Volume 85 Issue 9 | p. 6 | Letters
Issue Date: February 26, 2007

Anthrax and Microbiology

Department: Letters

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I appreciated Lois Ember's article on the anthrax case (C&EN, Dec. 4, 2006, page 47). My guess is that the other 50,000 members of the American Society for Microbiology (and many chemists who are not officially affiliated with ASM) would disagree with the statement that Applied & Environmental Microbiology is a "well-respected but not well-known journal." Applied & Environmental Microbiology has a broad readership and is published by ASM.

Doug Weibel
Madison, Wis.

 
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