Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi

  title={Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi},
  author={Conrad L. Schoch and Barbara Robbertse and Vincent Robert and Duong Vu and Gianluigi Cardinali and Laszlo Irinyi and Wieland Meyer and R. Henrik Nilsson and Karen W Hughes and Andrew N. Miller and Paul M. Kirk and Kessy Abarenkov and M. Catherine Aime and Hiran A. Ariyawansa and Martin I. Bidartondo and Teun Boekhout and Bart Buyck and Qing Cai and Jie Chen and Ana Crespo and Pedro W. Crous and Ulrike Damm and Z. Wilhelm De Beer and Bryn T. M. Dentinger and Pradeep Kumar Divakar and Margarita Due{\~n}as and Nicolas Feau and Kateřina Ol{\vs}a Fliegerov{\'a} and Miguel Angel Garc{\'i}a and Zai-Wei Ge and Gareth W. Griffith and Johannes Z. Groenewald and Marizeth Groenewald and Martin Grube and Marieka Gryzenhout and C{\'e}cile Gueidan and Liangdong Guo and Sarah Hambleton and Richard C. Hamelin and Karen Hansen and Val{\'e}rie Hofstetter and Seung-Beom Hong and Jos Houbraken and Kevin David Hyde and Patrik Inderbitzin and Peter R. Johnston and Samantha Chandranath Karunarathna and Urmas K{\~o}ljalg and G{\'a}bor M. Kov{\'a}cs and Ekaphan Kraichak and Krisztina Krizsan and Cletus P. Kurtzman and Karl-Henrik Larsson and Steven D. Leavitt and Peter M. Letcher and Kare Liimatainen and Jiankui Liu and D. Jean Lodge and Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard and H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Sajeewa S. N. Maharachchikumbura and Dimuthu S. Manamgoda and Mar{\'i}a Paz Mart{\'i}n and Andrew M. Minnis and Jean-Marc Moncalvo and Giuseppina Mul{\`e} and Karen K. Nakasone and Tuula Niskanen and Ibai Olariaga and Tam{\'a}s Papp and Tam{\'a}s Petkovits and Raquel Pino-Bodas and Martha J. Powell and Huzefa A. Raja and Dirk Redecker and J. M. Sarmiento-Ramirez and Keith A. Seifert and Bhushan Shrestha and Soili Stenroos and Benjamin Stielow and Sung-Oui Suh and Kazuaki Tanaka and Leho Tedersoo and M. Teresa Telleria and Dhanushka Udayanga and Wendy A. Untereiner and Javier Di{\'e}guez Uribeondo and Krishna V. Subbarao and Csaba V{\'a}gv{\"o}lgyi and Cobus M. Visagie and Kerstin Voigt and Donald M. Walker and Bevan Simon Weir and Michael Wei{\ss} and Nalin N. Wijayawardene and Michael J. Wingfield and J. P. Xu and ZHU-LIANG Yang and Ning Zhang and Wen-Ying Zhuang and Scott Federhen},
  journal={Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation},
DNA phylogenetic comparisons have shown that morphology-based species recognition often underestimates fungal diversity. Therefore, the need for accurate DNA sequence data, tied to both correct taxonomic names and clearly annotated specimen data, has never been greater. Furthermore, the growing number of molecular ecology and microbiome projects using high-throughput sequencing require fast and effective methods for en masse species assignments. In this article, we focus on selecting and re… 

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