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ICB - International Committee on Bionomenclature
Title: ICB - International Committee on Bionomenclature
Title abbreviated: ICB
Creator: Knapp, Sandra [Chair]
Abstract: The International Committee on Bionomenclature (ICB) was created in 1995 by joint decision of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) to explore ways and means to harmonise the various sets of international rules governing the creation and use of scientific names of organisms. The objectives of the ICB are: a) To serve as the inter-Union scientific body for Organismal Nomenclature (Bionomenclature) within ICSU and to both Founding Unions; b) To provide a forum for discussion between representatives of the various organisations and committees responsible for the international rules governing the scientific names of extant and fossil organisms; c) To explore issues of common concern to the aforementioned organisations and committees with a view to identifying and implementing common solutions and d) To promote the understanding of organismal nomenclature amongst biologists as a whole through the organization of workshops and symposia at appropriate scientific meetings and through publication. In fulfilment of its objectives the ICB will, in particular: a) Pursue work on the BioCode so as to make it an appropriate instrument to govern the nomenclature of all extant and fossil taxa in the future, and to work toward its adoption by the World’s biologists; b) Promote the set-up of a system for the mandatory declaration of future nomenclatural acts such as the creation of new scientific names of organisms... [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Language and communication (570.14)
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Language: English
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Resource type: Academic societies, professional associations, working groups
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Metadata update date: 2013-03-25
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