I am pleased to announce that LPSN has been acquired by Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH. DSMZ is the major German biological resource centre and is a state-owned not-for-profit organisation.
LPSN will be integrated into the DSMZ’s Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date (PNU) database as an all-new service. The merger of LPSN and PNU will ensure the long-term viability of LPSN and its efficient and frequent updating using DSMZ technology and resources. LPSN will continue to be freely available to users.
The new service will be launched in February 2020.
Aidan Parte, Curator of LPSN
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22 July 2019 - Names in the November 2018 issue of IJSEM (68/11) have been added to LPSN.
24 May 2019 - Names in the October 2018 issue of IJSEM (68/10) have been added to LPSN.
23 May 2019 - Names in the September 2018 issue of IJSEM (68/9) have been added to LPSN.
20 April 2019 - Former StrainInfo links for species and subspecies now point to entries in the Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM).
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
Taxonomic categories and changes covered by the Rules of the Code
- Genera and suprageneric taxa: List A-C - List D-L - List M-R - List S-Z
- Suprageneric taxa - Nomenclatural types of suprageneric taxa
- All genera
- Approved Lists of Bacterial Names
- Click here to find all Validation Lists in IJSB/IJSEM Online
- Click here to find all Notification Lists in IJSB/IJSEM Online
Taxonomic categories and changes not covered by the Rules of the Code
- List A-C List D-L List M-R List S-Z
- Taxa above the rank of class
- Some prokaryotic names without standing in nomenclature
- Lists of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion
- Endangered prokaryotic names (J.P. Euzéby & B.J. Tindall)
All names cited in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature
- Classification of domains and phyla - Hierarchical classification of prokaryotes
- Classification of Cyanobacteria
- Definitions and abbreviations
- Alterations to the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision)
- Genders of generic names - Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names - Genera named after personal names - Genera named after geographical names - Genera named after mythological figures - Genera named after institutions
- Latin and neo-Latin adjectives or participial adjectives used as specific or subspecific epithets (J.P. Euzéby & B.J. Tindall)
- Requests for Opinions and Judicial Opinions
- Conserved names of prokaryotic taxa - Rejected names of prokaryotic taxa
- Minimal standards for the description of new taxa
- Salmonella nomenclature
- Longest and shortest prokaryotic names
Some papers and articles about nomenclature
- Bacterial Nomenclature 101 and How to Describe a New Species - a very helpful guide at EzBioCloud.
- H.G. Trüper: Help! Latin! How to avoid the most common mistakes while giving Latin names to newly discovered prokaryotes
- R.E. Buchanan: Chemical terminology and microbiological nomenclature
- B.J. Tindall: Misunderstanding the Bacteriological Code
- J.P. Euzéby & B.J. Tindall: Valid publication of new names or new combinations: making use of the Validation Lists
- P.H.A. Sneath & Don J. Brenner: "Official" Nomenclature Lists
Papers freely available in IJSEM Online (full text in HTML format)