Biodiv Sci ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (1): 74-98.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2019163

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The use of Checklist of Fungi in China database in the red list assessment of macrofungi in China

Ke Wang1,2,Mingjun Zhao1,Jinhe Su3,Liu Yang1,Hong Deng1,Yonghui Wang1,2,Haijun Wu1,Yi Li4,Hongmei Wu1,Xiaodan Wei1,Tiezheng Wei1,Lei Cai1,Yijian Yao1,*()   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
    3. Computer Engineering College, Jimei University, Xiamen, Fujian 361021
    4. School of Food Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225127
  • Received:2019-05-13 Accepted:2019-07-09 Online:2020-01-20 Published:2019-12-13
  • Contact: Yijian Yao


Taxonomic research has, to date, mainly been published in peer-based journals and books. Recently, with the development of emerging technology, document digitization has become a new trend and a variety of databases have been established to provide useful information for scientific research, government decisions, resource protection and utilization, and science communication. During the Red List Assessment of Macrofungi in China project, The Checklist of Fungi in China and Index Fungorum were used for data mining and programming methods to compile the Red List of China’s Biodiversity—Macrofungi. Both Latin and Chinese scientific names of assessed species were revised and corrected, providing a useful example for established database importance in taxonomic research, evaluation, and biological conservation.

Key words: digitization, fungal databases, initial assessment, fungal Chinese name