The Naming of Fungi

  • David L. Hawksworth
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Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 7B)

Abstract

Names applied to organisms are the key to all accumulated knowledge on them, their properties, and uses. They are the basis of communication in all aspects of biology from the molecular to the perspectives of global ecology. A consideration of names and their application is, consequently, not an esoteric exercise but fundamental to an understanding of access to information and communication throughout biology and its dependent disciplines.

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Fusarium Prefix Penicillium Scleroderma Cyan 

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  • David L. Hawksworth
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  1. 1.MycoNovaLondonUK

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