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The Microbiology Society publishes six key journals in microbiology and virology:

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Online access to current articles published in Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology and the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology is available to paid subscribers only.

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