Prokaryote Nomenclature

Abstract

Nomenclature of prokaryotes is regulated by the provisions of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. To obtain standing in the nomenclature, names of new taxa must be validly published according to the rules of that Code.

Keywords: nomenclature; prokaryotes; valid publication; effective publication; bacteriological code

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Further Reading

Brenner DJ, Staley JT and Krieg NR (2001) Classification of procaryotic organisms and the concept of bacterial speciation. In: Boone DR and Castenholz RW (eds) Garrity, GM (editor‐in‐chief) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1. The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria, pp 27–31. New York: Springer.

Dworkin M, Falkow S, Rosenberg E et al. (eds) (2006) The Prokaryotes. A Handbook on the Biology of Bacteria: Ecophysiology and Biochemistry, 7 vols. New York: Springer.

Garrity GM (editor‐in‐chief) (5 vols; vols 1 and 2 were published in 2001 and) (2005) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn. New York: Springer.

Oren A (2004) Prokaryote diversity and taxonomy: present status and future challenges. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Series B 559: 623–638.

Rosselló‐Mora R and Amann R (2001) The species concept for prokaryotes. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 25: 39–67.

Sneath PHA (2001) Bacterial nomenclature. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW and Garrity GM (eds) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1. The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria, pp. 83–88. New York: Springer.

Trüper HG (2001) Etymology in nomenclature of prokaryotes. In: Boone DR and Castenholz RW (eds) Garrity, GM (editor‐in‐chief) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1. The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria, pp 89–99. New York: Springer.

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Oren, Aharon(Jul 2008) Prokaryote Nomenclature. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021150]