The isolates were identified according to Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
including morphological, physiological and biochemical tests .
Because this definition was so broad, unrelated organisms were added to the genus to the point that in 1984, there were over 100 species of Pseudomonas listed in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
The majority of the methods were used as had been described in Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology
Serratia plymuthica was first described in 1896 by Lehman and Newman as Bacterium plymuthicum and was subsequently placed in the genus Serratia in the 6th edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
, 2nd Edition, Volume 1: The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototropic Bacteria George Garrity, ed.
Isolated colonies were identified by either the BIOLOG identification system or through standard microbiological techniques using Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
(Kreig & Sneath 1984).
The "Approved Lists of Bacterial Names," published by the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
(IJSB) in January 1980, set priorities for names that were established between May 1, 1753, and the present day.
according to the description given in Bergys Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
2001, "Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology
- The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria", New-York, USA: Springer-Verlag.
The strain was identified on the basis of various morphological, Physicho-chemical and biochemical characteristics following the criteria laid down in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
 and Schallmey et al.
David (1968) International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
The 1984 edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
combines Rickettsiaceae, Bartonellaceae, and Anaplasmataceae families into the Rickettsiales order.