FEMS Microbiology Letters

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Edited By: Jeff Cole

Impact Factor: 2.046

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 74/119 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6968

Associated Title(s): Pathogens and Disease, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, FEMS Yeast Research

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Microbial weeds in hypersaline habitats

Microbial weeds in hypersaline habitats
This paper explores the question why Haloferax mediterranei is not a dominant microorganism in hypersaline environments, in spite of its high growth rate and its metabolic versatility.

Special Issue - Spores

Thematic Issue Spores
The Spores Thematic Issue is a collection of 4 MiniReviews and 11 Research Letters based on top presentations at the 6th European Spores Conference, held in Egham (UK) on 9–11 April 2014.

Subjects range from fundamental aspects of spore formation and structure to applied subjects like the use of spores for antigen or enzyme display, their probiotic activity and their potential as a delivery system.

Issue editors: Simon Cutting & Ezio Ricca

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Thematic Issues


Pseudomonas, a truly versatile bacterial genus, is the subject of our latest thematic issue. Kendra Rumbaugh gives an excellent overview of the 12 contributions in her editorial “Genomic complexity and plasticity ensure Pseudomonas success”.

Furthermore, check out the latest Pseudomonas publications from all FEMS journals in this Virtual Issue.

Systems and Synthetic Biology
February 2014

Actinobacteria within soils: capacities for mutualism, symbiosis and pathogenesis
May 2013