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Prokaryotes 2006/e 3/e

Vol. 4: Bacteria: Firmicutes, Cyanobacteria

Martin Dworkin

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The revised Third Edition of The Prokaryotes, acclaimed as a classic reference in the field, offers new and updated articles by experts from around the world on taxa of relevance to medicine, ecology and industry. Entries combine phylogenetic and systematic data with insights into genetics, physiology and application. Existing entries have been revised to incorporate rapid progress and technological innovation. The new edition improves on the lucid presentation, logical layout and abundance of illustrations that readers rely on, adding color illustration throughout. Expanded to seven volumes in its print form, the new edition adds a new, searchable online version.

Martin Dworkin:

Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, University of Minnesota, USA

Major research area: Developmental Biology and Social Behavior of Myxococcus xanthus

Selected awards and honors: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; Sackler Scholar, Tel Aviv University; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Roger Porter Award for Microbial Diversity- American Society for Microbiology

Stanley Falkow:

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA; Former Assistant Chief of the Department of Bacterial Immunology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Selected awards and honors: Member of the National Academy of Sciences; President of the American Society for Microbiology from July 1997 through June 1998; Robert Koch Award from German Government; Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Microbiology; Several honorary doctorates in Europe and the US

Eugene Rosenberg:

Professor of Microbiology at Tel Aviv University, Israel; Associate Professor at the Department of Bacteriology & Institute of Molecular Biology, University of California at Los Angeles (1967-1970); Member of the Israel Committee for Emerging Diseases

Selected awards and honors: Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Professor MIT Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pan Lab Award, Society of Industrial Microbiology, San Diego

Karl-Heinz Schleifer:

Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Awards and Honors: Full Member of Bergey¿s Manual Trust; President of the International Union of Microbiological Societies; Körber Award for European Scientific Research; Award of the Society of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine; Ferdinand-Cohn-Medal

Erko Stackebrandt:

Professor of Microbiology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and Director of the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Professor of Microbiology Department, University of Kiel, Germany (1984-1990); Professor of Microbiology and Department Head at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (1990-1993)

Selected awards and honors: Associate Member of Bergey¿s Manual Trust (1990-1997); Bergey's Award


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Erko Stackebrandt, Karl-Heinz Schleifer
Seitenzahl 1140
Erscheinungsdatum 28.09.2006
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-387-25494-4
Verlag Springer Pg
Maße (L/B/H) 29,2/21,5/7,6 cm
Gewicht 4125 g
Auflage 3rd. ed.


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