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Bergeys Manual Of Determinative Bacteriology 9th Edition

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology 9th Edition

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (BMDB) is a comprehensive reference book that provides concise and accurate descriptions of bacterial taxa. The manual is based on the data contained in the four-volume Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (BMSB), which covers the diversity and phylogeny of bacteria. BMDB also includes new genera and species, new combinations, and new taxa published through the January 1992 issue of the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (IJSB) .


The ninth edition of BMDB, published in 1994, is divided into four sections: Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, Archaea, and Cyanobacteria. Each section contains chapters that group bacteria according to their morphological, physiological, biochemical, and ecological characteristics. Within each chapter, genera and species are listed alphabetically, with brief descriptions that include shape and size, Gram reaction, other pertinent features, habitat and ecology, and type species. The manual also provides keys or tables to facilitate the identification of bacteria at the genus and species level. In addition, the manual contains numerous illustrations, diagrams, tables, and references to aid the reader .

BMDB is a valuable resource for microbiologists, biologists, students, teachers, and researchers who need to identify bacteria or learn about their diversity and classification. The manual is also useful for medical professionals, environmentalists, biotechnologists, and anyone interested in the fascinating world of microorganisms. BMDB is widely recognized as the authoritative guide to bacterial taxonomy and nomenclature .

The ninth edition of BMDB is available in print and online formats. The print version can be purchased from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , while the online version can be accessed through Google Books . The online version allows the user to search for keywords, browse through pages, zoom in and out, and print selected sections. However, the online version may not display all the images or tables correctly due to formatting issues.

For more information on BMDB and its related publications, please visit the Bergey's Manual Trust website . The trust is a non-profit organization that oversees the publication and revision of Bergey's manuals. The trust also supports research and education in bacterial systematics through grants, awards, and conferences.


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