Welcome to the public trial run of PhycoBank

PhycoBank

PhycoBank is the registration system for nomenclatural acts (new names, new combinations and types) of algae. Algae are a very diverse group of organisms and are covered by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, ICN (McNeill et al. 2012). PhycoBank will serve both the scientific phycological community and the international open access biodiversity information infrastructures. For botanical registration initiatives within the framework of ICN, please see Barkworth et al. (2016a, b).

PhycoBank pilot system: The pilot system is using algae data from a former registration endeavor to develop data analyses and data cleaning, and for testing of data input and editing.

PhycoBank Data Portal: This Data Portal will constitute the primary registration interface for PhycoBank. To date, approximately 1000 names of algae (“registered” 1998/1999) can be searched by taxonomic keywords (higher taxa), genus, scientific name, and author.

PhycoBank development: PhycoBank will support the registration of new names and nomenclatural acts submitted directly by nomenclatural authors or automatically via cooperating publishers. Each nomenclatural act will have a unique PhycoBank registration number automatically linking to the corresponding metadata in human- and machine-readable formats. In addition to the query for taxon names, searches on registration date, type of act, and nomenclatural type will be provided. Feedback mechanisms, annotations, and appropriate treatments of ambiregnal taxa will also be incorporated. Interoperability with the global names infrastructure will be achieved via standardized web services.

PhycoBank uses the Platform for Cybertaxonomy and its underlying Common Data Model (CDM).

For authors: If you are an author of new names, new combinations or new nomenclatural types (including epitypes) of algae, please contact the project staff to get your registration IDs and more information on PhycoBank (contact: w.h.kusber@bgbm.org).

How to cite PhycoBank: PhycoBank: Registration of Nomenclatural Acts of Algae. Available from https://phycobank.org, accessed [DATE].

Who is behind PhycoBank?
Wolf-Henning Kusber (PhycoBank Phycologist)
Andreas Kohlbecker (PhycoBank Information Scientist)
Regine Jahn (PhycoBank PI)
Walter G. Berendsohn (PhycoBank PI)
Anton Güntsch (PhycoBank PI)

Phycobank is developed by the BGBM Berlin with funding from the German Research Foundation (JA 874/8-1, 2016-2019)

References:

Barkworth M. E., Watson M., Barrie F. R., Belyaeva I. V., Chung R. C. K., Dašková J., Davidse G., Dönmez A. A., Doweld A. B., Dressler S., Flann C., Gandhi K., Geltman D., Glen H. F., Greuter W., Head M. J., Jahn R., Janarthanam M. K., Katinas L., Kirk P. M., Klazenga N., Kusber W.-H., Kvaček J., Malécot V., Mann D. G., Marhold K., Nagamasu H., Nicolson N., Paton A., Patterson D. J., Price M. J., Prud’homme van Reine W., Schneider C. W., Sennikov A., Smith G. F., Stevens P. F., Yang Z.-L., Zhang X.-C. & Zuccarello G. C. 2016a: (276–279) Proposals to provide for registration of new names and nomenclatural acts. - Taxon 65 (3): 656-658. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/653.37

Barkworth M. E., Watson M., Barrie F. R., Belyaeva I. V., Chung R. C. K., Dašková J., Davidse G., Dönmez A. A., Doweld A. B., Dressler S., Flann C., Gandhi K., Geltman D., Glen H. F., Greuter W., Head M. J., Jahn R., Janarthanam M. K., Katinas L., Kirk P. M., Klazenga N., Kusber W.-H., Kvaček J., Malécot V., Mann D. G., Marhold K., Nagamasu H., Nicolson N., Paton A., Patterson D. J., Price M. J., Prud’homme van Reine W., Schneider C. W., Sennikov A., Smith G. F., Stevens P. F., Yang Z.-L., Zhang X.-C. & Zuccarello G. C. 2016b: Report of the Special Committee on Registration of Algal and Plant Names (including fossils). - Taxon 65 (3): 670–672. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/653.43

Greuter W., Raab Straube E. & Berendsohn W. G. (eds) 1999: IAPT Registration of Plant Names Database [online]. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. [2016-07-01]. Available from <http://www.bgbm.org/registration/QueryForm.htm>.

Kusber W.-H., Kohlbecker A., Güntsch A., Berendsohn W.G. & Jahn R. 2017: PhycoBank – Registration of nomenclatural acts for diatomists and diatom research. - P. 40-41 in: Kopalová K., Bishop J. & Van de Vijver B. (ed.): Program & Abstracts, 11th Central European Diatom meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-25 March 2017. - Charles University, Prague. https://www.ced2017.eu/files/2017/03/ABSTRACT-book.pdf

McNeill J., Barrie F. R., Buck W. R., Demoulin V., Greuter W., Hawksworth D. L., Herendeen P. S., Knapp S., Marhold K., Prado J., Prud’homme van Reine W. F., Smith G. F., Wiersema J. H. & Turland N. J. 2012: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) adopted by the Eighteenth International Botanical Congress Melbourne, Australia, July 2011. – Regnum Vegetabile 154: 1-208.