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Characterization of a phiBP endolysin, a lytic enzyme from phage, hydrolyzing Paenibacillus polymyxa strains, which belongs to the group of endolysins that needs both domains for its enzymatic function. More ►

Online technology for teaching and learning—gains and losses
Academia is slowly catching up with the altered technology landscape and the future looks bright for an educated public. More ►


A new locus in Cytophaga hutchinsonii involved in colony spreading on agar surfaces and individual cell gliding
The authors describe that CHU_1798 plays an important role in the gliding motility and colony spreading of the cellulolytic bacterium Cytophaga hutchinsoniiMore ►

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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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