This #Tidbit Thursday we have an interesting fact that would blow the minds of even the best spelling bee contestants in the world.
The longest scientific name belongs to dexoyribonucleic acid (DNA).
I know you’re thinking that’s not so long at all! you’re right, it isn’t… If you thought that was the challenging spelling I referred to earlier, hold your horses, and try to comprehend the amount of characters that the full systematic name for DNA has.
Did you know that the systematic name for the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of the human mitochondria contains 16,569 nucleotide residues and is thus 207,000 letters long. It was published in key form in Nature on 9 April 1981.
Longest Scientific Name
What do you think? Think you’d be able to memorize the full spelling? Leave us a comment!