BIOL 371 - Microbiology


You can find American Society for Microbiologists citation style information on the author instruction page for any ASM journal. 

Please note that ASM uses the citation-sequence reference system not the citation-name sequence. This means that in-text citations are numbered in the order that they appear in the paper as opposed to being listed alphabetically by author. The following is an example of this citation style for print resources from the ASM journal Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (MBMR) Instructions to Authors page. Please see the Organization and Format section for more detailed information as below is only a brief example. 

Print references with explanations:

  1. Caserta E, Haemig HAH, Manias DA, Tomsic J, Grundy FJ, Henkin TM, Dunny GM. 2012. In vivo and in vitro analyses of regulation of the pheromone-responsive prgQ promoter by the PrgX pheromone receptor protein. J Bacteriol 194:3386-3394.
  2. Falagas ME, Kasiakou SK. 2006. Use of international units when dosing colistin will help decrease confusion related to various formulations of the drug around the world. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:2274-2275. (Letter.) {"Letter" or "Letter to the editor" is allowed but not required at the end of such an entry.} 
  3. Cox CS, Brown BR, Smith JC. J Gen Genet, in press.* {Article title is optional; journal title is mandatory.} 
  4. da Costa MS, Nobre MF, Rainey FA. 2001. Genus I. Thermus Brock and Freeze 1969, 295,ALemend. Nobre, Trüper and da Costa 1996b, 605, p. 404-414. In In Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (ed), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, 2nd ed, vol 1. Springer, New York, NY. 
  5. Stratagene. 2006. Yeast DNA isolation system: instruction manual. Stratagene, La Jolla, CA. {Use the company name as the author if none is provided for a company publication.} 
  6. Forman MS, Valsamakis A. 2011. Specimen collection, transport, and processing: virology, p 1276–1288.In Versalovic J, Carroll KC, Jorgensen JH, Funke G, Landry ML, Warnock DW(ed), Manual of clinical microbiology, 10th ed, vol 2. ASM Press, Washington, DC.

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