mothur full form

How was the name ‘mothur’ coined or constructed? Is there a full form?
The original paper did not indicate anything about the name ‘mothur’.
Your comments will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.

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It doesn’t stand for anything. The forerunners to mothur were DOTUR (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15746353) and SONS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17021230). The original goal for mothur was to merge the functions of these two programs into one so that people could use it with 454 data.

Pat