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Taxonomy of Prokaryotes

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes, edited by two leading experts in the field, presents the most appropriate up-to-date experimental approaches in the detail required for modern microbiological research. Focusing on the methods most useful for the microbiologist interested in this specialty, this volume will be essential reading for all researchers working in microbiology, immunology, virology, mycology and parasitology.

Methods in Microbiology is the most prestigious series devoted to techniques and methodology in the field. Established for over 30 years, Methods in Microbiology will continue to provide you with tried and tested, cutting-edge protocols to directly benefit your research.


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Hardbound, 484 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-387730-7


  • "The book is clearly presented, packed with protocols, and well illustrated"--Microbiology Today

    " represents a valuable addition to the microbiologists' reference source."--Immunology Today


  • 1. Taxonomy of Prokaryotes - Introduction
    FA Rainey and A Oren

    2. How to Write a Taxonomic Paper
    FA Rainey

    3. Phenotypic and Physiological Characterization Methods
    NR Krieg and PJ Padgett

    4. Microscopy
    M Rohde

    5. Peptidoglycan Structure
    P Schumann

    6. Cell Wall Teichoic Acids in the Taxonomy and Characterization of Gram-Positive Bacteria
    NV Potekhina, GM Streshinskaya, EM Tul’skaya and AS Shashkov

    7. The Identification of Polar Lipids in Prokaryotes
    MS da Costa, L Albuquerque, MF Nobre and R Wait

    8. The Identification of Fatty Acids in Bacteria
    MS da Costa, L Albuquerque, MF Nobre and R Wait

    9. The Extraction and Identification of Respiratory Lipoquinones of Prokaryotes and their Use in Taxonomy
    MS da Costa, L Albuquerque, MF Nobre and R Wait

    10. Detection and Characterization of Mycolic Acids and their Use in Taxonomy and Classification
    AAF Yassin

    11. Polyamines
    H-J Busse

    12. Characterization of Pigments of Prokaryotes
    A Oren

    13. Characterization of Prokaryotes Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry
    B Dridi and M Drancourt

    14. Determination of the G+C Content of Prokaryotes
    NM Mesbah, WB Whitman and M Mesbah

    15. DNA-DNA hybridization
    R Rosselló-Móra, M Urdiain and A López-López

    16. The Use of rRNA Gene Sequence Data in the Classification and Identification of Prokaryotes
    W Ludwig, FO Glöckner and P Yilmaz

    17. Mutilocus Sequence Determination and Analysis
    P De Vos

    18. Whole Genome Sequence Comparisons in Taxonomy
    R Borriss, C Rueckert, J Blom, O Bezuidt, O Reva and H-P Klenk

    19. How to Name New Genera and Species of Prokaryotes?
    A Oren


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