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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

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 39/119 (Microbiology); 48/163 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1751-7915

Chief Editor's Choice - Volume 4

Metabolic engineering, systems biology and synthetic biology
Sang Yup Lee

Visions about water and sanitation for the cities of the future: time to rethink environmental microbial processes
Willy Verstraete and Bart de Gusseme

Streptomycetes are special: arcane applications
Julian Davies

Molecular insights on the biosynthesis of antitumour compounds by actinomycetes
Carlos Olano, Carmen Méndez and José A. Salas

Characterization of a silent sesquiterpenoid biosynthetic pathway in Streptomyces avermitilis controlling epi-isozizaene albaflavenone biosynthesis and isolation of a new oxidized epi-isozizaene metabolite
Satoshi Takamatsu, Xin Lin, Ayako Nara, Mamoru Komatsu, David E Cane and Haruo Ikeda

Engineering Streptomyces coelicolor for heterologous expression of secondary metabolite gene clusters
Juan Pablo Gomez-Escribano and Mervyn J. Bibb

The chromomycin CmmA acetyltransferase: a membrane-bound enzyme as a tool for increasing structural diversity of the antitumour mithramycin
Beatriz García, Javier González-Sabín, Nuria Menéndez, Alfredo F. Braña, Luz Elena Núñez, Francisco Morís, José A. Salas and Carmen Méndez

Forkhead-associated proteins genetically linked to the serine/threonine kinase PknB regulate carbon flux towards antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor
Greg Jones, Ricardo Del Sol, Ed Dudley and Paul Dyson

Extracellular Streptomyces vesicles: amphorae for survival and defence
Hildgund Schrempf, Ilona Koebsch, Stefan Walter, Harald Engelhardt and Holger Meschke

Genome-scale diversity and niche adaptation analysis of Lactococcus lactis by comparative genome hybridization using multi-strain arrays
Roland J. Siezen, Jumamurat R. Bayjanov, Giovanna E. Felis, Marijke R. van der Sijde, Marjo Starrenburg, Douwe Molenaar, Michiel Wels, Sacha A. F. T. van Hijum and Johan E. T. van Hylckama Vlieg

Bifidobacterium population analysis in the infant gut by direct mapping of genomic hybridization patterns: potential for monitoring temporal development and effects of dietary regimens
Rolf Boesten, Frank Schuren, Kaouther Ben Amor, Monique Haarman, Jan Knol and Willem M. De Vos

Metabolism of a plant derived galactose-containing polysaccharide by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003
Mary O'Connell Motherway, Gerald F. Fitzgerald and Douwe Van Sinderen

Comparative genomics of Lactobacillus
Ravi Kant, Jochen Blom, Airi Palva, Roland J. Siezen and Willem M. De Vos

Construction of vectors for inducible and constitutive gene expression in Lactobacillus
Tri Duong, Michael J. Miller, Rodolphe Barrangou, M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril and Todd R. Klaenhammer

Paenimacrolidin, a novel macrolide antibiotic from Paenibacillus sp. F6-B70 active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Xue-Chang Wu, Chao-Dong Qian, Hai-Huan Fang, Yan-Ping Wen, Jian-Ying Zhou, Zha-Jun Zhan, Rui Ding, Ou Li and Haichun Gao

Exopolysaccharides of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG form a protective shield against innate immune factors in the intestine
Sarah Lebeer, Ingmar J. J. Claes, Tine L. A. Verhoeven, Jos Vanderleyden and Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker