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Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date

You are looking for validly published names of prokaroytes and associated data?

"Prokaryotic Nomenclature up-to-date" is a compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea which have been validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and nomenclatural changes which have been validly published since. It will be updated with the publication of each new issue of the Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (IJSEM). "Prokaryotic Nomenclature up-to-date" is published by the Leibniz-Institut DSMZ - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH.

We offer an alphabetical search option of prokaryotic names.

Alternatively, you may go to Downloads and select one of the lists in PDF or Excel format.

"Prokaryotic Nomenclature up-to-date" is based on the work of N. Weiss and M. Kracht and is maintained by Dorothea Gleim who may be consulted on technical aspects (database resp. online access).
The DSMZ accepts no responsibility for any errors.

 

A more detailed overview of the mechanisms of valid publication of a name according to the Bacteriological Code can be found at: dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.64780-0, see also Naming of bacteria and Deposit of a proposed type strain.

The APPROVED LISTS (1980) contain more than 2200 names at the genus level and below and 124 names of higher taxa. Validation Lists and taxon descriptions in the IJSB/IJSEM have been published regularly since. The total number of validly published  names of prokaryotes increased to over 11500 species names and about 2100 genus names (January 2013).