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Fine Focus journal

 

Fine Focus is a peer-reviewed international microbiology journal featuring undergraduate student research run entirely by an interdisciplinary team of Ball State University undergraduate students. The journal is also served by an editorial board of over four dozen experts in various subdisciplines of microbiology who complete double-blind external reviews on all manuscripts. John L. McKillip, Associate Professor of Biology at Ball State University, is Managing Editor of Fine Focus.

Recent Submissions

  • McKillip, John L.; Robinson-Hill, Rona; Fjölnisdóttir, Birta Líf; Haraldsdóttir, Pálína; Ingvadóttir, Eva María; Scully, Sean M.; Örlygsson, Jóhann; Miller, Ryan K.; Kirkham, Robert M.; Kleinschmidt, Adam J.; Schomaker, Rachel; Gasper, Brittany; Page, Kathleen A.; Flannery, Meghan K.; Evans, M.A.; Spieth, P.T.; Sparks-Thissen, R.L.; Collins, Crystal; Mosovsky, Kara; Bertuzzi, Stefano; Buhay, Sarah; Issa, Ali; Jones, Christina; Matlock, Shelbi; Sesoko, Channing (2018-03)
    Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production ...
  • McKillip, John L. (2018-03)
  • Robinson-Hill, Rona (2018-03)
  • Fjölnisdóttir, Birta Líf; Haraldsdóttir, Pálína; Ingvadóttir, Eva María; Scully, Sean M.; Örlygsson, Jóhann (2018-03)
    The ability of a mesophilic isolate, strain CC5C, isolated from a temperate geothermally-heated intertidal pool in northern Iceland is described herein. Strain CC5C belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae with greater ...
  • Miller, Ryan K.; Kirkham, Robert M.; Kleinschmit, Adam J. (2018-03)
    This study focused on characterizing the phylotypic composition of acid mine drainage (AMD) communities associated with the Solomon Mine near Creede, Colorado, and its relative diversity compared to microbial communities ...
  • Schomaker, Rachel; Gasper, Brittany (2018-03)
    Bacteria are important natural components of virtually every environment, including water systems. While many are beneficial to the ecosystem in which they are found, some can be indicators of pathogens that can endanger ...
  • Page, Kathleen A.; Flannery, Meghan K. (2018-03)
    We identified chytrid fungi that were attached to pine pollen on the surface of Crater Lake. Fungi were identified by large subunit (LSU) rRNA gene sequencing of lake pollen extracts and by isolation of a chytrid fungus ...
  • Evans, M.A.; Spieth, P.T.; Sparks-Thissen, R.L. (2018-03)
    Bacteriophages are obligate intracellular parasites, but many of the cellular proteins involved in replication have not been identified. We have tested the role of the inner membrane protein YhiM in bacteriophage replication. ...
  • Collins, Crystal; Mosovsky, Kara (2018-03)
    Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacillus and facultative intracellular pathogen. It causes the disease melioidosis, which is a potentially fatal human disease found throughout the world but particularly in ...
  • Buhay, Sarah; Issa, Ali; Jones, Christina; Matlock, Shelbi; Sesoko, Channing (2018-03)
  • McKillip, John L.; Kouritzin, Victoria A.; Guan, LeLuo; Lindsey, Maedgen Q.; Huddleston, Jennifer R.; Kwok, Annie; Davis, Michael C.; Kang, Sanghoon; Scott, Helen G.; Wakeman, Catherine A.; Costlow, Jessica L.; Krow, Erica S.; Steel, J. Jordan; Imbery, Jacob; Upton, Chris; Baskfield, Amanda; Stedman, Barbara; Trice, Autumn (2017)
    Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production ...
  • McKillip, John L.; Rubinstein, Rebecca J.; Wei, Lei; Hanlon, Kathleen M.; Wade, Heidi; Peterson, Celeste N.; Klepac-Ceraj, Vanja; Morgan, Stephanie; Thomas, Matthew J.; Walstrom, Katherine M.; Warrick, Eric C.; Gasper, Brittany J.; Quigley, Colleen; Lamichhane-Khadka, Reena (2017)
    Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production ...
  • McKilip, John L.; Liu, Jun Hong; Guan, Le Luo; Preston, Kathryn E.; McMullan, Patrick J.; Krzyston, Jakob; Osgood, Robert; Scully, Sean (2016)
    Mission Statement: Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate ...
  • McKillip, John L.; Chikere, Chioma Blaise; Ajuzieogu, Chinyere Augusta; Miller, Michael Chukwugoziem; Beilke, Morgan L.; Fritz, Jeffery D.; Hansen, Gregory M.; Laird, Tyler S.; Woertz, Erica; Ojala, Daniel; Glanzer, Daralynn; Ring, Kelly; Richart, Sarah M.; Lawton II, James K.; Kumar, Renu B.; Bange, Jill; Brumfield, Emily; Ellison, Alysha L; Emmert, Elizabeth A. B. (2016-02)
    Mission Statement: Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate ...
  • McKillip, John L.; Pearce, Kaitlin M.; Kurtz, Alexandra; Ward, Rebekah J.; Vasquez-Espinoza, Rosa; Beck, David L.; Bauer, Brandon M.; Rogers, Lewis; Macias, Monique; Iacovetti, Gabriella; Woodrow, Alexander M.; Labonte-Wilson, Melissa J.; Tallman, Kathleen G.; Martini, Brooke; Orr, Cody; Webb, Ginny; Schwartz, Antony; Clarkson, Adam; Baumann, Richard G.; Gentilli, Shruti M.; Potts, Jeffrey; Torres-Cruz, Rafael; Cheeptham, Naowarat (Ann) (2015)
    Mission Statement: Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate ...
  • McKillip, John L.; Alfaro, Julius Raynard D.; Alcayde, Donn Lorenz Ivan M.; Agbulos, Joel B.; Dagamac, Nikki Heherson A.; dela Cruz, Thomas Edison E.; Habegger, Rachel A.; Marshall, Jordan M.; Arena, Christopher M.; Galebach, John L.; Mandichak, Thomas M.; Engle, J. Michael; Anderson, Merrilee G.; Willis, Michael G.; Treves, David S.; Emmert, Elizabeth A. B.; Haupt, Zachary M.; Pflaum, Katherine M.; Lasbury, Jennifer L.; McGrath, Justin P.; Collins, Allison E.; Briand, Christopher H.; DuBois, Aubrey E.; Bennett, Zachary C.; Khalid, Umara; Khalid, Ariba; Meece, Reed A.; Difiore, Gabrielle J.; Gregory, Richard L.; Bange, Jill (2014)
    Mission Statement: Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate ...