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Appendix C. Abbreviations for commonly used organisms

Below is the table of species abbreviations used for organisms commonly used in molecular biology projects. For species and other taxonomy levels not listed in the table, three letter abbreviations are created by using an extra letter from the second word (e.g. Equus caballus = Eca, and Ceratotherium simum= Csi).

In the less frequent occurring cases where more than two words occur for a given taxonomy only the first two words are used (e.g. Mus musculus domesticus = Mmu). In cases where only one word occur - the three letters are taken from this word independent of the taxonomy levels (e.g. Mammalia = Mam).

These abbreviations are intended to provide a fast overview of the species composition. A list of the abbreviations for commonly used organism can be found in this table.

Table C.1. Abbreviations for commonly used organisms

AbbreviationSpecies
AtArabidopsis thaliana
BtBos taurus
CeCaenorhabditis elegans
CrChlamydomonas reinhardtii
DdDictyostelium discoideum
DmDrosophila melanogaster
DrDanio rerio (zebrafish)
EcEscherichia coli
HcHepatitis C virus
HsHomo sapiens
MmMus musculus
MpMycoplasma pneumoniae
OsOryza sativ
PfPlasmodium falciparum
PnPneumocystis carinii
RnRattus norvegicus
ScSaccharomyces cerevisiae
SpSchizosaccharomyces pombe
TrTakifugu rubripes
XlXenopus laevis
ZmZea mays