[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Apr 16 03:32:47 CDT 2010

Van: Paul Kirk [mailto:p.kirk at cabi.org]
Verzonden: vr 16-4-2010 9:37

was not Triticum aestivum a 'co-conspirator' with tomato to bring about
acceptance of conservation of names at the rank of species ... ?


Well, Triticum aestivum was the main moving factor, with the circumstances
that threatened it weighing heavily (the two names having equal priority,
with the "First Reviser", to borrow a term, being decisive, there being no 
guarantee that a new First Reviser would not turn up).

The tomato was just an additional factor.

Paul van Rijckevorsel

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