importance of names

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at TFM.FMNH.ORG
Thu Jul 25 07:34:00 CDT 1996

Robin Panza's comments reminds me of the (possibly apocryphal) story of
a paper on the physiology of plant hormones that gave the scientific
binomial of oats (the drosophila of plant hormone research) as "Avena

(For non-botanists, the coleoptile is the *plant structure* used in
classic oat hormone experiments).

Thomas G. Lammers
Department of Botany            lammers at
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago IL 60605-2496 USA

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