Alexander K T Kirschner

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Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. doi request reprint PVC-piping promotes growth of Ralstonia pickettii in dialysis water treatment facilities
    Matthias Dombrowsky
    Medical University Vienna, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria E mail
    Water Sci Technol 68:929-33. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Holy springs and holy water: underestimated sources of illness?
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Medical University Vienna, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095, Vienna, Austria
    J Water Health 10:349-57. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Development of a new CARD-FISH protocol for quantification of Legionella pneumophila and its application in two hospital cooling towers
    A K T Kirschner
    Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Appl Microbiol 112:1244-56. 2012
  4. pmc Integral strategy for evaluation of fecal indicator performance in bird-influenced saline inland waters
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Research Group General Microbiology, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7396-403. 2004
  5. pmc Interaction of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 with copepods, cladocerans and competing bacteria in the large alkaline lake Neusiedler See, Austria
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Microb Ecol 61:496-506. 2011
  6. pmc Rapid growth of planktonic Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 strains in a large alkaline lake in Austria: dependence on temperature and dissolved organic carbon quality
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Clinical Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Water Hygiene, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2004-15. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Microbiological water quality along the Danube River: integrating data from two whole-river surveys and a transnational monitoring network
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Water Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
    Water Res 43:3673-84. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of deposit-feeding macrofauna on benthic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in a silty freshwater sediment
    Claudia Wieltschnig
    Department of Cell Biology and Ultrastructure Research, Division of Microbiology and Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 10, Vienna, Austria
    Microb Ecol 56:1-12. 2008
  9. pmc Heterotrophic prokaryotic production in ultraoligotrophic alpine karst aquifers and ecological implications
    Inés C Wilhartitz
    Department for Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:287-99. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Contribution of virus-induced lysis and protozoan grazing to benthic bacterial mortality estimated simultaneously in microcosms
    Ulrike R Fischer
    Medical University of Vienna, Centre for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Research Group General Microbiology, Waehringer Strasse 10, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 8:1394-407. 2006

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint PVC-piping promotes growth of Ralstonia pickettii in dialysis water treatment facilities
    Matthias Dombrowsky
    Medical University Vienna, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria E mail
    Water Sci Technol 68:929-33. 2013
    ..pickettii. This provides evidence that PVC-C is an unsuitable material for piping in dialysis water treatment systems. ..
  2. doi request reprint Holy springs and holy water: underestimated sources of illness?
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Medical University Vienna, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095, Vienna, Austria
    J Water Health 10:349-57. 2012
    ..Holy water can be another source of infection, especially in hospital chapels and frequently visited churches. Recommendations are made for proper water quality management of both water types...
  3. doi request reprint Development of a new CARD-FISH protocol for quantification of Legionella pneumophila and its application in two hospital cooling towers
    A K T Kirschner
    Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Appl Microbiol 112:1244-56. 2012
    ..Our aim was thus to develop a new FISH protocol for rapid and specific detection of Leg. pneumophila in water samples...
  4. pmc Integral strategy for evaluation of fecal indicator performance in bird-influenced saline inland waters
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Research Group General Microbiology, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7396-403. 2004
    ..Our holistic approach of linking bird abundance, feces production, and FIB detection with environmental variables may serve as a powerful model for application to other aquatic ecosystems...
  5. pmc Interaction of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 with copepods, cladocerans and competing bacteria in the large alkaline lake Neusiedler See, Austria
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Microb Ecol 61:496-506. 2011
    ..Thus, beside other known factors, biofilm formation by V. cholerae on crustacean zooplankton appears to be zooplankton taxon specific and may be controlled by the natural bacterial community...
  6. pmc Rapid growth of planktonic Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 strains in a large alkaline lake in Austria: dependence on temperature and dissolved organic carbon quality
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Clinical Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Water Hygiene, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2004-15. 2008
    ..cholerae growth...
  7. doi request reprint Microbiological water quality along the Danube River: integrating data from two whole-river surveys and a transnational monitoring network
    Alexander K T Kirschner
    Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Water Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
    Water Res 43:3673-84. 2009
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  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of deposit-feeding macrofauna on benthic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in a silty freshwater sediment
    Claudia Wieltschnig
    Department of Cell Biology and Ultrastructure Research, Division of Microbiology and Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 10, Vienna, Austria
    Microb Ecol 56:1-12. 2008
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  9. pmc Heterotrophic prokaryotic production in ultraoligotrophic alpine karst aquifers and ecological implications
    Inés C Wilhartitz
    Department for Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:287-99. 2009
    ..Estimates of the microbially mediated CO(2) in this compartment indicated a possible contribution to karstification...
  10. ncbi request reprint Contribution of virus-induced lysis and protozoan grazing to benthic bacterial mortality estimated simultaneously in microcosms
    Ulrike R Fischer
    Medical University of Vienna, Centre for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Research Group General Microbiology, Waehringer Strasse 10, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 8:1394-407. 2006
    ..The high number of correlations between viral and protozoan parameters is discussed in view of a possible relationship between virus removal and the presence of protozoan grazers...
  11. pmc Benthic and pelagic viral decay experiments: a model-based analysis and its applicability
    Ulrike R Fischer
    Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Research Group General Microbiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6706-13. 2004
    ..A comparison of the viral control of bacterial production in different aquatic environments is, therefore, improper when different mathematical formulas are used to interpret viral decay experiments...
  12. doi request reprint Applicability of solid-phase cytometry and epifluorescence microscopy for rapid assessment of the microbiological quality of dialysis water
    Michael Riepl
    Water Hygiene, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Centre for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3640-5. 2011
    ..The long waiting time of the HPC method and the fact that most bacteria are not culturable on agar plates provokes the search for rapid alternative methods for monitoring the microbiological quality of dialysis water...
  13. doi request reprint Development of the bacterial compartment along the Danube River: a continuum despite local influences
    Branko Velimirov
    Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 10, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Microb Ecol 61:955-67. 2011
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  14. pmc Rapid and sensitive quantification of Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio mimicus cells in water samples by use of catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization combined with solid-phase cytometry
    Sonja Schauer
    Medical University Vienna, Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Water Hygiene, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:7369-75. 2012
    ..We therefore suggest CARD-FISH in combination with solid-phase cytometry as a powerful tool to quantify V. cholerae/V. mimicus in ecological studies as well as for risk assessment and monitoring programs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bacterial carbon utilization in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands
    Alexandra Tietz
    Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Muthgasse, Vienna, Austria
    Water Res 42:1622-34. 2008
    ..Plants seemed to have no significant influence on productivity and biomass of bacteria, as well as on wastewater total organic carbon removal...
  16. pmc Does virus-induced lysis contribute significantly to bacterial mortality in the oxygenated sediment layer of shallow oxbow lakes?
    Ulrike R Fischer
    Institute of Medical Biology, Research Group General Microbiology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5281-9. 2003
    ..Our data suggest that viruses do not play an important role in the processing and transfer of bacterial carbon in the oxygenated sediment layer of the environment investigated...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of botulinum neurotoxin C1 and its corresponding gene in environmental samples from low and high risk avian botulism areas
    Thomas C Zechmeister
    Institute of Bacteriology, Mycology and Hygiene, Veterinary University of Vienna, A Vienna
    ALTEX 22:185-95. 2005
    ..90, p<0.001, n=121) indicates a high potential for the ELISA to reduce/replace the mouse bioassay for the detection of BoNt C1 in environmental samples...
  18. ncbi request reprint Bacterial dynamics in spring water of alpine karst aquifers indicates the presence of stable autochthonous microbial endokarst communities
    Andreas H Farnleitner
    Institute of Chemical Engineering, Research Area Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 166 9, A 1060 Vienna, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 7:1248-59. 2005
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