Dr. Klaus Bernhard Schlaeppi

Oberassistent / Lecturer

Biotic Interactions

Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Biotic Interactions
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
Number of items: 18.

Journal Article

Querejeta, José Ignacio; Schlaeppi, Klaus; López‐García, Álvaro; Ondoño, Sara; Prieto, Iván; van der Heijden, Marcel G.A.; Alguacil, María del Mar (2021). Lower relative abundance of ectomycorrhizal fungi under a warmer and drier climate is linked to enhanced soil organic matter decomposition. New Phytologist, 232(3), pp. 1399-1413. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/nph.17661

Alguacil, María del Mar; Schlaeppi, Klaus; López-García, Álvaro; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Querejeta, José Ignacio (2021). Contrasting Responses of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Families to Simulated Climate Warming and Drying in a Semiarid Shrubland (In Press). Microbial ecology Springer 10.1007/s00248-021-01886-6

Wittwer, Raphaël A.; Bender, S. Franz; Hartman, Kyle; Hydbom, Sofia; Lima, Ruy A. A.; Loaiza, Viviana; Nemecek, Thomas; Oehl, Fritz; Olsson, Pål Axel; Petchey, Owen; Prechsl, Ulrich E.; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Scholten, Thomas; Seitz, Steffen; Six, Johan; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A. (2021). Organic and conservation agriculture promote ecosystem multifunctionality. Science Advances, 7(34), eabg6995. American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/sciadv.abg6995

Schlaeppi, Klaus; Gross, Josef J.; Hapfelmeier, Siegfried; Erb, Matthias (2021). Plant chemistry and food web health. New Phytologist, 231(3), pp. 957-962. Wiley 10.1111/nph.17385

Cadot, Selma; Guan, Hang; Bigalke, Moritz; Walser, Jean-Claude; Jander, Georg; Erb, Matthias; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Schlaeppi, Klaus (2021). Specific and conserved patterns of microbiota-structuring by maize benzoxazinoids in the field. Microbiome, 9(1), p. 103. BioMed Central 10.1186/s40168-021-01049-2

Bodenhausen, Natacha; Deslandes-Hérold, Gabriel; Waelchli, Jan; Held, Alain; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Schlaeppi, Klaus (2021). Relative qPCR to quantify colonization of plant roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza, 31(2), pp. 137-148. Springer 10.1007/s00572-020-01014-1

Cadot, Selma; Gfeller, Valentin; Hu, Lingfei; Singh, Nikhil; Sánchez-Vallet, Andrea; Glauser, Gaétan; Croll, Daniel; Erb, Matthias; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Schlaeppi, Klaus (2021). Soil composition and plant genotype determine benzoxazinoid-mediated plant–soil feedbacks in cereals. Plant, cell & environment, 44(12), pp. 3502-3514. Wiley 10.1111/pce.14184

Wasimuddin, Wasimuddin; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Ronchi, Francesca; Leib, Stephen L.; Erb, Matthias; Ramette, Alban (2020). Evaluation of primer pairs for microbiome profiling from soils to humans within the One Health framework. Molecular ecology resources, 20(6), pp. 1558-1571. Wiley 10.1111/1755-0998.13215

Hohmann, Pierre; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Sessitsch, Angela (2020). miCROPe 2019 – emerging research priorities towards microbe-assisted crop production. FEMS microbiology ecology, 96(10) Oxford University Press 10.1093/femsec/fiaa177

Wagg, Cameron; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Banerjee, Samiran; Kuramae, Eiko E.; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A. (2019). Fungal-bacterial diversity and microbiome complexity predict ecosystem functioning. Nature communications, 10(1) Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41467-019-12798-y

Bodenhausen, Natacha; Somerville, Vincent; Desirò, Alessandro; Walser, Jean-Claude; Borghi, Lorenzo; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Schlaeppi, Klaus (2019). Petunia- and Arabidopsis-Specific Root Microbiota Responses to Phosphate Supplementation. Phytobiomes journal, 3(2), pp. 112-124. The American Phytopathological Society 10.1094/PBIOMES-12-18-0057-R

Berendsen, Roeland; Schlaeppi, Klaus (2019). Editorial overview: Environmental microbiology: #PlantMicrobiome. Current opinion in microbiology, 49, iii-v. Current Biology Ltd. 10.1016/j.mib.2019.11.002

Banerjee, Samiran; Schlaeppi, Klaus; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A. (2019). Reply to ‘Can we predict microbial keystones?’. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 17(3), p. 194. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41579-018-0133-x

Bender, S. Franz; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Held, Alain; Van der Heijden, Marcel G.A. (2019). Establishment success and crop growth effects of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inoculated into Swiss corn fields. Agriculture, ecosystems and environment, 273, pp. 13-24. Elsevier 10.1016/j.agee.2018.12.003

Hu, Lingfei; Robert, Christelle A. M.; Cadot, Selma; Zhang, Xi; Ye, Meng; Li, Beibei; Manzo, Daniele; Chervet, Noemie; Steinger, Thomas; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Erb, Matthias (2018). Root exudate metabolites drive plant-soil feedbacks on growth and defense by shaping the rhizosphere microbiota. Nature communications, 9(1) Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41467-018-05122-7

Banerjee, Samiran; Schlaeppi, Klaus; van der Heijden, Marcel G. A. (2018). Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 16(9), pp. 567-576. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41579-018-0024-1

Toju, Hirokazu; Peay, Kabir G.; Yamamichi, Masato; Narisawa, Kazuhiko; Hiruma, Kei; Naito, Ken; Fukuda, Shinji; Ushio, Masayuki; Nakaoka, Shinji; Onoda, Yusuke; Yoshida, Kentaro; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Bai, Yang; Sugiura, Ryo; Ichihashi, Yasunori; Minamisawa, Kiwamu; Kiers, E. Toby (2018). Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems. Nature Plants, 4(5), pp. 247-257. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41477-018-0139-4

Working Paper

Wasimuddin, Wasimuddin; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Ronchi, Francesca; Leib, Stephen L.; Erb, Matthias; Ramette, Alban (15 November 2019). Evaluation of primer pairs for microbiome profiling across a food chain from soils to humans within the One Health framework (bioRxiv). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 10.1101/843144

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Hu, L; Robert, CAM; Cadot, S; Zhang, X; Ye, M; Li, B; Manzo, D; Chervet, N; Steinger, T; van, der, Heijden, M; Schlaeppi, K, and, Erb, M. (2018). Root exudate metabolites drive plant-soil feedbacks on growth and defense by shaping the rhizosphere microbiota. Nature Communications. Accepted

Dennert, F; Imperiali, N; Staub, C; Schneider, J; Laessle, T; Zhang, T; Wittwer, R; van, der Heijden, M; Smits, T; Schlaeppi, K; Keel, C; Maurhofer, M. (2018). Conservation tillage and organic farming induce minor variations in Pseudomonas abundance, their antimicrobial function and soil disease resistance. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Accepted. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy075

Hartman, K; van, der, Heijden, MGA; Wittwer, RA; Banerjee, S; Walser, J-C; Schlaeppi, K. (2018). Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming. Microbiome 6: 14.doi:10.1186/s40168-017-0389-9

Ramirez, KS., Knight, CG., de Hollander, M., Brearley, FQ., Constantinides, B., Cotton, A., Creer, S., Crowther, TW., Davison, J., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Dorrepaal, E., Elliott, DR., Fox, G., Griffiths, RI., Hale, C., Hartman, K., Houlden, A., Jones, DL., Krab, EJ., Maestre, FT., McGuire, KL., Monteux, S., Orr, CH., van der Putten, WH., Roberts, IS., Robinson, DA., Rocca, JD., Rowntree, J., Schlaeppi, K., Shepherd, M., Singh, BK., Straathof, AL., Bhatnagar, JM., Thion, C., van der Heijden, MGA., de Vries, FT (2018) Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature Microbiology 3: 189–196 , doi: 10.1038/s41564-017-0062-x.


Walder, F., Schlaeppi, K., Wittwer, R., Held, AY., Vogelgsang, S., van der Heijden, MGA (2017). Community Profiling of Fusarium in Combination with Other Plant-Associated Fungi in Different Crop Species Using SMRT Sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8(2019), doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02019

Imperiali, N., Chiriboga, X., Schlaeppi, K., Fesselet, M., Villacres, D., Jaffuel, G., Bender, SF., Dennert, F., Blanco-Perez, R., van der Heijden, MGA., Maurhofer, M., Mascher, F., Turlings, TCJ., Keel, CJ., Campos-Herrera, R (2017). Combined Field Inoculations of Pseudomonas Bacteria, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Entomopathogenic Nematodes and their Effects on Wheat Performance. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8(1809), doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01809

van der Heijden, MGA., Dombrowski, N., Schlaeppi, K (2017). Continuum of root-fungal symbioses for plant nutrition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(44), pp. 11574-11576, doi:10.1073/pnas.1716329114

Symanczik, S., Gisler, M., Thonar, C., Schlaeppi, K., Van der Heijden, M., Kahmen, A., Boller, T., Mader, P (2017). Application of Mycorrhiza and Soil from a Permaculture System Improved Phosphorus Acquisition in Naranjilla. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8(1263), doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01263

Hartman, K., van der Heijden, MGA., Roussely-Provent, V., Walser, JC., Schlaeppi, K (2017). Deciphering composition and function of the root microbiome of a legume plant. Microbiome, 5(2), doi:10.1186/s40168-016-0220-z

Dombrowski, N., Schlaeppi, K., Agler, MT., Hacquard, S., Kemen, E., Garrido-Oter, R., Wunder, J., Coupland, G., Schulze-Lefert, P (2017). Root microbiota dynamics of perennial Arabis alpina are dependent on soil residence time but independent of flowering time. ISME Journal, 11(1), pp. 43-55, doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.109


Schlaeppi, K., Bender, SF., Mascher, F., Russo, G., Patrignani, A., Camenzind, T., Hempel, S., Rillig, MC., van der Heijden, MGA (2016). High-resolution community profiling of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. New Phytologist, 212(3), pp. 780-791, doi:10.1111/nph.14070

Stahl, E., Bellwon, P., Huber, S., Schlaeppi, K., Bernsdorff, F., Vallat-Michel, A., Mauch, F., Zeier, J (2016). Regulatory and Functional Aspects of Indolic Metabolism in Plant Systemic Acquired Resistance. Molecular Plant, 9(5), pp. 662-681, doi:10.1016/j.molp.2016.01.005

van der Heijden, MGA., de Bruin, S., Luckerhoff, L., van Logtestijn, RSP., Schlaeppi, K (2016). A widespread plant-fungal-bacterial symbiosis promotes plant biodiversity, plant nutrition and seedling recruitment. ISME Journal, 10(2), pp. 389-399, doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.120


Schlaeppi, K., Bulgarelli, D (2015). The Plant Microbiome at Work. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 28(3), pp. 212-217, doi:10.1094/MPMI-10-14-0334-FI

van der Heijden, MGA., Schlaeppi, K (2015). Root surface as a frontier for plant microbiome research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(8), pp. 2299-2300, doi:10.1073/pnas.1500709112


Schlaeppi, K., Dombrowski, N., Oter, RG., van Themaat, EVL., Schulze-Lefert, P (2014). Quantitative divergence of the bacterial root microbiota in Arabidopsis thaliana relatives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(2), pp. 585-592, doi:10.1073/pnas.1321597111

Bulgarelli, D., Schlaeppi, K., Spaepen, S., van Themaat, EVL., Schulze-Lefert, P (2013). S (2014) Structure and Functions of the Bacterial Microbiota of Plants. In: Merchant (ed.) Annual Review of Plant Biology, 64, pp. 807-838, doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-050312-120106

Bulgarelli, D., Rott, M., Schlaeppi, K., van Themaat, EVL., Ahmadinejad, N., Assenza, F., Rauf, P., Huettel, B., Reinhardt, R., Schmelzer, E., Peplies, J., Gloeckner, FO., Amann, R., Eickhorst, T., Schulze-Lefert, P (2012). Revealing structure and assembly cues for Arabidopsis root-inhabiting bacterial microbiota. Nature, 488(7409), pp. 91-95, doi:10.1038/nature11336

Schlaeppi, K., Abou-Mansour, E., Buchala, A., Mauch, F (2010). Disease resistance of Arabidopsis to Phytophthora brassicae is established by the sequential action of indole glucosinolates and camalexin. Plant Journal, 62(5), pp. 840-851, doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04197.x

Schlaeppi, K., Bodenhausen, N., Buchala, A., Mauch, F., Reymond, P (2008). The glutathione-deficient mutant pad2-1 accumulates lower amounts of glucosinolates and is more susceptible to the insect herbivore Spodoptera littoralis.Plant Journal, 55(5), pp. 774-786, doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03545.x

Functioning of the maize rhizosphere microbiota in aboveground insect resistance

Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, 1/2016 – 12/2018)

Host services of the native plant root microbiota

Swiss National Science Foundation, 4/2016 – 3/2019

Microbiome diagnostics for a sustainable agriculture

Gebert Rüf Foundation, Microbials; 3/2018 – 2/2021

Functioning of plant and soil microbiomes in multi-trophic health

University of Bern, Interfaculty Research Cooperation IRC, One Health: Cascading and Microbiome-Dependent Effects on Multitrophic Health; 2/2018 – 1/2022