Aims & Scope

The Prokaryotes (3rd edition):5. Proteobacteria - Alpha and Beta Subclasses

The Prokaryotes offers an in depth view of the biochemical, physiological and morphological diversity of prokaryote life. There are basically two ways of doing research with microbes. A classical approach is first to define the phenomenon to be studied and then to select the organism accordingly. Another way is to choose a specific organism and to go where it leads. The pursuit of an unusual microbe brings out the latent hunter in all of us. The intellectual challenges of the chase frequently test our ingenuity to the limit. Sometimes the quarry repeatedly escapes, but the final capture is indeed a wonderful experience.