Linnaeus's Last Stand?

@article{Pennisi2001LinnaeussLS,
  title={Linnaeus's Last Stand?},
  author={E. Pennisi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={291},
  pages={2304 - 2307}
}
  • E. Pennisi
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Science
  • A small but powerful contingent of systematists is challenging more than 2 centuries of taxonomic tradition by proposing a new system for naming and classifying life, one they say is more in line with the current understanding of evolution. Their brash proposal, which will be debated at a symposium in Washington, D.C., on 30 and 31 March, has raised the ire of the more conservative leaders in the field, who maintain that the shortcomings of the old system and the advantages of the new one… CONTINUE READING
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