Microbiological Research (MICROBIOL RES)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Microbiological Research is an international journal devoted to publishing original research papers, reviews and short communications on prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, Bacteria, Archaea, Mycota and uni-cellular organisms. Microbiological Research covers articles from many facets of microbiology: antimicrobial drugs - biochemistry - biotechnology - environmental microbiology - genetics - molecular biology - molecular diagnosis - phylogeny - physiology - phytopatholgy - systematics and taxonomy.

Current impact factor: 1.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.939
2012 Impact Factor 1.993
2011 Impact Factor 2.308
2010 Impact Factor 1.958
2009 Impact Factor 1.771
2008 Impact Factor 2.054
2007 Impact Factor 1.535
2006 Impact Factor 0.798
2005 Impact Factor 0.862
2004 Impact Factor 0.663
2003 Impact Factor 0.573
2002 Impact Factor 0.549
2001 Impact Factor 0.531
2000 Impact Factor 0.382
1999 Impact Factor 0.516
1998 Impact Factor 0.496
1997 Impact Factor 0.544

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.22
Cited half-life 5.50
Immediacy index 0.18
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.56
Website Microbiological Research website
Other titles Microbiological research (Online)
ISSN 0944-5013
OCLC 51232007
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Pre-print allowed on any website or open access repository
    • Voluntary deposit by author of authors post-print allowed on authors' personal website, arXiv.org or institutions open scholarly website including Institutional Repository, without embargo, where there is not a policy or mandate
    • Deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate only allowed where separate agreement between repository and the publisher exists.
    • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months .
    • Set statement to accompany deposit
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal home page or articles' DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
    • NIH Authors articles will be submitted to PubMed Central after 12 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 18/10/2013
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

  • Microbiological Research 07/2015; 176:14-20. DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.001
  • Microbiological Research 07/2015; 176:38-47. DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.008
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Molecular processes leading to salt stress acclimation in the model cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus are not known. To address this, we used RNA sequencing (RNAseq) to compare the global transcriptome of two exponential-phase populations of Prochlorococcus AS9601 cells – acclimated to high salt (5%, w/v) and normal seawater salt (3.8%, w/v). Experiments showed that salt acclimated cells exhibit slower growth rates with a doubling time almost twice as controls. Approximately 1/3 of the genome was found to be differentially expressed (p-value <0.05), but a considerably large number of these genes are “hypothetical proteins” with unknown function. Transcript abundance were higher for genes involved in respiratory electron flow, carbon fixation, osmolyte/compatible solute biosynthesis and inorganic ion transport. Many of the highly expressed genes are ‘high light inducible proteins’ believed to be part of the general Prochlorococcus stress response. Transcript abundance were lower for genes involved in photosynthetic electron transport and cell division. The relative reduction in transcript abundance for genes encoding proteins containing heme groups and iron transporters suggests cellular iron requirements in salt acclimated cells maybe lower. The results presented here provide the first glimpse into global gene expression changes in Prochlorococcus cells due to salt stress.
    Microbiological Research 05/2015; 176:21–28. DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.006
  • Microbiological Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.010
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Little is known about the archaeal and the bacterial diversities in a landfill during different phases of decomposition. In this study, the archaeal and the bacterial diversities of Laogang landfill (Shanghai, China) at two different decomposition phases (i.e., initial methanogenic phase (IMP) and stable methanogenic phase (SMP)), were culture-independently examined using PCR-based 454 pyrosequencing. A total of 47,753 sequences of 16S rRNA genes were retrieved from 69,954 reads and analyzed to evaluate the diversities of the archaeal and bacterial communities. The most predominant types of archaea were hydrogenotrophic Methanomicrobiales, and of bacteria were Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, and Bacteroidetes. As might be expected, their abundances varied at decomposition phases. Archaea Methanomicrobiales accounts for 97.6% of total archaeal population abundance in IMP and about 57.6% in SMP. The abundance of archaeal genus Halobacteriale was 0.1% in IMP and was 20.3% in the SMP. The abundance of Firmicutes was 21.3% in IMP and was 4.3% in SMP. The abundance of Bacteroidetes represented 11.5% of total bacterial in IMP and was dominant (49.4%) in SMP. Both the IMP and SMP had unique cellulolytic bacteria compositions. IMP consisted of members of Bacillus, Fibrobacter, and Eubacterium, while SMP harbored groups of Microbacterium. Both phases had Clostridium with different abundance, 4-5 folds higher in SMP. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.009
  • Microbiological Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.011
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The study evaluates the effect of rhizobacteria having 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase (ACCd) on the development of wheat seedlings. This enzyme has been proposed to play a key role in microbe-plant association. Three fluorescent pseudomonads containing this deaminase were selected from 70 strains of pseudomonads isolated from rhizosphere of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and rape (Brassica napus L.). These bacteria, varied significantly in the ability to both biosynthesize auxins and hydrolyze ACC. Among them, Pseudomonas brassicacearum subsp. brassicacearum strain RZ310 presented the highest activities of ACC deaminase during 96h of growth in liquid Dworkin and Foster (DF) salt medium. Additionally, this rape rhizosphere strain did not produce indoles. Two other isolates, Pseudomonas sp. PO283 and Pseudomonas sp. PO366, secreted auxins only in the presence of their precursor. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and four other protein-encoding genes indicated that these wheat rhizosphere isolates belonged to the fluorescent Pseudomonas group. Moreover, the effects of these strains on wheat seedling growth under in vitro conditions were markedly dependent on both their cell suspensions used to grain inoculation and nutrient conditions. Strains tested had beneficial influence on wheat seedlings mainly at low cell densities. In addition, access to nutrients markedly changed bacteria action on cereal growth. Their presence generally favored the positive effects of pseudomonads on length and the estimated biomasses of wheat coleoptiles. Despite these general rules, impacts of each isolate on the growth parameters of cereal seedlings were unique. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.005
  • Microbiological Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.05.003
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In this study, we evaluated the efficiency of six isolates of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in controlling Colletotrichum acutatum, the causal agent of postbloom fruit drop that occur in pre-harvest citrus. We analyzed the mechanisms of action involved in biological control such as: production of antifungal compounds, nutrient competition, detection of killer activity, and production of hydrolytic enzymes of the isolates of S. cerevisiae on C. acutatum and their efficiency in controlling postbloom fruit drop on detached citrus flowers. Our results showed that all six S. cerevisiae isolates produced antifungal compounds, competed for nutrients, inhibited pathogen germination, and produced killer activity and hydrolytic enzymes when in contact with the fungus wall. The isolates were able to control the disease when detached flowers were artificially inoculated, both preventively and curatively. In this work we identified a novel potential biological control agent for C. acutatum during pre-harvest. This is the first report of yeast efficiency for the biocontrol of postbloom fruit drop, which represents an important contribution to the field of biocontrol of diseases affecting citrus populations worldwide. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.003
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Listeria monocytogenes is one of the most important foodborne pathogens causing severe diseases with a mortality rate of 24%. However, the genetic diversity and evolution of L. monocytogenes, particularly at the worldwide level, are poorly defined. In this study, we performed multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and multi virulence locus sequence typing (MVLST) for 86 L. monocytogenes strains derived from 8 countries from 1926 to 2012 in order to better understand the molecular evolution and genetic characteristics of this pathogen. A total of 13 clonal complexes (CCs) were detected, of which CC1, CC2, CC3, CC7, CC9, CC4 are the most prevalent. Notably, polymorphism of housekeeping genes of isolates belong to CC1 (STs=47) increased more rapidly over the time. MLST-based phylogenetic analysis showed that serotype 1/2b and 4b strains had an "interval-type" evolution pattern, while serotype 1/2a and 1/2c strains had a "progressive-type" evolution pattern. Furthermore, strains from temporally and geographically unrelated outbreaks in differernt countries were clustered in the same subgroup of phylogenetic tree, indicating that that L. monocytogenes developed highly similar virulence genes and genetic characteristics to adaptation in a special ecological niche. Interestingly, there was a high correlation between the population structure of MVLST and MLST among the isolates of cluster IA corresponding to CC1, CC2, CC4 and CC6 that had the highest potential to cause listeriosis outbreaks, strengthening that surveillance of these CCs is important for prevention of listeriosis. The present study offers insights into the internal relationships between the population structure, distribution and pathogenicity of L. monocytogenes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.04.002
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In yeasts, the PDR16 gene encodes a phosphatidylinositol transfer protein which belongs to the Sec14homologue (SFH) family and localizes to lipid droplets, microsomes and at the cell periphery. The loss ofits function alters the lipid droplet metabolism and plasma membrane properties, and renders yeast cellsmore sensitive to azole antimycotics. In this study, the entire chromosomal CgPDR16 ORF was replacedby the ScURA3 gene both in azole sensitive and azole resistant strains of Candida glabrata bearing a gain-of-function mutation in the CgPDR1 gene, and their responses to different stresses were assessed. TheCgPDR16 deletion was found to sensitize the mutant strains to azole antifungals without changes in theirosmo- and halotolerance. Fluconazole treated pdr16� mutant strains displayed a reduced expression ofseveral genes involved in azole tolerance. The gain-of-function CgPDR1 allele as well as the cycloheximideand hydrogen peroxide treatments of cells enhanced the expression of the CgPDR16 gene. The resultsindicate that CgPDR16 belongs to genes whose expression is induced by chemical and oxidative stresses.The loss of its function can attenuate the expression of drug efflux pump encoding genes that might alsocontribute to the decreased azole tolerance in pdr16� mutant cells .© 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 03/2015; 174:17-23. DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.03.004
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Different strategies have been employed for selective isolation of Streptomycetes from 20 marine samples varied in their biological nature. The recovery of Streptomycetes isolates (112) was influenced preferentially by different strategies; sediment samples were the best source of potential candidate Streptomycetes. All isolates exhibited antimicrobial activities with variable spectrum; the most promising isolates (31) were phenotypically characterized and identified as Streptomyces sp.; these isolates exhibited variable capacity for secretion of numerous hydrolytic enzymes such as catalase, protease, amylase, lipase, lecithinase, asparaginase, chitinase and pectinase. All the strains resisted both penicillin and streptomycin, 29 were sensitive to neomycin; the majority of strains (25) showed multiple antibiotic resistance index greater than 0.2; 23, 22 and 13 degraded the shrimp shell, chicken feather and corn cob, respectively, producing bioactive substance(s) which indicates their diversity and their ecological role in the marine ecosystem. At least 28 strains exhibited nematicidal activity in vitro and in vivo against root-knot nematode and supported plant growth. In vitro, the assessed Streptomyces species exhibited the ability to produce gibberellic acid, indole acetic acid, abscisic acid, kinetin and benzyladenine. Except for indole acetic acid, this is the first report concerning the ability of marine Streptomyces to produce such phytohormones and the use of shrimp shell waste as a mono component medium for production of phytohormones. The study is efficacious in selecting effective biodiverse strains of marine Streptomyces that may work under diverse agro-ecological conditions as a useful element in plant nutrition and as biocontrol agents involved in integrated management programs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
    Microbiological Research 03/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.micres.2015.03.002