NANFA-- "damnbusia!"

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 16:36:44 -0400

Just got this note from Peter Unmack...

Damnbusia [a demeaning version of the name Gambusia, used to describe exotic
populations of the native-eating mosquitofish] has finally made it to the big
time! The journal Science (vol 285, 17 Sept, 1999) actually used the term in a
series of articles on biological invasions (although they spelt it damnboosia).

Christopher Scharpf

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