This is a listing of online resources for exploring taxonomy, fungal classification, and scientific names.
Videos and sites for nomenclature and fungi
- START HERE. Watch the video (12 min): Taxonomy: Life's Filing System - Crash Course Biology #19. Hank tells us the background story and explains the importance of the science of classifying living things, also known as taxonomy. Note this is from 2012 when Kingdoms were simpler. "Protista" is now split up.
- Watch the video (8 min): Classification -- Amoeba Sisters. Explores classification in biology as well as taxonomy hierarchy: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species with The Amoeba Sisters! This video also discusses the importance of scientific names and why classification can have major changes due to DNA and cell structure evidence.
- Video (10 min): How to Name a New Species of Microbe. Journey to the Microcosmos. There’s a story behind every microbe’s name, and that of the Phacus smulkowskianus is surprisingly sweet.
- Video (65 min): Mushroom Taxonomy: Who's My Daddy?. Michael W. Beug, PhD at Shroomfest 2011, Telluride Mushroom Festival. How mushroom names change over the years.
- Onine names database: Index Fungorum search.
- Onine names database: MycoBank.
- International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants.
- A Nomenclator of Friesian Sanctioned Names.
- Online herbarium collections database: MyCoPortal.
- Fungi Perfecti blog: Decoding Latin Binomials.
- Methods: Species Identification in Plant-Associated Prokaryotes and Fungi Using DNA.
- Guidelines for Qualifiers (aff., cf, indet., s.l., s.s., etc.): Open Nomenclature in the biodiversity era.
New or updated taxon pages here on MycoGuide
- The Glue Crusts: Hydnoporia.
- False turkey-tail fungi: Stereum.
- Ceramic Parchment and relatives: Xylobolus.
- These crusts are a taxonomic mess: Aleurodiscus.
- Mycorrhizal Jellies: Sebacina.
- Our new chanterelle: Cantharellus chicagoensis.
- Why should we use Hapalopilus rutilans instead of H. nidulans?
- The case of the missing Stereum: Porostereum spadiceum.
- What happens when 3 different species with the same epithet (tabacina) are moved to the same genus: Hymenochaete in Hymenochaetaceae.
- This had a superfluous name: Etheirodon fimbriatum.
Other related items
Fungal systematics: is a new age of enlightenment at hand? 2013 Paper by Hibbett and Taylor: PDF Download.
Remember Boletus bicolor Peck ? See Kuo discussion on this taxon.
CBS symposium: One Fungus = Which Name?
Post-Melbourne fungal nomenclature
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Thursday April 12, 2012
A series of talks at a symposium in response to "One Fungus, One Name" The end of "Dual Nomenclature" where one fungus can have a name for its sexual stage (Teleomorph) and its asexual stage (Anamorph). There was a decision to not move to only Teleomorph names because then you lose some "widely used" well known Anamorph names such as Penicillium and Fusarium.
- Video (17 min), David Hawksworth: How do we proceed? A detailed plan for the process required.
- Video (14 min), Lorelei Norvell: An overview of Post-Melbourne fungal nomenclature. A good explanation of how the Congress works on the Code.
- Video (15 min), Scott Redhead: An overview on lists of names. An outline of how groups work together to submit names for accepting, conserving, or rejecting.
- Video (11 min), Paul Kirk: The nomenclature side of fungal databases, name registration etc. Explanation of Index Fungorum and how it works.
Wikipedia, a selection
See other content here on MycoGuide.com
- Kingdom Fungi
- Everyone loves "tree bacon" -- this has been named 14 times: Punctularia strigosozonata
- The Hericium you don't know; can we find it again? Hericium cirrhatum
- FIND this rare species: Heliocybe sulcata
- More on Home Page
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