funny biological names - got any?

Joe Mack mack at
Mon Dec 20 17:43:14 EST 1993

In article <1993Dec20.113924.143446 at> rice at (Peter Rice) writes:
>I recall a story long ago of a biochemist who had an article rejected because
>he called his unknown sugar "ignose" but he then got it accepted with the
>name changed to "godnose" - but the story may be apocryphal.
I beelieve it was Szent-Giorki (sp?) who also discovered Vit-C. The story
is supposed to be true, although I think "godnose" was his first choice.
The paper I belive was published using a regular systematic name.

Joseph MACK
mack at

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