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I'm trying to find out which of these is correct, or whether they are different organisms:

Raoultella ornithinolytica
Raoultella ornitholytica

I have come across both spellings in various articles, papers, etc. They seem to be used interchangeably, but I'm not sure if they are the same thing, if one is a misspelling of the other, if they are equally acceptable spellings or if they are separate organisms.

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    $\begingroup$ I can't really be sure, but NCBI Genbank only "knows" Raoultella ornithinolytica, the variant ornitholytica does not exist there. So I would guess they are not separate organisms. $\endgroup$ – skymningen Apr 20 '17 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Although this shows two results, I can't find them in the linked documents: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/?term=%22Raoultella%20ornitholytica%22. I can't find any actual hits in any of the other databases there. $\endgroup$ – Wodin Apr 20 '17 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ Probably someone misspelled the keywords for some articles including "ornitholytica". Nobody ever proofreads the keywords I guess. $\endgroup$ – skymningen Apr 20 '17 at 13:11

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