Microbiology in Action II
We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with eight of our Member Societies. Between us, FEMS and these Societies are responsible for the publication of twenty peer-reviewed academic journals, giving microbiologists in a wide range of research fields the opportunity to share their latest findings and views.
This second instalment of the “Microbiology in Action” virtual issue features recent articles on the role that microorganisms play in the environment, industry and our daily lives. Enjoy the collection and scroll down to find out more about the participating Societies.
- Applications of Microbial Enzymes in Food Industry | Food Technology and Biotechnology
- A visual review of the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae | FEMS Microbiology Reviews
- Characterization of Enterococcal Community Isolated from an Artisan Istrian Raw Milk Cheese: Biotechnological and Safety Aspects | Food Technology and Biotechnology
- Comparison of selected disinfectants efficiency against Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formed on various surfaces | International Microbiology
- Cyanobacterial metabolites as a source of sunscreens and moisturizers: a comparison with current synthetic compounds | European Journal of Phycology
- Effect of hyperbaric air on endotoxin from Bacteroides fragilis strains | Folia Microbiologica
- Families, genera, and species of Botryosphaeriales | Fungal Biology
- Fifty important research questions in microbial ecology | FEMS Microbiology Ecology
- Functions of fungal melanin beyond virulence | Fungal Biology Reviews
- Genomic Plasticity of Vibrio cholera | International Microbiology
- Interrogating marine virus‐host interactions and elemental transfer with BONCAT and nanoSIMS‐based methods | Environmental Microbiology
- Next generation modeling of microbial souring – Parameterization through genomic information | International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
- Phospholipases during membrane dynamics in malaria parasites | International Journal of Medical Microbiology
- Seven microbial bio-processes to help the planet | Microbial Biotechnology
- Targeted DNA enrichment and whole genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis directly from clinical specimens | Journal of Medical Microbiology
- Testing the efficacy of antimicrobial peptides in the topical treatment of induced osteomyelitis in rats | Folia Microbiologica
- Ultrastructure and molecular phylogenetic position of a new marine sand-dwelling dinoflagellate from British Columbia, Canada: Pseudadenoides polypyrenoides sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) | European Journal of Phycology
- Zinc toxicity stimulates microbial production of extracellular polymers in a copiotrophic acid soil| International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
The British Mycological Society is open to all who are interested in promoting and learning about the exciting world of fungi. It has member sections devoted to particular aspects of the fungal world, including cutting- edge research into many aspects of fungal science, the conservation and recording of fungal fruitbodies and the provision of educational resources for all ages and experience.
The British Phycological Society is devoted to the study of algae. Founded in 1952, it was one of the first phycological societies to be established in the world, and is today the largest in Europe.
The Croatian Microbiological Society was founded in 1958 to gather experts in microbiology and related fields. It exists to promote the advancement of research and teaching in all branches of microbiology and immunology as well as to encourage the exchange of information.
The Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology is one of the oldest organizations of its kind, established in 1928. Its mission is to enable microbiologists to exchange information and experiences.
The Federation of European Microbiological Societies – promotes excellence and diversity in science to help solve societal problems around microbiology. It does this by funding research, publishing journals, and by building a growing, collaborative network.
The German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology is one of the oldest specialized societies in the areas of recognition, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. The affiliated International Journal of Medical Microbiology publishes research articles and reviews dealing with molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and evolution of pathogens.
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society
The International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society was formally established in 1969 as an international, multidisciplinary organisation concerned with the biodeterioration of commercially important materials. We aim to promote the science and technology of not only biodeterioration but also biodegradation and bioremediation.
The Society for Applied Microbiology is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.
The Spanish Society for Microbiology was founded in 1946 and promotes basic and applied microbiology to encourage international relations and to bring together the many professionals who work in all its various fields. It is an interdisciplinary society with some 1,700 members.
- European Journal of Phycology
- FEMS Microbiology Ecology
- FEMS Microbiology Letters
- Folia Microbiologica
- Food Technology and Biotechmology
- Fungal Biology
- Fungal Biology Reviews
- International Journal of Medical Microbiology
- International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
- International Microbiology
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global problem hindering treatment of bacterial infections, rendering many aspects of modern medicine less effective. AMR genes (ARGs) are frequently located on plasmids, which are self-replicating elements of DNA. They are often transmissible between bacteria, and some have spread globally. Novel strategies to combat AMR are needed, and plasmid curing and anti-plasmid approaches could reduce ARG prevalence, and sensitise bacteria to antibiotics. Currently, there is a general lack of in vivo curing options. This review highlights this important shortfall, which if filled could provide a promising mechanism to reduce ARG prevalence in humans and animals. Plasmid curing mechanisms which are not suitable for in vivo use could still prove important for reducing the global burden of AMR, as high levels of ARGs exist in the environment.