Fungi as Fifth Kingdom?
jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Thu Mar 2 09:35:14 CST 2006
Ken sometimes has some interesting perspectives, but it seems to me that
unfortunately he never (or perhaps I should say extremely rarely)
presents actual systematic evidence in direct relation to the published
literature so one might make a judgment about the nature of the
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> Behalf Of Adolf Ceska
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> I sent Ken's message to my mycological friend and his answer was:
> All I can suggest to Ken Kinman (below) is that he should read the
> learned article by
> Cavalier-Smith (2001) [What are fungi?] in The Mycota Vol VIIA pp.
> This answers his accusations far better than I could.
> I did not see the article, but I trust my friend that the answer (or
> it?) is indeed there.
> Adolf Ceska, Victoria, BC, Canada
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> > Subject: Fungi as Fifth Kingdom?
> > Well, although Fungi are often considered the Fifth Kingdom, I
> > still prefer the Four Kingdom classification of organisms (with
> > and other fungal groups within Kingdom Protista). Metaphyta and
> > certainly diverged and diversified enough to be regarded as separate
> > Kingdoms, but "Metafungi" (eumycotans) are a VERY distant third (and
> > not surprisingly long subsumed within the study of botany, even
> > they are actually closer to metazoans).
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