The SeqCode and the SeqCode Registry are described in the publications below, currently under review
Brian P. Hedlund, Maria Chuvochina, Philip Hugenholtz, Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, Alison E. Murray, Marike Palmer, Donovan H. Parks, Alexander J. Probst, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Luis M. Rodriguez-R, Ramon Rossello-Mora, Iain C. Sutcliffe, Stephanus N. Venter, and William B. Whitman [under review]
Most prokaryotes are not available as pure cultures and therefore ineligible for naming under the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Here we summarize the development of the SeqCode, a code of nomenclature under which genome sequences can serve as nomenclatural types. The SeqCode operates through self-registration (https://seqco.de/), provides a reproducible and objective framework for all prokaryotes, regardless of cultivability, and facilitates communication across microbiological disciplines.
Edited by William B Whitman, Maria Chuvochina, Brian P Hedlund, Philip Hugenholtz, Kostas T Konstantinidis, Alison Murray, Marike Palmer, Donovan H Parks, Alexander J Probst, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Luis M Rodriguez-R, Ramon Rossello-Mora, Iain Sutcliffe, and Stephanus N Venter