Message 2002-01-0004: remaining jobs before implementation of PhyloCode

Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:04:34 -0500

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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:04:34 -0500
From: Philip Cantino <>
Subject: remaining jobs before implementation of PhyloCode

T. Mike Keesey asked:

>As a
>highly interested outsider, I'd like to know a) What else is there left to
>do before PhyloCode is implemented, and b) What is being done now?
>For a) I know there are some things like writing the section addressing
>species, etc.

The most time-consuming job that remains to be done before the
PhyloCode is implemented is preparation of the companion volume with
phylogenetic definitions of widely used names.  Two other large tasks
are development of the registration system and rules for species
names.  There are also some proposed changes in specific rules for
clade names, some of them coming from participants on this
listserver, that will have to be considered.

Progress has been frustratingly slow, in large part because the
people who were most heavily involved with the development of the
current draft of the PhyloCode have a lot of other responsibilities
and commitments.  There is discussion of organizing another workshop,
possibly this summer.  After this workshop, we should have
a clearer idea about the timetable for implementation of the code.


Philip D. Cantino
Professor and Chair
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Phone: (740) 593-1128; 593-1126
Fax: (740) 593-1130


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