Competing sexual and asexual generic names in Pucciniomycotina and Ustilaginomycotina (Basidiomycota) and recommendations for use

  • With the change to one scientific name for pleomorphic fungi, generic names typified by sexual and asexual morphs have been evaluated to recommend which name to use when two names represent the same genus and thus compete for use. In this paper, generic names in Pucciniomycotina and Ustilaginomycotina are evaluated based on their type species to determine which names are synonyms. Twenty-one sets of sexually and asexually typified names in Pucciniomycotina and eight sets in Ustilaginomycotina were determined to be congeneric and compete for use. Recommendations are made as to which generic name to use. In most cases the principle of priority is followed. However, eight generic names in the Pucciniomycotina, and none in Ustilaginomycotina, are recommended for protection: Classicula over Naiadella, Gymnosporangium over Roestelia, Helicobasidium over Thanatophytum and Tuberculina, Melampsorella over Peridermium, Milesina over Milesia, Phragmidium over Aregma, Sporobolomyces over Blastoderma and Rhodomyces, and Uromyces over Uredo. In addition, eight new combinations are made: Blastospora juruensis, B. subneurophyla, Cronartium bethelii, C. kurilense, C. sahoanum, C. yamabense, Milesina polypodii, and Prospodium crusculum combs. nov.

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Author:M. Catherine Aime, Lisa A. Castlebury, Mehrdad Abbasi, Dominik Begerow, Reinhard Berndt, Roland Kirschner, Ludmila Marvanová, Yoshitaka Ono, Mahajabeen Padamsee, Markus Scholler, Marco Thines, Amy Y. Rossman
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Parent Title (English):IMA fungus
Place of publication:Utrecht
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/04/26
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/08/21
Tag:Basidiomycetes; new taxa; pleomorphic fungi; protected names; rejected names; taxonomy; unit nomenclature
Page Number:15
First Page:75
Last Page:89
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Institutes:Angeschlossene und kooperierende Institutionen / Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
Biowissenschaften / Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität
Fachübergreifende Einrichtungen / Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum (BiK-F)
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