Stability or stasis in the names of organisms: the evolving codes of nomenclature.

  title={Stability or stasis in the names of organisms: the evolving codes of nomenclature.},
  author={Sandra Knapp and Gerardo Lamas and Eimear M Nic Lughadha and Gianfranco Novarino},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={359 1444},
Nomenclature, far from being a dry dusty subject, is today more relevant than ever before. Researchers into genomics are discovering again the need for systems of nomenclature-names are what we use to communicate about organisms, and by extension the rest of their biology. Here, we briefly outline the history of the published international codes of nomenclature, tracing them from the time of Linnaeus in the eighteenth century to the present day. We then outline some of what we feel are the… CONTINUE READING

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