FEMS Microbiology Letters

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Edited By: Jeff Cole

Impact Factor: 2.723

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 51/119 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6968

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

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Piglet model of Candida albicans colonization

Piglet model of Candida albicans colonizationCandida albicans is a commensal of the human gastrointestinal tract that can cause infections in immunocompromised patients. Mouse infection models have been instrumental in deepening our understanding of candidal pathogenesis. However, researchers have now begun to investigate yeast-host interactions during commensalism. Hoeflinger et al. have developed a piglet model of colonization which offers some advantages over similar mouse models.

Thematic Issue - Pseudomonas

Thematic Issue Pseudomonas
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.

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Metagenomics for the study of viral bioaerosols

Metagenomics for the study of viral bioaerosols
Despite the obvious importance of viruses in medicine, ecology, and agriculture, the study of viral bioaerosols has remained a vastly underexplored area. Prussin II et al. discuss the importance, challenges, and future of studying community structures of viral bioaerosols through the use of metagenomics.