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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006 Nov;56(Pt 11):2715-20.

Valid publication of names of prokaryotes according to the rules of nomenclature: past history and current practice.

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DSMZ - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Inhoffenstrasse 7b, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany.


It is now 30 years since the concept of valid publication was introduced into prokaryote systematics in such a way that a system of registration/indexing was integrated. Despite the success of this system and the introduction of the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, accompanied by a new starting date in prokaryote nomenclature, there is a need to review both the historical aspects and current practices so that the current generation of prokaryote systematists have an up-to-date overview of some of the key elements.

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