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Fungal Taxonomy in Crisis

Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 11)

Abstract

The negative-sounding word “crisis” should not be used light-heartedly for a highly valued science. But the two meanings of the word crisis, derived from Greek krinein = to discern, both apply all too precisely to the components of fungal taxonomy: valued science. But the two meanings of the word crisis, derived from Greek krinein = to discern, both apply all too precisely to the components of fungal taxonomy:
  • a turning point, especially of a disease, i.e. a drastical change offunctioning

  • a moment of danger or suspense, e.g. in politics, commerce; in our case a disastrous decline in interest for a very important discipline.

Keywords

Rhizoctonia Solani Penicillium Chrysogenum Fusarium Moniliforme Fusarium Sambucinum Fungal Taxonomy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Gams
    • 1
  1. 1.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesBaarnThe Netherlands

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