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This manual has been thoroughly revised and, for the first time, will appear in two volumes. Most of the species regarded as having been inadequately described or that could not be definitely placed, many of the less important synonyms for accepted species names, the index to all the literature of both accepted and poorly described organisms, and the host and habitat index will appear in a companion volume to be known as the Index Bergeyana. The present edition is about three-fourths the size and follows the general format of the sixth edition. It contains an outlined classification of the bacteria and the descriptions of the taxa from class to species and subspecies, together with the appropriate keys. More species with more adequate descriptions are listed in this edition, with the exclusion of material of historical value and interest which appeared in the earlier editions. The section on viruses has been
Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology. JAMA. 1958;166(8):986. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990080132031