[Bioperl-l] Bio::Species validate_species_name

Stefan Kirov skirov at utk.edu
Mon Sep 19 09:56:25 EDT 2005

NCBI and Bio::Species have very different views on what is the format of 
a species field. Is it possible to relax a bit the species regular 
expression? For example, 'Rhizophidium sp. 136' is a valid NCBI species 
name, but this is not the case in bioperl (species name in this case is 
starting with a number). There are other collisions as well, such as 
special characters found in the species name: ()'/
Any thoughts?

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