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Pseudomonas

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Norberto J. Palleroni PHD Research Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0062

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Palleroni, N. J. 2010. Pseudomonas. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Brief Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Habitats
  • 4
    Morphology and Cellular Structure
  • 5
    Pigmentation
  • 6
    Fatty-Acid Composition
  • 7
    Plasmids
  • 8
    Metabolism

Keywords:

  • Pseudomonas;
  • aerobic pseudomonads-rod-shaped, gram-negative bacteria, motile by polar flagella;
  • P. aeruginosa-‘fluorescent’ species, pigments that fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV);
  • Pseudomonads-found in natural or processed foods;
  • phenazine pigments;
  • P. aeruginosa and pyocyanin pigment;
  • P. aeruginosa-opportunistic pathogen;
  • P. aeruginosa-synthesizing two acyl-homoserine lactones (AHL) and HSL