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 February 2020, the regularly augmented LPSN database at DSMZ is the basis of this new LPSN service. The new database was implemented in 2018 to supersede the DSMZ Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date (PNU) database. 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., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M. List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, accepted for publication; DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004332
  • 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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