Автор: Noel R. Krieg, James T. Staley, Daniel R. Brown
Описание: We expect that this will be the last volume to be edited by Jim Staley and Noel Krieg, both of whom served on the Trust for many years and continued to be active after their retirements. Noel contributed to Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, in both the 8th edition as an author and the 9th edition as an editor. Moreover, he also edited volume 1 of the 1st edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. This was a massive achievement for this volume included the "Gram-negatives" and comprised more than one-third of that edition. In the 2nd edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Noel and Jim edited volume 2 along with Don Brenner. This three-part volume comprised the Proteobacteria and was also a major portion of the current edition. In the current volume, Noel edited the phylum Bacteroidetes, which is the largest phylum in this work. In addition to his passion for prokaryotic systematics, Noel is well known by his colleagues and students at Virginia Tech as a dedicated and passionate teacher.
Jim Staley's service to the Trust paralleled that of Noel's. Jim also contributed to Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, in both the 8th edition as an author and the 9th edition as an editor. He edited volume 3 of the 1st edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology along with Marvin Bryant and Norbert Pfennig and volume 2 of the 2nd edition. In the current volume, he edited the phyla Acidobacteria, Chlamydiae, Dictoyoglomi, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, and Gemmatimon-adetes. More importantly, he coached and mentored the rest of us throughout the entire editorial process. Most recently, Jim has led the efforts of the Trust to form Bergey's International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMiS), whose purpose is to promote excellent research in microbial systematics as well as enhance global communication among taxonomists who study the Bacteria and Archaea. The society will also serve internationally as an advocate for research efforts on microbial systematics and diversity. We wish Jim the best in this new adventure.
The Trust is indebted to all of the contributors and reviewers, without whom this work would not be possible. The Editors are grateful for the time and effort that each has expended on behalf of the entire scientific community. We also thank the authors for their good grace in accepting comments, criticisms, and editing of their manuscripts.
The Trust recognizes its enormous debt to Aidan Parte, whose enthusiasm and professionalism have made this work possible. His expertise and good judgment have been extremely valued.
We also recognize the special efforts of Jean Euzeby in checking and correcting where necessary the nomenclature and etymology of every described taxon in this volume.
The Trust also thanks its Springer colleagues, Editorial Director Andrea Macaluso and Production Manager Susan Westendorf. In addition, we thank Amina Ravi, our manager at our typesetters, SPi, for her work in the proofing and production of the book.
We thank our current copyeditors, proofreaders and other staff, including Susan Andrews, Joanne Auger, Francis Brenner, MaryAnn Brickner, Travis Dean, Robert Gutman, Judy Leventhal and Linda Sanders, without whose hard work and attention to detail the production of this volume would be impossible. Lastly, we thank the Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia for its assistance and encouragement in thousands of ways.