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Is Carl Woese losing a Kingdom (v Niel, NOT v Niel)

jos van den broek josbroek at EURONET.NL
Wed Sep 25 06:23:28 EST 1996

Please use the proper name for the great microbiologist Van Niel. He deserves 
it! 'Van Neil' is an improper and Northamericocentristical spelling! Van Niel's 
name has not been derived from the Anglo-American first name 'Neil', but most 
probably from one of the two Belgian towns Niel.

dr Jos van den Broek
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