22 September 2023

The history of Serratia marcescens

Found at the Bizarro Bazar.


  1. Knowing that you appreciate knitpicking by your readers, here's a minor knit: in binomial nomenclature, the first element (the genus) is always capitalized: Homo sapiens, Canis lupus, Serratia marcescens, etc.

    1. Fixed. Thank you!! An embarrassing error for someone who used to aerosolize bacteria in a lab for research. :-)

      And in return I will note that "nitpicking" doesn't have an initial "k" - because it originated in reference to louse eggs (nits), not untangling knitting threads. :-)

    2. Noooo! I knew that. My goodness, I'm not sure what came over me. Maybe "gnats" were on my mind, lol. Argh, that's Muphry's law at work right there :)

    3. When I was wrote my reply, I made a typo and I was sorely tempted to leave it in...


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