A Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology
Impact Factor: 2.444, 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.205
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Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME) has joined the collaborative editing of M&E.
M&E is a sponsor of the 15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME15).

Microbes and Environments (M&E) is a Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology

  • Impact Factor: 2.444
  • Open access policy
  • Topics of interest include all aspects of research on microbial ecology and environmental microbiology

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Current Highlights


Enteric Pathogen-Plant Interactions:
Molecular Connections Leading to Colonization and Growth and Implications for Food Safety
Ecological Perspectives on Microbes Involved in N-Cycling
Challenges for Complex Microbial Ecosystems:
Combination of Experimental Approaches with Mathematical Modeling
Spatial and Temporal Oxygen Dynamics in Macrofaunal Burrows in Sediments:
A Review of Analytical Tools and Observational Evidence

Research Highlight

A Novel Function of Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers
Microbial Ecology Pushes Frontiers in Biotechnology
Recent Trends in Microbial Inoculants in Agriculture
Rediscovery of the Microbial World in Microbial Ecology

Highly downloaded articles (June, 2014)

The Tomato Wilt Fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici shares Common Ancestors with Nonpathogenic F. oxysporum isolated from Wild Tomatoes in the Peruvian Andes
Keigo Inami, Takeshi Kashiwa, Masato Kawabe, Akiko Onokubo-Okabe, Nobuko Ishikawa, Enrique Rodríguez Pérez, Takuo Hozumi, Liliana Aragón Caballero, Fatima Cáceres de Baldarrago, Mauricio Jiménez Roco, Khalid A. Madadi, Tobin L. Peever, Tohru Teraoka, Motoichiro Kodama, Tsutomu Arie
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 2 p. 200-210
Termite Nests as an Abundant Source of Cultivable Actinobacteria for Biotechnological Purposes
Nikhom Sujada, Rungroch Sungthong, Saisamorn Lumyong
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 2 p. 211-219
The Combination of Functional Metagenomics and an Oil-Fed Enrichment Strategy Revealed the Phylogenetic Diversity of Lipolytic Bacteria Overlooked by the Cultivation-Based Method
Takashi Narihiro, Aya Suzuki, Kazuaki Yoshimune, Tomoyuki Hori, Tamotsu Hoshino, Isao Yumoto, Atsushi Yokota, Nobutada Kimura, Yoichi Kamagata
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 2 p. 154-161

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Current Issue:
2014, Vol. 29, No.2

- Impact Factor: 2.444
- 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.205