Taxonomy of Prokaryotes

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes

1st Edition - December 5, 2011

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  • Editors: Fred Rainey, Aharon Oren
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123877536
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123877307

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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.


Microbiologists, immunologists, virologists, mycologists, and parasitologists

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Series Advisors

    List of Contributors

    1: Taxonomy of Prokaryotes – Introduction

    2: How to Describe New Species of Prokaryotes

    3: Phenotypic and Physiological Characterization Methods

    4: Microscopy

    5: Peptidoglycan Structure

    6: Cell Wall Teichoic Acids in the Taxonomy and Characterization of Gram-positive Bacteria†

    7: The Identification of Polar Lipids in Prokaryotes

    8: The Identification of Fatty Acids in Bacteria

    9: The Extraction and Identification of Respiratory Lipoquinones of Prokaryotes and Their Use in Taxonomy

    10: Detection and Characterization of Mycolic Acids and Their Use in Taxonomy and Classification

    11: Polyamines

    12: Characterization of Pigments of Prokaryotes and Their Use in Taxonomy and Classification

    13: Characterization of Prokaryotes Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

    14: Determination of the G+C Content of Prokaryotes

    15: DNA–DNA Hybridization

    16: The Use of rRNA Gene Sequence Data in the Classification and Identification of Prokaryotes

    17: Multilocus Sequence Determination and Analysis

    18: Whole Genome Sequence Comparisons in Taxonomy

    19: How to Name New Genera and Species of Prokaryotes?


Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: December 5, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123877536
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123877307

About the Series Volume Editors

Fred Rainey

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Basic Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.

Aharon Oren

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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