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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 13, Issue 11 — November 1987

Why Latin Names of Pathogens Change    (View PDF)

W.A. Sinclair

Abstract: Most changes in Latin names of pathogens result from research in systematic botany, microbiology, mycology, and nematology. Name changes are made according to, and often because of, international rules of nomenclature. New names for familiar organisms may be rejected on scientific or nomenclatural bases but should not be rejected merely because mastery of new names is inconvenient. A table of name changes proposed or adopted for tree pathogens is presented.


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