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Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology

Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays

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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.

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Table of contents (21 chapters)


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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Bergey’s Manual Trust Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

    George M. Garrity

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology

  • Book Subtitle: Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays

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

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  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag US 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-24143-2Published: 26 July 2005

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-3695-0Published: 29 October 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-28021-9Published: 26 January 2006

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 304

  • Additional Information: Originally published by Williams & Wilkins, 1984

  • Topics: Life Sciences, general, Biomedicine general

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