Microbiome Science and Medicine
Microbiome Science and Medicine (MICSM) publishes articles describing original experimental research results and reviews or commentaries on current topics related to the biology and biomedical implications or applications of the microbiome. The journal's scope includes the study of host-microbe systems biology and microbial ecology and the impact of microbiomes on health and disease. MICSM reflects the full breadth of research in the area of microbiome-related science, from molecules to ecosystems, including the diverse areas of: Host-Microbe Systems in Biological Sciences and Medicine; Ecology, Physiology and Biochemistry of Microbial Communities; Genomics and Functional Genomics of Microbes in Microbiomes; Microbiomes in Immunology and Infectious Diseases; Microbiomes in Medicine (Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Oncology, Gastroenterology, and Nutritional and Cognitive Health); and Microbiomes in Conservation Biology. Encouraged are reports of studies that help define, integrate, analyze or elucidate the role of the microbiome or its components (microbial content, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), as it relates to (1) microbial communities in natural biological, model or defined environments; (2) immunology and infectious disease; (2) obstetrics, gynecology, or reproductive medicine (3) gastroenterology, oncology, nutritional or cognitive health; or (4) microbial ecology and conservation biology; (5) other areas of basic scientific or biomedical/veterinary interest or application. Also included are fundamental studies and exploratory studies in animals and models systems, as well as mechanistic studies of microbial communities or their components, involving host-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, or functional genomics of microbes in humans and other animal host systems. MICSM covers topics in all areas of microbial population studies, including studies based on small subunit analyses, complete metagenomes, soil biology, plant-microbe interactions, aquatic microbial ecology and other sub-zero or thermo-tolerant ecosystems. Microbiome-related papers on all microbial forms of life (bacteria, fungi, parasites, archaea) and viruses are welcome.
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