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Ranking 4th in Microbiology in the 2015 Thomson-Reuters Citation Reports, FEMS Microbiology Reviews publishes invited reviews from leading authors to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage on key issues in microbiology.


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Thematic Issue: RNA in Bacteria

Read the new RNA Thematic Issue, guest edited by Emmanuelle Charpentier and Wolfgang R. Hess, focusing on recent findings on RNA biogenesis, modes of action, regulatory mechanisms and functions.

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Recent developments in understanding the iron acquisition strategies of gram positive pathogens
In this review, we discuss both the conserved and distinct strategies that Gram-positive pathogens use to acquire iron within the context of the iron-restricted host. More ►


One cannot rule them all: Are bacterial toxins-antitoxins druggable?
We consider various approaches to develop the toxins of the type II family as possible candidates to drug discovery; druggability of toxins-antitoxins could be possible as antivirals. As antibacterials, they might be considered as druggable but delivery and formulation may not be simple so far. More ►


Big things in small packages: the genetics of filamentous phage and effects on fitness of their host
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the genus Inovirus, or filamentous phages, significantly influence bacterial behaviours including virulence, stress adaptation and biofilm formation, demonstrating that these phages exert a significant influence on their bacterial host despite their relatively simple genomes. More ►

Virtual Issue: Regulation of gene uptake CRISPR

The bacterial adaptive immunity system CRISPR-CAS is one example of a novel and fascinating system. It is involved not only in controlling invasion of foreign DNA but more generally in the control of endogenous gene expression. Read the virtual issue now. 

Virtual Issue: Pseudomonas

To mark the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas (2013) in Lausanne, Switzerland, FEMS has published a thematic issue across four FEMS journals including FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, and Pathogens and Disease

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