Topical Collection "Feature Papers in Plant Systematics, Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Classification"
A topical collection in Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This collection belongs to the section "Plant Systematics, Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Classification".
Interests: Angiosperm systematics (taxonomy, evolution, and phylogenetic relationships of flowering plants); diversity and relationships of crop plants and their wild relatives; ethnobotany (study of the direct relationships and interactions between people and plants)
As is apparent from the title, this Topical Collection “Feature Papers in Plant Systematics, Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Classification” aims to collect high-quality research articles, short communications, and review articles in all fields about the latest studies and feature papers in plant systematics, taxonomy, nomenclature and classification.
For the selected works of this section on plant systematics, taxonomy, nomenclature and classification, we will focus on plant discovery and identification, description and nomenclature, classification and evolution. Topics covered in this section include, but are not limited to:
- molecular phylogenetics
- taxonomy and nomenclature
- community phylogenetics
- plant domestication
- speciation and species concepts
- historical biogeography
- character evolution
Prof. Dr. Daniel Potter
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Title: Towards the Aggregation of Ethnobotany and Pharmaceutical Botany Data in Italy
Authors: Stefano Martellos
Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Via L. Giorgieri 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy
Abstract: Italy is facing a true revolution as far as plant data are concerned. The establishment of the LifeWatch Plant Data centre at the University of Bologna is leading to a framework of efforts for aggregating plant data, thus producing a common access point to all the information the national botanic community has collected in the past, and will collect in the future. An effective aggregation requires protocols, data standards, and a common taxonomic backbone. The latter is now available, thanks to the efforts of several research groups, which led to the online publication of national checklists for vascular plants, lichens, mosses, and liverworts, in the framework of project Dryades. Thus a step forward is the development or/and an appropriate reuse of protocols and data standards for aggregating other data, and making them interoperable in a common, wide information system. A successful example of aggregation of resources from different, independent databases is FlorItaly, the online checklist of vascular plants. To aggregate ethnobotany and pharmaceutical botany data, a joint effort was started in 2020, aims at developing a novel data standard, built upon previous experiences such as the Economic botany data collection standard. A first draft standard has been developed, and will be tested thanks to the contribution of several research centers in Italy. This manuscript details the effort which led to the development of the draft standard, and the first results of its testing.