FEMS Microbiology Letters

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Edited By: Jeff Cole

Impact Factor: 2.049

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 71/116 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6968

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

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Mobile elements and mitochondrial genome expansion in a soil fungus

Mobile elements and mitochondrial genome expansion in a soil fungus

The unusually large mitochondrial genome of the agricultural pathogen Rhizoctonia solani is due to expansion of novel introns and repetitive genetic elements.

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Leptospiral extracellular matrix adhesins

Leptospiral extracellular matrix adhesins

Leptospiral surface antigens that mediate interactions with host extracellular matrix components are discussed in the context of colonization and pathogenesis.

The 6th European Spores Conference

The 6th European Spores Conference.
April 9-11th, 2014.
Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom.

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FEMS Letters is pleased to announce that it will publish a Thematic Issue based upon this meeting soon after the conference. The guest editors for this issue will be Ezio Ricca and Simon Cutting. Please register for the meeting and contribute to this publication.

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Quorum vs. diffusion sensing

Quorum vs. diffusion sensing

The effects exerted by two types of boundary conditions (absorbing vs. reflecting) on bacterial quorum sensing were inspected and found to differ and to profoundly affect local N-Acyl homoserine lactone signal concentrations



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