Name: "Agrobacterium fabrum" Lassalle et al. 2011

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: from the Latin plural genitive of smith, in reference to the use of C58 to construct genetically modified plants, while also honoring the pioneer isolator of Agrobacterium (Smith) as well as other scientists with a Faber-related name in different languages, for example, Smith, Schmidt, Smet, Faivre, Far- rand, Faure, Herrera, etc., who studied various aspects of Agrobacterium biology

Type strains: C58

16S rRNA gene: AE007869 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lassalle F, Campillo T, Vial L, Baude J, Costechareyre D, Chapulliot D, Shams M, Abrouk D, Lavire C, Oger-Desfeux C, et al. Genomic species are ecological species as revealed by comparative genomics in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Genome Biol Evol 2011; 3:762-781.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Agrobacterium Conn 1942 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lassalle F, Campillo T, Vial L, Baude J, Costechareyre D, Chapulliot D, Shams M, Abrouk D, Lavire C, Oger-Desfeux C, et al. Genomic species are ecological species as revealed by comparative genomics in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Genome Biol Evol 2011; 3:762-781.

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