Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Section I Alphaproteobacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kazuo Komagata, Takao Iino, Yuzo Yamada
      Pages 3-78
    3. Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 79-80
    4. Cristiane Divan Baldani, Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carlos Luiz Massard
      Pages 81-114
    5. Irma Marín, David Ruiz Arahal
      Pages 115-133
    6. Jackson Antônio Marcondes de Souza, Lucia Maria Carareto Alves, Alessandro de Mello Varani, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
      Pages 135-154
    7. Peter Kämpfer, Steffen Wohlgemuth, Holger Scholz
      Pages 155-178
    8. Wolf-Rainer Abraham, Manfred Rohde, Antonio Bennasar
      Pages 179-205
    9. Cintia P. J. Rua, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 207-212
    10. Luciane A. Chimetto Tonon, Ana Paula B. Moreira, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 213-235
    11. Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carlos Luiz Massard
      Pages 237-246
    12. Aharon Oren, Xue-Wei Xu
      Pages 247-281
    13. Wolf-Rainer Abraham, Manfred Rohde
      Pages 283-299
    14. Johannes F. Imhoff, Jutta Wiese
      Pages 301-306
    15. Xue-Wei Xu, Min Wu, Aharon Oren
      Pages 307-312
    16. Donovan P. Kelly, Ian R. McDonald, Ann P. Wood
      Pages 313-340
    17. Hayden K. Webb, Hooi Jun Ng, Elena P. Ivanova
      Pages 341-347
    18. Giselle Cavalcanti, Fabiano Thompson
      Pages 349-354
    19. Anne Willems
      Pages 355-418
    20. Lucia Maria Carareto Alves, Jackson Antônio Marcondes de Souza, Alessandro de Mello Varani, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
      Pages 419-437
    21. María J. Pujalte, Teresa Lucena, María A. Ruvira, David Ruiz Arahal, M. Carmen Macián
      Pages 439-512
    22. Luciana Albuquerque, Ramon Rosselló-Móra, Milton S. da Costa
      Pages 513-531
    23. José Ivo Baldani, Sandy Sampaio Videira, Kátia Regina dos Santos Teixeira, Veronica Massena Reis, André Luiz Martinez de Oliveira, Stefan Schwab et al.
      Pages 533-618
    24. Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carlos Luiz Massard
      Pages 619-635
    25. Brian Austin
      Pages 637-639
    26. Stefanie P. Glaeser, Peter Kämpfer
      Pages 641-707
    27. Aharon Oren
      Pages 709-726
  3. Section II Betaproteobacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 727-727
    2. Brian Austin
      Pages 729-757
    3. Tom Coenye
      Pages 759-776
    4. Anne Willems
      Pages 777-851
    5. Lotta Hallbeck, Karsten Pedersen
      Pages 853-858
    6. Johann Orlygsson, Jakob K. Kristjansson
      Pages 859-868
    7. Nina Doronina, Elena Kaparullina, Yuri Trotsenko
      Pages 869-880
    8. Julia S. Bennett, Holly B. Bratcher, Carina Brehony, Odile B. Harrison, Martin C. J. Maiden
      Pages 881-900
    9. James I. Prosser, Ian M. Head, Lisa Y. Stein
      Pages 901-918
    10. José Ivo Baldani, Luc Rouws, Leonardo Magalhães Cruz, Fábio Lopes Olivares, Michael Schmid, Anton Hartmann
      Pages 919-974
    11. Aharon Oren
      Pages 975-998
    12. Margarita Grabovich, Galina Dubinina
      Pages 999-1004
    13. Masami Morotomi
      Pages 1005-1012

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.


Bacteria Ecology Infectious diseases Microbes Prokaryotes Systematic

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Edward F. DeLong
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stephen Lory
    • 4
  • Erko Stackebrandt
    • 5
  • Fabiano Thompson
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology and BiotechnologyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Biological EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and EducationUniversity of Hawaii, ManoaHonoluluUSA
  4. 4.Department of Microbiology and ImmunobiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell CulturesBraunschweigGermany
  6. 6.Laboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Biology, Center for Health SciencesFederal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)Ilha do FundãoBrazil

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