The recent introduction of a standardized format for bacterial and archaeal species for ‘original material associated with a newly published name, comprising its description or diagnosis and any of a number of other elements such as illustrations, synonymy’ (protologue) constitutes a milestone in the rapid mobilization of taxonomic machine-readable data into existing electronic databases. The present initiative is fully in line with the ideas of the ESFRI project MIRRI (Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure) to link data to resources available in public microbial resource centres.
Stackebrandt, E. and Smith, D. (2017) Expanding the ‘Digital Protologue’ database (DPD) to ‘Archives of Microbiology’: an offer to scientists and science. (Editorial). Archives of Microbiology 199(4), 519–520.
Expanding the ‘Digital Protologue’ database (DPD) to ‘Archives of Microbiology’: an offer to scientists and science