• Metagenomics: Unrestricted access to microbial communities
  • Are respiratory complications more likely in patients with pulmonary aspergillosis treated with echinocandins in the setting of neutrophil influx?
  • Biofilm-degrading enzymes from <em>Lysobacter gummosus</em>
  • In vivo correlates of molecularly inferred virulence among extraintestinal pathogenic <em>Escherichia coli</em> (ExPEC) in the wax moth <em>Galleria mellonella</em> model system

 Metagenomics: Unrestricted access to microbial communities

Elaine Allan

Are respiratory complications more likely in patients with pulmonary aspergillosis treated with echinocandins in the setting of neutrophil influx?

Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis

Biofilm-degrading enzymes from Lysobacter gummosus

Anke Gökçen, Andreas Vilcinskas and Jochen Wiesner

In vivo correlates of molecularly inferred virulence among extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) in the wax moth Galleria mellonella model system

Deborah A Williamson, Grant Mills, James R Johnson, Stephen Porter and Siouxsie Wiles

Current Issue

Virulence

April 1, 2014

Volume 5, Issue 3

View current issue

About the cover image
An overview of the main methods of novel gene discovery using metagenomics. A sample from the environment of interest (e.g., soil, human gastrointestinal tract, or ocean) is collected (A), total metagenomic DNA is isolated directly or indirectly from the sample either by harsh or gentle lysis (B); metagenomic DNA is subsequently subjected to sequence-based analysis (C). Functional metagenomics (D) involves the creation of a small- or large-insert library using a specific type of vector (plasmid, fosmid, cosmid, or bacterial artificial chromosome [BAC]). Novel genes are discovered using sequence-based or functional metagenomic strategies, or a combination of both (E). For more information, see Culligan et al., in this issue.

What's new?

Special Focus Reviews
This year we plan to publish several Special Foci on timely and interesting topics relevant to host-pathogen interactions. The appearance of your research paper in the context of a series of Reviews written by experts in the field will increase its visibility and round out these special issues. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief with suggestions for future Special Foci.

Open Access

Virulence offers a highly competitive open access fee for authors who wish for free access to and distribution of published articles. Authors retain copyright of their work by utilizing a Creative Commons attribution license. Open Access papers will be submitted to PubMed Central immediately upon final publication of each issue.

The cost to make an original research paper OA is $750.00 USD.

For brief reports, the OA fee is $500.00 USD.

For all other types of papers, except reviews (currently free of charge), the price for OA is $250.00 USD.

Featured Special Focus

Special Focus: Metagenomics

Recent Articles

Most Popular Downloads