The following list includes the official nomenclature of bacteria and yeasts recognized by the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology as published or validated in the (IJSB) according to the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (ICNB), Rule 27. References to nomenclature established by the 1980 Approved Lists of Bacterial Names are designated by (AL). Except where noted, all references pertain to IJSB. References to original refereed articles published in IJSB are marked with an asterisk (*). References to names that appear only on validation lists give only the year, volume, and page number without special designations.

The validity of species is not guaranteed by inclusion in these lists. However, the priority of the name is established by the date and page of publication in IJSB either as an original article or by mention in the validation lists (ICNB Rule 27). As far as possible, the citations of names are in the correct format according to the code and may differ from those used by the original authors. Basonyms are included to clarify the previous names or histories of individual taxa. Annotations are made to clarify the rules or rationale for some of the nomenclatural changes in this index. We would appreciate factual information concerning any errors or corrections for this list.

Abbreviations and addresses of collections from which designated type strains are available (ICNB Recommendation 30A) are listed alphabetically at the end of the list. We thank Bobbie Brandon of the American Type Culture Collection for helping to provide complete addresses for the culture collections.

Reprints of this publication are available for $3.00 each (U.S.) (prepaid) from the American Society for Microbiology, Publications Sales, 1913 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006.


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