Our Member Societies serve the microbiology community through providing resources, building capacity, and stimulating collaboration. By joining one of our Member Societies, you receive the benefits of the society you join and from FEMS:
- an open invitation to participate in FEMS network teams and activities
- eligibility to apply for FEMS grants
- discounts off FEMS Congress registration fees
- 25% discount on all OUP books – certain Dictionaries and other premium titles excluded
How to join
Looking to join a Member Society? Have a look at the Member Societies below and find out more about them, learn how you can join them or contact them.
Microbiological societies can apply to become a FEMS Member Society. For societies that are interested in applying, we have listed the duties and benefits associated with FEMS membership here.
Corresponding FEMS Member Societies
Currently, we have one Corresponding Member Society. Please note that if you are a member of a Corresponding Member Society, you are partially eligible for FEMS membership benefits, as described here.
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Full FEMS Member Societies
Below table lists all FEMS Member Societies per country, per region (Czech Republic & Slovakia; Serbia & Montenegro; Region German-speaking), per Europe-wide society and per Global society.
Land plants directly contact soil through their roots. An enormous diversity of microbes dwelling in root-associated zones, including endosphere (inside root), rhizoplane (root surface) and rhizosphere (soil surrounding the root surface), play essential roles in ecosystem functioning and plant health. Rice is a staple food that feeds over 50% of the global population. This mini-review summarizes the current understanding of microbial diversity of rice root-associated compartments to some extent, especially the rhizosphere, and makes a comparison of rhizosphere microbial community structures between rice and other crops/plants. Moreover, this paper describes the interactions between root-related microbiomes and rice plants, and further discusses the key factors shaping the rice root-related microbiomes.