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Current Opinion in Microbiology

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Issues per year: 6 issues
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Current Opinion in Microbiology

Current Opinion in Microbiology is a systematic review journal that aims to provide specialists with a unique and educational platform to keep up-to-date with the expanding volume of information published in the field of microbiology. It consists of 6 issues per year covering the following 11 sections, each of which is reviewed once a year:

  • Host-microbe interactions: bacteria
  • Cell regulation
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Host-microbe interactions: fungi/parasites/viruses
  • Antimicrobials
  • Microbial systems biology
  • Growth and development: eukaryotes/prokaryotes

There is also a section that changes every year to reflect hot topics in the field.

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and human intestinal health

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 255-261
S. Miquel | R. Martín | O. Rossi | L. G. Bermúdez-Humarán | J. M. Chatel | H. Sokol | M. Thomas | J. M. Wells | P. Langella

Bacterial biofilm development as a multicellular adaptation: Antibiotic resistance and new therapeutic strategies

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 580-589
César De la Fuente-Núñez | Fany Reffuveille | Lucía Fernández | Robert E W Hancock

One chromosome, one contig: Complete microbial genomes from long-read sequencing and assembly

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 110-120
Sergey Koren | Adam M. Phillippy

Staphylococcus aureus toxins

Volume 17, Issue 1, 01 February 2014, Pp 32-37
Michael Otto

Colonic bacterial metabolites and human health

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 246-254
Wendy R. Russell | Lesley Hoyles | Harry J. Flint | Marc Emmanuel Dumas

Endosymbiotic theory for organelle origins

Volume 22, Issue , 01 December 2014, Pp 38-48
Verena Zimorski | Chuan Ku | William F. Martin | Sven B. Gould

Biofilm dispersion and quorum sensing

Volume 18, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 96-104
Cristina Solano | Maite Echeverz | Iñigo Lasa

Targeting of plant pattern recognition receptor-triggered immunity by bacterial type-III secretion system effectors

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 14-22
Alberto P. Macho | Cyril Zipfel

Uropathogenic Escherichia coli virulence and innate immune responses during urinary tract infection

Volume 16, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 100-107
Glen C. Ulett | Makrina Totsika | Kolja Schaale | Alison J. Carey | Matthew J. Sweet | Mark A. Schembri

Genomic transition of enterococci from gut commensals to leading causes of multidrug-resistant hospital infection in the antibiotic era

Volume 16, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 10-16
Michael S. Gilmore | Francois Lebreton | Willem van Schaik

Viral pathogen discovery

Volume 16, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 468-478
Charles Y. Chiu

Metagenomics meets time series analysis: Unraveling microbial community dynamics

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 56-66
Karoline Faust | Leo Lahti | Didier Gonze | Willem M. de Vos | Jeroen Raes

Synthetic microbial communities

Volume 18, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 72-77
Tobias Großkopf | Orkun S. Soyer

Ten years of pan-genome analyses

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 148-154
George Vernikos | Duccio Medini | David R. Riley | Hervé Tettelin

The role of 'eat-me' signals and autophagy cargo receptors in innate immunity

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 339-348
Keith B. Boyle | Felix Randow

Fusobacterium nucleatum: A commensal-turned pathogen

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 141-147
Yiping W. Han

The adoptive transfer of behavioral phenotype via the intestinal microbiota: Experimental evidence and clinical implications

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 240-245
Stephen M. Collins | Zain Kassam | Premysl Bercik

Inflammasome-mediated pyroptotic and apoptotic cell death, and defense against infection

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 319-326
Youssef Aachoui | Vitaliya Sagulenko | Edward A. Miao | Katryn J. Stacey

Inflammasomes and host defenses against bacterial infections

Volume 16, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 23-31
Gregory I. Vladimer | Robyn Marty-Roix | Shubhendu Ghosh | Dan Weng | Egil Lien

Antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation: a bright new technique to kill resistant microbes

Volume 33, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 67-73
Michael R. Hamblin

Differential RNA-seq: The approach behind and the biological insight gained

Volume 19, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 97-105
Cynthia M. Sharma | Jörg Vogel

The phenomenon of microbial uncultivability

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 636-642
S. S. Epstein

Diagnosing oxidative stress in bacteria: not as easy as you might think

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 124-131
James A. Imlay

Determinants of specificity in two-component signal transduction

Volume 16, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 156-162
Anna I. Podgornaia | Michael T. Laub

Probiotics from research to market: The possibilities, risks and challenges

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 284-292
Benoit Foligné | Catherine Daniel | Bruno Pot