Treaties, conventions and protocols of interest in prokaryotic nomenclature

In prokaryotic nomenclature, treaties, protocols and conventions are mainly relevant to type strain deposition. On this page we have compiled links to journal articles dealing with these topics, as well as links to background information on the treaties, protocols and conventions of interest.

Publications on accessibility of type strains

Tindall BJ. Confirmation of deposit, but confirmation of what? Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1785-1787.

Tindall BJ, Garrity GM. Proposals to clarify how type strains are deposited and made available to the scientific community for the purpose of systematic research. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1987-1990.

Tindall BJ. Clarification of access regulations to genetic resources that are subject to the sovereign rights of sovereign states and the deposit of nomenclatural types under the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:317-320.

da Silva M, Desmeth P, Venter SN, Shouche Y, Yurkov A. How legislations affect new taxonomic descriptions. Trends in Microbiology 2022; 31:P111-114.

Background information on CBD and Nagoya Protocol

The following list of links to documents and websites are related to the CBD and Nagoya Protocol.

Position of the ICSP

Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Access and benefit-sharing clearing-house

Convention on Biological Diversity website

Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 on compliance measure related to the Nagoya protocol

Guidance on the scope and obligations associated with Regulation (EU) No 511/2014

Rules for the implementation of Regulations (EU)  No 511/2014

Publications linked to the Nagoya Protocol

Information on others treaties, conventions and protocols

Antarctic Treaty

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea