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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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Virtual Issue: Bacterial Cell Surfaces

Read the new Bacterial Cell Surfaces Virtual Issue, compiled by Alain Filloux and Chris Whitfield, which examines the principle features of composition, flexibility, and function of the bacterial cell envelope.

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.

Featured Articles

Influenza A virus transmission via respiratory aerosols or droplets as it relates to pandemic potential​
This review summarizes recent discoveries on the genetic and phenotypic traits required for airborne transmission of zoonotic influenza viruses of subtypes H5, H7 and H9 and pandemic viruses of subtypes H1, H2 and H3.More ►


Heterogeneity of the gut microbiome in mice: guidelines for optimizing experimental design
Given the unmet need for standardizing the experimental work flow related to gut microbial research in animals, guidelines are required to isolate true effects from confounding factors.More ►


Bacterial membrane lipids: diversity in structures and pathways
This review gives an overview about the diversity and distribution of bacterial membrane lipids and the metabolic pathways involved in their synthesis.More ►

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day with a collection of papers from all five FEMS Journals, the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Oxford University Press' books. Articles are freely available until 18 February 2016.

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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