John G. Holt, PhD. 2000 (9th ed). 816 pages. Based on the data contained in the 4-volume Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, this reference volume also includes new genera and species, new combinations, and new taxa published through the January 1992 issue of the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. Readers will find short general descriptions that encompass all organisms by groups, shape and size, Gram reaction, other pertinent morphological features, motility and flagella, relations to oxygen, basic type of metabolism, carbon and energy sources, habitat, and ecology. Includes discussions of difficulties in identification, keys or tables to genera and species, genus descriptions, synonyms, other nomenclatural changes, and numerous illustrations. Soft cover.