Naming genera after geographical locations. Proposal to emend Appendix 9 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes

Aharon Oren*, Maria Chuvochina

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Abstract

Appendix 9, Section E of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes provides guidelines on how to form adjec-tival specific and subspecific epithets that reflect the geographical location where the organism was found or studied. It does not mention ways of naming genera after geographical locations. We here propose emendation of Appendix 9 with the recommendations on how to form such names. Comments on the implementation of the current wording of Appendix 9, Section E are also made.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number005873
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2023

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Keywords

  • Appendix 9
  • International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes
  • generic names

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