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Microbial Biotechnology

All articles accepted from 30 October 2012 are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.   Articles accepted before this date were published under the agreement as stated in the final article.

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Edited By: Kenneth N. Timmis, Juan Luis Ramos, Willem de Vos, Siegfried E. Vlaeminck, and Auxiliadora Prieto. Genomics Update Editor: Antoine Danchin

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 36/124 (Microbiology); 40/158 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1751-7915

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Now announcing a new Call for Papers: Microbiology of Biogas

Microbiology of Biogas

With Guest Editors:
Caroline M. Plugge
Diana Z. Sousa
Peer H.A. Timmers
M. Cristina Gagliano
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2017
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Now announcing a new Call for Papers: Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Come of Age

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Come of Age

With Guest Editors:
- Federico Aulenta, Water Research Institute (IRSA), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
- Falk Harnisch, Falk Harnisch Department Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ (Germany)

-Sebastià Puig, LEQUiA, University of Girona (Spain)

Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2017
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Thematic Issue: Secondary Metabolism

Thematic Issue: Biomaterials

Thematic Issue: Ecological Engineering of the Intestinal Microbiome Connecting the Environment and Food to Therapy and Health

Special Issue: Plant-Microbe Interactions

Special Issue: The Corynebacterium Cell Factory

Special Issue: Microbial Resource Management
Guest Editors: Nico Boon and Willy Verstraete

Special Issue: Microbial Vaccines and Immunomodulators
Guest Editors: Carlos A. Guzman, Ennio De Gregorio, Jan ter Meulen, and Martin Friede

Special Issue: Thematic Issue on Extremophiles
Guest Editors: Terry McGenity, Ricardo Amils, Rick Cavicchioli, Dirk Wagner

Special Issue: Lactic Acid Bacteria
Editors: Michiel Kleerebezem and Willem M. de Vos

Special Issue: Crystal ball and Streptomyces
Guest Editors: Hildgund Schrempf, Paul Dyson and Sergey Zotchev