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Title: List of New Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (2008-2010)

item Bull, Carolee
item DE BOER, S. H. - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
item DENNY, T. P. - University Of Georgia
item FIRRAO, G. - University Of Udine
item FISCHER-LE SAU, M. - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
item SADDLER, G.S. - Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
item SCORTICHINI, M. - Cra-Plant Pathology Research Institute
item STEAD, DAVID - The Food And Environment Research Agency
item TAKIKAWA, YUICHI - Shizuoka University

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/11/2012
Publication Date: 1/11/2012
Citation: Bull, C.T., De Boer, S.H., Denny, T.P., Firrao, G., Fischer-Le Sau, M., Saddler, G., Scortichini, M., Stead, D.E., Takikawa, Y. 2012. List of New Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (2008-2010). Journal of Plant Pathology. 94:21-27.

Interpretive Summary: Bacterial taxonomy is the study of the classification, naming and identification and identifying 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. However, scientific research results in changes in our understanding of how bacteria are related and result in changes in their names. Here we catalogue the names of plant pathogenic bacteria that have been published from 2008 to 2010. This up-to-date resource provides scientists, industry, regulators, and the public a guide to recently published names to help communication about these important pathogens.

Technical Abstract: In 2010 the International Society of Plant Pathology Committee on the Taxonomy of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria published the Comprehensive List of Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, 1980-2007 to provide an authoritative register of names of plant pathogens. In this manuscript we up-date the list of names by cataloguing names published from 2008 to 2010. We provide those names that have been validly and effectively published in this time frame, the proposed names that we judged to be invalid and names published earlier that did not make the previous lists. We also discuss problems that arise in the naming of strains that fall into the status Candidatus and nomenclatural problems in the genus Xanthomonas.