The Bergey Medal
The Bergey Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding and life-long contributions to the field of systematics of Bacteria and Archaea. Nominations may be submitted at any time to the Bergey's editorial office at b...@uga.edu. Nominations should include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's qualifications, the significance of contributions to the systematics of prokaryotes, and their curriculum vitae.
Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria now available
Bergey’s Manual Trust and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., are pleased to announce the release of its new online encyclopedia entitled Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB). This electronic work will provide up-to-date descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all named prokaryotic taxa. BMSAB is available via Wiley Online Library, which hosts over 1,500 journals and over 14,000 online books across the sciences and humanities. Individual volumes of BMSAB will also be made available in e-book format. [more...]
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30 November 2016 - The names published in the November 2015 issue of IJSEM have been added to LPSN.
29 November 2016 - Over the next 2-3 months LPSN will become fully updated - there have been technical issues preventing efficient updates and I am now working around the issues.
21 November 2016 - LPSN migrated to a new data center today - service was temporarily disrupted.
18 October 2016 - To improve usablity, reference subheadings have been modified to clarify Valid, Effective and Approved Lists publications for names.
13 October 2016 - All links to the classification pages such Classification of families and Lists of genera included in families now point to the up-to-date classfication of domains and phyla page.
2 October 2016 - LPSN is pleased to announce a new co-operation with bioinformatics company Ribocon (www.ribocon.com). Ribocon is a provider of DNA analysis for species identification and community profiling, with emphasis on digital management of taxonomic information and partner of the ribosomal genes database SILVA (www.arb-silva.de). Ribocon will be supporting LPSN by means of optimizing the database infrastructure and applying extra quality control procedures to improve system sustainability over time.
The classfication of domains and phyla page has been thoroughly updated in collaboration with Pablo Yarza from Ribocon.
22 June 2016 - The names published in the January 2016 Validation List, no. 167, have been added to LPSN.
Older news can be found here.
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
- Names validly published by announcement in Validation Lists
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 about nomenclature
- 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)