Talk:Pneumocystis jirovecii

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Jiroveci or Jirovecii[edit]

It's named after Jirovec and so adding an "i" makes jiroveci, the only reason carinii has two "i"s is the guys name was carini, also a non-scientific google search of each term yields multifold more results for jioveci over jirovecii... anyone wanna back me to change the article? maybe with proof of how the literature originally wanted to call it?

Scientific namings of species are governed by international codes of nomenclature and not google searches. The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature [ICBN] covers fungi, and Pneumocystis is a fungus. ICBN says that two "i"s are required in most cases, hence "jirovecii" and "carinii". Previously Pneumocystis was thought to be a protozoan and under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature only one "i" was required. That is why "jiroveci" is commonly found in old published papers and web sites. This was explained in Wikipedia already. Heliocybe (talk) 16:38, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia says jiroveci has priority since 2005 because of a change in the Code (ICBN), so the actual valid name is jiroveci and the name of the page should be changed to jiroveci (one i).--Miguelferig (talk) 11:18, 21 June 2014 (UTC)