Annals of Microbiology, DiSTAM University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan (Italy) - phone +39 02 503 19214

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The journal “Annals of Microbiology”, published since the 40ies by the University of Milan, Department of Food Science and Microbiology, will be published starting from January 2010 by Springer (Heidelberg, Germany). (”



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Department of Food Science
and Microbiology

Via G. Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy

phone +39 02 503.19214
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2009, Vol. 59, Issue 2

Front cover:

Thiothrix CT3 during heterotrophic growth in exponential phase, 1000X. A: Nile blue staining in bright field. B: same field in fluorescence. V. Tandoi, N. Caravaglio, L. Cavalca, D. Schweiger and A. Zoppini in Ann. Microbiol., 44, 1994, p. 148.


Some basic features

The journal, founded in 1940, publishes original articles and reviews covering aspects of fundamental and applied microbiology including bacteria, fungi, microalgae, and viruses. Paper describing new methodologies will also be considered. A section is devoted to books review.
The aim of the journal is the advancement and dissemination of information describing general, environmental (marine and soil), ecological, applied, food, industrial and cultural heritage microbiology, concerning taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology. All papers are written in English. All manuscripts are reviewed and evaluated at least by two referees.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in: Agricola, AATA Online-Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Prev., Biotechnology Citation Index, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Forest Science Database, ISPI-International Society for Pest Information, Journal Citation Reports-Science Edition Index Expanded SIIC Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información CientÍfica data Bases, Ulrich's Periodicals DirectoryTM, Vitis-Viticulture and Enology Abstracts.

Format and frequency

The ANNALS OF MICROBIOLOGY is published one volume of four issues each year in 21x29,7 cm format.


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