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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 any discussion or writing which involves zoological nomenclature, and all debates should be conducted in a courteous and friendly manner. Code of Ethics, International ... 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. ... 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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Viruses evolve rapidly…. [A]denovirus, for example, may produce 250 000 DNA molecules in an infected cell….  Leslie Collier and John Oxford(p12) Taxonomy lies at the uneasy interface between biology and ... 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 ... 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

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