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The Prokaryotes

Prokaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations

  • The most complete resource on the biology of prokaryotes

  • Represents molecular, applied and general prokaryotic biology, bacterial communities, and human bacteriology

  • Covers all taxonomic diversity using the family level to delineate chapters

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Table of contents (24 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Section 1: Biology of Bacteria and Archaea

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. What Is a Prokaryote?

      • W. Ford Doolittle, Olga Zhaxybayeva
      Pages 21-37
    3. Prokaryotes and Their Habitats

      • Hans G. Schlegel, Holger W. Jannasch
      Pages 39-80
    4. Origin of Life: RNA World Versus Autocatalytic Anabolist

      • Günter Wächtershäuser
      Pages 81-88
    5. Morphological and Physiological Diversity

      • Stephen H. Zinder, Martin Dworkin
      Pages 89-122
    6. Prokaryote Characterization and Identification

      • Peter Kämpfer, Stefanie P. Glaeser
      Pages 123-147
    7. Comparative Genomics

      • Asli Ismihan Ozen, Tammi Vesth, David W. Ussery
      Pages 209-227
    8. Defining Taxonomic Ranks

      • Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, Erko Stackebrandt
      Pages 229-254
    9. Population Genetics

      • Santiago Castillo-Ramírez, Edward J. Feil
      Pages 255-266
    10. Public Service Collections and Biological Resource Centers of Microorganisms

      • David Smith, Dagmar Fritze, Erko Stackebrandt
      Pages 267-304
    11. Repositories for Patented and Safeguarded Material

      • Zea D. V. L. Mayerhoff, Irene von der Weid, Alessandra B. G. Valladão
      Pages 305-314
    12. Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology

      • Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 315-328
    13. Genomes and Post-genome Technology

      • Betania Ferraz Quirino, Cristine Chaves Barreto, Georgios J. Pappas Jr., Karsten Zengler, Konstantinos Krampis, Ricardo H. Krüger
      Pages 329-344
  3. Section 2: Symbiotic Associations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Cyanobacterial-Plant Symbioses

      • David G. Adams, Birgitta Bergman, Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, Paula S. Duggan, Amar N. Rai, Arthur Schüßler
      Pages 359-400
    3. Root and Stem Nodule Bacteria of Legumes

      • Michael J. Sadowsky, Peter H. Graham, Masayuki Sugawara
      Pages 401-425

About this book

The Prokaryotes is a comprehensive, multi-authored, peer reviewed reference work on Bacteria and Achaea.  This fourth edition of The Prokaryotes is organized to cover all taxonomic diversity, using the family level to delineate chapters.

Different from other resources, this new Springer product includes not only taxonomy, but also prokaryotic biology and technology of taxa in a broad context. Technological aspects highlight the usefulness of prokaryotes in processes and products, including biocontrol agents and as genetics tools.

The content of the expanded fourth edition is divided into two parts: Part 1 contains review chapters dealing with the most important general concepts in molecular, applied and general prokaryote biology; Part 2 describes the known properties of specific taxonomic groups.

Two completely new sections have been added to Part 1: bacterial communities and human bacteriology. The bacterial communities section reflects the growing realization that studies on pure cultures of bacteria have led to an incomplete picture of the microbial world for two fundamental reasons: the vast majority of bacteria in soil, water and associated with biological tissues are currently not culturable, and that an understanding of microbial ecology requires knowledge on how different bacterial species interact with each other in their natural environment. The new section on human microbiology deals with bacteria associated with healthy humans and bacterial pathogenesis. Each of the major human diseases caused by bacteria is reviewed, from identifying the pathogens by classical clinical and non-culturing techniques to the biochemical mechanisms of the disease process.

The 4th edition of The Prokaryotes is the most complete resource on the biology of prokaryotes.

The following volumes are published consecutively within the 4th Edition:

Prokaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations

Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology

Prokaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry

Applied Bacteriology and Biotechnology

Human Microbiology

Actinobacteria

Firmicutes

Alphaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria

Gammaproteobacteria

Deltaproteobacteria and Epsilonproteobacteria

Other Major Lineages of Bacteria and the Archaea

Keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Ecology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbes
  • Prokaryotes
  • Systematic

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Eugene Rosenberg

  • Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

    Edward F. DeLong

  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Stephen Lory

  • Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany

    Erko Stackebrandt

  • Laboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Biology, Center for Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Ilha do Fundão, Brazil

    Fabiano Thompson

About the editors

Eugene Rosenberg, Professor of Microbiology at Tel Aviv University, Israel

Edward F. DeLong, Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Fabiano Thompson, Professor at Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Stephen Lory, Professor at Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Erko Stackebrandt, Director of the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Prokaryotes

  • Book Subtitle: Prokaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations

  • Editors: Eugene Rosenberg, Edward F. DeLong, Stephen Lory, Erko Stackebrandt, Fabiano Thompson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30194-0

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-30193-3

  • Edition Number: 4

  • Number of Pages: XX, 609

  • Number of Illustrations: 113 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Microbiology

Buying options

eBook USD 799.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-30194-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 849.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)