The Legitimate Name of a Fungal Plant Pathogen and the Ethics of Publication in the Era of Traceability.

TitleThe Legitimate Name of a Fungal Plant Pathogen and the Ethics of Publication in the Era of Traceability.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGonthier, P, Visentin, I, Valentino, D, Tamietti, G, Cardinale, F
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Pagination631 - 633
Date Published2017/04//
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsBiological , CLASSIFICATION , ethical , fungal , Gnomoniopsis , Peer , personal , PHYTOPATHOGENIC , Scientific , SPECIES
AbstractWhen more scientists describe independently the same species under different valid Latin names, a case of synonymy occurs. In such a case, the international nomenclature rules stipulate that the first name to appear on a peer-reviewed publication has priority over the others. Based on a recent episode involving priority determination between two competing names of the same fungal plant pathogen, this letter wishes to open a discussion on the ethics of scientific publications and points out the necessity of a correct management of the information provided through personal communications, whose traceability would prevent their fraudulent or accidental manipulation. 
NotesAccession Number: 122018444; Gonthier, Paolo 1; Email Address: Visentin, Ivan 1; Email Address: Valentino, Danila 1; Email Address: Tamietti, Giacomo 2; Email Address: Cardinale, Francesca 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences , University of Torino , Largo Paolo Braccini 2 10095 Grugliasco Italy 2: Department of Exploitation and Protection of the Agricultural and Forestry Resources , University of Torino , via Leonardo da Vinci 44 10095 Grugliasco Italy; Source Info: Apr2017, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p631; Subject Term: FUNGAL diseases of plants; Subject Term: PHYTOPATHOGENIC microorganisms; Subject Term: BIOLOGICAL nomenclature; Subject Term: CLASSIFICATION of fungi; Subject Term: PEER review of academic writing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethical conduct; Author-Supplied Keyword: Gnomoniopsis castaneae; Author-Supplied Keyword: Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi; Author-Supplied Keyword: Personal communications; Author-Supplied Keyword: Scientific journals; Author-Supplied Keyword: Species taxonomy; Number of Pages: 3p; Document Type: Letter
Short TitleScience & Engineering Ethics