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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Taxonomy of plant pathogenic bacteria.

Author
item Bull, Carolee

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: May 30, 2008
Publication Date: August 1, 2008
Citation: Bull, C. 2008. Taxonomy of plant pathogenic bacteria. Tropical Plant Pathology 33(s) 16-18. Meeting Proceedings.

Interpretive Summary: The study of taxonomy provides a unified approach to bacterial names and species concepts ensures accurate communication among scientists, regulators and the public. The field of taxonomy is divided into three disciplines: Classification, Nomenclature, and Identification. Whereas there are codified rules for nomenclature, classification and identification are conducted according to the scientific method and are evaluated by peer review. This manuscript covers some of the important elements and misconceptions about each of these disciplines.

Technical Abstract: The study of taxonomy provides a unified approach to bacterial names and species concepts ensures accurate communication among scientists, regulators and the public. The field of taxonomy is divided into three disciplines: Classification, Nomenclature, and Identification. Whereas there are codified rules for nomenclature, classification and identification are conducted according to the scientific method and are evaluated by peer review. This manuscript covers some of the important elements and misconceptions about each of these disciplines.

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