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Research Highlight: Space Habitation and Microbiology
M&E has an Impact Factor of 2.424 according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports.
Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME) has joined the collaborative editing of M&E.

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

  • Impact Factor: 2.424
  • Open access policy
  • Topics of interest include all aspects of research on microbial ecology and environmental microbiology

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Current Highlights


Microbial Existence in Controlled Habitats and Their Resistance to Space Conditions
Microbial Monitoring of Crewed Habitats in Space:
Current Status and Future Perspectives
Enteric Pathogen-Plant Interactions:
Molecular Connections Leading to Colonization and Growth and Implications for Food Safety
Ecological Perspectives on Microbes Involved in N-Cycling

Research Highlight

Space Habitation and Microbiology: Status and Roadmap of Space Agencies
A Novel Function of Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers
Microbial Ecology Pushes Frontiers in Biotechnology

Highly downloaded articles (Sep, 2014)

Low Nitrogen Fertilization Adapts Rice Root Microbiome to Low Nutrient Environment by Changing Biogeochemical Functions
Seishi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Takashi Okubo, Akifumu Yamashita, Kimihiro Terasawa, Zhihua Bao, Dongyan Liu, Takeshi Watanabe, Jun Murase, Susumu Asakawa, Shima Eda, Hisayuki Mitsui, Tadashi Sato, Kiwamu Minamisawa
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 1 p. 50-59
Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide, Elevated Temperature, and Rice Growth Stage on the Community Structure of Rice Root—associated Bacteria
Takashi Okubo, Takeshi Tokida, Seishi Ikeda, Zhihua Bao, Kanako Tago, Masahito Hayatsu, Hirofumi Nakamura, Hidemitsu Sakai, Yasuhiro Usui, Kentaro Hayashi, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Kiwamu Minamisawa
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 2 p. 184-190
Metagenomic Analysis of the Rhizosphere Soil Microbiome with Respect to Phytic Acid Utilization
Yusuke Unno, Takuro Shinano
Vol. 28 (2013) No. 1 p. 120-127

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Current Issue:
2014, Vol. 29, No.3

- Impact Factor: 2.424
- 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.266