Culture Microbiology Reviews—serving microbiology since 1979

Culture has been publishing expert reviews for those interested to learn about areas of microbiology outside their immediate concerns for over 35 years. From the outset it was important that Culture became known for its science content and the publication has continued to track advances in microbiology until the present day.

From the first article by Dr. Martin Skirrow, a seminal piece on the role of Campylobacter  in enteritis, articles have covered all fields of microbiology. Topics have been as diverse as from Antarctic microorganisms—coming in from the cold, to Mycobacteria and HIV—a deadly combination, microbiological control in the dairy industry, food hygiene and preservation, and one article describing the state of science before 1950 and predicting how it might become in the 1980s; a fascinating read!

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Culture - a short history

First invitations to contribute were sent in 1978 for publication the following year, with a seminal piece by Dr. Martin Skirrow on the role of Campylobacter in enteritis.

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Volume 26 Number 2

By Julie E. Russell

Julie Russell explains how the UK National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC), the most long-established collection in the world  created with the specific purpose of providing microorganisms for other scientists, stays current and how historic strains are shedding light on mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.

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