Researchers Propose Automating the Naming of Novel Microbes
Researchers Propose Automating the Naming of Novel Microbes
With modern technologies unearthing novel bacterial and archaeal species by the dozens, hundreds, or even thousands, manually naming them all is no longer practical, scientists say.
Researchers Propose Automating the Naming of Novel Microbes
Researchers Propose Automating the Naming of Novel Microbes

With modern technologies unearthing novel bacterial and archaeal species by the dozens, hundreds, or even thousands, manually naming them all is no longer practical, scientists say.

With modern technologies unearthing novel bacterial and archaeal species by the dozens, hundreds, or even thousands, manually naming them all is no longer practical, scientists say.

Linnaeus
Love in the Scientific Literature
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Carl Linnaeus’s plant classification system was doomed, and he knew it.
Deciding to Ditch Latin
Deciding to Ditch Latin
Tracy Vence | Sep 3, 2014
A report details how the International Botanical Congress agreed in favor of electronic-only publication and naming new species using English.
Genomenclature?
Genomenclature?
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2014
Researchers propose a naming system based on genomic information for all Earth’s life.
Protein Sequencing Disputes Linnaeus
Protein Sequencing Disputes Linnaeus
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2013
Comparing the proteins of a 300-year-old pickled elephant fetus with modern sequence data challenges Carl Linnaeus’s decision to assign it as the Asian elephant type specimen.