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 Tuberculosis (TB) in Russia remains a major national health problem, and the Republic of Karelia carries a high incidence of TB. Genotyping of isolates reveals an increase in the multidrug-resistant Beijing B0/W148 strain as well as an insight into the complex demographic history of Karelia.

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 We are inviting submissions regarding how genome engineering methods are changing traditional microbial genetics, how they are applied in synthetic biology applications, and how they bridge the gap between the disciplines.

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BMC Microbiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on analytical and functional studies of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, viruses and small parasites, as well as host and therapeutic responses to them and their interaction with the environment.

Section Editors

  • Stéphane Aymerich, INRA
  • Stephen Forsythe, Nottingham Trent University
  • Ralf Heermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet
  • Igor Mokrousov, St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute
  • Hirotada Mori, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • David Nelson, University of Rhode Island
  • Raffaele Zarrilli, Università di Napoli Federico II
  • Jizhong Zhou, University of Oklahoma

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  • Hilary Logan, BioMed Central