Talk:Candidatus Carsonella ruddii
Why does this species violate binomial naming coventions? Speciate 22:59, 10 January 2007 (UTC)speciate
Because trinomial nomenclature is the wave of the future. Look at the dog which has been renamed Canis lupus familiaris.
- 'Candidatus' stands for 'proposed name'. The proposed name is 'Carsonella ruddi' according to the binomial nomenclature.
Meanwhile another endosymbiotic bacterium, Candidatus Tremblaya princeps, has been found which contains only 138,927 base pairs (i. e. 121 protein coding genes). Please refer to
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.06.051 by J. P. McCutcheon and C. D. von Dohlen Aug. 11th, 2011, and
Scientific American Blogs: The Artful Amoeba, Cow-like Mealybug Home to Sexy Symbiotic Machine by Jennifer Frazer, Aug. 18th, 2011.