Original paper

Nomenclature of Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria: roundtable on the unification of the nomenclature under the Botanical and Bacteriological Codes

Hoffmann, Lucien


Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria are named under both the Botanical Code and the Bacteriological Code and this is a source of many nomenclatural problems. The present situation concerning the nomenclature of Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria under both Codes was discussed in the framework of a roundtable held at the 16th IAC symposium. The participants strongly called for a unified nomenclatural approach for these microorganisms, acceptable both to botanists and bacteriologists. A set of recommendations towards the final goal of a consensus nomenclature were presented and discussed.


nomenclaturebotanical codebacteriological codecyanobacteriacyanophyta