Improving on Linnaeus

Rather than saying the Ames strain of Bacillus anthracis was used in the 2001 bioterrorism scare, a new genome-based naming system would call that strain 'lvlw0x'. The ancestor of that strain would likewise be 'lvlwlx.'

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