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Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Volume One : The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria

  • Completely revised second edition of one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works in the field of bacterial taxonomy

  • New edition reorganized along phylogenetic lines to reflect the current state of prokaryotic taxonomy

  • Use of the manual aided by a system of cross referencing

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Bergey’s Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology

    1. The History of Bergey’s Manual

      • R. G. E. Murray, John G. Holt
      Pages 1-13
    2. On Using the Manual

      • Noel R. Krieg, George M. Garrity
      Pages 15-19
    3. Procaryotic Domains

      • Noel R. Krieg
      Pages 21-25
    4. Classification of Procaryotic Organisms and the Concept of Bacterial Speciation

      • Don J. Brenner, James T. Staley, Noel R. Krieg
      Pages 27-31
    5. Identification of Procaryotes

      • Noel R. Krieg
      Pages 33-38
    6. Numerical Taxonomy

      • Peter H. A. Sneath
      Pages 39-42
    7. Polyphasic Taxonomy

      • Monique Gillis, Peter Vandamme, Paul De Vos, Jean Swings, Karel Kersters
      Pages 43-48
    8. Nucleic Acid Probes and Their Application in Environmental Microbiology

      • Rudolf Amann, Karl-Heinz Schleifer
      Pages 67-82
    9. Bacterial Nomenclature

      • Peter H. A. Sneath
      Pages 83-88
    10. Etymology in Nomenclature of Procaryotes

      • Hans G. Trüper
      Pages 89-99
    11. Microbial Ecology—New Directions, New Importance

      • Stephen H. Zinder, Abigail A. Salyers
      Pages 101-109
    12. Intellectual Property of Procaryotes

      • Roy D. Meredith
      Pages 115-117
    13. The Road Map to the Manual

      • George M. Garrity, John G. Holt
      Pages 119-166
  3. Domain Archaea

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. Phylum Al. Crenarchaeota phy. nov.

      • George M. Garrity, John G. Holt, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Harald Huber, Karl O. Stetter, Wolfram Zillig et al.
      Pages 169-210
  4. Domain Archaea

    1. Phylum All. Euryarchaeota phy. nov.

      • George M. Garrity, John G. Holt, William B. Whitman, Jyoti Keswani, David R. Boone, Yosuke Koga et al.
      Pages 211-355
  5. Domain Bacteria

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-357


  • Aquifex
  • Archaea
  • Crenarchaeota
  • Deferribacter
  • Deinococcus
  • Euryarchaeota
  • Nitrospira
  • Proteobacteria
  • Thermodesulfobacterium
  • Thermotoga
  • bacteria
  • bacteriology
  • ecology
  • microbiology
  • photosynthesis


From the reviews of the second edition:

"The second edition of this well respected set is in the process of being published. This review is based on volume 1 … and there are 5 volumes expected for completion. Volume 1 contains a wealth of information, particularly in background material. … Bergey’s Manuals are well-known, authoritative works in the field of bacteriology. This new edition is no exception, and should be included in all academic libraries and collections supporting research in this field." (Teresa Bowden, E-Streams, Vol. 5 (10), October, 2002)

"At first glance, the first and second editions of the determinative Manual look reassuringly similar. … More careful examination reveals a massive transformation; systematic bacteriology has changed for ever. … Happily the changes are reflected in the growth of the introductory chapter … . The reading of these generally well-written introductory chapters is essential for the proper understanding and use of the new edition. … the manual has developed greatly, its standard of excellence remains unchallenged." (Max Sussmann, Microbiologist, Vol. 4 (1), 2003)

"The second edition of Bergey’s Manual is finally arriving on our bookshelves and promises to be well worth the wait. … The Second Edition continues the high reputation of earlier volumes in the delivery of the descriptions of taxa. … One of the delights of the book is the extensive range of beautiful photomicrographs of obscure and bizarre microbial cells. This book is an essential purchase for the library and, given the reasonable price, well worth considering by the individual microbiologist … ." (Fergus Priest, Microbiology Today, Vol. 29, 2002)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Biology, Portland State University, Portland, USA

    David R. Boone

  • Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

    Richard W. Castenholz

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

    George M. Garrity

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

  • Book Subtitle: Volume One : The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria

  • Editors: David R. Boone, Richard W. Castenholz, George M. Garrity

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York 2001

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-98771-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-3159-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-21609-6

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 722

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

  • Topics: Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Bacteria, Industrial Microbiology, Biomedical Research, Life Sciences

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)