Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (published as Applied Microbiology until 1976) is a online and print bimonthly academic journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. The title is commonly abbreviated AEM and the ISSN is 0099-2240 for the print version, and 1098-5336 for the electronic version. Usually all the archive articles which are older than six months are available free of cost from the website. However the newly published articles within six months are available to subscribed members only. As of 2008, AEM has an impact factor of 3.801 and an Eigenfactor score of 0.166, according to the Journal Citation Reports. AEM has been evaluated as one of the top 100 journals over the past 100 years, in the fields of biology and medicine. AEM is ranked 21st by impact factor out of 91 journals in the Microbiology category as well as 25th out of 144 journals in the Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology category. AEM publishes peer reviewed scientific articles in the following broad fields of life-science.

Publisher
American Society for Microbiology

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Copper destroys human norovirus—fast!

Metal alloys containing copper can destroy human norovirus, according to a paper published online ahead of print on May 15, in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Medical research

Gut bacteria cooperate when life gets tough, new study says

Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their environment - such as a decrease ...

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Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for ...

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Researchers discover potential antidote to botulism

Researchers have identified a compound that strongly inhibits botulinum neurotoxin, the most toxic compound known. That inhibiting compound, nitrophenyl psoralen (NPP), could be used as a treatment to reduce paralysis induced ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reports multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains, and into patients ...

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