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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.

Free Editorial: A Time of Great Change

It is a time of great change and excitement within FEMS as a whole and within FEMS Microbiology Letters itself. Read Dr. Rich Boden’s 2015 Editorial online now. 

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Change in cell surface properties of Lactobacillus casei under heat shock treatment
Lactobacillus casei and adhesion.
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The unique characteristics of HOG pathway MAPKs in the extremely halotolerant Hortaea
Unique characteristics of the key MAP kinases of the HOG pathway help the fungus Hortaea werneckii to survive and proliferate in hyperosmolar environments, like solar salterns.
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van Leeuwenhoek microscopes—where are they now?
The story and fate of van Leeuwenhoek's microscopes and other lenses as revealed by primary and historical secondary documents are reviewed.
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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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FEMS Congress 2015

Don’t miss the 6th FEMS Congress on 7th – 11th June 2015. 


The FEMS Microbiology Letters archive is now available to read online and can be accessed here.

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