LPSN--list of prokaryotic names with standing in nomenclature

Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Jan;42(Database issue):D613-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1111. Epub 2013 Nov 15.


The List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN; http://www.bacterio.net) is a database that lists the names of prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea) that have been validly published in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology directly or by inclusion in a Validation List, under the Rules of International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Currently there are 15 974 taxa listed. In addition, LPSN has an up-to-date classification of prokaryotes and information on prokaryotic nomenclature and culture collections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Archaea / classification*
  • Bacteria / classification*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Internet
  • Terminology as Topic*