The almighty squabble over who gets to name microbes | Curio

The almighty squabble over who gets to name microbes

17 mins | May 26, 2022

Changes could plunge the field into chaos. Scientists are just starting to uncover the vast diversity of microbes out there. The only problem? No one can agree on how to name them. In this examination of the fascinating world of microbial taxonomy, Matt Reynolds reflects on the vast diversity of undiscovered life and who gets to name it.

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