Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liii
  2. Proteobacteria

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

      1. J. Michael Janda
        Pages 5-40
      2. Rodney A. Welch
        Pages 60-71
      3. Sharon L. Abbott, J. Michael Janda
        Pages 72-89
      4. Diana Borenshtein, David B. Schauer
        Pages 90-98
      5. Yves Germani, Philippe J. Sansonetti
        Pages 99-122
      6. Craig D. Ellermeier, James M. Slauch
        Pages 123-158
      7. Sylvain Brisse, Francine Grimont, Patrick A. D. Grimont
        Pages 159-196
      8. Francine Grimont, Patrick A. D. Grimont
        Pages 197-214
      9. Megan E. McBee, David B. Schauer
        Pages 215-218
      10. Francine Grimont, Patrick A. D. Grimont
        Pages 219-244
      11. Jim Manos, Robert Belas
        Pages 245-269
      12. Elisabeth Carniel, Ingo Autenrieth, Guy Cornelis, Hiroshi Fukushima, Francoise Guinet, Ralph Isberg et al.
        Pages 270-398
      13. Bob Brubaker
        Pages 399-442
      14. Clarence I. Kado
        Pages 443-450
      15. Noel Boemare, Raymond Akhurst
        Pages 451-494
      16. J. J. Farmer III
        Pages 495-507
      17. J. J. Farmer III, F. W. Hickman-Brenner
        Pages 508-563

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25496-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-30746-6
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