[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Apr 15 20:20:22 CDT 2010


Well, Drosophila has 5,850,000 hits.... Which would make the number 3.

Kim

On 4/15/2010 8:11 PM, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
>> every school text book that mentions the most highly
>> studied organism in the planet will have to include an explanation
>> on scientific names an why they sometimes need to change.
>
> This must have referred to Metaplicobaetica sapiens, I suppose.
> Certainly not to Rhodosauroparamegalonurus rex, although this
> organism might be studied more intensively than persons above a
> certain age would probably like to admit.
>
> 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
>
> University of Goettingen, Germany
> www.animalbase.org
>
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