Chapter 1. Kingdom Bacteria

  1. Dr R. S. K. Barnes

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313383.ch1

The Diversity of Living Organisms

The Diversity of Living Organisms

How to Cite

Barnes, R. S. K. (ed) (1998) Kingdom Bacteria, in The Diversity of Living Organisms, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313383.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Zoology & St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632049172

Online ISBN: 9781444313383



  • Superkingdom Prokarya;
  • Phylum Euryarchaeota;
  • bacterial symbionts (‘BLOs’ or bacteria-like organelles);
  • Kingdom bacteria;
  • Phylum Spirochaeta - free-living, swimming bacteria in fresh and marine waters;
  • Spirochaetes - Borrelia, Treponema Clevelandia and Hollandina;
  • Cyanobacteria - Syneochoccus, Anacystis, Nostoc, Lyngbya;
  • Azolla-Anabaena symbiotic consortium - economic importance;
  • Chloroflexa - CO2 fixation process, hydroxypropionate pathway;
  • Thermosipho metabolizing complex nutrients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Subkingdom Archaea

  • Subkingdom Eubacteria