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The Prokaryotes

Alphaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (39 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Section I Alphaproteobacteria

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Family Acetobacteraceae

      • Kazuo Komagata, Takao Iino, Yuzo Yamada
      Pages 3-78
    3. The Family Anaplasmataceae

      • Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 79-80
    4. The Family Bartonellaceae

      • Cristiane Divan Baldani, Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carlos Luiz Massard
      Pages 81-114
    5. The Family Beijerinckiaceae

      • Irma Marín, David Ruiz Arahal
      Pages 115-133
    6. The Family Bradyrhizobiaceae

      • Jackson Antônio Marcondes de Souza, Lucia Maria Carareto Alves, Alessandro de Mello Varani, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
      Pages 135-154
    7. The Family Brucellaceae

      • Peter Kämpfer, Steffen Wohlgemuth, Holger Scholz
      Pages 155-178
    8. The Family Caulobacteraceae

      • Wolf-Rainer Abraham, Manfred Rohde, Antonio Bennasar
      Pages 179-205
    9. The Family Cohaesibacteraceae: The Genera Cohaesibacter and Breoghania

      • Cintia P. J. Rua, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 207-212
    10. The Family Erythrobacteraceae

      • Luciane A. Chimetto Tonon, Ana Paula B. Moreira, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 213-235
    11. The Family Holosporaceae

      • Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carlos Luiz Massard
      Pages 237-246
    12. The Family Hyphomicrobiaceae

      • Aharon Oren, Xue-Wei Xu
      Pages 247-281
    13. The Family Hyphomonadaceae

      • Wolf-Rainer Abraham, Manfred Rohde
      Pages 283-299
    14. The Order Kiloniellales

      • Johannes F. Imhoff, Jutta Wiese
      Pages 301-306
    15. The Family Kordiimonadaceae

      • Xue-Wei Xu, Min Wu, Aharon Oren
      Pages 307-312
    16. The Family Methylobacteriaceae

      • Donovan P. Kelly, Ian R. McDonald, Ann P. Wood
      Pages 313-340
    17. The Family Methylocystaceae

      • Hayden K. Webb, Hooi Jun Ng, Elena P. Ivanova
      Pages 341-347
    18. The Family Parvularculaceae

      • Giselle Cavalcanti, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 349-354
    19. The Family Phyllobacteriaceae

      • Anne Willems
      Pages 355-418

About this book

The Prokaryotes is a comprehensive, multi-authored, peer reviewed reference work on Bacteria and Archaea. 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.

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

  • Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, USA

    Edward F. DeLong

  • Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, 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: Alphaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30197-1

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

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

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-30196-4

  • Edition Number: 4

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 1013

  • Number of Illustrations: 71 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Microbiology

Buying options

eBook USD 799.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-30197-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 899.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)