Editor(s): John D. Helmann
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Molecular Microbiology, the leading primary journal in microbial sciences, publishes research articles reporting the results of molecular studies of eukaryotic microorganisms and of prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) and their viruses.
Studies that include genetic, biochemical, biophysical, bioinformatic and structural analyses leading to a deeper understanding of the molecular principals underlying basic physiological processes or mechanisms are considered as potentially suitable for publication in the Journal. Topics that are considered appropriate include gene expression and regulation, pathogenicity and virulence, physiology and metabolism, synthesis of macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, polysaccharides, etc), cell biology and subcellular organization, membrane biogenesis and function, traffic and transport, cell-cell communication and signalling pathways, evolution and gene transfer.
Molecular Microbiology also regularly commissions MicroReviews covering these areas of research, as well as occasional topical MicroCommentaries and other special interest articles. MicroMeeting Reports will also appear in forthcoming issues. These are personal accounts of the most recent and exciting developments in a particular aspect of microbial molecular biology, as presented at a recent symposium, workshop, colloquium or congress, written by one or more of the participants.