Bacterial Genetics in Natural Environments

  • John C. Fry
  • Martin J. Day

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Aspects of Studying Genetics in Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. R. Saunders, J. A. W. Morgan, C. Winstanley, F. C. Raitt, J. P. Carter, R. W. Pickup et al.
      Pages 3-21
    3. Penny R. Hirsch
      Pages 31-40
    4. Horst Schmieger
      Pages 41-51
  3. Aquatic Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. John C. Fry, Martin J. Day
      Pages 55-80
    3. P. Bauda, P. Menon, J. C. Block, M. C. Lett, B. Roux, J. C. Hubert
      Pages 81-88
    4. R. W. Pickup, B. M. Simon, J. G. Jones, J. R. Saunders, J. P. Carter, J. A. W. Morgan et al.
      Pages 89-99
    5. Michel J. Gauthier, Violette A. Breittmayer
      Pages 100-110
    6. N. C. McClure, J. C. Fry, A. J. Weightman
      Pages 111-129
  4. Terrestial Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Walter Klingmüller, Andreas Dally, Christine Fentner, Marion Steinlein
      Pages 133-151
    3. M. Mergeay, D. Springael, E. Top
      Pages 152-171
    4. Rolf B. Henschke, Friedrich R. J. Schmidt
      Pages 200-206
    5. F. R. J. Schmidt, J. Rosien, A. Brokamp
      Pages 207-215
    6. Elizabeth M. H. Wellington, Neil Cresswell, Paul R. Herron, Les J. Clewlow, Venetia A. Saunders, Anil Wipat
      Pages 216-230
    7. M. J. Bale, P. M. Bennett, M. Hinton, J. E. Beringer
      Pages 231-239
  5. Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


This book has arisen from the Second European Meeting on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (Bageco-2) held at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff which we organised on 11-12 April 1989. The meeting was attended by some 60 participants from eight European countries and was made possible by partial financial support from the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and Imperial Chem­ ical Industries (UK) Ltd. The meeting was organised to discuss modern developments in the genetics of bacteria in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. It followed on from, and complemented, the first meeting of this series organised by Jean-Pierre Gratia in Brussels during April 1987 which concentrated more on medical and epidemiological issues. ! The next meeting will be organised by Michel J. Gauthier in 1991 at Nice, France. If you have been fired with enthusiasm for ecological bacterial genetics after having read this book, and want to attend the next meeting but did not hear about the one in Cardiff, you should write to Dr Gauthier to be put on the address list. A lot is now known about bacterial genetics at the physiological, biochemical and molecular level, and bacterial ecology has developed rapidly over the last 20 years. However, until very recently, few researchers have crossed the divide and linked these two specialisms.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John C. Fry
    • 1
  • Martin J. Day
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Pure and Applied BiologyUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7318-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1834-4
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