Coming back to Paris was an emotional experience for me, because it was 45 years ago as a graduate student I came on a pilgrimage to meet one of the most influential of people who have ever worked with discomycetes, Mme Marcelle LeGal. She greeted me and treated me with the kind of courtesy and interest that I hope all of us can express towards those who come green and wanting to learn. It was an experience I will never forget, and one which led me in future years to propose a genus Galiella in her honour, and to copropose Marcellina also in her honour, and on whose back many of us stand today. The other great figure of that period on whose contributions much of our classification lies is Jan A. Nannfeldt, another mycologist I met that same year in Uppsala where I went to meet and learn from him.
KeywordsVegetative Hypha Apical Apparatus Ascus Wall Ascus Structure Ascomatal Wall
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