Ascomycete Systematics in the Nineties

  • D. L. Hawksworth
  • J. Mouchacca
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 269)


An overview of key issues that emerged at the First International Workshop on Ascomycete Systematics is presented. The value of various characters used in, and approaches to, ascomycetes in various groups are highlighted. The main challenges identified for the future are the holomorph concept, the use of supraordinal ranks, alternative terminologies, improving working practices and data capture, the meeting of user needs, and confronting the mismatch between the available resources and the knowledge gap.


Botanical Nomenclature Ophiostomatoid Fungus Mitosporic Fungus Lichenicolous Fungus Septal Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Hawksworth
    • 1
  • J. Mouchacca
    • 2
  1. 1.International Mycological InstituteEgham SurreyUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire de CryptogamieMuséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParisFrance

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