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Microbiology Open Access Research

Welcome to our Microbiology page where we highlight our most recent content, which includes articles, collections and blogs, as selected by our Editors. Read the latest content below from our BMC portfolio.


Featured journals


Bringing together the communities working in the environmental, animal and biomedical microbiome arenas, Microbiome is a forum for presenting the very latest research and methodologies, as well as discussing current and future trends in microbiome research. With an expert international Editorial Board, Microbiome promotes collaboration and foster common scientific objectives across a broad cross-section of sub-disciplines within microbial ecology. Learn more

Optimizing taxonomic classification of marker-gene amplicon sequences with QIIME 2’s q2-feature-classifier plugin

DeepARG: a deep learning approach for predicting antibiotic resistance genes from metagenomic data

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming

Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Devoted to overcoming the global spread of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (ARIC) provides a platform for cutting-edge preeminent practices and best available data to those working in infection prevention and control.

Launched in collaboration with ICPIC, ARIC is proudly affiliated with numerous regional societies and as an open access journal, is dedicated to ensuring inclusion of international voices, particularly from limited resource settings. ARIC boasts a comprehensive range of research areas including prevention, diagnostics and treatments in the field, as well as guidelines for best practices from regional and international organizations. Learn more

World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals

Economic burden of nosocomial infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Dissemination of bla(NDM-5) gene via an IncX3-type plasmid among non-clonal Escherichia coli in China

Malaria Journal

The leading journal on malarial research, Malaria Journal serves the community interested in malaria in its broadest sense. By supporting research in the developing world, and uniting knowledge from the different specialties involved in malarial research, from the molecular to the global scale, the journal provides a truly international forum for debate and discussion in this very broad discipline: from bench to bedside to field, and ultimately elimination. Learn more

Performance of an ultra-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum HRP2-based rapid diagnostic test with recombinant HRP2, culture parasites, and archived whole blood samples

Why do people participate in mass anti-malarial administration? Findings from a qualitative study in Nong District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos)

Decreasing proportion of Anopheles darlingi biting outdoors between long-lasting insecticidal net distributions in peri-Iquitos, Amazonian Peru

BMC Microbiology

BMC Microbiology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in analytical and functional studies of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, viruses and small parasites, as well as host and therapeutic responses to them, and their interaction with the environment.

BMC Microbiology is part of the BMC series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We offer an efficient, fair and friendly peer review service, and are committed to publishing all sound science, provided that there is some advance in knowledge presented by the work. Learn more

Metagenomic analysis of microbial community and function involved in cd-contaminated soil

A microbiome case-control study of recurrent acute otitis media identified potentially protective bacterial genera

Whole genome analysis of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from community and hospital acquired bloodstream infection

Featured articles

 from BMC Biology​​​​​​​

Comparison of village dog and wolf genomes highlights the role of the neural crest in dog domestication

Towards a Dynamic Interaction Network of Life to unify and expand the evolutionary theory

from Retrovirology

Potent suppression of HIV-1 cell attachment by Kudzu root extract

Distinct gene expression signatures induced by viral transactivators of different HTLV-1 subgroups that confer a different risk of HAM/TSP

 from Parasites & Vectors

Habitat properties are key drivers of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) prevalence in Ixodes ricinus populations of deciduous forest fragments

The importance of wildlife in the ecology and epidemiology of the TBE virus in Sweden: incidence of human TBE correlates with abundance of deer and hares

from Gut Pathogens

Possible correlation between gut microbiota and immunity among healthy middle-aged and elderly people in southwest China

Alteration in gut microbiota associated with hepatitis B and non-hepatitis virus related hepatocellular carcinoma

 from Virology Journal

De novo transcriptomic assembly and mRNA expression patterns of Botryosphaeria dothidea infection with mycoviruses chrysovirus 1 (BdCV1) and partitivirus 1 (BdPV1)

Heparan sulfate is an important mediator of Ebola virus infection in polarized epithelial cells

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