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Abstract

Proposal to conserve the name Bipolaris against Cochliobolus (Ascomycota: Pleosporales: Pleosporaceae).

Abstract

A proposal is presented to conserve the generic name Bipolaris against Cochliobolus (Ascomycota: Pleosporales: Pleosporaceae). Given the frequency with which Bipolaris is used, especially by plant pathologists, and the number of name changes required if Cochliobolus were retained, it is considered advisable to conserve the generic name Bipolaris Shoemaker 1959 over Cochliobolus Drechsler 1934.