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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Novel protease deregulates blood coagulation

Novel protease deregulates blood coagulationSuccessful bacterial pathogens often produce virulence factors interfering with essential pathways of their eukaryotic hosts. Tilley and colleagues have identified a novel virulence factor of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii which interferes with blood clotting, and importantly, is absent from two type strains, highlighting the importance of investigating multiple isolates.

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Campylobacter survival in the environment

Campylobacter survival in the environment
Campylobacter species, especially C. jejuni, are the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. The authors review the role of environmental survival in the transmission of this pathogen to humans.

Visualising microbes from molecules to cells

Selection of 10 images by David Goodsell and Dieter Haas. You can view it either as a Virtual Issue or as a Commentary published in FEMS Microbiology Letters

Visualising microbes from molecules to cells