CBS symposium: One Fungus = Which Name? (2012)
12-13 April 2012
Fungi are now explicitly recognized in the newly named International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants. The radical changes to naming pleomorphic fungi resulting from the complete revision of Article 59 will require unprecedented collaboration among mycological taxonomists.
Linking DNA sequence data to the right morph; who decides which is the right genus name and species epithet, and based on what criteria?
Who will serve on the committees that manage the names in the anamorph-teleomorph database?
How will effective publication work in practice now that hard copies are no longer required?
Now that registration of taxonomic novelties is mandatory (1 Jan. 2013), names and descriptions need to be linked to all specimens, DNA sequences and strain data.
What is the Lists of Protected Names, and do they require sequence data to be so recognized or not?
These fundamental questions in modern fungal taxonomy are the focus of this two day meeting organised by the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre on the theme “One Fungus = Which Name?”.
This symposium is organized by CBS in collaboration with the Nomenclatural Committee for Fungi (of the IBC) and the International Commission of the Taxonomy of Fungi (of the IMA and IUMS), in an effort to communicate accurate information about the new Code, and organize community activities to address the opportunities it provides.
Venue: Trippenhuis, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam
Registration: € 200,-- (include coffee/thee, lunches and cocktail party)
Poster presentations are welcome
Uncorrected data of anamorph-teleomorph connections extracted from MycoBank and Index Fungorum.
The present data sheets are meant to stimulate discussion in the afternoon sessions of the "One Fungus = Which Name" meeting. Dates relate to the genus, not the species. For most genera, nothing is known relating to the potential polyphasic status of their type species.Connections are based on literature, and many have not been proven in culture, or at DNA level.
These data have not been checked, and contain errors.
Programme Thursday April 12 2012
- 09.30- 10.00 Registration and coffee
- 10.00-10.10 Opening
The International Code and naming of Fungi
- 10.10-10.30 David Hawksworth: One Fungus which Name: how do we proceed?
- 10.30-10.50 Keith Seifert: Why hyphomycete taxonomy is now more important than ever
- 10.50-11.20 Lorelei Norvell & Scott Redhead: Post-Melbourne fungal nomenclature: an overview
- 11.20-11.50 Joost Stalpers & Paul Kirk: The nomenclature side of fungal databases, name registration etc.
12.30-13.30 lunch + posters + CBS exhibition For abstracts click here
- 13.30-16.00 Keith Seifert & Pedro Crous (conveners) Fungal group discussions (Groups form according to class or ordinal level of the fungi that they study: see online TABLE on MycoBank)
- 16.00-18.00: Cocktail party; Book launches - David Hawksworth (Convenor); during a formal ceremony the books will be presented to the President of the International Mycological Association, John Taylor.
- 19.00 Speakers dinner (Dinner vouchers available for € 40,--)
Programme Friday April 13 2012
Practical aspects of the application of single fungal nomenclature
- 09:00-09:30 Johanna Westerdijk & Josef von Arx Awards
- 09.30-09. 50Amy Rossman: Single names in Hypocreales and Diaporthales
- 09.50-10.10 XingZhong Liu: A strategy for fungal names with teleomorph- anamorph connection: A case of Orbilia
- 10.10-10.30 Uwe Braun: Application of old anamorph-typified genus names and species in future: problems and strategies
10.30-11.00: coffee break
- 11.00-11.20 Pedro Crous: The future of fungal biodiversity research
- 11.20-11.50 John Taylor: Naming Environmental Nucleic Acid Species (ENAS)\
- 11.50-12.10 Kevin Hyde: The value of epitypification
- 12.10-12.20 Conrad Schoch: An official DNA Barcode for Fungi
- 12.20-12.40 Joey Spatafora: 1000 Fungal genomes and beyond
12.40-13.40 lunch + posters + CBS exhibition
- 13.40-15.00 Fungal group discussions (continuation)
- 15.00-16.30. Final discussion and conclusions
Programme Saturday April 14 2012 (at CBS, Utrecht)
Meetings of the Executive Committee of the International Mycological Association (IMA), the International Commission of Penicillium and Aspergillus (ICPA) and the International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF). For Details click here