[Taxacom] Another big step forward:electronic registrationof new fungal taxa

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Wed Jul 20 21:11:43 CDT 2011

Dear All,
      I am curious what is meant by "organisms treated as fungi".  Could
this include taxa formally regarded as fungi (like oomycetes)?  And more
importantly, does it include Microsporidia, which are now regarded as
sister group or increasingly as a part of Eumycota (true fungi)?       
      I find it surprising that Microsporidia are generally still
treated as zoological taxa (with family names ending in -idae).  Anyway,
would they qualify as "organisms treated as fungi", and thus requiring
electronic registration under the new ruling of the Botanical Congress?   
           --------Ken Kinman                

L Penev wrote:
     Botanists and mycologists voted for electronic registration of new
names of all "organisms treated as fungi" to become a condition for a
valid publication! 
Identifiers of new taxa from a "recognized repository" should be cited
within the original description/treatment (protologue). This is exactly
what ZooKeys and PhytoKeys are already doing for their authors from the
very start and MycoKeys intends to do as well. 
Lyubo and Donat

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