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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: 2015: 28/123 (Microbiology); 29/161 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1751-7915

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