The International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (the Code) has retained the concept of legitimate and illegitimate names, despite the fact that the principle underlying valid publication of a name could easily dispense with this concept. Furthermore, changes in wording to the Code are proposed that would help to clarify the issue of names that contravene the Code. © 2008 IUMS.
Tindall, B. J. (2008). Are the concepts of legitimate and illegitimate names necessary under the current International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria? A proposal to make changes to the Code. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 58(8), 1979–1986. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.2008/006239-0