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Microorganisms 

Microorganisms

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Plurals
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Brenda Gregoline

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date: 28 May 2016

When referring to the common vernacular plural of a genus, use roman lowercase letters. Consult the latest edition of Dorland's or Stedman's medical dictionary. For organisms that do not have a common plural, add the word species or organisms to the genus name to indicate a plural use (see also , Nomenclature, Organisms and Pathogens). |

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