Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Niall A. Logan BSc, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch1

Bacterial Systematics

Bacterial Systematics

How to Cite

Logan, N. A. (1994) Introduction, in Bacterial Systematics, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037759

Online ISBN: 9781444313949



  • bacterial classification development;
  • nomenclature - ‘the handmaid of taxonomy’;
  • codes of nomenclature;
  • categories below subspecies and type strains;
  • phylogenetic schemes;
  • bacterial species concept;
  • Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology;
  • artificial classifications;
  • species concept and lower ranks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The development of bacterial classification

  • Why classify bacteria?