THIS volume by Prof. Rudolf Lieske, of the Botanical Institute at Heidelberg, on the morphology and biology of the Actinomycetes, forms a valuable addition to the literature of this subject. In a general introductory chapter there are an account of the occurrence of Actinomycetes in Nature and an annotated list of recorded species, references being given to original descriptions. This section also contains a discussion of the relation of Actinomycetes to Bacteria, Mycobacteria, Hyphomycetes, etc., the conclusion—from which many of us would dissent—being that the former are a primitive stem from which the latter have been derived.
Morphologie und Biologie der Strahlenpilze. (Actinomyceten.)
By Prof. Rudolf Lieske. Pp. ix + 292 + Tafel 4. (Leipzig: Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1921.) 108 marks.
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BRIERLEY, W. Morphologie und Biologie der Strahlenpilze (Actinomyceten) . Nature 108, 397 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/108397a0