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The "Token set" option returns longer names that include the search terms, e.g., hybrid taxa. See what happens if you query "Bos taurus" using the "Complete match" option versus the "Set of tokens" option. The "Phonetic search" option can be used when you are not sure about the exact spelling of a organism name. It tries to find the phonetically closest strings (try "Drozofila" as an example).

This is the top level of the taxonomy database maintained by NCBI/GenBank. You can explore any of the taxa listed below by clicking it.


These are direct links to some of the organisms commonly used in molecular research projects:

Arabidopsis thaliana   Escherichia coli   Pneumocystis carinii   
Bos taurus   Hepatitis C virus   Rattus norvegicus   
Caenorhabditis elegans   Homo sapiens   Saccharomyces cerevisiae   
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii   Mus musculus   Schizosaccharomyces pombe   
Danio rerio (zebrafish)   Mycoplasma pneumoniae   Takifugu rubripes   
Dictyostelium discoideum   Oryza sativa   Xenopus laevis   
Drosophila melanogaster   Plasmodium falciparum   Zea mays   

Disclaimer: The NCBI taxonomy database is not an authoritative source for nomenclature or classification - please consult the relevant scientific literature for the most reliable information.

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