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The following points highlight the top four Volumes of Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology.

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology # Volume I:

Section 1: The spirochetes

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. However, Bergey’s Manual, first published in 1923, remains an authoritative reference for bacterial classification and taxonomy. Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition, 1994) is an aid to the identification of bacterial species, whereas Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (2nd Edition, 5 Volumes, 2001–2012.

Order I. Spirochaetals.


Family I. Spirochaetaceae e.g., Spirochaeta.

Family II. Leptospiraceae e.g., Leptospira.

Section 2: Aerobic, microaerophilic, motile, helical, vibroid, Gram negative curved bacteria, e.g., Aquaspirlllum, Azospirillum, spirillum .

Section 3: Normotile (or rarely motile), Gram negative curved bacteria.

Family I: Spirosomaceae, e.g., spirosoma.

Section 4: Gram negative aerobic rods and cocci.

Family I: Pseudomonadaceae e.g., Pseudomonas.

Family II: Azotobacteraceae e.g., Azotobacter.

Family III: Rhizobiaceae e.g., Rhizobium.

Family IV : Methylococcaceae e.g., Methylococcus.

Family V : Halobacteriaceae e.g., Halobacterium.

Family VI: Acetobacteriaceae e.g., Acetobacter.

Family VII: Legionellaceae e.g., Legionella.


Family VIII: Neisseriaceae e.g., Neisseria, Beizeriuckia.

Section 5: Facultatively anaerobic Gram-negative rods e.g.,

Family I: Enterobacteriaceae e.g., Escherichia, shigella, salmonella, klbsiella, Yersia.

Family II: Vibrionaceae, e.g., Vibrio.

Family III: Pasteuellaceae e.g., Actinobacillus Haemophilus.

Section 6: Anaerobic Gram negative straight, curved and helical rods.

Family I: Bacteroidaceae e.g., Bacteroides.

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Section 7: dissimilatory sulphate or sulphur reducing bacteria e.g., Desulfuromonas, Desulfobacter.


Section 8 : Anaerobic Gram-negative cocci.

Family I: Veillonellacae e.g.,veillonella.

Section 9: Rickettsias and chlamydia orders

Order I: Rickettsiales.

Family I: Rickettsiaceae e.g., Rickettsia.

Family II: Bartonellaceae e.g., Bartonella.

Family III: Anaplasmtaceae e.g., Anaplasma

Section 10: Order I: Mycoplasmatales

Family I: Mycoplasmataceae e.g., Mycoplasma, ureoplasma.

Family II: Acholeplasmataceae e.g., Acholeplasma.


Family III: Spiroplasmataceae e.g., spiroplasma.

Section 11: Endosymbiont.

A . Endosymbiont of Protozoa, Ciliates, Flagellates, amoebae.

B . Endosymbiont of insects .

C . Endosymbiont of fungi and invertebrates other than arthropods.

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology # Volume II:

Section 12: Gram positive cocci.

Family I: Micrococcaceae e.g., Micrococcus

Family II: Deinococcaceae e.g., Deinococcus.

Section 13: Endospore forming Gram-positive rods and cocci e.g., Bacillus, Clostridium.

Section 14: Regular, non-sporing, Gram positive rods e.g., Lactobacillus, Renibacterium.

Section 15: Irregular, non-sporing, Gram-positive rod, e.g., corynebacterium, Microbacterium.

Section 16: The Mycobacteria.

Family: Mycobacteriaceae e.g., Mycobacterium

Section 17: Nocardioforms e.g., Nocardia, rhodococcus.

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology # Volume III:

Section 18: Anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria.

(I) Purple bacteria

Family I: Chromatiaceae e.g., chromatium .

Family II: Ectothiorhodospiraceae, Ectothiorhodospira.

(II) Purple Non sulphur bacteria Rhodospirillum, Rodobacter.

(III) Green Bacteria:

Green sulphur bacteria e.g., chlorobium, chloroberpeptone.

(IV) Multicellular, Filamentous, green bacteria e.g., Chloroflexus, heliothrix.

(V) Genera Incertae sedis Heliobacterium, Erytherobacter.

Section 19: Oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria Cyanobacteria.

Family I: Chrococcaceae.

Family II: Pleurocapraceae.

Family III: Oscillatoriaceae e.g., spirulina, oscillatoria

Family IV : Nostocaceae e.g., Anabena, Nostoc.

Family V: Stigonemataceae e.g., Chlorogloeopsis.

B: Prochloraceae e.g., Prochloron.

Section 20: Aerobic Chemolitholrophic bacteria and associated organisms.

A. Nitriflying bacteria.

Family: Nitrobaacteriaceae e.g., Nitrobacter, Nitrococcus, Nitrosomonas.

B. Colourless Sulphur bacteria, e.g., Thiobacterium, Macromonas, Thiospira.

C. Obligately chemolithtrophic, Hydrogen bacteria e.g., Hydrogenobacter.

D. Iron and manganese oxidizing and/or depositing bacteria e.g.,

Family: Siderocapsaceae e.g., Siderocapsa.

E. Magnotactic bacteria, e.g., Aquaspirillum, Maganotacticum.

Section 21: Budding and/or Appendaged bacteria

1. Prosthecate Bacteria.

A. Budding Bacteria, Genus, Hyphomonas, Prosthecomicrobium.

B. Non budding bacteria, Caulobacter, Prosthecobacter.

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2. Nonprosthecate bacteria.

A. Budding bacteria lack peptidoglycan, planctomyces, contain peptidoglycan e.g., Blastobacter.

B. Non-budding bacteria e.g., Galionella, Nevskia.

Section 22: Sheathed Bacteria, e.g., Sphaerotilus, Leptothrix, clonothrix.

Section 23: Nnphotsynthetic, non-fruiting Gliding bacteiua.

Family I: Cytophagaceae, e.g., cytophaga.

Family II: Lysobacteriaceae e.g., Lysobacter.

Family III: Beggiatoaceae e.g., Beggiatoa, Thiothrix, Thioploca.

Other families:


Family: Simonriellaceae e.g., Simonsiella.

Family: Pelonemataceae, e.g., pelonema.

Section 24: Fruiting Gliding bacteria (Myxobacteria).

Family I: Myxococcaceae e.g., Myxococcus.

Family II: Archangiaceae e.g., Archangium.

Family III: Cystobacteriaceae e.g., Cystobacter.

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Family IV : Polyangiaceae e.g., Polyangium.

Section 25 : Archaebacteria.

Group I : Methanogenic archae bacteria.

Family I: Methanobacteraceae e.g., Methanobacterium.

Family II: Methanothermaceae e.g., Methanthermus.

Family III: Methanomicrobiaceae e.g., Methanomicrobium.

Family IV : Methanosarcinaceae e.g., Methanosarcina.

Family V : Methanplanaceae e.g., methanoplanus.

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Group II : sulphate reducer Archace bacteria.

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Family : Archaeoglobaceae e.g., Archaeoglobus.

Group III: Extrenely halophilic Archaebacteria.

Family : Halobacteriaceae e.g., Halobacterium.

Group IV : Cell wall less archaebacteria.

Family: Thermoplasmaceae.

Group V: Extremely thermophilic sulphate metabolizers. Family: Thermococcaceae e.g.,Thermocccus.

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology # Volume IV:

Section 26: Nocardioform actinomeycetes e.g., Nocardia, Rhodococcus.

Section 27: Actinomycetes with multi-locualar sporangia e.g.,. Frankia, Dermatophilus.

Section 28: Actinoplanetes e.g., Actonoplanes, Micromonospora.

Section 29: Streptomycetes and related genera a e.g., streptomyces, Kineosporia.

Section 30: Maduromycetes, e.g., actinomadura, Streptosporangium.

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Section 31: Thermomonospora and related genera e.g., Nocardiopsis.

Section 32: Thermactinomycetes e.g., Thermoactimoneyces.

Section 33: Other genera e.g., Glycmyces, Pasteuria, Saccharothrin.

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