[Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:39:41 CDT 2015


One might wonder what would happen if the superfungus were genetically
manipulated in some way to produce a fuiting body. Would we have a giant
mushroom larger than the tallest building? And if so, would it be edible?
Just tongue in cheek.

John Grehan

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 8:24 AM, Paul Kirk <P.Kirk at kew.org> wrote:

> The largest living organism on planet earth is a fungus and in the absence
> of a fruit body ... it looks like a microfungus and grows like a
> microfungus.
>
> Paul (another one)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
> Paul van Rijckevorsel
> Sent: 08 October 2015 12:56
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign
>
> Well, the "if it is impossible to preserve a specimen" applies only to "a
> name of a new species or infraspecific taxon of microscopic algae or
> microfungi (fossils excepted ..."
>
> For other names of new taxa (which is most groups), a type may not be an
> illustration from 2007 onwards.
>
> Obviously, existing illustrations as types are unaffected. Also, it
> remains possible to designate illustrations as types for existing taxa.
>
> Paul
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Gouda" <E.J.Gouda at uu.nl>
> To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign
>
>
> > Op 7-10-2015 om 19:00 schreef taxacom-request at mailman.nhm.ku.edu:
> >> why Martin Fikacek resign
> >
> > You are right Martin, this is very bad practice.
> >
> > In Plant taxonomy a type may be an illustration if, and only if, it is
> > impossible to preserve a specimen (art. 37.4)
> > But also this keeps it open for interpretation. I think it is the Editor
> > that should judge here.
> >
> > Eric
> >
> > --
> > University Botanic Gardens
> > att. E.J. Gouda (section editor Phytotaxa)
> > Budapestlaan 17
> > 3584 CD Utrecht
> > Netherlands
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