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Candida spp. what does spp. mean?

  1. Jan 21, 2004 #1

    Monique

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    As the title says: what does spp. mean in names such as Candida spp.?

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  3. Jan 21, 2004 #2
    sp = specie
    spp - species

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  4. Jan 21, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    *smily that is raising an eyebrow* are you sure?? species should = sps :P

    This is what I just found: C. albicans and related species (spp.) so maybe the second p. stands for 'and related' in latin?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2004 #4

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    I don't know anything about biology lingo, but p=page and pp=pages.

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  6. Jan 21, 2004 #5

    Monique

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    oh what a wonderfull world of logic sppecies it is :P
     
  7. Jan 21, 2004 #6
    As I have already stated once, spp refers to more than one species.

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  8. Jan 22, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    I was just questioning the logic behind it :)
     
  9. Jan 22, 2004 #8
    The logic is the species ends with an "s", so to speak of more than one group of species, they use a "p".

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  10. Jan 22, 2004 #9

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    p=plural?
     
  11. Jan 22, 2004 #10

    Monique

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    that must be it!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2004 #11

    Monique

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    But the answer is not complete!!

    page = p
    pages = pp

    the second p does not stand for plural :frown: apparently you just repeat the last letter if it is plural :)

     
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