How do I find Scientific names?

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Thu Apr 4 16:27:08 EST 1996


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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")?
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> One thing to try is the NCBI Taxonomy browser at
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> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
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> Just press the button marked "Taxonomy"
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> 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.
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> 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,
Peter Harris,
Reading, UK.




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