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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 758, Issue 1, pp 1–2 | Cite as

Comments on “Taxonomy of cyanobacteria: a contribution to consensus approach”, by K. A. Palinska and W. Surosz (Hydrobiologia 740: 1–11, 2014, doi:10.1007/s10750-014-1971-9)

  • Aharon Oren
Opinion paper

In their recent paper in Hydrobiologia (Palinska & Surosz, 2014) and in an earlier publication (Palinska et al., 2006), Katarzyna Palinska and coworkers presented an admirable account of a novel approach toward the harmonization of classical, morphology-based, and modern molecular taxonomic approaches for the cyanobacteria, based on molecular studies of type material preserved in herbaria. The Palinska & Surosz (2014) paper also provided a nice summary of the current problems with the nomenclature of the cyanobacteria as the group is covered by two Codes of Nomenclature: the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (McNeill et al., 2012) and the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (Lapage et al., 1992; Parker et al., in press; for updates since the 1990 revision see http://www.bacterio.net/-code.html). In spite of recent attempts to harmonize the nomenclature of the group between the two Codes (Oren, 2004; Oren & Tindall, 2005, and further...

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Minimal Standard International Code Cyanobacterial Species Botanical Nomenclature Nomenclatural Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Institute of Life SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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