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.
Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems
Radiation-tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought.
Phage spread antibiotic resistance
Investigators found that nearly half of the 50 chicken meat samples purchased from supermarkets, street markets, and butchers in Austria contained viruses that are capable of transferring antibiotic resistance ...
Grey squirrels' role as hosts of Lyme disease bacteria under the spotlight
Grey squirrels have been described as one of the 'world's worst invasive species' and have caused a decline in indigenous red squirrel populations and damaged forestry in the UK.
Complex bacterial challenge in fight against deadly amphibian disease
New research from The University of Manchester and the Institute of Zoology has shed light on the complex challenge facing scientists battling one of the world's most devastating animal diseases.
Jailbreaking yeast could amp up wine's health benefits, reduce morning-after headaches
University of Illinois scientists have engineered a "jailbreaking" yeast that could greatly increase the health benefits of wine while reducing the toxic byproducts that cause your morning-after headache.
The environment may change, but the microbiome of queen bees does not
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Indiana University and Wellesley College have characterized the gut microbiome of honey bee queens. This is the first thorough census of the gut microbiome ...
Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout
The rainbow trout is a work of art and diner's delight. But when the freshwater fish falls prey to Coldwater Disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill ...
Scientists turn the tables on drug-resistant bacteria by infecting them with bacteriophages
Every year, drug-resistant infections kill more than 50,000 people across Europe and the United States, and hundreds of thousands more around the world. According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance ...
Researchers propose way to remove iron from contaminated water
High concentrations of dissolved iron from abandoned coal mines in Pennsylvania have been contaminating some of the commonwealth's streams and rivers for many years, potentially affecting aquatic habitats ...
Enhancing microbial pathways for biofuel production
Researchers from the DOE JGI and the Joint Bioenergy Institute identified genes in an E. coli microbial metabolism pathway that could improve the production of terpenes.
Buffer zone guidelines may be inadequate to protect produce from feedlot contamination
The pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 can spread, likely airborne, more than one tenth mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiol ...
Virulent bacteria affecting oysters found to be a case of mistaken identity
The bacteria that helped cause the near-ruin of two large oyster hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest have been mistakenly identified for years, researchers say in a recent report.
Mussels on California Coast contaminated with giardia transmitted from land-based sources
The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California, according to a team of researchers from t ...
Mineralization of sand particles boosts microbial water filtration
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Mi ...
Investigating the "underground" habitat of Listeria bacteria
The literature describes Listeria as ubiquitous bacteria with widespread occurrence. Yet they only become a problem for humans and animals when they contaminate food processing facilities, multiply, and enter ...