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Trends in the Systematics of Bacteria and Fungi
Edited by: Paul Bridge, retired from CABI, UK, David Smith, CABI, UK, Erko Stackebrandt, University of Braunschweig, Germany
December 2020 | Hardback | 368 Pages | 9781789244984
December 2020 | ePDF 9781789244991 | ePub 9781789245004
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£115.00 | €130.00 | $155.00
DescriptionMethods in microbial systematics have developed and changed significantly in the last 40 years. This has resulted in considerable change in both the defining microbial species and the methods required to make reliable identifications. Developments in information technology have enabled ready access to vast amounts of new and historic data online. Establishing both the relevance, and the most appropriate use, of this data is now a major consideration when undertaking identifications and systematic research.
This book provides some insights into how current methods and resources are being used in microbial systematics, together with some thoughts and suggestions as to how both methodologies and concepts may develop in the future. It includes coverage of:
The philosophy and changes in microbial systematics, including the relevance of names, new concepts of species, and the issues encountered with species that cannot be grown in culture.
The application of new identification technologies, specifically those based on nucleic acids and complex chemo-taxonomic methods.
The challenges of using published databases and other data resources in arriving at an identification appropriate to current species concepts.
The practical requirements of an identification: obtaining and verifying reference cultures and data, and the type and level of identification required by different users.
This book is suitable for academic researchers, scientists involved with identification or survey, microbiologists, students and extension workers.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Bridging 200 years of bacterial classification
- Chapter 2: Identification of fungi: background, challenges and prospects
- Chapter 3: Names of microorganisms and data resources to retrieve information about published names
- Chapter 4: Preserving the reference strains
- Chapter 5: Can older fungal sequence data be useful?
- Chapter 6: Data resources: role and services of culture collections
- Chapter 7: MALDI TOF MS and currently related proteomic technologies in reconciling bacterial systematics
- Chapter 8: MALDI-TOF MS and its requirements for fungal identification
- Chapter 9: The strength of chemotaxonomy
- Chapter 10: Microbial Genomic Taxonomy
- Chapter 11: Navigating bacterial taxonomy in a world of unchartered microbial organisms
- Chapter 12: Sequence-based identification and classification of fungi
- Chapter 13: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes Using Whole Genome Sequences
- Chapter 14: Genomic sequences for fungi
- Chapter 15: What can genome analysis offer for bacteria?
- Chapter 16: Genomes Reveal the Cohesiveness of Bacterial Species Taxa and Provide a Path Toward Describing All of Bacterial Diversity
- Chapter 17: Are species concepts outdated for Fungi? Intraspecific variation in plant-pathogenic fungi illustrates the need of subspecific categorization
- Chapter 18: Where to now
ReadershipSuitable for academic researchers, scientists involved with identification or survey, quality control etc. Undergraduates, identification service users, extension workers.
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Paul Dennis Bridge was previously Director of Bioservices at CABI, Head of Evolutionary Biology Group at British Antarctic Survey, and Kew Chair of Mycology at Birkbeck. He has 30 years history in practical microbial systematics in agricultural and environmental programmes. Author of over 150 scientific papers, chapters and reviews and co-editor for 10 books.
David Smith – 44 years at CABI currently Director of Biological Resources with a long history of managing a living fungal collection; developing and managing projects on conservation and use of microorganisms having presented over 150 conference papers and 180 publications including 2 books and 25 book chapters
Erko Stackebrandt – Former chair in Microbiology at the Universities of Kiel (Germany ) and Brisbane (Australia). Professor at the University of Braunschweig, former Director of the Leibniz-Institute German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig. Has been involved in the systematics, molecular phylogeny and ecology of archaea and bacteria for more than 40 years. Author of over 700 publications, including over 60 book chapters. Edited 3 books
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