LPSN - List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

Founded in 1997 by Jean P. Euzéby.

The List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) provides comprehensive information on the nomenclature of prokaryotes and much more. Navigating LPSN is easy.

LPSN is a free to use service founded by Jean P. Euzéby in 1997 and later on maintained by Aidan C. Parte.

As of February 2020, the regularly augmented LPSN database at DSMZ is the basis of this new LPSN service. The new database was implemented for the Type-Strain Genome Server and augmented in 2018 to store all kinds of nomenclatural information. Data from the previous version of LPSN and from the Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date (PNU) service were imported into the new system. PNU had been established in 1993 as a service of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ, and was curated by Norbert Weiss, Manfred Kracht and Dorothea Gleim.

When referring to information from the LPSN web interface, cite:

  • Parte, A.C., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M. (2020). List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 70, 5607-5612; DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004332

When using the LPSN Application Programming Interface (API), cite:

  • Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Sardà Carbasse, J., Peinado-Olarte, R.L. and Göker, M. (2022). TYGS and LPSN: a database tandem for fast and reliable genome-based classification and nomenclature of prokaryotes. Nucleic Acids Res, 50, D801-D807; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab902

When citing LPSN always mention the date on which you accessed the website or the API.

Obsolete references:

  • Parte, A.C. (2018). LPSN — List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (bacterio.net), 20 years on. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 68, 1825-1829; DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002786
  • Parte, A.C. (2014). LPSN — List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Nucleic Acids Research, 42, Issue D1, D613–D616; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt1111
  • Euzéby, J.P. (1997). List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a Folder Available on the Internet. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 47, 590-592; DOI: 10.1099/00207713-47-2-590

2022-05-27 – The up to to ten most frequently used culture collections (or herbaria) for type strain (or type specimen) deposits are shown for genera and taxa of higher rank.

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