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- The content should be structured as follows: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND
METHODS, RESULTS OR TAXONOMIC PART, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS and REFERENCES.
Key words and a Running Head should also be provided. Keys should be in the following format:
Basidiomata small, pleurotoid (subgenus Claudopus)
Basidiomata ink blue
English spelling is required, and should follow The Cobuild English Dictionary (HarperCollins
Publishers, London). Words of non-English origin, like fide, bona fide, prima facie,
in vitro, in situ, sensu, sensu lato (stricto), should not be placed in italic,
because these words are common use. Scientific names of families and higher should
be placed in roman type. All Latin names (species and higher levels) are to be placed in italic.
- Common abbreviations are as follows: h, min, s, mL, µL, mg/L, °C, Fig., d, wk, but
also ITS, RPD, RFLP, rDNA, 18S etc. Authorities of fungal taxa should be omitted
from the general text, unless novelties and synonymies are listed, or nomenclatural
issues discussed. In these cases, authorities for taxa should follow the list of
authors’ names, see http://www.speciesfungorum.org/AuthorsOfFungalNames.htm. Journal
abbreviations in the text (species synonymies, descriptions, etc.) should follow
the International Plant Name Index (see http://www.ipni.org/index.html).
- Experimental procedures must be reproducible and must follow Good Cultural Practice
(Mycological Research 106: 1378–1379), with sequences lodged at GenBank, alignments
in TreeBase, voucher specimens in Leiden (L), or another recognized on-line herbarium
(Index Herbariorum or World Directory of Collections and Cultures of Microorganisms
acronym, with accession numbers where allocated, and accompanying ex-type and other
cultures in CBS and other culture collections. For new taxa or names a MycoBank
number is required (see www.MycoBank.org.)
- Collections must be cited as:
Specimens examined. COUNTRY, location, substratum, date (e.g. 10 Dec. 1993), collector
(e.g. T.K. Goh
& K.D. Hyde) HERBARIUM number (acronym according to Index
holotype, culture ex-type CBS xxx. (thus only country in small caps and specimen
collector + number italics; everything else in roman type).
- Reference citation
in text: References in the text should be chronological, and given in the following
form: ‘Smith & Jones (1965) have shown ...’, or, ‘some authors (Zabetta 1928,
Taylor & Palmer 1970, Zabetta 1970) consider that ...’. The names of collaborating
authors are joined by an ampersand (&). Where there are three or more authors,
names should be cited by the first name only, adding ‘et al.’ (et al. in roman type),
e.g. ‘Bowie, Black & White (1964)’ are given as ‘Bowie et al. (1964)’ or ‘(Bowie
et al. 1964)’. Where authors have published more than one work in a year, to which
reference is made, they should be distinguished by placing a, b, etc. immediately
after the date, e.g. ‘Dylan (1965a, b)’. Reference citations in text should be in
ascending order of year first, followed by authors’ names. In the References section,
citations should be strictly alphabetical, with papers having the same authors arranged
according to date. Each reference should include the full title of the paper and
journal, volume number, and the final as well as the first page number. In the case
of chapters in books, the names of editors, first and last page numbers of the articles,
publisher and place of publication are needed.
Black JA, Taylor JE. 1999a. Article title. Studies in Mycology 13: 1–10. (all in
roman). Black JA, Taylor JE. In press. Article title. Mycological Research. Black
JA, Taylor JE, White DA. 1981. Article title. In: Seifert S, Seifert KA (eds), Book
title. Press, Country: 11–30. Simpson H, Seifert KA. 2000. Book title. 2nd edn.
Press, Country. White DA. 2001. Dissertation title. PhD thesis, Department, University,
Country. Note that References do not contain any BOLD nor ITALIC text.
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New species will
appear as follows:
C.L. Lennox, sp. nov.
— MycoBank xxx; Fig. 4–12
Note that both single and plural figures are marked as Fig. It is Fig. 3 but also
Fig. 3, 4.
Genus species authors, journal (abbreviated according to IPNI) 5: 19. 1920.
= for synomym
º for obligate synonymy
Etymology — note this appears immediately
below the Latin name(s)
Latin in smaller font
, not italic, paragraph not indented after a preceding open line
English description paragraph not to be indented
after a preceding open line
Please note that ‘–’
(en-dash) is used for the minus sign and all kinds of ranges, not an ordinary hyphen.
NOT 4-5 x 7-10 µm, but
´ 7–10 µm, and insert symbol
´ for multiplication.
but greyish black not.
Use of a colour chart
is needed for rating colours.
Type a space in front
of all units (including % and °C).
If similarity to another
genus is expressed, use e.g. Leptosphaeria-like
and Acremonium-like; in ‘acremonium-like’
and similar expressions the generic name is degraded to a technical descriptive
term, which may be acceptable for well-known anamorphic genera.
When 2 systems of brackets
are needed, always only use round brackets ( ( ) ).
quotes between single inverted commas, ‘xxx’; double inverted commas “xxx” may be
required for quotations inside another quote or for some deviating expressions,
such as an original spelling that has been corrected.
Subsequent paragraphs are indented
Cultural characteristics — (use
Substratum — (use m-dash)
Distribution — (use m-dash)
Western Cape Province
, Stellenbosch, on pods of Prosopis glandulosa,
24 Sept. 2001, C.L. Lennox, holotype Herb. CBS 7948, culture ex-type CBS 113529;
Somerset West, ... .
, ………… .
Give countries all over
the world in alphabetic sequence. Use a semicolon (;) between all specimens originating
from one country. Months are abbreviated to 3 letters with a period, except May,
June, July and Sept.
Note that all types
(isotype, paratype, epitype, etc.) are in roman type. When a lectotype, neotype
or epitype is designated in the present paper, this must be stated (‘designated
here’), in newly described taxa this formulation is not needed (Art. 7.11 ICBN does
say this, but in a hidden way, by reference to Arts 9.17 and 10.5).
Ex-type cultures CBS
XXX (note hyphen in ex-type and space between CBS and number).
Figure and Table
roman type. Use always ‘Fig.’
Prosopidicola mexicana. a. Vertical
section through a pycnidium; b. conidia; c. range of variation observed among young
(left) to mature (right) conidiophores and conidiogenous cells. — Scale bars = 10
Number ALL illustrative material
consistently as Fig. (not Plate).
Note that lower case
letters should be used for numbering within a figure.
In ALL sentences beginning
with a Latin generic name, this name is given in full. Do not start paragraphs OR
sentences with abbreviations if this can be helped.
Mycosphaerella graminicola is a super pathogen.
M. graminicola is a super pathogen.