How do I find Scientific names?
K N and P J Harris
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Thu Apr 4 16:27:08 EST 1996
> bionet/plants #816, from frist, 2248 chars, 29 Mar 1996 20:49:47
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> From: Brian Fristensky <frist>
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> Subject: Re: How do I find Scientific names?
> Date: 29 Mar 1996 20:49:47 GMT
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> Chris Monser <chris at printerworks.com> wrote:
> >Does anybody know how I can find out what the Scientific designation
> >(Genus species) for the Irish plant called "Blackthorn" or the
> >English "Whitethorn" (a.k.a. simply "Thorn")?
> One thing to try is the NCBI Taxonomy browser at
> Just press the button marked "Taxonomy"
> In this case, a search for 'blackthorn' turned out nil, but
> thorn turned up three hits, one was a scorpion, and the other
> two were lily thorn Catesbaea spinosa) and hawthorne (Crataegus spp.).
> I don't know whether either of these might be what you're looking for.
> I don't know offhand whether or not the NCBI Taxonomy browser
> is limited only to species for which at least one sequence
> appears in GenBank. On the otherhand, there are sequences
> now from some pretty surprising sources.
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Prunus spinosa = Blackthorn or Sloe ?
As in Royal Hort Soc list,
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