International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP)

The Role of the ICSP, by H. G. Trüper and B. J. Tindall.

The ICSP, formerly the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB), is the body that oversees the nomenclature of prokaryotes, determines the rules by which prokaryotes are named and whose Judicial Commission issues Opinions concerning taxonomic matters, revisions to the Bacteriological Code, etc.

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Last modified 16 January 2013


Taxonomic subcommittees

Some subcommittees have home pages listing their current membership (together with information on meetings, minutes, minimal standards papers and other subcommittee activities) and lists of taxa covered.

Aeromonadaceae, Vibrionaceae and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Genera Agrobacterium and Rhizobium

Independent web page

Bacillus and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Genus Brucella

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Burkholderia, Ralstonia and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Campylobacter and related bacteria

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Clostridia and Clostridium-like organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Comamonadaceae and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Family Enterobacteriaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Flavobacterium- and Cytophaga-like bacteria

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Gram-negative anaerobic rods

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Family Halobacteriaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Family Halomonadaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Genus Leptospira

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Genus Listeria

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Methanogens

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Suborder Micrococcineae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Families Micromonosporaceae, Streptosporangiaceae and Thermomonosporaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Class Mollicutes

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Genus Mycobacterium

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Nocardia and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Family Pasteurellaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Photosynthetic prokaryotes

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas and related organisms

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Suborder Pseudonocardineae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Staphylococci and streptococci

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered

Family Streptomycetaceae

Subcommittee home page

Taxa covered


Publications


Officers of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) and of its Judicial Commission – 2008 to 2011

Chairman, ICSP

George M. Garrity

Vice-Chairman, ICSP

Hans-Jürgen Busse

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, ICSP

Aharon Oren

Secretary for Subcommittees, ICSP

Antonio Ventosa

Editorial Secretary, ICSP

Seung Bum Kim

Executive Board, ICSP, Members-at-Large

Dan Brown

Dag Harmsen

Chairman, Judicial Commission

Brian J. Tindall

Vice-Chairman, Judicial Commission

David P. Labeda


Other information

Guidelines for preparation of minutes

A short history of the Bacteriological Code, by P. H. A. Sneath.

Taxonomic Outline of the Bacteria and Archaea


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