Chapter 2. Phenotypic Characters

  1. Niall A. Logan BSc, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch2

Bacterial Systematics

Bacterial Systematics

How to Cite

Logan, N. A. (1994) Phenotypic Characters, in Bacterial Systematics, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch2

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 classifications and phenetic relationships;
  • rRNA sequence data and phylogenetic schemes;
  • operational taxonomic unit (OTU);
  • taxonomic character and unit characters;
  • character categories in classification;
  • test standardization and reproducibility;
  • API test kit for Bacillus species;
  • pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PMS) equipment;
  • teichoic acid structures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Relationships

  • Strains

  • Characters

  • Test standardization and reproducibility

  • Characterization methods