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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Comprehensive list of names of plant pathogenic bacteria, 1980-2007.

item Bull, Carolee
item De Boer, Sh
item Denny, Tp
item Firrao, G
item Saux, M Fischer-le
item Saddler, Gs
item Scortichini, Marco
item Stead, David
item Takikawa, Yuichi

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2010
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Citation: Bull, C.T., De Boer, S., Denny, T., Firrao, G., Saux, M., Saddler, G., Scortichini, M., Stead, D.E., Takikawa, Y. 2010. Comprehensive list of names of plant pathogenic bacteria, 1980-2007. Journal of Plant Pathology. 92:551-592.

Interpretive Summary: Bacterial taxonomy is the study of classifying and naming bacteria. Appropriate scientific names are important for the ability of scientists, regulators, growers and the public to accurately discuss organisms that cause disease and thus avoid confusion and costly mistakes. A stable nomenclature is useful in the dissemination of information about epidemics or treatment options. Additionally, classification and the naming of organisms provide vital information for a practitioner in directing them to relevant literature about that organism and rapid dissemination of information to the public and researchers alike. Here we present the Published Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, 1980-2007. This provides scientists, industry, regulators, and the public a guide to recently published names to help communication about these important pathogens.

Technical Abstract: This list contains the names of all plant pathogenic bacteria which have been effectively and validly published in terms of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria and the Standards for Naming Pathovars and their revisions. Included are species names from the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, pathovar names listed in the International Standards of Naming Pathovars of Phytopathogenic Bacteria and a List of Pathovar Names and Pathotype Strains, and names of pathogens reported from 1980 to 2007. In recent years the taxonomy of plant pathogenic bacteria has been extensively revised. For some taxa there are several valid synonyms. Unless otherwise stated, the most recent name is used as the reference name (in bold italic) to which all other synonyms are referred. This does not mean that the reference name here is always to be preferred. Alternative selections of valid names may be considered to give a more coherent nomenclature.

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