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
Website
http://aem.asm.org/

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New fluorescence method reveals signatures of individual microbes

When viewed with specialized microscopes, microbial cells show an individual fluorescence pattern, or signature, that depends on the mixture of biomolecules contained within the cells. That complex mixture, with its telltale ...

Bacteria make pearl chains

For the first time, scientists in Bremen were able to observe bacteria forming pearl chains that protrude from the cell surface. These pearl chains serve to better absorb and store substances from the environment. The researchers ...

Researchers work to understand bacteria killing citrus trees

A team of biologists has put on their detective hats to investigate the complicated bacterium behind citrus greening, a problematic plant disease that has felled citrus orchards across Florida and threatened the Sunshine ...

Microorganisms protect iron sheet piling against degradation

A natural biofilm of oxygen-free microorganisms protects iron sheet piling against corrosion by depositing minerals on the wall. That is what researchers at the Radboud University, the Dutch Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) ...

Poisonous grasses: new study provides reassurance

"Dangerous Pastures: Deadly Grass Puts Horses at Risk"—Such dire warnings on the websites of horse owners and horse lovers may cause people to see their environment in a whole new light. Because what they once considered ...

Mouse genetics influences the microbiome more than environment

Genetics has a greater impact on the microbiome than maternal birth environment, at least in mice, according to a study published this week in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vaginal birth, known to transfer microbiota ...

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