Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

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

item Bull, Carolee
item De Boer, S. H.
item Denny, T. P.
item Firrao, G.
item Fischer-le Sau, M.
item Saddler, G.s.
item Scortichini, M.
item Stead, David
item Takikawa, Yuichi

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.

Last Modified: 06/24/2017
Footer Content Back to Top of Page