What is "spp"?
mturner at acpub.duke.edu
Sat Dec 16 15:59:25 EST 1995
In article <4auemc$kcc at hpg30a.csc.cuhk.hk> s935537 at acs.csc.cuhk.hk (Ricky Leung) writes:
> I have found some scientific names of organism end with "spp.".
> For example, Staphylococcus spp. and Salmanella spp.
> I wonder to know what they mean. Are the meaning of "spp." the same?
It is the standard abbreviation for "species" (plural) ["species"
(singular) is abbreviated "sp."]. All this usage means is that the
particular species names are being left unspecified [perhaps they are
unknown], but there is more than one of them.
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