January 11, 2019
The new edition of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes is Live!
NamesforLife is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP). This endeavor started in 2013 and represents hundreds of hours of work by the editors: Charles Parker (NamesforLife, LLC), Brian Tindall (DSMZ) and George M. Garrity, Sc.D. (Michigan State University and NamesforLife, LLC). Many thanks to the editorial team (especially Hebba Beech, Fiona Mitchell and Justin Clark) at the Microbiology Society for all of their hard work and to everyone who had a hand in producing this new edition of the Code.
This version of the Code is fully annotated with NamesforLife DOIs, to provide additional context to the names and strains cited by the examples.
The Microbiology Society has written a news story on the Society web site.
A new edition of the complete Code has been long overdue. It is hoped that this attempt to produce the Code in both electronic and print format greatly reduces the burden of future editors while retaining the original vision of Buchanan.
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