- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 47, Issue 3
f Taxonomic Note: Necessary Correction of Specific Epithets Formed as Substantives (Nouns) “in Apposition”
- Authors: Hans G. Trůper*, Lanfranco De'clari
- *Corresponding author. Mailing address:Institut für Mikrobiologie & Biotechnologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Meckenheimer Allee 168, D-53115 Bonn, Germany. Phone: 49 228 732320. Fax: 49 228 737576. E-mail: email@example.com.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, July 1997 47: 908-909, doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-3-908
- Subject: Matters Relating To The International Committee On Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
Forming Latin species names (specific epithets) as “nominative nouns in apposition” (according to Rule 12c of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria) has often been misunderstood or posed problems. Here, this grammatical construction is explained, and 24 cases that did not meet the requirements for this type of construction are corrected to a genitive noun or adjectival form in agreement with Rule 12c.
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