Request to keep "Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum" as a stable taxon

A misguided proposal was published that aimed to split “Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum” into two species. We wrote a data-driven argument against that taxonomic proposal and our stance is consistent with how GTDB has delineated species.

Unfortunately, the new taxon has been formally recognized, and the name is propagating through databases, which is leading to significant communication problems. Hopefully it will not propagate here. :slight_smile:

(I so appreciate this database! It has enabled my group to do some very cool evolutionary analyses!)