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Call for Papers: Bacteriophages

FEMS Microbiology Letters welcomes submissions for a thematic issue on
Bacteriophages, covering all aspects of phage research. To find out more, click here

Call for Papers: Biobutanol

FEMS Microbiology Letters welcomes submissions for a thematic issue on Biobutanol, covering all aspects of biobutanol. To find out more, click here

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We show for the first time that intracellular ATP concentration can be regulated with synthetic sRNA-based system which in turn benefits the S-adenosylmethionin production. In addition, this strategy has a high potential for cofactor regulation and will be useful for industrial ATP-driven bioprocesses.More ►

Anammox revisited: thermodynamic considerations in early studies of the microbial nitrogen cycle 
Energy calculations from 1920 to 1980 for reactions of inorganic nitrogen show the concepts about the nitrogen cycle at the time, and predicted the existence of processes discovered much later.More ►


The relationship between biofilm and outer membrane vesicles: a novel therapy overview
The relationship between biofilm and outer membrane vesicles.More ►

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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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20 years of Genome Sequencing
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first microbial genome, FEMS has published a special virtual issue containing shortomics papers and genome announcements.

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

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