Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume 3: The Firmicutes

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Paul Vos, George Garrity, Dorothy Jones, Noel R. Krieg, Wolfgang Ludwig, Fred A. Rainey, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, William Whitman
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 28, 2011 - 1450 pages
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Includes a revised taxonomic outline for the Firmicutes based upon the SILVA project as well as a description of more than 1346 species and 235 genera belonging to the phylum Firmicutes, which are also called the low mol% G+C Gram positive prokaryotes. Major taxa to be included are Alicyclobacillus, Bacillus, Clostridium, Enterococcus, Erysipelothrix, Eubacterium, Haloanaerobium, Heliobacterium, Lachnospira, Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Listeria, Paenibacillus, Peptococcus, Ruminococcus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Syntrophomonas, Thermoactinomyces, Thermoanaerobacter, Veillonella and 229 additional genera. Includes many medically and industrially important taxa.

 

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William B. Whitman is a former Foreign Service diplomat. Although he still travels extensively for the State Department, he now spends most of his time writing for such magazines as Hemispheres , National Geographic Traveler, and The Robb Report. He is the author of three travel guides and lives in Washington, D.C.

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