In Taxonomy, New Funding Is Going Once, Going Twice ... | GenomeWeb

How much would you pay to make a bunch of biologists refer to a Latin-ized version of your name? The Chicago Tribune reports on a growing trend to sell the naming rights for newly discovered species. In the latest instance, "Purdue University researchers will be auctioning off the naming rights to seven recently discovered types of bats [and two] Amazonian turtles," the article says.

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