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Prokaryote Nomenclature

  1. Aharon Oren

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021150



How to Cite

Oren, A. 2008. Prokaryote Nomenclature. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008


Nomenclature of prokaryotes is regulated by the provisions of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. To obtain standing in the nomenclature, names of new taxa must be validly published according to the rules of that Code.


  • nomenclature;
  • prokaryotes;
  • valid publication;
  • effective publication;
  • bacteriological code