List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) is an online database that maintains information on the naming and taxonomy of prokaryotes,[1] following the taxonomy requirements and rulings of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes.[2] The database was curated from 1997 to June 2013 by Jean P. Euzéby.[3] From July 2013 to January 2020, LPSN was curated by Aidan C. Parte.[2]

In February 2020, LPSN was integrated with the Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date service at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ.


  1. Wackett LP (5 June 2014). "Microbial strain collections and information". Microbial Biotechnology. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12135. PMC 4241729.
  2. Parte AC (2013). "LPSN - list of prokaryotic names with standing in nomenclature". Nucleic Acids Research. 42: D613–D616. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1111. PMC 3965054. PMID 24243842.
  3. Euzeby, J. P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a Folder Available on the Internet". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. PMID 9103655.
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