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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Team shatters theoretical limit on bio-hydrogen production

In 1977, researcher Rudolf Thauer proposed a theoretical ceiling on the amount of hydrogen that bacteria could produce via fermentation, the sugar-converting process also responsible for yogurt, beer and cheese.

Research sheds light on how silver ions kill bacteria

The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known for centuries. While it is still a mystery as to exactly how silver kills bacteria, University of Arkansas researchers have taken a step toward better understanding the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Microbes help make the coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes ...

How Chesapeake Bay bacteria snack on sunlight

The Chesapeake Bay is known for its blue crabs, but those crustaceans are far outnumbered by much tinier residents: bacteria. Every milliliter of bay water is home to thousands to millions of these marine microbes, critical ...

Improving nature's tools for digesting plastic

Enzymes found in nature can break down certain plastics, but not well enough to support industrial recycling and stem the scourge of plastic waste. Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...

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