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Modern Bacterial Taxonomy - Kazuo Tsubota

Modern Bacterial Taxonomy

Paperback Published: 30th November 1993
ISBN: 9780412461200
Number Of Pages: 228

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This second edition of "Modern Bacterial Taxonomy" has been completely revised and expanded to include detailed coverage of molecular systematics including relevant aspects of nucleic acid sequences, the construction of phylogenetic trees, typing of bacteria by restriction fragment length polymorphisms, DNA hybridization probes and the use of the polymerase chain reaction in bacterial systematics. The more traditional aspects of bacterial systematics have been updated and in all areas the methodology and application of these techniques have been discussed. The authors have also described how current concepts of procaryotic classification and evolution are being changed, often with considerable controversy, by molecular studies. This book should be of interest to senior undergraduates in microbiology and affiliated biological science degrees and to professional applied microbiologists in the food, water and beverage industries.

Preface. Introduction. Classification. Deficiencies of traditional classifications. The range of classifications. Merits of phenetic versus phylogenetic classifications. The choice between phenetic and phylogenetic classifications. References. Numerical taxonomy. Introduction. Strain selection. Test selection. Data coding. Computer analyses. Determination of taxonomic structure. Presentation and interpretation of results. Concluding remarks. References. Chemosystematics and molecular biology I: Nucleic acid analyses. Introduction. Chromosomal DNA. Analysis of RNA. References. Chemosystematics and molecular biology II: Proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and whole cells. Analysis of proteins. Cell envelope analyses. End-products of metabolism. Complete cells. Conclusions. References. Phylogenetics. General considerations. Data for phylogeny. Phylogenies from macromolecular sequences. Tree reconstruction. Cladistics and phenetics. Constancy of evolutionary rates. Gene transfer. Bacterial evolution. References. Nomenclature. The species concept. References. Identification and diagnosis. Sequential identification systems: dichotomous keys. Simultaneous identification: diagnostic tables. Computer-based identification systems. Serology. Commerical kits. Bacteriophage typing. Chemosystematic methods in identification. Hybridization probes. References. Interactions between taxonomy and allied disciplines. Ecology. Pathology. Genetics and molecular biology. Biotechnology. Culture collections. References. Conclusions and outlook. Glossary. Appendix A: Classification of the bacteria - the conventional approach. Appendix B: Classification of the bacteria - the phylogenetic approach. Index.

ISBN: 9780412461200
ISBN-10: 041246120X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised