Help: Introduction Microbiology?
L.A.Robertson at stm.tudelft.nl
Wed Aug 23 03:53:06 EST 1995
Zongmin Zhou <c516565 at showme.missouri.edu> wrote:
> Does anyone know:
> Who was the first one classified Escherichia coli as a species?
>and if you have to mention that ".... E. coli cell...." only once in
>your paper, how do you put that great guy's name after E. coli for the
> You know, it is requried that you put the scientific name and authority
>when you mention a species first time in the paper. However, nowdays,
>most people just don't do that for those popular species, such as human
>and E. coli.
>Thanks in advance.
Head down to your University Library and have a look at volume 3 of the
Prokaryotes (Balows et al, editors). There's a discussion of the history
of E. coli. These days, it is regarded as sufficient (except in special
circumstances: e.g. taxonomic papers, relatively unknown species, or if
you're dealing with an unusual strain of a well-known species) to refer
to Bergey's Manual, the Prokaryotes, or a culture collection number.
Incidently, it was known under another name for a while, before being
renamed after Escherich.
Kluyver Laboratory, Delft University of Technology.
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