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Kerrigan, Richard W. 1952-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 77 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: QK629.A4, 579.6097
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard W Kerrigan
Agaricus of North America by Richard W Kerrigan( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often casually called "the Meadow Mushrooms," about 90% of Agaricus species actually reside in forest and other non-grassland habitats. All species exploit the partly decomposed remains of green plants. Some species are edible, even cultivated, while others are toxic. This volume, the result of 40 years of work by R. W. Kerrigan, is a monographic technical resource covering all that is currently known about Agaricus in North America. Authoritative while remaining accessible to the non-specialist, it evaluates Agaricus diversity in terms of living members of natural ecosystems, and as elements of a complex pattern of phylogenetic relationships. Apart from the more technical information, this illustrated volume could also serve as a field guide to the group. Wherever possible, explanations and examples of 'taxonomic' perspectives, practices, and decisions are provided for those readers interested in a deeper understanding of how modern mycology is actually undertaken. Includes keys, descriptions, photographic images, and habitat and use information
Is shiitake farming for you? by Richard W Kerrigan( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and agaricus bisporus by Richard W Kerrigan( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genus Agaricus in coastal California by Richard W Kerrigan( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agaricales (gilled fungi) of California( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa by Juan Carlos Zamora( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nomenclatural type definitions are one of the most important concepts in biological nomenclature. Being physical objects that can be re-studied by other researchers, types permanently link taxonomy (an artificial agreement to classify biological diversity) with nomenclature (an artificial agreement to name biological diversity). Two proposals to amend the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN), allowing DNA sequences alone (of any region and extent) to serve as types of taxon names for voucherless fungi (mainly putative taxa from environmental DNA sequences), have been submitted to be voted on at the 11th International Mycological Congress (Puerto Rico, July 2018). We consider various genetic processes affecting the distribution of alleles among taxa and find that alleles may not consistently and uniquely represent the species within which they are contained. Should the proposals be accepted, the meaning of nomenclatural types would change in a fundamental way from physical objects as sources of data to the data themselves. Such changes are conducive to irreproducible science, the potential typification on artefactual data, and massive creation of names with low information content, ultimately causing nomenclatural instability and unnecessary work for future researchers that would stall future explorations of fungal diversity. We conclude that the acceptance of DNA sequences alone as types of names of taxa, under the terms used in the current proposals, is unnecessary and would not solve the problem of naming putative taxa known only from DNA sequences in a scientifically defensible way. As an alternative, we highlight the use of formulas for naming putative taxa (candidate taxa) that do not require any modification of the ICN
The agaricales (Gilled fungi) of California: Agaricaceae by Richard W Kerrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kerrigan, Richard Wade, 1952-

Kerrigan, Rick

Kerrigan, Rick (Richard Wade), 1952-

Languages
English (14)