Glossary Term: ICTF

Abbreviation for International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi.

The mission of the International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi is to promote the science of fungal taxonomy, both by facilitating the development of high scientific standards among practising taxonomists, and by providing information to people who need to access or interpret taxonomic information on fungal taxonomy.

Their membership is international and includes respected scientists studying most major fungal or fungus-like groups of organisms. Much is undertaken by a series of subcommissions devoted to furthering taxonomic understanding of critical fungal groups. They meet at the IMA International Mycological Congress every four years, and when possible at other meetings, such as the annual CBS Spring Mycology Symposium, and they organize and sponsor sessions or symposia at other congresses. Members and officers of the commission are elected by the existing members.

The ICTF is a COMCOF (Committees, Commissions and Federations) of the International Union of Microbiological Sciences (IUMS) and the International Mycological Association (IMA). ICTF is also tightly aligned with the ICPA (IUMS International Commission on Penicillium and Aspergillus) and the NCF (Nomenclature Committee for Fungi).

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