Taxonomy of Prokaryotes

Edited by

  • Fred Rainey, College of Basic Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
  • Aharon Oren, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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.

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Microbiologists, immunologists, virologists, mycologists, and parasitologists


Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • 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

Table of Contents

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