A Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology
Impact Factor: 2.424, 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.266
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Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME) and Japanese Society of Plant Microbe Interactions (JSPMI) has joined the collaborative editing of M&E.
Research Highlight: The Challenges of Studying the Anaerobic Microbial World
M&E has an Impact Factor of 2.424 according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports.

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


Recent Trends in Control Methods for Bacterial Wilt Diseases Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum
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

Research Highlight

The Challenges of Studying the Anaerobic Microbial World
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 (April, 2015)

Metagenomic Analysis of the Bacterial Community Associated with the Taproot of Sugar Beet
Hirohito Tsurumaru, Takashi Okubo, Kazuyuki Okazaki, Megumi Hashimoto, Kaori Kakizaki, Eiko Hanzawa, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Noriyuki Asanome, Fukuyo Tanaka, Yasuyo Sekiyama, Seishi Ikeda, Kiwamu Minamisawa
Vol. 30 (2015) No. 1 p. 63-69
Bacterial Community Analysis of Drinking Water Biofilms in Southern Sweden
Katharina Lührig, Björn Canbäck, Catherine J. Paul, Tomas Johansson, Kenneth M. Persson, Peter Rådström
Vol. 30 (2015) No. 1 p. 99-107 
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 

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Current Issue:
2015, Vol. 30, No.1

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