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Kenneth N. Timmis (Editor-in-Chief), Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, D-38124

Braunschweig, Germany. Tel.: +49 531 6181 4000; Fax: +49 531 6181 4199;

e-mail: kti@helmholtz-hzi.de

Juan L. Ramos, Estación Experimental del Zaidín – CSIC, C/ Prof. Albareda, 1, E-18008 Granada, Spain.

Tel.: +34 958 181 608; Fax: +34 958 135 740;

e-mail: jlramos@eez.csic.es

Willem M. de Vos, Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10

Building 316, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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e-mail: willem.deVos@wur.nl

Willy Verstraete, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. Tel.: +32 9264 5976;

Fax: +32 9264 6248;

e-mail: willy.verstraete@ugent.be

Martin Rosenberg, Research & Development, Promega Corporation, 2800 Woods Hollow Road, Madison, WI 53711-5399, USA.

e-mail: martin.rosenberg@promega.com


Juan L. Ramos, Estación Experimental

del Zaidín, Granada, Spain


Larry Wackett, University of Minnesota, St Paul, USA

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