Joint Special Issues

The Publications Network shares publication expertise and develops cross-promotional opportunities for Member Societies who publish journals, books and any other publications.

The first publication by this network is the Virtual Special Issue Europe’s Microbiology Network. This virtual special issue showcases a selection of the best research recently published in some of the journals produced by Societies in the FEMS microbiology network.

The second publication is a collection of articles called Microbiology & Infection, is by FEMS in association with two FEMS Member Societies, the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM).

The third publication called Microbiology in Action is a collaboration with seven Member Societies. This collection showcases the best of microbiology from our Member Societies.

The fourth publication called Microbiology in Action II is a sequel of Microbiology in action and a collaboration with eight of our Member Societies.

To get involved with the Publications Network contact Dr Erwin Ripmeester.

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The first virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns

Viruses are recognized as important actors in ocean ecology and biogeochemical cycles, but many details are not yet understood. The authors of this paper participated in a winter expedition to the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, to isolate viruses and to measure virus-like particle abundance (flow cytometry) in sea ice. They isolated 59 bacterial strains and the first four Antarctic sea-ice viruses known (PANV1, PANV2, OANV1 and OANV2), which grow in bacterial hosts belonging to the typical sea-ice genera Paraglaciecola and Octadecabacter.

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