Fungal systematics: is a new age of enlightenment at hand?

  title={Fungal systematics: is a new age of enlightenment at hand?},
  author={D. Hibbett and J. Taylor},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • D. Hibbett, J. Taylor
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Fungal taxonomists pursue a seemingly impossible quest: to discover and give names to all of the world's mushrooms, moulds and yeasts. Taxonomists have a reputation for being traditionalists, but as we outline here, the community has recently embraced the modernization of its nomenclatural rules by discarding the requirement for Latin descriptions, endorsing electronic publication and ending the dual system of nomenclature, which used different names for the sexual and asexual phases of… CONTINUE READING
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