© 2005

Bergey’s Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology

Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays

  • Don J. Brenner
  • Noel R. Krieg
  • James T. Staley
  • George M. Garrity

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. R.G.E. Murray, John G. Holt
    Pages 1-14
  3. Noel R. Krieg, George M. Garrity
    Pages 15-20
  4. Noel R. Krieg
    Pages 21-26
  5. Don J. Brenner, James T. Staley, Noel R. Krieg
    Pages 27-32
  6. Noel R. Krieg
    Pages 33-38
  7. Peter H.A. Sneath
    Pages 39-42
  8. Monique Gillis, Peter Vandamme, Paul De Vos, Jean Swings, Karel Kersters
    Pages 43-48
  9. Rudolf Amann, Karl-Heinz Schleifer
    Pages 67-82
  10. Peter H.A. Sneath
    Pages 83-88
  11. Hans G. Trüper
    Pages 89-100
  12. Stephen H. Zinder, Abigail A. Salyers
    Pages 101-110
  13. Roy D. Meredith
    Pages 115-117
  14. Johannes F. Imhoff, Akira Hiraishi, Jörg Süling
    Pages 119-132
  15. Eva Spieck, Eberhard Bock
    Pages 137-140
  16. Hans-Peter Koops, Andreas Pommerening-Röser
    Pages 141-147
  17. Eva Spieck, Eberhard Bock
    Pages 149-153

About this book


Includes introductory chapters on classification of prokaryotes, the concept of bacterial species, numerical and polyphasic taxonomy, bacterial nomenclature and the etymology of prokaryotic names, nucleic acid probes and their application in environmental microbiology, culture collections, and the intellectual property of prokaryotes. The first Road Map to the prokaryotes is included as well as an overview of the phylogenetic backbone and taxonomic framework for prokaryotic systematics.


DNA bacteria bacteriology biodiversity biology eukaryote eukaryotes evolution microbial ecology microbiology phylogeny systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Don J. Brenner
  • Noel R. Krieg
  • James T. Staley
  • George M. Garrity
    • 1
  1. 1.Bergey’s Manual Trust Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bergey’s Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology
  • Book Subtitle Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-24143-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3695-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-28021-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Williams & Wilkins, 1984
  • Topics Life Sciences, general
    Biomedicine, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews of the second edition:

"Satisfyingly heavy and a pleasure to handle … Volume 2 of the Second Edition of this highly respected work boasts a combined weight of more than 7 Kg. Their sheer size is a testament to the quantity of information contained inside. … Each article … is organized in a standardized way that helps make the information more digestible. … The updated Manual has a place in all scientific libraries and its importance can only grow as we continue to explore and appreciate the vast prokaryotic diversity surrounding us." (Dawn Field, Microbiology Today, July, 2006)