SeqCode Publications

The SeqCode and the SeqCode Registry are described in the publications below, currently under review

SeqCode, a nomenclatural code for prokaryotes described from sequence data

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 (, provides a reproducible and objective framework for all prokaryotes, regardless of cultivability, and facilitates communication across microbiological disciplines.

The International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes Described from Sequence Data

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

  See also the live version of the SeqCode

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