The Prokaryotes

Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Rosenberg, Eugene
DeLong, E.F., Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., Thompson, F. (Eds.)

  • The most complete resource on the biology of prokaryotes
  • Represents molecular, applied and general prokaryotic biology, bacterial communities, and human bacteriology
  • Covers all taxonomic diversity using the family level to delineate chapters
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About this Reference Work

The Prokaryotes is a comprehensive, multi-authored, peer reviewed reference work on Bacteria and Achaea. This fourth edition of The Prokaryotes is organized to cover all taxonomic diversity, using the family level to delineate chapters. Different from other resources, this new Springer product includes not only taxonomy, but also prokaryotic biology and technology of taxa in a broad context. Technological aspects highlight the usefulness of prokaryotes in processes and products, including biocontrol agents and as genetics tools. The content of the expanded fourth edition is divided into two parts: Part 1 contains review chapters dealing with the most important general concepts in molecular, applied and general prokaryote biology; Part 2 describes the known properties of specific taxonomic groups. Two completely new sections have been added to Part 1: bacterial communities and human bacteriology. The bacterial communities section reflects the growing realization that studies on pure cultures of bacteria have led to an incomplete picture of the microbial world for two fundamental reasons: the vast majority of bacteria in soil, water and associated with biological tissues are currently not culturable, and that an understanding of microbial ecology requires knowledge on how different bacterial species interact with each other in their natural environment. The new section on human microbiology deals with bacteria associated with healthy humans and bacterial pathogenesis. Each of the major human diseases caused by bacteria is reviewed, from identifying the pathogens by classical clinical and non-culturing techniques to the biochemical mechanisms of the disease process. The 4th edition of The Prokaryotes is the most complete resource on the biology of prokaryotes.

About the authors

Eugene Rosenberg, Professor of Microbiology at Tel Aviv University, Israel

Edward F. DeLong, Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Stephen Lory, Professor at Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Erko Stackebrandt, German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany

Fabiano Thompson, Professor at Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book … edited and written by great scientists covers essential contributions on different types of prokaryotic communities as well as on the prokaryotic functions in different environments. … This volume, as well as the whole series, should be available in every large scientific library.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 5 (3-4), December, 2014)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Structure and Function of Microbial Communities

    Stahl, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Quantitative and Theoretical Microbial Population Biology

    Polz, Martin F. (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Alpine and Arctic Soil Microbial Communities

    Rhodes, M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Plant Rhizosphere Microbial Communities

    Minz, Dror (et al.)

    Pages 56-84

  • Tropical Soil Microbial Communities

    Macrae, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 85-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Prokaryotes
Book Subtitle
Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology
Editors
  • Eugene Rosenberg
  • Edward F. DeLong
  • Stephen Lory
  • Erko Stackebrandt
  • Fabiano Thompson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30124-7
eReference ISBN
978-3-642-30123-0
Print ISBN
978-3-642-30122-3
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XX, 528
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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