Nature Reviews Microbiology

(The TQCC of Nature Reviews Microbiology is 105. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01.)
Origin and evolution of pathogenic coronaviruses3193
Evolutionary classification of CRISPR–Cas systems: a burst of class 2 and derived variants936
Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change796
Bacteria and archaea on Earth and their abundance in biofilms677
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an overview of basic and clinical research670
Electroactive microorganisms in bioelectrochemical systems646
Fungal secondary metabolism: regulation, function and drug discovery549
Definitions and guidelines for research on antibiotic persistence500
Bacterial quorum sensing in complex and dynamically changing environments446
Types and origins of bacterial membrane vesicles446
Soil microbiomes and climate change425
Fusobacterium nucleatum — symbiont, opportunist and oncobacterium424
Mycobiome diversity: high-throughput sequencing and identification of fungi411
Diet–microbiota interactions and personalized nutrition391
Drug combinations: a strategy to extend the life of antibiotics in the 21st century373
The global preclinical antibacterial pipeline311
Bacterial siderophores in community and host interactions303
Microbial genes and pathways in inflammatory bowel disease298
Host and viral determinants of influenza A virus species specificity263
An evolving view of methane metabolism in the Archaea251
Interplay between β-lactamases and new β-lactamase inhibitors241
Common principles and best practices for engineering microbiomes228
The pan-immune system of bacteria: antiviral defence as a community resource227
Type IV pili: dynamics, biophysics and functional consequences221
The cost of antimicrobial resistance216
Pushing the envelope: LPS modifications and their consequences203
Mechanisms and clinical relevance of bacterial heteroresistance183
The ancestral and industrialized gut microbiota and implications for human health183
Fungi in aquatic ecosystems182
Biofilm-associated infection by enterococci181
Latency and lytic replication in Epstein–Barr virus-associated oncogenesis179
Whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: current standards and open issues167
Origins and evolutionary consequences of ancient endogenous retroviruses163
Coral microbiome dynamics, functions and design in a changing world160
Metabolic and biogeochemical consequences of viral infection in aquatic ecosystems159
Porins and small-molecule translocation across the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria151
CRISPR–Cas in mobile genetic elements: counter-defence and beyond149
Molecular mechanisms of CRISPR–Cas spacer acquisition149
The microbiomes of deep-sea hydrothermal vents: distributed globally, shaped locally148
Antibiotic development — economic, regulatory and societal challenges144
Developmental roadmap for antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems143
The mycobacterial cell envelope — a moving target141
Protein post-translational modifications in bacteria132
Simple animal models for microbiome research128
Respiratory syncytial virus entry and how to block it120
Origin of viruses: primordial replicators recruiting capsids from hosts120
The role of microbial motility and chemotaxis in symbiosis114
Evolution and ecology of plant viruses113
The bacterial epigenome112
Light sensing and responses in fungi109
Viral RNA structure-based strategies to manipulate translation105