The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature

Hawksworth, David L. and Crous, Pedro W. and Redhead, Scott A. and Reynolds, Don R. and Samson, Robert A. and Seifert, Keith A. and Taylor, John W. and Wingfield, Michael J. and Abaci, Ozlem and Aime, Catherine and Asan, Ahmet and Bai, Feng-Yan and de Beer, Z. Wilhelm and Begerow, Dominik and Berikten, Derya and Boekhout, Teun and Buchanan, Peter K. and Burgess, Treena and Buzina, Walter and Cai, Lei and Cannon, Paul F. and Crane, J. Leland and Damm, Ulrike and Daniel, Heide-Marie and van Diepeningen, Anne D. and Druzhinina, Irina and Dyer, Paul S. and Eberhardf, Ursula and Fell, Jack W. and Frisvad, Jens C. and Geiser, David M. and Geml, Jozsef and Glienke, Chirlei and Grafenhan, Tom and Groenewald, Johannes Z. and Groenewald, Marizeth and de Gruyter, Johannes and Gueho-Kellermann, Eveline and Guo, Liang-Dong and Hibbett, David S. and Hong, Seung-Beom and de Hoog, G. Sybren and Houbraken, Jos and Huhndorf, Sabine M. and Hyde, Kevin D. and Ismail, Ahmed and Johnston, Peter R. and Kadaifciler, Duygu G. and Kirk, Paul M. and Kojalg, Urmas and Kurtzman, Cletus P. and Lagneau, Paul-Emile and Levesque, C. Andre and Liu, Xingzhong and Lombard, Lorenzo and Meyer, Wieland and Miller, Andrew and Minter, David W. and Najafzadeh, Mohammad Javad and Norvell, Lorelei and Ozerskaya, Svetlana M. and Ozig, Rasime and Pennycook, Shaun R. and Peterson, Stephen W. and Pettersson, Olga V. and Quaedvlieg, William and Robert, Vincent A. and Ruibal, Constantino and Schnurer, Johan and Schroers, Hans-Josef and Shivas, Roger and Slippers, Bernard and Spierenburg, Henk and Takashima, Masako and Taskin, Evrim and Thines, Marco and Thrane, Ulf and Uztan, Alev Haliki and Van Raak, Marcel and Varga, Janos and Vasco, Aida and Verkley, Gerard and Videira, Sandra I. R. and de Vries, Ronald P. and Weir, Bevan S. and Yilmaz, Neriman and Yurkov, Andrey and Zhang, Ning (2011) The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus, 2 (1). pp. 105-112. ISSN 2210-6340

Abstract

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.


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Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:51
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Anamorph; Article 59; BioCode; Candidate species; environmental sequences; International Code of Botanical Nomenclature; MycoCode; Pleomorphic fungi; Teleomorph
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.01.14
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32414

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