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Re: New content on the IAS Web site

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: New content on the IAS Web site
  • From: Iza & Carol Goroff <goroff@idcnet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 21:22:23 -0500 (CDT)

Al Wootten wrote:

> Taxonomy was the subject of an interesting article in Science Vol 291 No 5512
> p2304 entitled "Linnaeus's Last Stand".  It reports a then-impending
> (30-31 March) Sympsoium in D. C. on a new system for classification which
> the call 'PhyloCode'.  Under this proposal, "which seeks to reflect
> phylogenetic relationships, genus names could be lost, species names
> shortened, hyphenated with former genus descriptor, or given a numeric
> designation.  The critics are not happy."  The article is extensive and
> interesting (though I can imagine this proposal's acceptance in aroid-l
> would be scant).

Notice the article's date, add a day to the end, and perhaps that's why we haven't
heard more about it.

Iza Goroff
Whitewater Wisconsin USA

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