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A field guide to bacteria

Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a guide perfect for naturalists, students, teachers, and tourists alike, Betsey Dexter Dyer lets the reader know that it is possible to observe bacteria with all the senses. Many groups of bacteria can be easily identified in the field (or in the refrigerator) without a microscope. Useful illustrations, including 120 color photographs, accompany Dyer's text throughout."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsey Dexter Dyer
ISBN: 0801439027 9780801439025 0801488540 9780801488542
OCLC Number: 50919799
Awards: Winner of A 2003 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: viii, 355 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: becoming bacteriocentric --
Guide to habitats --
Ancient hyperthermophiles and thermophilic green nonsulfurs --
Introduction to the archaea --
Methanogens --
Hyperthermophilic archaea --
Halophiles --
Green sulfur bacteria --
Introduction to the proteobacteria --
Alpha proteobacteria --
Beta proteobacteria --
Gamma and delta proteobacteria of non-sulfur-rich environments --
Gamma and delta proteobacteria of sulfur-rich environments --
Introduction to the gram-positive bacteria --
Gram-positive bacteria of foods and drinks --
Gram-positive bacteria of soils and other substrates --
Gram-positive bacteria as symbionts of animals and plants --
Introduction to the cyanobacteria --
Cyanobacteria of aquatic and terrestrial habitats --
Cyanobacterial associations with other organisms --
Bacteroides, gliders, and their relatives --
Spirochetes --
Thermus and Deinococcus --
Planctomycetes and their relatives.
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