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The taxonomy of the model filamentous fungus Podospora anserina

Abstract : The filamentous fungus Podospora anserina has been used as a model organism for more than 100 years and has proved to be an invaluable resource in numerous areas of research. Throughout this period, P. anserina has been embroiled in a number of taxonomic controversies regarding the proper name under which it should be called. The most recent taxonomic treatment proposed to change the name of this important species to Triangularia anserina. The results of past name changes of this species indicate that the broader research community is unlikely to accept this change, which will lead to nomenclatural instability and confusion in literature. Here, we review the phylogeny of the species closely related to P. anserina and provide evidence that currently available marker information is insufficient to resolve the relationships amongst many of the lineages. We argue that it is not only premature to propose a new name for P. anserina based on current data, but also that every effort should be made to retain P. anserina
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S Ament-Velásquez, Hanna Johannesson, Tatiana Giraud, Robert Debuchy, Sven Saupe, et al.. The taxonomy of the model filamentous fungus Podospora anserina. MycoKeys, Pensoft, 2020, 75, pp.51-69. ⟨10.3897/mycokeys.75.55968⟩. ⟨hal-03024403⟩

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