As the title says: what does spp. mean in names such as Candida spp.?
sp = specie
spp - species
*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?
I don't know anything about biology lingo, but p=page and pp=pages.
oh what a wonderfull world of logic sppecies it is :P
As I have already stated once, spp refers to more than one species.
I was just questioning the logic behind it :)
The logic is the species ends with an "s", so to speak of more than one group of species, they use a "p".
that must be it!
But the answer is not complete!!
page = p
pages = pp
the second p does not stand for plural apparently you just repeat the last letter if it is plural :)
Separate names with a comma.