LPSN - List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

Founded in 1997 by Jean P. Euzéby.

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The List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) provides comprehensive information on the nomenclature of prokaryotes and much more. Navigating LPSN is easy.
LPSN is a free to use service founded by Jean P. Euzéby in 1997 and later on maintained by Aidan C. Parte.
As of 2020, the regularly augmented Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date (PNU) database will form the basis of a new LPSN-PNU merged service. PNU was established in 1993 as a service of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ, and was curated by Norbert Weiss, Manfred Kracht and Dorothea Gleim.

How to cite LPSN

  • Parte, A.C. (2018). LPSN — List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (bacterio.net), 20 years on. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 68, 1825-1829; doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002786
  • Parte, A.C. (2013). LPSN — List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Nucleic Acids Research, 42, Issue D1, D613–D616; doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1111
  • Euzéby, J.P. (1997). List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a Folder Available on the Internet. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 47, 590-592; doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-2-590
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Latest news

2020-03-18 – Up-to-date risk-group assignments have been added to LPSN.

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