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Slime flux on Camperdown elm.png
Slime flux on a Camperdown Elm caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Pectobacterium[citation needed]

Pectobacterium is a bacterial genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae; it formerly was a member of the genus Erwinia, which was split into three genera: Erwinia, Pectobacterium, and Brenneria.[1]

Species include Pectobacterium carotovorum.


  1. ^ Toth, Ian K.; Bell, Kenneth S.; Holeva, Maria C.; Birch, Paul R. J. (1 January 2003). "Soft rot erwiniae: from genes to genomes". Molecular Plant Pathology 4 (1): 17–30. doi:10.1046/j.1364-3703.2003.00149.x.