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
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
2022-11-28 – New FAQ entry explaining the meaning of the term "correct name" and its use on LPSN.