We here present a survey of the increasing use of the -ensis (-ense) ending for the formation of specific epithets that do not refer to geographical locations but to names of research institutes or their acronyms. To our opinion the use of the -ensis (-ense) ending must be discouraged for such purposes, the formation of nouns in the genitive case being preferred for the formation of such arbitrary epithets. Emendation of Appendix 9 – Orthography to the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes is proposed with guidelines for the formation of such names.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|State||Published - May 2017|
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- Rule 12c
- Specific epithets