Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Wolfgang Ludwig, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, William B Whitman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Wolfgang Ludwig, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, William B Whitman
    Pages 15-17
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1319-1450

About this book


Includes a revised taxonomic outline for the Firmicutes based upon the SILVA project as well as a description of more than 1346 species and 235 genera belonging to the phylum Firmicutes, which are also called the low mol% G+C Gram positive prokaryotes. Major taxa to be included are Alicyclobacillus, Bacillus, Clostridium, Enterococcus, Erysipelothrix, Eubacterium, Haloanaerobium, Heliobacterium, Lachnospira, Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Listeria, Paenibacillus, Peptococcus, Ruminococcus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Syntrophomonas, Thermoactinomyces, Thermoanaerobacter, Veillonella and 229 additional genera. Includes many medically and industrially important taxa.


Bergey's Firmicutes Garrity Manual Systematic bacteriology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul De Vos
  • George M. Garrity
  • Dorothy Jones
  • Noel R. Krieg
  • Wolfgang Ludwig
  • Fred A. Rainey
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
  • William B. Whitman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyBergey’s Manual Trust University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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