When should a new name be used?

SJB&BHJ jost at c2i2.com
Tue Apr 15 20:35:30 EST 1997


Hi all

I have a phylogeny question that maybe someone can answer. When is the
name of an organism officially changed ie: when is it appropriate to use
the new name. Is a proposal for a name change in the International
Journal of Systematic Bacteriology sufficient or does the name change
have to be ratified by some sort of committee?

I'd appreciate any comments on this

Stephen Billington
University of Arizona
billing at vetsci.microvet.arizona.edu



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