Assignment #3 Epithet Epitaphs

Sebaldella termitidis  is a bacteria named after the woman who discovered it, Madeleine Sebald. Sebald was a French biologist who discovered the bacteria in the intestines of termites in 1966. The word  termitidis  relates to bacteria found within the gut or intestines of termites. Madeleine Sebald has 22 different works and is part of 66 publications in four different languages. Her most recent publication was in 2016. Sebald isolated the bacteria as well as aided in sequencing its entire genome. She proceeded to published a paper in both French and English about the discovery. Sebald reported that the bacterium can degrade uric acid and plays a role in providing the termite who hosts in nitrogen.

Sebald, Madeleine 1930-. (1992, January 01). Retrieved January 26, 2019, from

Harmon-Smith, Miranda, et al. “Complete Genome Sequence of Sebaldella Termitidis Type Strain (NCTC 11300T).’ Standards in Genomic Sciences, vol. 2, no. 2, 2010, pp. 220—227., doi:10.4056/sigs.811799.


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