Bacteria, Bacteriophages, and Fungi

Volume 1

  • Robert C. King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Classification and Evolution of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

  3. The Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Elena Ottolenghi-Nightingale
      Pages 45-58
    3. Bruce W. Holloway
      Pages 59-68
    4. Frank E. Young, Gary A. Wilson
      Pages 69-114
    5. Roy Curtiss III, Francis L. Macrina, Joseph O. Falkinham III
      Pages 115-133
    6. Austin L. Taylor, Carol Dunham Trotter
      Pages 135-156
    7. K. Brooks Low
      Pages 157-161
    8. Richard E. Sanders
      Pages 163-168
    9. Irving Zabin
      Pages 169-170
    10. Annamaria Torriani
      Pages 173-181
    11. Julian Davies
      Pages 183-202
    12. Mark Levinthal, Kenneth E. Sanderson
      Pages 203-221
    13. Bruce N. Ames, Philip E. Hartman
      Pages 223-235
    14. David A. Hopwood, Keith F. Chater
      Pages 237-255
  4. The Bacteriophages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Ellen G. Strauss, James H. Strauss
      Pages 259-269
    3. Walter Fiers
      Pages 271-294

About this book


The purpose of this and future volumes of the Handbook of Genetics is to bring together a collection of relatively short, authoritative essays or annotated compilations of data on topics of significance to geneticists. Many of the essays will deal with various aspects of the biology of certain species selected because they are favorite subjects for genetic investigation in nature or the laboratory. Often there will be an encyclopedic amount of information available on such a species, with new papers appearing daily. Most of these will be written for specialists in a jargon that is be­ wildering to a novice, and sometimes even to a veteran geneticist working with evolutionarily distant organisms. For such readers what is needed is a written introduction to the morphology, life cycle, reproductive be­ havior, and culture methods for the species in question. What are its par­ ticular advantages (and disadvantages) for genetic study, and what have we learned from it? Where are the classic papers, the key bibliographies, and how does one get stocks of wild type or mutant strains? The chapters devoted to different species will contain information of this sort. Only a few hundreds of the millions of species available to biologists have been subjected to detailed genetic study. However, those that have make up a very heterogeneous sample of the living world.


bacteria biology evolution fungi genetics mutant

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1712-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1710-2
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