Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays (Paperback)George M. Garrity (editor-in-chief)
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Includes introductory chapters on classification of prokaryotes, the concept of bacterial species, numerical and polyphasic taxonomy, bacterial nomenclature and the etymology of prokaryotic names, nucleic acid probes and their application in environmental microbiology, culture collections, and the intellectual property of prokaryotes. The first Road Map to the prokaryotes is included as well as an overview of the phylogenetic backbone and taxonomic framework for prokaryotic systematics.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1700 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2005
From the reviews of the second edition:
"Satisfyingly heavy and a pleasure to handle ... Volume 2 of the Second Edition of this highly respected work boasts a combined weight of more than 7 Kg. Their sheer size is a testament to the quantity of information contained inside. ... Each article ... is organized in a standardized way that helps make the information more digestible. ... The updated Manual has a place in all scientific libraries and its importance can only grow as we continue to explore and appreciate the vast prokaryotic diversity surrounding us." (Dawn Field, Microbiology Today, July, 2006)
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