Alexander K T Kirschner
Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
- PVC-piping promotes growth of Ralstonia pickettii in dialysis water treatment facilitiesMatthias 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. ..
- 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...
- Development of a new CARD-FISH protocol for quantification of Legionella pneumophila and its application in two hospital cooling towersA 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...
- Integral strategy for evaluation of fecal indicator performance in bird-influenced saline inland watersAlexander 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...
- Interaction of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 with copepods, cladocerans and competing bacteria in the large alkaline lake Neusiedler See, AustriaAlexander 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...
- 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 qualityAlexander 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...
- Effects of deposit-feeding macrofauna on benthic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in a silty freshwater sedimentClaudia 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....
- Microbiological water quality along the Danube River: integrating data from two whole-river surveys and a transnational monitoring networkAlexander 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....
- Heterotrophic prokaryotic production in ultraoligotrophic alpine karst aquifers and ecological implicationsInés 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...
- Applicability of solid-phase cytometry and epifluorescence microscopy for rapid assessment of the microbiological quality of dialysis waterMichael 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...
- Contribution of virus-induced lysis and protozoan grazing to benthic bacterial mortality estimated simultaneously in microcosmsUlrike 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...
- Benthic and pelagic viral decay experiments: a model-based analysis and its applicabilityUlrike 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...
- Development of the bacterial compartment along the Danube River: a continuum despite local influencesBranko Velimirov
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 10, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Microb Ecol 61:955-67. 2011....
- 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 cytometrySonja 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...
- Bacterial carbon utilization in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlandsAlexandra 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...
- 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...
- Prevalence of botulinum neurotoxin C1 and its corresponding gene in environmental samples from low and high risk avian botulism areasThomas 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...
- Bacterial dynamics in spring water of alpine karst aquifers indicates the presence of stable autochthonous microbial endokarst communitiesAndreas 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....