The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature

David L. Hawksworth, Pedro W. Crous, Scott A. Redhead, Don R. Reynolds, Robert A. Samson, Keith A. Seifert, John W. Taylor, Michael J. Wingfield, Özlem Abaci, Catherine Aime, Ahmet Asan, Feng Yan Bai, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Dominik Begerow, Derya Berikten, Teun Boekhout, Peter K. Buchanan, Treena Burgess, Walter Buzina, Lei Cai & 68 others Paul F. Cannon, J. Leland Crane, Ulrike Damm, Heide Marie Daniel, Anne D. van Diepeningen, Irina Druzhinina, Paul S. Dyer, Ursula Eberhardt, Jack W. Fell, Jens C. Frisvad, David Michael Geiser, József Geml, Chirlei Glienke, Tom Gräfenhan, Johannes Z. Groenewald, Marizeth Groenewald, Johannes de Gruyter, Eveline Guého-Kellermann, Liang Dong Guo, David S. Hibbett, Seung Beom Hong, G. Sybren de Hoog, Jos Houbraken, Sabine M. Huhndorf, Kevin D. Hyde, Ahmed Ismail, Peter R. Johnston, Duygu G. Kadaifciler, Paul M. Kirk, Urmas Kõljalg, Cletus P. Kurtzman, Paul Emile Lagneau, C. André Lévesque, Xingzhong Liu, Lorenzo Lombard, Wieland Meyer, Andrew Miller, David W. Minter, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Lorelei Norvell, Svetlana M. Ozerskaya, Rasime öziç, Shaun R. Pennycook, Stephen W. Peterson, Olga V. Pettersson, William Quaedvlieg, Vincent A. Robert, Constantino Ruibal, Johan Schnürer, Hans Josef Schroers, Roger Shivas, Bernard Slippers, Henk Spierenburg, Masako Takashima, Evrim Taskin, Marco Thines, Ulf Thrane, Alev Haliki Uztan, Marcel van Raak, János Varga, Aida Vasco, Gerard Verkley, Sandra I.R. Videira, Ronald P. de Vries, Bevan S. Weir, Neriman Yilmaz, Andrey Yurkov, Ning Zhang

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The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature was agreed at an international symposium convened in Amsterdam on 19-20 April 2011 under the auspices of the International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF). The purpose of the symposium was to address the issue of whether or how the current system of naming pleomorphic fungi should be maintained or changed now that molecular data are routinely available. The issue is urgent as mycologists currently follow different practices, and no consensus was achieved by a Special Committee appointed in 2005 by the International Botanical Congress to advise on the problem. The Declaration recognizes the need for an orderly transitition to a single-name nomenclatural system for all fungi, and to provide mechanisms to protect names that otherwise then become endangered. That is, meaning that priority should be given to the first described name, except where that is a younger name in general use when the first author to select a name of a pleomorphic monophyletic genus is to be followed, and suggests controversial cases are referred to a body, such as the ICTF, which will report to the Committee for Fungi. If appropriate, the ICTF could be mandated to promote the implementation of the Declaration. In addition, but not forming part of the Declaration, are reports of discussions held during the symposium on the governance of the nomenclature of fungi, and the naming of fungi known only from an environmental nucleic acid sequence in particular. Possible amendments to the Draft BioCode (2011) to allow for the needs of mycologists are suggested for further consideration, and a possible example of how a fungus only known from the environment might be described is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalIMA Fungus
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Hawksworth, D. L., Crous, P. W., Redhead, S. A., Reynolds, D. R., Samson, R. A., Seifert, K. A., ... Zhang, N. (2011). The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus, 2(1), 105-112. https://doi.org/10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.01.14
Hawksworth, David L. ; Crous, Pedro W. ; Redhead, Scott A. ; Reynolds, Don R. ; Samson, Robert A. ; Seifert, Keith A. ; Taylor, John W. ; Wingfield, Michael J. ; Abaci, Özlem ; Aime, Catherine ; Asan, Ahmet ; Bai, Feng Yan ; de Beer, Z. Wilhelm ; Begerow, Dominik ; Berikten, Derya ; Boekhout, Teun ; Buchanan, Peter K. ; Burgess, Treena ; Buzina, Walter ; Cai, Lei ; Cannon, Paul F. ; Crane, J. Leland ; Damm, Ulrike ; Daniel, Heide Marie ; van Diepeningen, Anne D. ; Druzhinina, Irina ; Dyer, Paul S. ; Eberhardt, Ursula ; Fell, Jack W. ; Frisvad, Jens C. ; Geiser, David Michael ; Geml, József ; Glienke, Chirlei ; Gräfenhan, Tom ; Groenewald, Johannes Z. ; Groenewald, Marizeth ; de Gruyter, Johannes ; Guého-Kellermann, Eveline ; Guo, Liang Dong ; Hibbett, David S. ; Hong, Seung Beom ; de Hoog, G. Sybren ; Houbraken, Jos ; Huhndorf, Sabine M. ; Hyde, Kevin D. ; Ismail, Ahmed ; Johnston, Peter R. ; Kadaifciler, Duygu G. ; Kirk, Paul M. ; Kõljalg, Urmas ; Kurtzman, Cletus P. ; Lagneau, Paul Emile ; André Lévesque, C. ; Liu, Xingzhong ; Lombard, Lorenzo ; Meyer, Wieland ; Miller, Andrew ; Minter, David W. ; Najafzadeh, Mohammad Javad ; Norvell, Lorelei ; Ozerskaya, Svetlana M. ; öziç, Rasime ; Pennycook, Shaun R. ; Peterson, Stephen W. ; Pettersson, Olga V. ; Quaedvlieg, William ; Robert, Vincent A. ; Ruibal, Constantino ; Schnürer, Johan ; Schroers, Hans Josef ; Shivas, Roger ; Slippers, Bernard ; Spierenburg, Henk ; Takashima, Masako ; Taskin, Evrim ; Thines, Marco ; Thrane, Ulf ; Uztan, Alev Haliki ; van Raak, Marcel ; Varga, János ; Vasco, Aida ; Verkley, Gerard ; Videira, Sandra I.R. ; de Vries, Ronald P. ; Weir, Bevan S. ; Yilmaz, Neriman ; Yurkov, Andrey ; Zhang, Ning. / The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. In: IMA Fungus. 2011 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 105-112.
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Hawksworth DL, Crous PW, Redhead SA, Reynolds DR, Samson RA, Seifert KA et al. The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus. 2011 Jun 1;2(1):105-112. https://doi.org/10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.01.14