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Codes of Nomenclature

Use the links below to access the different Codes of biological nomenclature

Algae, fungi, and plants

Suppressed works, conserved, protected, and rejected names, binding decisions on valid publication and homonymy; also full documentation of the proposals and reports behind each work, name, or decision.

Previous online editions and translations of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants.

Cultivated plants, animals, prokaryotes, and viruses

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Formerly the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria.

Codes with broader coverage

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Also called the PhyloCode, Version 6.

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The Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes Described from Sequence Data. Version 1.0.3 — 5 January 2023.

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