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

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Wed Jul 20 21:43:50 CDT 2011

the Microsporidia have now been excluded from 'botanical nomenclature' ... at the request of those who study Microsporidia ... which thus avoids the nomenclatural chaos which would ensue if their nomenclature was treated under two fundamentaly different Codes.


From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] on behalf of Kenneth Kinman [kennethkinman at webtv.net]
Sent: 21 July 2011 03:11
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Another big step forward:electronic registrationof       new fungal taxa

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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