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Impact & Influence from FEMS Microbiology Letters

This virtual issue from FEMS Microbiology Letters brings together the most cited articles published in 2015 and 2016. The papers cover a range of topics, enviornmental microbiology to pathogenesis, from physiology to professional development. Browse the collection online now, and be inspired to submit your own research to FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology

Recent progress in biobutanol tolerance in microbial systems with an emphasis on Clostridium
George L. Peabody, Katy C. Kao

One hundred years of clostridial butanol fermentation
Hyeon Gi Moon, Yu-Sin Jang, Changhee Cho, Joungmin Lee, Robert Binkley, Sang Yup Lee

Environmental Biology

Comparison of DNA extraction protocols for the analysis of gut microbiota in fishes
Andrea M. Larsen, Haitham H. Mohammed, Covadonga R. Arias

Comparison of the effect of salinity on the D/H ratio of fatty acids of heterotrophic and photoautotrophic microorganisms
Sandra M. Heinzelmann, David Chivall, Daniela M'Boule, Danielle Sinke-Schoen, Laura Villanueva, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, Stefan Schouten, Marcel T. J. van der Meer

Low-temperature anaerobic digestion is associated with differential methanogenic protein expression
Eoin Gunnigle, Alma Siggins, Catherine H. Botting, Matthew Fuszard, Vincent O'Flaherty, Florence Abram

Food Microbiology

Prevalence and population analysis of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in aquatic products from South China markets
Tengfei Xie, Qingping Wu, Xiaoke Xu, Jumei Zhang, Weipeng Guo

Drosophila-associated yeast species in vineyard ecosystems
Samuel S. T. H. Lam, Kate S. Howell

Cell-to-cell contact and antimicrobial peptides play a combined role in the death of Lachanchea thermotolerans during mixed-culture alcoholic fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Varongsiri Kemsawasd, Patrícia Branco, Maria Gabriela Almeida, Jorge Caldeira, Helena Albergaria, Nils Arneborg

Pathogens & Pathogenicity

Coexistence of SFO-1 and NDM-1 β-lactamase genes and fosfomycin resistance gene fosA3 in an Escherichia coli clinical isolate
Jing-yi Zhao, Yuan-qi Zhu, Yan-nian Li, Xiao-dong Mu, Li-ping You, Cha Xu, Ping Qin, Jin-long Ma


Yersinia enterocolitica-mediated degradation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)
Helene Möllerherm, Ariane Neumann, Katrin Schilcher, Stefanie Blodkamp, Nathalie E Zeitouni, Petra Dersch, Petra Lüthje, Hassan Y Naim, Annelies S Zinkernagel, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede

Biofilm formation by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
Venkata Arun Timmaraju, Priyanka A. S. Theophilus, Kunthavai Balasubramanian, Shafiq Shakih, David F. Luecke, Eva Sapi

Cyclodepsipeptides produced by actinomycetes inhibit cyclic-peptide-mediated quorum sensing in Gram-positive bacteria
Said E. Desouky, Akane Shojima, Ravindra Pal Singh, Takahisa Matsufuji, Yasuhiro Igarashi, Takashi Suzuki, Tohru Yamagaki, Ken-ichi Okubo, Kaori Ohtani, Kenji Sonomoto, Jiro Nakayama

The relationship between biofilm and outer membrane vesicles: a novel therapy overview
Wendong Wang, Warren Chanda, Mintao Zhong

AsaGEI2b: a new variant of a genomic island identified in the Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida JF3224 strain isolated from a wild fish in Switzerland
Jean-Guillaume Emond-Rheault, Antony T. Vincent, Mélanie V. Trudel, Joachim Frey, Michel Frenette, Steve J. Charette

Inefficient translocation of a truncated O unit by a Salmonella Wzx affects both O-antigen production and cell growth
Michael A. Liu, Thomas L. Stent, Yaoqin Hong, Peter R. Reeves

Allicin from garlic inhibits the biofilm formation and urease activity of Proteus mirabilis in vitro
Mahsa Ranjbar-Omid, Mohsen Arzanlou, Mojtaba Amani, Seyyedeh Khadijeh Shokri Al-Hashem, Nour Amir Mozafari, Hadi Peeri Doghaheh

Physiology & Biochemistry

Enhanced butyrate formation by cross-feeding between Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Bifidobacterium adolescentis
David Rios-Covian, Miguel Gueimonde, Sylvia H. Duncan, Harry J. Flint, Clara G. de los Reyes-Gavilan

Family 13 carbohydrate-binding module of alginate lyase from Agarivorans sp. L11 enhances its catalytic efficiency and thermostability, and alters its substrate preference and product distribution
Shangyong Li, Xuemei Yang, Mengmeng Bao, Ying Wu, Wengong Yu, Feng Han

Professional Development

van Leeuwenhoek microscopes—where are they now?
Lesley A. Robertson

Taxonomy & Systematics

MEGAnnotator: a user-friendly pipeline for microbial genomes assembly and annotation
Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Christian Milani, Leonardo Mancabelli, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura

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