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The current methods of classifiying lichen species should be changed.
By: NickAdams, on 12 Jan 2016

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The current classification system has been accepted for over a century

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2018
The current methods of classifiying lichen species should be changed.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Lichens are products of a symbiotic relationship between fungi and another organism, but only the fungi is named in today's classification

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Two lichens with the same fungal component and different photobiont components may have different properties but same classification

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Long-term acceptance of a system does not make it valid.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Transition could be difficult, akin to changing from British to metric units

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
"What is a lichen?" Australian National Botanical Gardens.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Phylogeny should not classify lichens, as they do not have a natural line of descent

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Lichens are products of symbiotic relationships and may have markedly different characteristics than either symbiont

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Holt, Jack. "The Lichens." Susquehanna University.

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Lichens may be "ecologically meaningful but not phylogenetically meaningful"

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"Multiple Origins of Lichen Symbioses in Fungi Suggested by SSU rONA Phylogeny." Science, Vol. 268. Page 1494.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016