Pseudomonas amygdali Psallidas and Panagopoulos 1975, species .
Type strain: (see also ) ATCC 33614 = CCUG 32770 = CFBP 3205 = CIP 106734 = DSM 7298 = ICMP 3918 = LMG 2123 = LMG 13184 = NCPPB 2607.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Z76654 .
Etymology: L. gen. n. amygdali , of the almond.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. , 1980, 30 , 225-420 ( Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition ).
Original publication: PSALLIDAS (.) and PANAGOPOULOS (.): A new bacteriosis of almond caused by Pseudomonas amygdali sp. nov. Annales de l'Institut Phytopathologique Benaki N . S. , 1975, 11 , 94-108.
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