Changes have been made to Rule 8 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes that caters for the names and nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. The changes are retroactive because they are not specifically restricted in time. Consequently, that influences names of classes and subclasses and their nomenclatural types that have previously appeared in print.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Euzéby J. P. 2007; Proposal to modify Rule 8 of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:1672 [View Article][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Garrity G. M., Labeda D. P., Oren A. 2011; Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes * XIIth International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology: Minutes of the meetings, 3, 4 and 6 August 2008, Istanbul, Turkey. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61:2775–2780 [View Article]
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Lapage S. P., Sneath P. H. A., Lessel E. F., Skerman V. B. D., Seeliger H. P. R., Clark W. A. (editors) 1992 International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (1990 Revision). Bacteriological Code Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology;
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Parker C. T., Garrity G. M., Tindall B. J. 2015; International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int j System EvolMicrobiol Published Ahead of Print: 20 November, 2015 [View Article]
    [Google Scholar]
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error