Reply To: Names of diseases caused by Heterobasidion spp.

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Jim Worrall
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Thanks for the input Martin. That’s a valid opinion. I agree there is nothing wrong with latin for scientific names of organisms, but outlined 4 reasons why it is not good in disease names. It sounds like you are thinking of common names of pathogens, when you mention “common names”, like “fir variety of Heterobasidion”. As you know that’s a pathogen, not a disease. Disease names of course are not common names of pathogens.