Correction to the EPPO Code for ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum’
During discussions with Bayer about the use of the code PHYPAM, it appeared that along the database history this code had been used for different organisms (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum’ and Physopella ampelopsidis) which is against the coding rules. In order to correct this exceptional situation, the code PHYPAM has been deactivated and a new code has been created for ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum’ = PHYPAE.
The case of Physopella ampelopsidis had been resolved earlier, as due to the taxonomic revision of the Phakopsora rusts made in the 2000s (EPPO RS 2002/030), Physopella ampelopsis had been transferred into the list of synonyms of Phakopsora ampelopsidis (ampelopsis rust) for which a new code had been created (PHAKAM).
From now on, these important changes will be announced only in the EPPO Codes Monthly Newsletter (see EPPO RS 2018/047).
EPPO Secretariat (2018-03).