The Prokaryotes

A Handbook on the Biology of Bacteria: Ecophysiology, Isolation, Identification, Applications

  • Albert Balows
  • Hans G. Trüper
  • Martin Dworkin
  • Wim Harder
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Bacteria

    1. Proteobacteria

      1. Anne Willems, Monique Gillis, Jozef De Ley
        Pages 3133-3136
      2. Kevin J. Towner
        Pages 3137-3143
      3. Jan Hendrik Becking
        Pages 3144-3170
      4. Douglas C. Nelson
        Pages 3171-3180
      5. Russell H. Vreeland
        Pages 3181-3188
      6. Karel Kersters
        Pages 3189-3197
      7. Jean Swings
        Pages 3198-3199
      8. Norbert Pfennig, Hans G. Trüper
        Pages 3200-3221
      9. Johannes F. Imhoff
        Pages 3222-3229
      10. Bruno Pot, Monique Gillis, Jozef De Ley
        Pages 3230-3236
      11. Robert B. Hespell
        Pages 3237-3240
      12. Elliot Juni
        Pages 3241-3246
      13. Thomas D. Brock
        Pages 3247-3255
      14. Hans Reichenbach
        Pages 3256-3275
      15. A. William Pasculle
        Pages 3281-3303
      16. Susan K. Hoiseth
        Pages 3304-3330
      17. Reggie Y. C. Lo, Patricia E. Shewen
        Pages 3331-3338
      18. Sydney M. Harvey, James R. Greenwood
        Pages 3339-3341
      19. James E. Phillips
        Pages 3342-3351
      20. Friedrich Widdel, Friedhelm Bak
        Pages 3352-3378
      21. Friedrich Widdel, Norbert Pfennig
        Pages 3379-3389
      22. Friedrich Widdel
        Pages 3390-3392
      23. Bernhard Schink
        Pages 3393-3399
      24. Edward G. Ruby
        Pages 3400-3415
      25. Hans Reichenbach, Martin Dworkin
        Pages 3416-3487
      26. Fred C. Tenover, Cynthia L. Fennell
        Pages 3488-3511
      27. Anne Tanner, Bruce J. Paster
        Pages 3512-3523
    2. Spirochetes

      1. James N. Miller, Robert M. Smibert, Steven J. Norris
        Pages 3537-3559
      2. Russell C. Johnson, Carrie A. Norton Hughes
        Pages 3560-3567
      3. Solly Faine
        Pages 3568-3582
    3. Chlorobiaceae

      1. Hans G. Trüper, Norbert Pfennig
        Pages 3583-3592
    4. Bacteroides and Cytophaga Group

      1. Haroun N. Shah
        Pages 3593-3607
      2. Haroun N. Shah
        Pages 3608-3619
      3. Hans Reichenbach
        Pages 3631-3675
      4. Hans Reichenbach
        Pages 3676-3687
      5. Eppe Gerke Mulder, Maria H. Deinema
        Pages 3688-3690
    5. Chlamydia

      1. Patricia I. Fields, Robert C. Barnes
        Pages 3691-3709
    6. Planctomyces and Related Bacteria

      1. J. T. Staley, J. A. Fuerst, S. Giovannoni, H. Schlesner
        Pages 3710-3731
    7. Deinococcaceae and Thermus

      1. Robert G. E. Murray
        Pages 3732-3744
      2. R. A. D. Williams, Milton S. Da Costa
        Pages 3745-3753
    8. Chloroflexaceae and Related Bacteria

      1. Beverly K. Pierson, Richard W. Castenholz
        Pages 3754-3774
      2. Jerome J. Perry
        Pages 3775-3779
      3. Jerome J. Perry
        Pages 3780-3784
      4. Hans Reichenbach
        Pages 3785-3805
    9. Verrucomicrobium

      1. Heinz Schlesner
        Pages 3806-3808
    10. Thermotogales

      1. Robert Huber, Karl O. Stetter
        Pages 3809-3815

About this book


For many of us, these simple rewards are suf­ The purpose of this briefforeword is unchanged from the first edition; it is simply to make you, ficiently gratifying so that we have chosen to the reader, hungry for the scientific feast that spend our scientific lives studying these unusual follows. These four volumes on the prokaryotes creatures. In these endeavors many of the strat­ offer an expanded scientific menu that displays egies and tools as well as much of the philos­ the biochemical depth and remarkable physi­ ophy may be traced to the Delft School, passed ological and morphological diversity of prokar­ on to us by our teachers, Martinus Beijerinck, yote life. The size ofthe volumes might initially A. J. Kluyver, and C. B. van Niel, and in turn discourage the unprepared mind from being at­ passed on by us to our students. tracted to the study of prokaryote life, for this In this school, the principles of the selective, enrichment culture technique have been devel­ landmark assemblage thoroughly documents oped and diversified; they have been a major the wealth of present knowledge. But in con­ force in designing and applying new principles fronting the reader with the state of the art, the Handbook also defines where more work needs for the capture and isolation of microbes from to be done on well-studied bacteria as well as nature. For me, the "organism approach" has on unusual or poorly studied organisms. provided rewarding adventures.


Prokaryota bacteria bacteriology genetics microbial ecology microbial genetics microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Balows
    • 1
  • Hans G. Trüper
    • 2
  • Martin Dworkin
    • 3
  • Wim Harder
    • 4
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
    • 5
  1. 1.Emory UniversityAlpharettaUSA
  2. 2.Institute for MicrobiologyUniversity of BonnBonn 1Germany
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.TNO Institute of Environmental SciencesDelftThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of MicrobiologyTechnical UniversityMunich 2Germany

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