The Prokaryotes, Now Available Online

December 10th, 2007

The Prokaryotes, Third Edition (2006) provides new and updated chapters, from its seven volume set, on taxa of relevance to medicine, ecology and industry. Entries combine phylogenetic and systematic data with insights into genetics, physiology and application.

Browse by chapter or run keyword searches across all content or within specific volumes.

The Prokaryotes:
Volume 1: Symbiotic associations, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology
Volume 2: Ecophysiology and Biochemistry
Volume 3: Archaea. Bacteria: Firmicutes, Actinomycetes
Volume 4: Bacteria: Firmicutes, Cyanobacteria
Volume 5: Proteobacteria: Alpha and Beta Subclasses
Volume 6: Proteobacteria: Gamma Subclass
Volume 7: Proteobacteria: Delta, Epsilon Subclass

In order to acess the online edition:

1. Go to
2. Click E-Resource Gateway
3. Type Prokaryotes in the By Name text box and click Search.
4. Click Prokaryotes to open the seven volume searchable resource!

With thanks to librarian, Barbara L. for this blog post.

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