Molecular Identification, Systematics, and Population Structure of Prokaryotes

  • Erko Stackebrandt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Gilles Vergnaud, Christine Pourcel
    Pages 83-104
  3. Shigeaki Harayama, Hiroaki Kasai
    Pages 105-139
  4. Luc Vauterin, Paul Vauterin
    Pages 141-217
  5. Frank Oliver Glöckner, Anke Meyerdierks
    Pages 261-286
  6. Ulrich Nübel, Markus Antwerpen, Birgit Strommenger, Wolfgang Witte
    Pages 287-313
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


Systematic biology has a far wider application than merely the provision of a reliable classification scheme for new strains. With the framework of the hierarchic system stabilizing, genomes, noncoding regions, and genes and their products can now be evaluated in an evolutionary context. This book summarizes recent developments in the molecular characterization of cultured and as-yet uncultured prokaryotes, emphasizing the strengths and weaknesses of individual approaches. The chapters of the book are compiled to stimulate students to enter the field of bacterial diversity, presenting a broad spectrum of fascinating multifaceted disciplines that illuminate the paths to ecosystem functioning, communication within communities, symbiosis, life in extreme environments, astrobiology, and more.


DNA bacteria biology development ecosystem environment evolution genes metagenome microarray microbiology phylogeny prokaryotes systematics taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Erko Stackebrandt
    • 1
  1. 1.DSMZ GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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