EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/86

Name changes for bacteria

Recent taxonomic revisions of phytopathogenic bacteria have led to several name changes. The new names for bacteria of quarantine importance are given below (previous names are indicated in brackets):

Burkholderia caryophylli (Pseudomonas caryophylli)
Burkholderia solanacearum (Pseudomonas solanacearum)
Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii (Erwinia stewartii)
Xanthomonas arboricola pv. corylina (Xanthomonas campestris pv. corylina)
Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni (Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni)
Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri)
Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (Xanthomonas campestris pv. dieffenbachiae)
Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli)
Xanthomonas translucens pv. translucens (Xanthomonas campestris pv. translucens)
Xanthomonas vesicatoria (Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria)


Yabuuchi, E.; Kosako, Y.; Oyaizu, H.; Yano, I.; Hotta, H.; Hashimoto, Y.; Ezaki, T.; Arakawa, M. (1992) Proposal of Burkholderia gen. nov. and transfer of seven species of the genus Pseudomonas homology group II to the new genus, with the type species Burkholderia cepacia (Palleroni and Holmes 1981) com. nov.
Microbiology and Immunology, 36(12), 1251-1275.

Mergaert, J.; Verdonck, L.; Kersters, K. (1993) Transfer of Erwinia ananas (synonym, Erwinia uredovora) and Erwinia stewartii to the genus Pantoea emend. as Pantoea ananas (Serrano 1928) comb. nov. and Pantoea stewartii (Smith 1898) comb. nov., respectively, and description of Pantoea stewartii subsp. indologenes subsp. nov.
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 43(1), 162-173.

Vauterin, L.; Hoste, B.; Kersters, K.; Swings, J. (1995) Reclassification of Xanthomonas.
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 45(3), 472-489.