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Taxonomy of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria News:


Please join us for the 13th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria in Shanghai, China June 8-13, 2014. 

The organizing committee has developed an exciting agenda featuring the latest developments in the field. 

Of particular interest to our committee is the session IV: Taxonomy, Epidemiology, Ecology and Control.

We hope to see you there!



The ISPP-CTPPB had a productive committee meeting in Beijing in August of this year. The committee’s report to the Executive Council of the ISPP and the minutes from the Committee meeting are available under the Committee Business tab.

Bull, C. T., S.H. De Boer, T.P. Denny, G. Firrao, M. Fischer-Le Saux, G.S. Saddler, M. Scortichini, D.E. Stead, Y. Takikawa. 2012. List of New Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (2008-2010). Journal of Plant Pathology 94 (1), 21-27. doi: 10.4454/jpp.fa.2011.003.  

Bull, C. T., S.H. De Boer, T.P. Denny, G. Firrao, M. Fischer-Le Saux,   G.S. Saddler, M. Scortichini, D.E. Stead, Y. Takikawa, 2010.    COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF NAMES OF PLANT PATHOGENIC BACTERIA, 1980-2007.    Journal of Plant Pathology 92:551-592.
Download PDF <http://www.isppweb.org/SMC_Files/Bull%20et%20al.%202010%20JPP%20List.pdf>  
Bull, C. T., S.H. De Boer, T.P. Denny, G. Firrao, M. Fischer-Le Saux,   G.S. Saddler, M. Scortichini, D.E. Stead, Y. Takikawa,. 2008.     Demystifying Nomenclature of Bacterial Plant Pathogens Journal of Plant   Pathology 90:403-417. 
Download PDF <http://www.isppweb.org/SMC_Files/Bull%20et%20al%202008%20InvitedReview_403.pdf>    

The 2014 update to the list of names is in preparation. Please contact the convener (Carolee.Bull@ars.usda.gov) for any questions or comments about these lists.

John M. Young 1942-2013  Obituary


Taxonomy of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria - Committee members:

C.T. Bull (Convener), US Department of Agriculture, 1636 E Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905, USA  e-mail:  

T.A. Coutinho, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa  email:

T.P. Denny, University of Georgia, Plant Pathology Department, Plant Science Building, Athens, GA 30602-7274, USA  e-mail: 

G. Firrao, Dipartimento di Biologia Applicata alla Difesa delle Piante, Universita, via Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy  e-mail: 

M. Fischer-Le Saux, UMR de Pathologie Vegetale, INRA, BP 60057, 49071 Beaucouze Cedex, France  e-mail:

X. Li, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Charlottetown Laboratory, 93 Mount Edward Road, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5T1, Canada  email:

G.E. Saddler, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, 1 Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ, Scotland, United Kingdom  e-mail: 

M. Scortichini, C.R.A. - Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura, Via di Fioranello, 52, 00134  Roma, Italy  e-mail: 

D.E. Stead, Central Science Laboratory, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, United Kingdom  e-mail:. 

Y. Takikawa, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka 422-8529, Japan  e-mail: