Handbook of New Bacterial Systematics

Handbook of New Bacterial Systematics

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This introductory text level aims to cover the principles and methods for the classification and identification of bacteria. The subject of bacterial systematics is a complex and difficult one, yet an understanding is important to every microbiologist. The text includes glossary details of modern taxonomic methods using molecular biology techniques and a glossary of taxonomic terms. The editors and authors are renowned authorities on bacterial taxonomy - many are involved in the Bergey's manual trust - and all are experienced teachers of the subject. This book provides microbiologists with a comprehensive treatment of the concepts ideas and methods that make up the subject of modern bacterial systematics. The book is divided into three sections: classification, nomenclature and identification.
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 176 x 244 x 36mm | 1,079.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • glossary, index
  • 0122896726
  • 9780122896729

Table of contents

Introduction - roots of bacterial systematics, M. Goodfellow and A.G. O'Donnell. Part 1 Classification: structure of the bacterial genome, N.J. Palleroni; plasmids and gene rearrangements, C.R. Harwood; nucleic acids and classification, E. Stackebradt and W. Liesack; cell envelopes and classification, K.Suzuki; protein electrophoresis and classification, L. Vauterin et al; computer-assisted classification, M.J. Sackin and D. Jones. Part 2 Nomenclature: bacterial nomenclature and its role in systematics, I.C. Bousfield; nomenclature literacy, T.O. MacAdoo. Part 3 Identification: computer-assisted identification, F.G. Priest and S.T. Williams; whole-organisms fingerprinting, J. Magee; serological identification, G.H.W. Bowden; nucleic acid probes, K.H. Schleifer. Conclusions - future of bacterial systematics, A.G. O'Donnell et al.
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