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FEMS Microbiology Letters focuses largely on concise articles in all topics in microbiology, particularly those meriting urgent publication by virtue of their originality, general interest and their contribution to new developments in their field. 


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Call for Papers: Education

Submit your paper to a thematic issue on Education, which will link the educational aspects of academic work to professional development. Find out more.

Is the history of science still relevant?

Read the latest FEMS contribution to the OUPBlog, written by Dr. Lesley Robertson, Handling Editor for the history of microbiology for the journal.

Featured articles

Review of literature surrounding co-infections of the respiratory tract among infants and young children involving both viral and bacterial pathogens.

Laccase-like enzyme activities from chlorophycean green algae with potential for bioconversion of phenolic pollutants
In chlorophycean algae, laccases are prevalent within the Moewusinia group and may contribute to the breakdown of environmental contaminants like triclosan and 17α-ethinylestradiol.
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Archaeal microbiota population in piglet feces shifts in response to weaning: Methanobrevibacter smithii is replaced with Methanobrevibacter boviskoreani
New findings are presented on the ecology of methanogens in the intestine of monogastric animals, in which a rumen species, Methanobrevibacter boviskoreani, substituted Methanobrevibacter smithii during weaning.
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New scope and sections

2015 brings many exciting changes to FEMS Microbiology Letters, with new sections and an extended scope now including Virology and Professional Development. 

Virology expands the remit of FEMS Microbiology Letters from microbes in the BacteriaArchaea and Eukarya to include viruses. All areas of virology are welcome providing they fit the scope and aims of the journal – from medical virology to bacteriophages, genetics to metagenomics as well as in any host organism, which includes other microbes.
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Professional Development
The Section Professional Development serves to provide the microbiology community with timely articles of interest to microbiologists at various stages of their career. Topics include education and training standards, best practice in publishing and data handling, plus matters impacting microbiologists such as safety standards, funding opportunities and research metrics. The Section also features relevant articles regarding the history and sociology of microbiology.
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Virtual Issues

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology, the development of cells or their components that do not occur naturally to solve specific problems, depends heavily on the application of genomic and systems biology data to solve specific problems for Society. 

To mark the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas, FEMS has published a Virtual Thematic Issue across four FEMS journals.

Visit our new FEMS portal

Explore the newly launched FEMS journals portal, the online gateway to assist the microbiology community in their education and development.

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