Advances in Microbiology

ISSN Print: 2165-3402    ISSN Online: 2165-3410

Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Escherichia Coli: Biology, Treatment and Control


    Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms). Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause serious food poisoning in their hosts, and are occasionally responsible for product recalls due to food contamination. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, and preventing colonization of the intestine with pathogenic bacteria, having a symbiotic relationship. E. coli is expelled into the environment within fecal matter. The bacterium grows massively in fresh fecal matter under aerobic conditions for 3 days, but its numbers decline slowly afterwards.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on Escherichia Coli: Biology, Treatment and Control. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Infections, contamination and control
    • Detection and treatment
    • Biology and biochemistry
    • Metabolism and immunology
    • Genetic research
    • Escherichia coli and food safety
    • Chemical engineering and Biotechnology
    • Environmental health

    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue – Escherichia Coli: Biology, Treatment and Control” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    December 10th, 2019

    Publication Date

    February 2020


    For publishing inquiries, please feel free to contact the Editorial Assistant at submission.entrance1@scirp.org


    AiM Editorial Office

    aim@scirp.org