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Semantides and Modern Bacterial Systematics

  1. John A Fuerst

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000464.pub2



How to Cite

Fuerst, J. A. 2007. Semantides and Modern Bacterial Systematics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007


Bacterial systematics can be defined as the scientific study of the kinds and diversity of bacterial microorganisms (i.e. prokaryotes including those in both domains Bacteria and Archaea) and their relationships.


  • bacterial systematics;
  • protein;
  • 16S rRNA;
  • molecular clocks;
  • bacterial species