Stanier, Roger Yate


Roger Stanier (1916–1982), a Canadian‐born microbiologist, who worked at the University of Berkeley, California and at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, and became renowned for his studies on the bacterial degradation of aromatic compounds and the taxonomy and physiology of cyanobacteria and as the author of The Microbial World, the major textbook of general microbiology in the 1960–1980s.

Keywords: Stanier; microbial diversity; cyanobacteria; purple nonsulfur bacteria; aromatic compounds

Figure 1.

Roger Stanier. Reproduced with permission from Prof. Dr. Schlegel HG (1999) and the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.


Further Reading

Ingraham JL (1982) Roger Y. Stanier 1916–1982. Archives of Microbiology 133: 1.

Schlegel HG (1999) Geschichte der Mikrobiologie. Halle (Saale), Germany: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.

Stanier RY (1980) The journey, not the arrival, matters. Annual Review of Microbiology 34: 1–48.

Stanier RY, Doudoroff M and Adelberg EA (1957) The Microbial World, 1st ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Stanier RY and van Niel CB (1941) The main outlines of bacterial classification. Journal of Bacteriology 42: 437–466.

Stanier RY and van Niel CB (1962) The concept of a bacterium. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 42: 17–35.

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Oren, Aharon(Mar 2010) Stanier, Roger Yate. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0022516]