This comprehensive laboratory manual describes the various protocols involved in Actinobacterial research. The content is divided into fifteen major sections, each of which is further divided into sub-sections describing the respective aim, principles, materials & methods, protocol, expected results and diagrams. Readers will find essential protocols for e.g. sample collection, isolation, characterization, analysis, profiling and evaluation of Actinobacteria for various applications. Gathering all relevant protocols concerning Actinobacteria, and written by a team of experienced Actinobacterial researchers, it is the first book of its kind.