The Prokaryotes

Volume 7: Proteobacteria: Delta, Epsilon Subclass

  • Martin Dworkin (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Stanley Falkow
  • Eugene Rosenberg
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
  • Erko Stackebrandt
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liii
  2. Proteobacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Delta Subclass

      1. Bernhard Schink
        Pages 5-11
      2. Edouard Jurkevitch
        Pages 12-30
      3. Lawrence J. Shimkets, Martin Dworkin, Hans Reichenbach
        Pages 31-115
    3. Epsilon Subclass

      1. Trudy M. Wassenaar, Diane G. Newell
        Pages 119-138
      2. Jay V. Solnick, Jani L. O’rourke, Peter Vandamme, Adrian Lee
        Pages 139-177
      3. Jörg Simon, Roland Gross, Oliver Klimmek, Achim Kröger
        Pages 178-191
  3. Spirochetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Susan Leschine, Bruce J. Paster, Ercole Canale-Parola
      Pages 195-210
    3. Steven J. Norris, Bruce J. Paster, Annette Moter, Ulf B. Göbel
      Pages 211-234
    4. Melissa Caimano
      Pages 235-293
    5. Ben Adler, Solly Faine
      Pages 294-317
    6. John A. Breznak, Jared R. Leadbetter
      Pages 318-329
    7. Thaddeus B. Stanton
      Pages 330-356
  4. Chlorobiaceae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Jörg Overmann
      Pages 359-378
  5. Bacteriodes and Cytophaga Group

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. C. Jeffrey Smith, Edson R. Rocha, Bruce J. Paster
      Pages 381-427
    3. Frank C. Gibson, Caroline Attardo Genco
      Pages 428-454
    4. Jean-François Bernardet, Yasuyoshi Nakagawa
      Pages 455-480
    5. Jean-François Bernardet, John P. Bowman
      Pages 481-531
    6. Celia J. Hugo, Brita Bruun, Piet J. Jooste
      Pages 532-538
    7. Hans Reichenbach
      Pages 549-590
    8. Hans Reichenbach
      Pages 591-601
    9. Eppe Gerke Mulder, Maria H. Deinema
      Pages 602-604
    10. David L. Balkwill, J. K. Fredrickson, M. F. Romine
      Pages 605-629
    11. Celia J. Hugo, Brita Bruun, Piet J. Jooste
      Pages 630-637
    12. Jean-François Bernardet, Celia Hugo, Brita Bruun
      Pages 638-676
    13. E. R. Leadbetter
      Pages 709-711
  6. Chlamydia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 739-739
    2. Murat V. Kalayoglu, Gerald I. Byrne
      Pages 741-754
  7. Planctomyces and Related Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 755-755
    2. Naomi Ward, James T. Staley, John A. Fuerst, Stephen Giovannoni, Heinz Schlesner, Eiko Stackebrandt
      Pages 757-793
  8. Thermus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 795-795
    2. Milton S. Da Costa, Fred A. Rainey, M. Fernanda Nobre
      Pages 797-812
  9. Chloroflexaceae and Related Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 813-813
    2. Satoshi Hanada, Beverly K. Pierson
      Pages 815-842
    3. Jerome J. Perry
      Pages 843-848
    4. Jerome J. Perry
      Pages 849-853
    5. Natuschka Lee, Hans Reichenbach
      Pages 854-877
  10. Verrucomicrobium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 879-879
    2. Heinz Schlesner, Cheryl Jenkins, James T. Staley
      Pages 881-896
  11. Thermotogales

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 897-897
    2. Robert Huber, Michael Hannig
      Pages 899-922
  12. Aquificales

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 923-923

About this book


The first edition of The Prokaryotes, published in 1981, took a bold step to become the most comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedic handbook on prokaryotes. Another important step was taken with the second edition in 1992, when the chapters were organized on the basis of the molecular phylogeny as a rational, evolutionary basis for the taxonomy of the prokaryotes. By then, the two volumes of the first edition had expanded to four.

With the decision to publish the handbook electronically, the third edition was the boldest step of all. The advantages were obvious and persuasive: essentially unlimited space, no restrictions on the use of color, and the inclusion of film and animated illustrations. Nevertheless, the affection for a printed handbook was highly underestimated and during the first 5 years of the continuously evolving online version, a growing demand for a new print edition was voiced by the scientific and corporate community.

Thus, Springer is now publishing a third edition in printed form. In total, 7 volumes will make up this new fully revised and updated version. Compared to the second edition, this edition will contain 85% new contents, printed in color throughout. It will be ideally suited for research centers in academia and in the corporate world that need reliable and up-to-date information on the biology of the prokaryotic organisms.


Bacteria Ecology Infectious Diseases Microbes Prokaryotes Systematics microbial

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Dworkin (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Stanley Falkow
    • 2
  • Eugene Rosenberg
    • 3
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
    • 4
  • Erko Stackebrandt
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of MinnesotaTwin CitiesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyStanford University Medical SchoolStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular Microbiology and BiotechnologyTel Aviv UniversityRamat-AvivIsrael
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyTechnical University MunichMunichGermany
  5. 5.DSMZ- German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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