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Organisms and Pathogens

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.236
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Intemperate language should not be used in anydiscussion or writing which involves zoologicalnomenclature, and all debates should be conductedin a courteous and friendly manner. Code of Ethics, International ... More

Bacteria: Additional Terminology

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.526
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There is no “official” classification of bacteria…[B]acterial classifications are devised for micro-biologists, not for the entities being classified.Bacteria show little interest in the matter of theirclassification. D. ... More

Biological Nomenclature

AMA Manual of Style Committee

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.525
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Scientific names are labels used in place of lengthy descriptions. A scientific name corresponds to a set of formally defined attributes. The meanings of scientific names are internationally understood.Vernacular ... More

Prions

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.528
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The following are disease names and abbreviations of spongiform encephalopathies,:(Do not confuse “kudu” and “kuru.”)The infectious agents of TSEs are known as TSE agents or prions. The term prion (from ... More

Virus Nomenclature

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.527
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section
Viruses evolve rapidly…. [A]denovirus, for example,may produce 250 000 DNA molecules in an infectedcell….  Leslie Collier and John Oxford(p12) Taxonomy lies at the uneasy interface betweenbiology and ... More

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