Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Ending Candidatus and Culture Bias in Microbial Species Naming ...
Just had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the (what I see as silly) restrictions placed on giving names to bacterial and archaeal species where approved names are reserved for cultured organisms. Uncultured organisms have to use "Candidatus" (see Wikipedia here).