International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2019 Jan;69(1A):S1-S111. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000778. Epub 2019 Jan 11.


This volume contains the edition of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes that was presented in draft form and available for comment at the Plenary Session of the Fourteenth International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM), Montréal, 2014, together with updated lists of conserved and rejected bacterial names and of Opinions issued by the Judicial Commission. As in the past it brings together those changes accepted, published and documented by the ICSP and the Judicial Commission since the last revision was published. Several new appendices have been added to this edition. Appendix 11 addresses the appropriate application of the Candidatus concept, Appendix 12 contains the history of the van Niel Prize, and Appendix 13 contains the summaries of Congresses. The full-text version of this article contains chapters 1-4 of the Code, and their associated references. All other material, including foreword, prefaces, and appendices, can be found in the PDF version.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / classification*
  • Bacteriology
  • Terminology as Topic*