Status of the Biocode

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Tue Feb 4 15:42:00 CST 2003

Hi Jim: Tthe names in any {botanical] list start at 1753 -- but "current" is current, i.e the taxonomy of 2003 -- what am I misunderstanding?  John
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>>> Jim Croft <jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU> 02/04/03 15:09 PM >>>
>With modern electronic tools, such lists are only a matter of time --
>rather longer perhaps in botany than was envisaged in the 1990's but an
>inevitable liberation for nomenclature, I believe.  At that time some
>BioCode, developed perhaps from the 1990's Draft, will be a desirable adjunct.

yes the technology is there to do this... and as long as 'current use'
starts in 1753, I'll be happy... :)


~ Jim Croft ~ jrc at ~ 02-62465500 ~ ~

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