Appendix 9, the orthography appendix of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes, provides guidelines for the correct formation of generic names and specific epithets to honour famous microbiologists and other persons connected with natural science. However, no guidelines are given for the correct formation of compound generic names in which the first word element is derived from a personal name. Currently there are 16 such names validly published under the Rules of the Code, but the ways they were formed are inconsistent. We therefore propose an emendation of Appendix 9 to provide uniform guidelines for the formation of such names in the future.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|State||Published - Feb 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Author affiliations: 1The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Edmond J. Safra Campus, 9190401 Jerusalem, Israel; 2Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, University of Queensland, St. Lucia QLD 4072, Brisbane, Australia; 3Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems, National Research Council of Italy, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, and The Italian Embassy in Israel, 6812508 Tel Aviv, Israel. *Correspondence: Aharon Oren, email@example.com Keywords: names; compound names; personal names; Appendix 9.
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- Appendix 9
- Compound names
- Personal names