Help: Introduction Microbiology?

John Berens jberens at
Thu Aug 24 08:39:36 EST 1995

Zongmin Zhou <c516565 at> wrote:
> Hello.
> 	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 
> reason authority.
> 	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.
In Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology,1984, it is stated:

Escherichia coli (Migula 1895) Castellani and Chalmers 1919,941.

Genus named after Theodor Escherich who isolated the type species 
of the genus

John Berens

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