Bergey's Manual

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology is the standard reference on bacterial classification and Bergey' s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology is the standard reference for laboratory identification of bacteria.

Table 10.5 shows the methods and or criteria used to classify and/or identify bacteria.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
1st Edition

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology was originally published in four volumes, starting in 1984:

Volume 1 (1984)
Gram-negative Bacteria of general, medical, or industrial importance

Volume 2 (1986)
Gram-positive Bacteria other than Actinomycetes

Volume 3 (1989)
Archaeobacteria, Cyanobacteria, and remaining Gram-negative Bacteria

Volume 4 (1989)
Actinomycetes

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
2nd Edition

The second edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology was published in 5 volumes.

Volume 1 (2001)
The Archaea and the deeply brancing and phototrophic Bacteria

Volume 2 (2005)
The Proteobacteria (in three parts)

Volume 3 (2006)
The low G + C Gram-positive Bacteria

Volume 4 (2007)
The high G + C Gram-positive Bacteria

Volume 5 (2007)
The Planctomycetes, Spriochaetes, Fibrobacteres, Bacteriodetes and Fusobacteria

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology
9th Edition

The 9th edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology was published in 1994.