"cutting edge taxonomy"

Urmas Koljalg urmas at ZBI.EE
Thu Nov 16 16:08:04 CST 2000

Maybe molecular key-books for the identification of microorganisms
(bacteria, protists, fungi) from soil, water, clinical, etc. samples?

Dr. Urmas Kõljalg
Institute of Zoology and Botany
Estonian Agricultural University
181 Riia Str.
51014 Tartu
tel: +372 7 383027
fax: +372 7 383013
e-mail: urmas at zbi.ee

on 11/16/00 2:29 PM, Thomas Schlemmermeyer at termites at USP.BR wrote:

> In several previous threads I tried to express my preoccupation about how
> difficult it is to get a taxonomist, in this thread I will refine the
> criterium:
> Is it possible to make "cutting edge taxonomy" ?
> I think in science they speak of "cutting edge science" if it is science that
> really provides new break-throughs and new, substantial insights.
> In some countries such as Germany there are still many scientists who say that
> taxonomy is not science. On the other hand, if taxonomy is science, one of its
> characteristics must be the existence of such a "cutting edge taxonomy".
> Where can I find it?

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