The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature

Hawksworth, D. L. and Crous, P. W. and Redhead, S. A. and Reynolds, D. R. and Samson, R. A. and Seifert, K. A. and Taylor, J. W. and Wingfield, M. J. and Abaci, Ö and Aime, C. and Asan, A. and Bai, F. Y. and de Beer, Z. W. and Begerow, D. and Berikten, D. and Boekhout, T. and Buchanan, P. K. and Burgess, T. and Buzina, W. and Cai, L. and Cannon, P. F. and Crane, J. L. and Damm, U. and Daniel, H. M. and van Diepeningen, A. D. and Druzhinina, I. and Dyer, P. S. and Eberhardt, U. and Fell, J. W. and Frisvad, J. C. and Geiser, D. M. and Geml, J. and Glienke, C. and Gräfenhan, T. and Groenewald, J. Z. and Groenewald, M. and de Gruyter, J. and Guého-Kellermann, E. and Guo, L. D. and Hibbett, D. S. and Hong, S. B. and de Hoog, G. S. and Houbraken, J. and Huhndorf, S. M. and Hyde, K. D. and Ismail, A. and Johnston, P. R. and Kadaifciler, D. G. and Kirk, P. M. and Kõljalg, U. and Kurtzman, C. P. and Lagneau, P. E. and André Lévesque, C. and Liu, X. and Lombard, L. and Meyer, W. and Miller, A. and Minter, D. W. and Najafzadeh, M. J. and Norvell, L. and Ozerskaya, S. M. and öziç, R. and Pennycook, S. R. and Peterson, S. W. and Pettersson, O. V. and Quaedvlieg, W. and Robert, V. A. and Ruibal, C. and Schnürer, J. and Schroers, H. J. and Shivas, R. and Slippers, B. and Spierenburg, H. and Takashima, M. and Taskin, E. and Thines, M. and Thrane, U. and Uztan, A. H. and van Raak, M. and Varga, J. and Vasco, A. and Verkley, G. and Videira, S. I. and de Vries, R. P. and Weir, B. S. and Yilmaz, N. and Yurkov, A. and Zhang, N. (2011) The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus, 2 (1). pp. 105-112.

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The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature was agreed at an international symposium convened in Amsterdam on 19-20 April 2011 under the auspices of the International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF). The purpose of the symposium was to address the issue of whether or how the current system of naming pleomorphic fungi should be maintained or changed now that molecular data are routinely available. The issue is urgent as mycologists currently follow different practices, and no consensus was achieved by a Special Committee appointed in 2005 by the International Botanical Congress to advise on the problem. The Declaration recognizes the need for an orderly transitition to a single-name nomenclatural system for all fungi, and to provide mechanisms to protect names that otherwise then become endangered. That is, meaning that priority should be given to the first described name, except where that is a younger name in general use when the first author to select a name of a pleomorphic monophyletic genus is to be followed, and suggests controversial cases are referred to a body, such as the ICTF, which will report to the Committee for Fungi. If appropriate, the ICTF could be mandated to promote the implementation of the Declaration. In addition, but not forming part of the Declaration, are reports of discussions held during the symposium on the governance of the nomenclature of fungi, and the naming of fungi known only from an environmental nucleic acid sequence in particular. Possible amendments to the Draft BioCode (2011) to allow for the needs of mycologists are suggested for further consideration, and a possible example of how a fungus only known from the environment might be described is presented. © 2011 International Mycological Association.

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Additional Information: Cited By :218 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Hawksworth, D.L.; Departamento de Biología Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal, Spain; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anamorph Article 59 BioCode Candidate species Environmental sequences International Code of Botanical Nomenclature MycoCode Pleomorphic fungi Teleomorph
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2020 04:49
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