[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Apr 15 19:43:16 CDT 2010


Zea mays nearly 2 million ..




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From: "Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au" <Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Fri, 16 April, 2010 12:01:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

There are a few others. Triticum aestivum yields 909,000, but Solanum tuberosum narrowly misses out at 586,000. And Bombyx mori yields a very impressive 7,190,000. 

This is a rather enjoyable game...

Eric Zurcher
CSIRO Plant Industry
Canberra, Australia
Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au


| -----Original Message-----
| From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
| [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Neal Evenhuis
| Sent: Friday, 16 April 2010 9:48 AM
| To: fwelter at gwdg.de
| Cc: TAXACOM
| Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?
| 
| At 2:11 PM -1000 4/15/10, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
| >
| >I cannot say which is the "highest studied" organism, but I did a
| >quick research in Google for the most frequently mentioned organisms.
| >
| >Homo sapiens        25.100.000
| >Escherichia coli     8.350.000
| >Mus musculus        4.110.000
| >Caenorhabditis elegans    1.720.000
| >Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2.710.000
| >Trypanosoma brucei    2.570.000
| >Arabidopsis thaliana     2.000.000
| >Oryza sativa        1.720.000
| >Drosophila melanogaster 1.550.000
| >Zea mays        1.550.000
| >Tyrannosaurus rex      985.000
| >Rattus norvegicus    939.000
| >Bos taurus        913.000
| >Xenopus laevis        884.000
| >Aedes aegypti        826.000
| >Plasmodium falciparum    819.000
| >
| >I did not find any other name above 600.000.
| >Drosophila melanogaster ranks at number 9.
| >
| 
| Francisco,
| 
| I'd be interested in your search protocol as I believe you just 
| "thought" of a name that would rank high and searched. As such it is 
| a flawed method for getting the "true" most frequently mentioned 
| organisms. One would need a database of *all* genus-species 
| combinations and run it against all the Google pages to come up with 
| a more complete listing.
| 
| Anyway, I had some fun with this did the same "think of a good name" 
| method and found the following (above 600,000) that were missed 
| (thus: no doubt there are obviously more).
| 
| Bacillus subtilis        1,680.000
| Streptococcus pneumoniae  1.110.000
| Canis familiaris          872.000
| Homo erectus              868.000
| Apis mellifera            851.000
| Bacillus cereus          605.000
| 
| Drosophila melangoaster now drops to 10th.
| 
| BTW: my search on Homo sapiens found 26,300.000 hits, so in just that 
| short amount of time between your search and my search, 1.2 million 
| more pages were added to the web with the string "Homo sapiens"!
| 
| -Neal
| 
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