List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

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List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature
DescriptionProkaryotic nomenclature
Research center Leibniz Institute DSMZ
Authors Jean P. Euzéby, Aidan C. Parte.
Primary citation PMID   9103655
Release date1997
Curation policymanual

List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature ( LPSN ) is an online database that maintains information on the naming and taxonomy of prokaryotes, [1] following the taxonomy requirements and rulings of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. [2] The database was curated from 1997 to June 2013 by Jean P. Euzéby. [3] From July 2013 to January 2020, LPSN was curated by Aidan C. Parte. [2]

In February 2020, LPSN was integrated with the Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date service at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ.

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In taxonomy, the Thermoplasmatales are an order of the Thermoplasmata. All are acidophiles, growing optimally at pH below 2. Picrophilus is currently the most acidophilic of all known organisms, being capable of growing at a pH of -0.06. Many of these organisms do not contain a cell wall, although this is not true in the case of Picrophilus. Most members of the Thermotoplasmata are thermophilic.

Rubrobacter is a genus of Actinobacteria, given its own subclass (Rubrobacteridae). It is radiotolerant and may rival Deinococcus radiodurans in this regard.

The genus Selenomonas constitutes a group of motile crescent-shaped bacteria within the Veillonellaceae family and includes species living in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals, in particular the ruminants. A number of smaller forms discovered with the light microscope are now in culture but many, especially the large selenomonads are not, owing to their fastidious and incompletely known growth requirements.

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In taxonomy, the Desulfurococcaceae are a family of the disc-shaped anaerobic microorganisms belonging to the order Desulfurococcales, in the domain Archaea. Members of this family are distinguished from the other family (Pyrodictiaceae) in the order Desulfurococcales by having an optimal growth temperature below 100 °C, rather than above 100 °C, and by being more diverse. Several genera of the family have been identified.

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Actinocatenispora is a genus in the phylum Actinobacteria (Bacteria).

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Dehalobacter is a genus in the phylum Firmicutes (Bacteria).

Akkermansia is a genus in the phylum Verrucomicrobia (Bacteria). The genus was first proposed in 2004 by Muriel Derrien and others, with the type species Akkermansia muciniphila.

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Mameliella is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria). The name Mameliella derives from: New Latin feminine gender dim. noun Mameliella, arbitrary name derived from the acronym MMEL, marine microbial ecology laboratory.


  1. Wackett LP (5 June 2014). "Microbial strain collections and information". Microbial Biotechnology. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12135. PMC   4241729 .
  2. 1 2 Parte AC (2013). "LPSN - list of prokaryotic names with standing in nomenclature". Nucleic Acids Research. 42: D613–D616. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1111. PMC   3965054 . PMID   24243842.
  3. Euzeby, J. P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a Folder Available on the Internet". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (2): 590–2. doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-2-590 . PMID   9103655.