The Subcommittee on the Phototrophic Bacteria of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB) of the International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS) proposes unanimously to the ICSB that the nomenclature of the cyanobacteria (cyanophytes, blue-green algae) shall be governed as of 1 January 1979 by the provisions of the (3). Since a prospective date (1 January 1980) has been fixed for the publication of approved lists of procaryotic names, it is further recommended that this deadline should be extended, in the particular case of the cyanobacteria, to 1 January 1985.


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