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September 27, 2023
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Our ‘New to Science’ blog explores the latest discoveries of microbiological discoveries highlighted in IJSEM.
In celebration of the Microbiology Society delivering ‘What’s in a Name? Fit-for-purpose bacterial nomenclature’ as part of its Focused Meetings programme in 2023 we thought that we’d share our favourite additions from each of this year's ‘New to Science’'.
September 27, 2023
Bhavya Papudeshi takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication, 'Host interactions of novel Crassvirales species belonging to multiple families infecting bacterial host, Bacteroides cellulosilyticus WH2 published' in Microbial Genomics.
Top 10 downloaded recent articles from International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
September 26, 2023
Leading up to this week’s Focused Meeting “What’s in a Name? Fit-for-purpose bacterial nomenclature”, we’ve been taking a look at the most downloaded recent articles from the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) – the established journal of record for publication of novel microbial taxa.
The official publication of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes and the Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies, IJSEM welcomes high-quality research on all aspects of microbial evolution, phylogenetics and systematics. See the full scope here.
September 25, 2023
Microbial Genomics, the Open Access journal of choice for pioneering research in genomics, supports early career researchers develop skills in reviewing through mentorship on its Early Career Board of Reviewers. This pairs mentees with more experienced reviewers, who offer support and guidance on best practice for effective peer review.
Peer review is vital to publishing, refining the work of fellow researchers and ensuring integrity and credibility. Our reviewers support our work as a not-for-profit organisation, as we support and invest in the microbiology community for the benefit of everyone.
We asked both former and current mentees of the scheme to share their reflections on peer review and their experience of the Early Career Board of Reviewers.
September 21, 2023
Ian Dewar, Communication Advisor, Health & Bio Comms at Australia's National Science Agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) takes us through 'Hepatobiliary organoids derived from leporids support the replication of hepatotropic lagoviruses' published in Journal of General Virology.
September 18, 2023
Dr. Valentin Waschulin takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication, 'Design and validation of a PCR screen for γ-butyrolactone-like regulatory systems in Streptomyces' published in Access Microbiology.
September 15, 2023
Welcome back to Keeping up With Virus Taxonomy. The ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles of Simuloviridae and Poxviridae were both published in the Journal of General Virology this year, but that’s not the only thing they have in common: their genomes are both in the form of double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid or dsDNA. Let’s take a look at them and some other viruses whose genomes are in this structure for this edition of ‘Keeping up With Virus Taxonomy’.
September 11, 2023
Dr Ash Porter takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication, 'The importance of utilizing travel history metadata for informative phylogeographical inferences: a case study of early SARS-CoV-2 introductions into Australia' published in Microbial Genomics.