The Prokaryotes

Volume 2: Ecophysiology and Biochemistry

  • Martin Dworkin (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Stanley Falkow
  • Eugene Rosenberg
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
  • Erko Stackebrandt
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liii
  2. Ecophysiological and Biochemical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin C. Marshall
      Pages 3-15
    3. Itzhak Ofek, Nathan Sharon, Soman N. Abraham
      Pages 16-31
    4. Jörg Overmann, Ferrau Garcia-Pichel
      Pages 32-85
    5. Ruth A. Schmitz, Rolf Daniel, Uwe Deppenmeier, Gerhard Gottschalk
      Pages 86-101
    6. Judith Armitage
      Pages 102-139
    7. Martin Dworkin
      Pages 140-166
    8. Rainer Jaenicke, Reinhard Sterner
      Pages 167-209
    9. Siegfried Scherer, Klaus Neuhaus
      Pages 210-262
    10. Aharon Oren
      Pages 263-282
    11. Terry Ann Krulwich
      Pages 283-308
    12. Bernhard Schink, Alfons J. M. Stams
      Pages 309-335
    13. Bonnie L. Bassler, Melissa B. Miller
      Pages 336-353
    14. Harold L. Drake, Kirsten Küsel, Carola Matthies
      Pages 354-420
    15. Barbara N. Kunkel, Zhongying Chen
      Pages 421-440
    16. Donovan P. Kelly, Ann P. Wood
      Pages 441-456
    17. Eberhard Bock, Michael Wagner
      Pages 457-495
    18. Edward Schwartz, Bärbel Friedrich
      Pages 496-563
    19. Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 564-577
    20. Edward A. Bayer, Yuval Shoham, Raphael Lamed
      Pages 578-617
    21. Mary E. Lidstrom
      Pages 618-634
    22. Ralf Rabus, Theo A. Hansen, Friedrich Widdel
      Pages 659-768
    23. James P. Shapleigh
      Pages 769-792
    24. Esperanza Martinez-Romero
      Pages 793-817
    25. Michael J. Sadowsky, P. H. Graham
      Pages 818-841
    26. Stefan Spring, Dennis A. Bazylinski
      Pages 842-862
    27. Paul V. Dunlap, Kumiko Kita-Tsukamoto
      Pages 863-892
    28. Vega Masignani, Mariagrazia Pizza, Rino Rappuoli
      Pages 893-955
    29. Lawrence P. Wackett
      Pages 956-968
    30. Dimitry Yu. Sorokin, Horia Banciu, Lesley A. Robertson, J. Gijs Kuenen
      Pages 969-984
    31. Lesley A. Robertson, J. Gijs Kuenen
      Pages 985-1011
    32. Eliora Z. Ron
      Pages 1012-1027
    33. Friedrich Widdel, Antje Boetius, Ralf Rabus
      Pages 1028-1049
    34. Reiner Hedderich, William B. Whitman
      Pages 1050-1079
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 1081-1107

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

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