L. Weisskopf publications

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Publications list


De Vrieze M, Varadarajan AR, Schneeberger K, Bailly A, Ahrens CH & Weisskopf L (2020). Linking comparative genomics of nine potato-associated Pseudomonas isolates with their differing biocontrol potential against late blight. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1–20.

Eida AA, Bougouffa S, L'Haridon F, Alam IS,  Weisskopf L, Bajic VB, Saad MM & Hirt H (2020). Genome Insights of the Plant-Growth Promoting Bacterium Cronobacter muytjensii JZ38 with Volatile-Mediated Antagonistic Activity Against Phytophthora infestans. Frontiers in Microbiology, online early (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00369). 

Garbeva P & Weisskopf L (2020). Airborne medicine – bacterial volatiles and their influence on plant health. New Phytologist, 226: 32-43. doi:10.1111/nph.16282



Shrivas VL, Singh U, Weisskopf L, Hariprasad P and Sharma S (2019). Effect of Organic Farming on Structural and Functional Diversity of Soil Microbiome: Benefits and Risks. In: In: Varma A., Tripathi S., Prasad R. (eds) Plant Biotic Interactions. Springer, Cham, Switzerland (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26657-8_9).

Chinchilla D, Bruisson S, Meyer S, Zühlke D, Hirschfeld C, Joller C, L'Haridon F, Mène-Saffrané L, Riedel K & Weisskopf L  (2019). A sulfur-containing volatile emitted by potato-associated bacteria confers protection against late blight through direct anti-oomycete activity. Scientific Reports, 9:18778 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55218-3).  

Weisskopf L, Newton ILG, Berry D & Webster NS (2019). Spotlight on how microbes influence their host's behavior. Environmental Microbiology, online early (https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14757).

De Vrieze M, Gloor R, Massana Codina J, Torriani S, Gindro K, L'Haridon F, Bailly A & Weisskopf L (2019). Biocontrol activity of three Pseudomonas on a newly assembled collection of Phytophthora infestans isolates. Phytopathology  109 (9):1555-1565 (online: https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-12-18-0487-R). 



De Vrieze M, Germanier F, Vuille N & Weisskopf L (2018). Combining Different Potato-Associated Pseudomonas Strains for Improved Biocontrol of Phytophthora infestans. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: #2573 (online https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02573).

Vionnet L, De Vrieze M, Dutartre A, Gfeller A, Luthi A, L'Haridon F &  Weisskopf L (2018). Microbial life in the grapevine: what can we expect from the leaf microbiome? OenoOne 52 (3) (online https://doi.org/10.20870/oeno-one.2018.52.3.2120).




Bailly A & Weisskopf L (2017). Mining the volatilomes of plant-associated microbiota for new biocontrol solutions. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: #1638 (online https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01638).

Montes Vidal D, von Rymon-Lipinski AL, Ravella S, Groenhagen U, Herrmann J, Zaburannyi N, Zarbin PHG, Varadarajan AR, Ahrens CH, Weisskopf L, Müller R & Schulz S (2017). Long-chain alkyl cyanides: unprecedented volatile compounds released by Pseudomonas and Micromonospora bacteria. Angewandte Chemie Int Ed 56: 1-6.



Weisskopf L, RYU C-M, Raaijmakers JM & Garbeva P (2016). Editorial: Smelly Fumes: Volatile-Mediated Communication between Bacteria and Other Organisms. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 2031 (online https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.02031).

Stopnisek N, Zuehlke D, Carlier A , Barberan, Fierer N, Becher D, Riedel K Eberl L & Weisskopf L. (2016). Molecular mechanisms underlying the close association between soil Burkholderia and fungi. ISME Journal 10: 253-264.



Guyer A, De Vrieze M, Bönisch D, Gloor R, Musa T, Bodenhausen N, Bailly A & Weisskopf L (2015).The Anti-Phytophthora Effect of Selected Potato-Associated Pseudomonas Strains: From the Laboratory to the Field. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: #1309.

De Vrieze M, Pandey P, Bucheli TD, Varadarajan AR, Ahrens CH, Weisskopf L & Aurélien Bailly (2015). Volatile organic compounds from native potato-associated Pseudomonas as potential anti-oomycete agents.  Frontiers in Microbiology 6: #1295.

Guyer A, Jenny E, Hebeisen T, Banziger I, Kagi A, Vogelgsang S, Widmer F & Weisskopf L (2015). Loose Barley Smut: Molecular Detection Method for Seeds. Agrarforschung Schweiz 6: 534-537.

Hunziker L, Bonisch D, Groenhagen U, Bailly A, Schulz S & Weisskopf L (2015). Pseudomonas strains naturally associated with potato plants produce volatiles with high potential for inhibition of Phytophthora infestans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81: 821-830.



Bailly A, Groenhagen U, Schulz S, Geisler M, Eberl L & Weisskopf L (2014). The inter-kingdom volatile signal indole promotes root development by interfering with auxin signalling. Plant Journal 80: 758-771.

Boenisch D, Hunziker L & Weisskopf L (2014). Bacteria from the root zone inhibit causative agent of haulm- and tuber decay. Agrarforschung Schweiz 5: 430-433.

Krebs H, Kagi A, Banziger I, Herzog C, Hebeisen T, Vogelgsang S & Weisskopf L (2014). Barley Smut: Variety susceptibility and control alternatives. Agrarforschung Schweiz 5: 374-377.

Stopnisek N, Bodenhausen N, Frey B, Fierer N, Eberl L & Weisskopf L (2014). Genus-wide acid tolerance accounts for the biogeographical distribution of soil Burkholderia populations. Environmental Microbiology 16: 1503-1512.

Kost T, Stopnisek N, Agnoli K, Eberl L & Weisskopf L (2014). Oxalotrophy, a widespread trait of plant-associated Burkholderia species, is involved in successful root colonization of lupin and maize by Burkholderia phytofirmans. Frontiers in Microbiology 4: # 421.

Weisskopf L (2014). Nützliche Bakterien: Die Regulierung der Kraut. und Knollfäule. UFA Review 11: 46-47.



Groenhagen U, Baumgartner R, Bailly A, Gardiner A, Eberl L, Schulz S & Weisskopf L (2013). Production of bioactive volatiles by different Burkholderia ambifaria strains. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39: 892-906.

Weisskopf L (2013). The potential of bacterial volatiles for crop protection against phytophatogenic fungi. In "Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education". Badajoz, Spain, Publ. A. Méndez-Vilas, Formatex. pp 1352-1363

Weisskopf L & Bailly A (2013). Plant growth modulation by bacterial volatiles: a focus on Burkholderia species. In Molecular Microbial Ecology of The Rhizosphere, ed F.J. de Bruijn, Wiley and Sons (online DOI: 10.1002/9781118297674.ch63).



Schwager S, Lumjiaktase P, Stockli M, Weisskopf L & Eberl L (2012). The genetic basis of cadmium resistance of Burkholderia cenocepacia. Environmental Microbiology Reports 5: 562-568.

Bailly A & Weisskopf L (2012). The modulating effect of bacterial volatiles on plant growth: current knowledge and future challenges. Plant Signaling and Behavior 7(1):1-7.

Cesco S, Mimmo T, Tonon G, Tomasi N, Pinton R, Terzano R, Neumann G, Weisskopf L, Renella G, Landi L & Nannipieri P. (2012). Plant-borne flavonoids released into the rhizosphere: impact on soil bio-activities related to plant nutrition. A review. Biology and Fertility of Soils 48: 123-149.



Blom D, Fabbri C, Connor EC, Schiestl FP, Klauser DR, Boller T, Eberl E & Weisskopf L (2011). Production of plant growth-modulating volatiles is widespread among rhizosphere bacteria and strongly depends on culture conditions. Environmental Microbiology 13 (11): 3047–3058.

Blom D, Fabbri C, Eberl E & Weisskopf L (2011). Volatile-mediated killing of Arabidopsis thaliana by bacterial volatiles is mainly due to hydrogen cyanide. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 1000-1008.

O’Grady EP, Nguyen DT, Weisskopf L, Eberl L & Sokol PA (2011). The Burkholderia cenocepacia LysR-type transcriptional 1 regulator ShvR influences expression of quorum sensing, protease, type II secretion and afc genes. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 163-176.

Weisskopf L, Heller S & Eberl L (2011). Burkholderia species are major inhabitants of white lupin cluster roots. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77: 7715-7720.



Cesco S, Neumann G, Tomasi N, Pinton R & Weisskopf L (2010). Release of plant-borne flavonoids into the rhizosphere and their role in plant nutrition. Plant and Soil (Marschner Review), 329: 1-25.



Tomasi N, Kretzschmar T, Espen L, Weisskopf L, Fuglsang AT, Palmgren MG, Neumann G, Varanini Z, Pinton R, Martinoia E, Cesco S (2009). Plasma membrane H+-ATPase-dependent citrate exudation from cluster roots of phosphate-deficient white lupin. Plant Cell and Environment 32: 465-475.

Weisskopf L, Akello P, Milleret R, Khan ZR, Gobat JM & Le Bayon RC (2009). White lupin leads to increased maize yield through a soil fertility-independent mechanism: a new candidate for fighting Striga hermonthica infestation? Plant and Soil, 319: 101-114.



Tomasi N, Weisskopf L, Renella G, Landi L, Pinton R, Varanini Z, Nannipieri P, Torrent J, Martinoia E & Cesco S (2008). Flavonoids of white lupin roots participate in phosphorus mobilization from soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40: 1971-1974.

Weisskopf L, Le Bayon RC, Kohler F, Page V, Jossi M, Gobat JM, Martinoia E & Aragno M (2008). Spatio-temporal dynamics of bacterial communities associated with two plant species differing in organic acid secretion: a one-year microcosm study on lupin and wheat. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40: 1772-1780.




Le Bayon RC, Weisskopf L, Martinoia E, Jansa J, Frossard E, Keller F, Föllmi KB & Gobat JM (2006). Soil phosphorus uptake by continuously cropped Lupinus albus. A new microcosm design. Plant and Soil 283: 309-321.

Page V, Weisskopf L & Feller U (2006). Heavy metals in white lupin: uptake, root-to-shoot transfer and redistribution within the plant. New Phytologist 171: 329-341.

Weisskopf L, Abou-Mansour E, Fromin N, Tomasi N, Santelia D, Edelkott I, Neumann G, Aragno M, Tabacchi R & Martinoia E (2006). White lupin has developed a complex strategy to limit microbial degradation of exuded citrate required for phosphate acquisition. Plant Cell and Environment 29: 919-927.

Weisskopf L, Tomasi N, Santelia D, Martinoia E, Langlade NB, Tabacchi R & Abou-Mansour E (2006). Isoflavonoid exudation from white lupin roots is influenced by phosphate supply, root type and cluster-root stage. New Phytologist 171: 657-668.



Weisskopf L, Fromin N, Tomasi N, Aragno M & Martinoia E (2005). Secretion activity of white lupin’s cluster root influences bacterial abundance, function and community structure. Plant and Soil 268: 181-194.



Langlade NB, Messerli G, Weisskopf L, Plaza S, Tomasi N, Smutny J, Neumann G, Martinoia E & Massonneau A (2002). ATP citrate lyase: cloning, heterologous expression and possible implication in root organic acid metabolism and excretion. Plant Cell and Environment 25: 1561-1569.

Marschner P, Neumann G, Kania A, Weisskopf L & Lieberei R (2002). Spatial and temporal dynamics of the microbial community structure in the rhizosphere of cluster roots of white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) Plant and Soil 246: 167–174.