The Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection iscurrentlyanofficialbi-monthlypublication ofthe Taiwan Society of Microbiology, the Chinese Society of Immunology, the Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan and the Taiwan Society of Parasitology. The Journal is committed to disseminate highquality research related to latest trends andadvanced in microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. Manuscripts categories included original articles, review articles, case reports, brief communications, and research notes.
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Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (ISSN: 1684-1182)
Volume number in 2010: Volume 43 (6 issues)
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