How do I find Scientific names?

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Sun Apr 7 09:24:50 EST 1996


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P J Harris") writes: 
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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")?
>> >-- 
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>> One thing to try is the NCBI Taxonomy browser at
>> 
>> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
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>> 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,
>Peter Harris,
>Reading, UK.
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