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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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Ebolavirus comparative genomics​
Examining the dynamics of the genome responsible for the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. More ►


Phagocyte subsets and lymphocyte clonal deletion behind ineffective immune response to Staphylococcus aureus
We hypothesize that B-cell proliferation induced by staphylococcal protein A (SpA) and continuous antigen exposure, without the proper T-cell help and cytokine stimuli, leads to antigen-activated B-cell deletion and anergy. More ►


Giving structure to the biofilm matrix: an overview of individual strategies and emerging common themes
We highlight recent advances in the understanding of the structural and functional role that carbohydrates and proteins play within the biofilm matrix to provide three-dimensional architectural integrity and functionality to the biofilm community. 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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