3, D 18055 Rostock, Germany
    Can J Microbiol 48:772-86. 2002
    ..Overall, nine isolates belonging to Pseudomonas and Streptomyces species were found to control both fungal pathogens and M. incognita and were therefore considered as promising biological control agents...
  48. ncbi request reprint Endophytic and ectophytic potato-associated bacterial communities differ in structure and antagonistic function against plant pathogenic fungi
    Gabriele Berg
    Universitat Rostock, FB Biowissenschaften, Mikrobiologie, Albert Einstein Str 3, D 1805 Rostock
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 51:215-29. 2005
    ..The most effective isolate was Serratia plymuthica 3Re4-18 isolated from the endorhiza...
  49. doi request reprint Effect of bacterial antagonists on lettuce: active biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani and negligible, short-term effects on nontarget microorganisms
    Katja Scherwinski
    Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Grossbeeren, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 64:106-16. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Survival of gfp-tagged antagonistic bacteria in the rhizosphere of tomato plants and their effects on the indigenous bacterial community
    Monika Götz
    Institute for Plant Virology, Microbiology and Biosafety, Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:207-18. 2006
    ..The colonization patterns observed by CLSM provide important information on the sampling strategy required for monitoring inoculant strains in the rhizosphere...
  51. ncbi request reprint Burkholderia bryophila sp. nov. and Burkholderia megapolitana sp. nov., moss-associated species with antifungal and plant-growth-promoting properties
    Peter Vandamme
    Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2228-35. 2007
    ..All moss isolates of both novel species showed antifungal activity against phytopathogens as well as plant-growth-promoting properties...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas community structure and antagonistic potential in the rhizosphere: insights gained by combining phylogenetic and functional gene-based analyses
    Rodrigo Costa
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry BBA, Messeweg 11 12, D 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 9:2260-73. 2007
    ..Partial gacA gene sequences derived from isolates, clones of the strawberry rhizosphere and DGGE bands retrieved in this study represent previously undescribed Pseudomonas gacA gene clusters as revealed by phylogenetic analysis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Fungal endophytes in potato roots studied by traditional isolation and cultivation-independent DNA-based methods
    Monika Götz
    Institute for Plant Virology, Microbiology and Biosafety, Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry BBA, Braunschweig, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58:404-13. 2006
    ..Differences in the relative abundance of endophytic fungi colonizing the roots of T4-lysozyme producing potatoes and the parental line could be detected by both methods...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cultivation-independent analysis of Pseudomonas species in soil and in the rhizosphere of field-grown Verticillium dahliae host plants
    Rodrigo Costa
    Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry BBA, Messeweg 11 12, D 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 8:2136-49. 2006
    ..This report provides a better understanding of how different factors drive Pseudomonas community structure and diversity in bulk and rhizosphere soils...
  55. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to radio frequency/microwave radiation and the risk of brain tumors: Interphone Study Group, Germany
    Gabriele Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 164:538-48. 2006
    ..69, 2.13); for meningioma, it was 1.34 (95% confidence interval: 0.64, 2.81). However, the slight increase in risk observed with increasing duration of exposure merits further research with larger sample sizes...
  56. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted from base stations of DECT cordless phones and the risk of glioma and meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Res 166:116-9. 2006
    ..Although the study was limited due to the small number of exposed subjects, it is still a first indication that residential low-level exposure to RF EMFs may not pose a higher risk of brain tumors...
  57. ncbi request reprint Assessment of radiofrequency exposure from cellular telephone daily use in an epidemiological study: German Validation study of the international case-control study of cancers of the brain--INTERPHONE-Study
    Gabriele Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:217-24. 2005
    ..The information was obtained using a questionnaire developed for the international case-control study on the risk of the use of mobile phones in tumours of the brain or salivary gland (INTERPHONE-study)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Quorum-sensing signaling is required for production of the antibiotic pyrrolnitrin in a rhizospheric biocontrol strain of Serratia plymuthica
    Xiaoguang Liu
    Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 270:299-305. 2007
    ..However, pyrrolnitrin production could be restored in this mutant by introduction of the splIR genes cloned into a plasmid or by addition of the conditioned medium from strain C48 or OHHL standard to the growth medium...
  59. ncbi request reprint Medical exposure to ionising radiation and the risk of brain tumours: Interphone study group, Germany
    Maria Blettner
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 43:1990-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between medically or occupationally related exposure to ionising radiation and brain tumours...
  60. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of 3 antagonistic bacterial isolates to control Rhizoctonia solani Kühn on lettuce and potato
    Rita Grosch
    Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor Echtermeyer Weg 1, D 14979 Grossbeeren, Germany
    Can J Microbiol 51:345-53. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report on the high potential of endophytes to be used as a biological control agent against R. solani under field conditions...
  61. ncbi request reprint Cellular phones, cordless phones, and the risks of glioma and meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 163:512-20. 2006
    ..In conclusion, no overall increased risk of glioma or meningioma was observed among these cellular phone users; however, for long-term cellular phone users, results need to be confirmed before firm conclusions can be drawn...