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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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?



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