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).

See discussion below:


No comments:

Post a Comment

Storify of Day 1 of "An open digital global south meeting" at #UCDavis

I made a Storify of Tweets and some pictures from the "An open digital Global South" meeting that I am a co-organizer of. This was...