Selling species (from today's Science)

W.Wuster w.wuster at BANGOR.AC.UK
Mon Jan 24 13:18:27 CST 2000


On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, B. J. Tindall wrote:

> Dear John,
> You should know that Recommendation 10a of the Bacteriological Code frowns
> on that! Not guilty this time, it is a sea snail:
> 
> Bufonaria borisbeckeri (taken from Die Zeit)

Just wondering - do they charge different rates depending on the level
of attractiveness of the organism involved? Does the buyer get to
choose?  I could see a cute small mammal going for a lot more than some
nematode only known from a toad's lower colon... 

Cheers,

Wolfgang Wuster

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