The Prokaryotes

Volume 5: Proteobacteria: Alpha and Beta Subclasses

  • 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. Proteobacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karel Kersters, Paul De Vos, Monique Gillis, Jean Swings, Peter Vandamme, Erko Stackebrandt
      Pages 3-37
    3. Alpha Subclass

      1. Johannes F. Imhoff
        Pages 41-64
      2. Gary E. Oertli, Cheryl Jenkins, Naomi Ward, Fred Rainey, Erko Stackebrant, James T. Staley
        Pages 65-71
      3. Ann G. Matthysse
        Pages 91-114
      4. Anton Hartmann, Jose Ivo Baldani
        Pages 115-140
      5. Michael Schmid, Jose Ivo Baldani, Anton Hartmann
        Pages 141-150
      6. Jan Hendrik Becking
        Pages 151-162
      7. Karel Kersters, Puspita Lisdiyanti, Kazuo Komagata, Jean Swings
        Pages 163-200
      8. Hermann Sahm, Stephanie Bringer-Meyer, Georg A. Sprenger
        Pages 201-221
      9. Kenneth H. Nealson
        Pages 222-231
      10. Donovan P. Kelly, Frederick A. Rainey, Ann P. Wood
        Pages 232-249
      11. Jürgen Eberspächer, Franz Lingens
        Pages 250-256
      12. Peter N. Green
        Pages 257-265
      13. Juergen Wiegel
        Pages 290-314
      14. Edgardo Moreno, Ignacio Moriyón
        Pages 315-456
      15. Michael F. Minnick, Burt E. Anderson
        Pages 467-492
      16. Xue-Jie Yu, David H. Walker
        Pages 493-528
      17. Robert A. Heinzen, James E. Samuel
        Pages 529-546
      18. Markus Riegler, Scott L. O’Neill
        Pages 547-561
      19. Vladimir V. Yurkov
        Pages 562-584
      20. Jean M. Schmidt, James R. Swafford
        Pages 585-589
    4. Beta Subclass

      1. Johannes F. Imhoff
        Pages 593-601
      2. Daniel C. Stein
        Pages 602-647
      3. Alison Weiss
        Pages 648-674
      4. Hans-Jürgen Busse, Andreas Stolz
        Pages 675-700
      5. Noel R. Krieg
        Pages 701-709
      6. Bruno Pot, Monique Gillis, Jozef De LEY
        Pages 710-722
      7. Anne Willems, Paul De Vos
        Pages 723-736
      8. Monique Gillis, Jozef De Ley
        Pages 737-746
      9. Jean Swings, Bart Lambert, Karel Kersters, Barry Holmes
        Pages 747-750
      10. Jan Hendrik Becking
        Pages 751-757
      11. Stefan Spring
        Pages 758-777
      12. Hans-Peter Koops, Ulrike Purkhold, Andreas Pommerening-Röser, Gabriele Timmermann, Michael Wagner
        Pages 778-811
      13. Lesley A. Robertson, J. Gijs Kuenen
        Pages 812-827
      14. Brian P. Hedlund, Daisy A. Kuhn
        Pages 828-839
      15. Edward J. Bottone, Paul A. Granato
        Pages 840-847
      16. Donald E. Woods, Pamela A. Sokol
        Pages 848-860
      17. Aharon Abeliovich
        Pages 861-872
      18. Barbara Reinhold-Hurek, Thomas Hurek
        Pages 873-891
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 893-919

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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