Help with bacterium's name

richard richardz at cy-net.net
Thu Jan 9 15:33:42 EST 1997

In article <32D46CC4.C2E at utoronto.ca>, ed marsden <ed.marsden at utoronto.ca> says:
>Weismm wrote:
>> I've got duplicate slides labelled as follows: Prototheca wickerhamii and
>> Probetheca wickerhomii. I've looked in numerous textbooks for a spelling
>> to no avail. Can anyone help?
>> My suspicion is that someone in transcribing the name sloppily transcribed
>> the be to a to or visa versa and the o to an a in the species. However, no
>> book that I have consulted has a genus that matches either.
>>>>>>I don't know if this will help but my University text lists an algae (green) by the name Prototheca. I could not find a listing 
>corresponding to Probetheca. Probably a spelling error.
>                                                -Neil

If it is a bacterium it should be in Bergey's, Index Bergeyana,
or the 1990 List of Approved Names.

You might also try doing a medline or biosis search using 
variants on the spelling and see what hits you get.

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