Selling species (from today's Science)

B. J. Tindall bti at DSMZ.DE
Mon Jan 24 14:37:23 CST 2000


Dear Wolfgang,
I assume you read German, so check out 
http://www.biopat.de
If you have at least 5000 DM to spare you can become a "god parent" of a
new species and get it named after you or a person of your choice. However,
you should hurry, since the best ones already seem to have names.
Best wishes
Brian Tindall

At 13:18 24.1.2000 +0000, you wrote:
>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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>School of Biological Sciences    Voicemail: +44 1248 382301
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>
>


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