Reference Work 2013

The Prokaryotes

Prokaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations

ISBN: 978-3-642-30193-3 (Print) 978-3-642-30194-0 (Online)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Section 1: Biology of Bacteria and Archaea

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      How We Do, Don’t, and Should Look at Bacteria and Bacteriology

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      Pages 21-37

      What Is a Prokaryote?

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      Pages 39-80

      Prokaryotes and Their Habitats

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      Pages 81-88

      Origin of Life: RNA World Versus Autocatalytic Anabolist

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      Pages 89-122

      Morphological and Physiological Diversity

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      Pages 123-147

      Prokaryote Characterization and Identification

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      Pages 149-207

      Principles of Enrichment, Isolation, Cultivation, and Preservation of Prokaryotes

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      Pages 209-227

      Comparative Genomics

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      Pages 229-254

      Defining Taxonomic Ranks

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      Pages 255-266

      Population Genetics

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      Pages 267-304

      Public Service Collections and Biological Resource Centers of Microorganisms

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      Pages 305-314

      Repositories for Patented and Safeguarded Material

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      Pages 315-328

      Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology

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      Pages 329-344

      Genomes and Post-genome Technology

  3. Section 2: Symbiotic Associations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 347-358

      Role of Microorganisms in Adaptation, Development, and Evolution of Animals and Plants: The Hologenome Concept

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      Pages 359-400

      Cyanobacterial-Plant Symbioses

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      Pages 401-425

      Root and Stem Nodule Bacteria of Legumes

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      Pages 427-463

      Symbiotic Associations Between Ciliates and Prokaryotes

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      Pages 465-496

      Bacteriocyte-Associated Endosymbionts of Insects

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      Pages 497-532

      Vibrio fisheri: Squid Symbiosis

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