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Title:Validation and justification of the phylum name Cryptomycota phyl. nov.  
Authors:Jones, M.D.M.; Richards, T.A.; Hawksworth, D.L.; Bass, D. 
Year:2011 
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Volume:2 
Issue:2 
First page:173 
Last page:175 
Publisher:International Mycological Association, Utrecht 
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Keywords:FUNGI, PHYLOGENY, CHITIN, CHYTRID, ROZELLA, ROZELLIDA 
Abstract:The recently proposed new phylum name Cryptomycota phyl. nov. is validly published in order to facilitate its use in future discussions of the ecology, biology, and phylogenetic relationships of the constituent organisms. This name is preferred over the previously proposed Rozellida as new data suggest that the life-style and morphology of Rozella is not representative of the large radiation to which it and other Cryptomycota belong. Furthermore, taxa at higher ranks than order are better not based on individual names of included genera, but rather on some special characteristics - in this case the cryptic nature of this group and that they were initially revealed by molecular methods rather than morphological discovery. If the group were later viewed as a member of a different kingdom, the name should be retained to indicate its fungal affinities as is the practice for other fungal phyla now referred to different kingdoms. 
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Summary:Jones, M.D.M.; Richards, T.A.; Hawksworth, D.L.; Bass, D. 2011. Validation and justification of the phylum name Cryptomycota phyl. nov.. IMA Fungus. 2(2):173-175