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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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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.


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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The rapidly expanding universe of giant viruses: Mimivirus, Pandoravirus, Pithovirus and Mollivirus​
The discovery of four families of giant viruses and how they impacted the concept of virus. 
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Synthetic Chromosomes
The ability to construct entire chromosomes leads to fundamental new questions regarding design and purpose that will be discussed here including current challenges and speculation on the appearance of future synthetic chromosomes. More ►


Fungal dimorphism: the switch from hyphae to yeast is a specialized morphogenetic adaptation allowing colonization of a host
Fungi generate a variety of cellular morphologies to facilitate colonization of new environmental niches. Many pathogenic fungi switch from a multi-cellular to a unicellular growth form during infection and this permits adaptation to unique environmental niches within the host. 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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