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International Microbiology

International Microbiology

Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology

Editor-in-Chief: Ricardo Guerrero

ISSN: 1139-6709 (print version)
ISSN: 1618-1905 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10123

President of the SEM

Carlos Hardisson, University of Oviedo, Spain


Ricardo Guerrero, University of Barcelona, Spain

Associate Editors

Lynn Margulis, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA, USA

Moselio Schaechter, San Diego State University, CA, USA

John Skehel, National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK

Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard, Oceanographic Observatory, CNRS, Banyuls, France

Hans G. Trüper, University of Bonn, Germany

Editorial Board

Ricardo Amils, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Albert Bordons, University Rovira Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

Albert Bosch, University of Barcelona, Spain

Enrico Cabib, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Douglas Caldwell, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Victoriano Campos, Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile

Josep Casadesús, University of Sevilla, Spain

Yehuda Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland, Biotechnology Institute, College Park, MD, USA

Katerina Demnerová, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

Esteban Domingo, Center for Molecular Biology, CSIC-UAM, Cantoblanco, Spain

Mariano Esteban, National Center for Biotechnology, CSIC, Cantoblanco, Spain

M. Luisa García López, University of León, Spain

Steven D. Goodwin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA, USA

Juan C. Gutiérrez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, MD, USA

Johannes F. Imhoff, University of Kiel, Germany

Juan Imperial, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

John L. Ingraham, University of California-Davis, CA, USA

Juan Iriberri, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Roberto Kolter, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Germán Larriba, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

Paloma Liras, University of Leon, Spain

Rubens López, Center for Biological Research, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Juan M. López Pila, Institute for Environmental Hygiene, Berlin, Germany

Michael T. Madigan, University of Southern Illinios, Carbondale, IL, USA

M. Benjamín Manzanal, University of Oviedo, Spain

Beatriz S. Méndez, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diego A. Moreno, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Ignacio Moriyón, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

David A. A. Mossel, Eijkman Foundation for Medical Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands

José Olivares, Experimental Station of Zaidín, CSIC, Granada, Spain

Juan A. Ordóñez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Eduardo Orías, University of California-Santa Barbara, CA, USA

José M. Peinado, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

J. Claudio Pérez Díaz, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Antonio G. Pisabarro, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Carmina Rodríguez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Manuel de la Rosa, Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, Granada, Spain

Tomás A. Ruiz Argüeso, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Miguel Sánchez, University of Salamanca, Spain

Hans G. Schlegel, University of Göttingen, Germany

James A. Shapiro, University of Chicago, IL, USA

John Stolz, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

James Strick, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Jean Swings, University of Ghent, Belgium

Gary A. Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Antonio Torres, University of Sevilla, Spain

Josep M. Torres-Rodríguez, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain

José A. Vázquez-Boland, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Antonio Ventosa, University of Sevilla, Spain

Tomás G. Villa, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Miquel Viñas, University of Barcelona, Spain

Dolors Xairó, Biomat, S.A., Gríffols Group, Parets del Vallès, Spain

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    INTERNATIONAL MICROBIOLOGY, the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology (SEM), aims to advance and disseminate information in the fields of basic and applied microbiology among microbiologists around the world. The journal publishes two kinds of contributions: Articles (original research and short reviews) and Complements (perspectives, opinion, book reviews, editorials, etc). A feature of INTERNATIONAL MICROBIOLOGY that distinguishes it from many other microbiology journals is a broadening of the term "microbiology" to include eukaryotic microorganisms, as well as the publication of "articles about microbiologists and their work and questions related to the history and sociology of this science. It offers short publication times and a complete copy-editing service. The journal encourages submissions in the following areas:

    - Microorganisms (viruses, prokaryotes, protists, moulds, yeast)
    - Microbial biology (taxonomy, genetics, morphology, physiology, ecology, pathogenesis)
    - Microbial applications (environmental, soil, industrial, food and medical microbiology, biodeterioration, bioremediation, biotechnology)
    - State of the art of microbiology in different regions of the world
    - Outstanding microbiologists
    - Microbiology and education
    - The history and sociology of microbiology
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