International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP)

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1930 Paris France


Founded 1930, Paris (France), at 1st International Microbiological Congress, as Commission on Nomenclature and Taxonomy of the then 'International Association of Microbiologists', later known as 'International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS)', and currently, since Sep 1980, B-XB1314 - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Commission subsequently became International Committee on Bacteriological Nomenclature (ICBN) -- Comité international de nomenclature bactériologique. 1966, Moscow (USSR), name changed to International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB) -- Comité international de bactériologie systématique. Comes within K-XE0657 - IUMS Division of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM) since Sep 1986.


Provide stability in the nomenclature of prokaryotes, through publication of an 'International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes'; promote study of taxonomy of prokaryotes and make recommendations relating to taxonomy; provide an avenue of publication of research on microorganisms.


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