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World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Editor-in-Chief: Peter J. Large

ISSN: 0959-3993 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0972 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11274

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Peter J. Large
University of Hull, UK
Email: p.j.large@emeritus.hull.ac.uk

Julio Polaina
I.A.T.A., C.S.I.C., Valencia, Spain;
Email: jpolaina@iata.csic.es

Nasib Qureshi
United States Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, USA;
Email: nasib.qureshi@ars.usda.gov

Miguel Vicente (Commentaries Editor)
Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain;
Email: mvicente@cnb.csic.es

Ian S. Maddox, College of Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Christakopoulos, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Edgardo R. Donati, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thaddeus C. Ezeji, Dept. of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, USA
David Gervais, Porton Biopharma, Salisbury, UK
Minakshi Grover, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India
J. Felix Gutierrez Corona, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
Stephen R. Hughes, Applied DNA Sciences Inc., Stony Brook, NY, USA
Tajalli Keshavarz, School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
Timothy D. Leathers, Peoria, IL, USA
Jia Liu, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Chongqing, China
Lingeng Lu, Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University, CT, USA
Luis A. Materon, Dept. of Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, USA
Jesús Mingorance, Unidad de Investigación y Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Vicente Monedero, IATA-CSIC Food Biotechnology, Valencia, Spain
Paolo Natale, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 
Patrizia Romano, Dipartimento di Biologia, Difesa, Biotecnologie Agro-Forestali, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Marco A. Villanueva, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia-UNAM, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Robert Zarnowski, USDA-ARS, Madison, WI, USA
Tiago Zucchi, Lab de Microbiologia Ambiental, EMBRAPA Meio Ambiente, Jaguariuna, Brazil

Marti Aldea, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Brancilene de Araujo, Fed. University of Sergipe, São Cristovão, Brazil
Manuel Ballesteros Simarro, University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain
Marco J. van Belkum, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Yi Cai, Johns Hopskins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Lucas del Castillo Agudo, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Chang-Jun Cha, Chung-Ang University, Anseong, Republic of Korea
Anurag Chaurasia, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Shicheng Chen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Fook Yee Chye, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Agnieszka Cydzik-Kwiatkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
Ebtesam El-Bestawy, Alexandria University, Egypt
Maria L. M. F. Estevinho, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Luiz Fernando Ferreira, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Manuel Ferrer, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Norma Heredia, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás, Mexico
Haijing Hu, US Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, USA
Tianpei Huang, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
Manindra Nath Jha, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, India
Seong Hwan Kim, Dankook University, Cheonan, Chungnam, Republic of Korea
Jacek Kozdrój, Univ. of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland
Didier Lesueur, Internat. Centre for Tropical Agriculture, Hanoi, Viet Nam
José Luiz de Lima Filho, Universitária Recife, Brazil
Siqing Liu, USDA ARS, Peoria, IL, USA
Octavio Loera, Univ. Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico DF, Mexico
Ilaria Mannazzu, Univ. degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Jose Francisco Marcos, AITA-CSIC Paterna, Valencia, Spain
Orietta Massidda, University of Cagliari, Italy
Azlin Mustapha, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Marcos Antonio de Morais Jr, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
K. Madhavan Nampoothiri, NIST, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Kerala, India
Doumit Camilios Neto, Univ. Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil
Elizabeth A. O'Gara, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Deepak Pant, VITO, Mol, Belgium
Michel J. Penninckx, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Chandralata Raghukumar, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India
H. Richter, INTREXON, South San Francisco, CA, USA
Debendra K. Sahoo, Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR), Chandigarh, India
Alicia Sánchez-Gorostiaga, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
Govindan Selvakumar, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India
Gilbert Shama, University of Loughborough, UK
Om V. Singh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Suren Singh, Durban Technical University, South Africa
Anderson de Souza Sant'Ana, Univ. of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Enrique Troyo-Diéguez, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, La Paz, Mexico
Milton Typas, National & Kapodistrian Univ., Athens, Greece
Everardo M. Vega, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Alankar Vaidya, Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand
Kenneth Widmer, IEAEC-GIST, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Shoutao Xu, Ecological Labs, Cape Coral FL, USA
Weixing Zhao, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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    World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology publishes research papers and review articles on all aspects of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology.

    Since its foundation, the Journal has provided a forum for research work directed toward finding microbiological and biotechnological solutions to global problems. As many of these problems, including crop productivity, public health and waste management, have major impacts in the developing world, the Journal especially reports on advances for and from developing regions.

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    ·        Data reporting on host response to microbes

    ·        Optimization of a procedure

    ·        Description of the biological effects of not fully identified compounds or undefined extracts of natural origin

    ·        Data on not fully purified enzymes or procedures in which they are applied


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