List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

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List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) is an online database that maintains information on the naming and taxonomy of prokaryotes,[1] following the taxonomy requirements and rulings of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria.[2] The database was curated from 1997 to June 2013 by J. P. Euzéby.[3] From July 2013, LPSN is curated by Aidan C. Parte.[2]

Bacterial and Archaeal taxonomy is updated through the journal International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSB/IJSEM).

LPSN is hosted by servers located in Baltimore, USA.[4]

The site, in addition to keeping track of current taxonomic names, has several reference resources explaining minimal standards for the description of new taxa,[5][3] Latin and Greek grammar aids[6] and lists culture collections worldwide which deal in prokaryotes culture.[7]


  1. ^ Wackett LP (5 June 2014). "Microbial strain collections and information". Microbial Biotechnology. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12135. 
  2. ^ a b Parte AC (2013). "LPSN - list of prokaryotic names with standing in nomenclature". Nucleic Acids Research. 42. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1111. 
  3. ^ a b Euzeby, J. P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a Folder Available on the Internet". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. PMID 9103655. 
  4. ^ "Resource description". LPSN. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Classification, taxonomy and systematics of prokaryotes (bacteria): Introduction". LPSN. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Trüper, HG (1996). "Help! Latin! How to avoid the most common mistakes while giving Latin names to newly discovered prokaryotes". Microbiologia. 12 (3): 473–5. PMID 8897428. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Euzéby, J.P. "Culture collections of prokaryotes (bacteria)". LPSN. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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