Not utilized: adonitol, L-arabitol, benzoate, D-cellobiose, m-coumarate, dulcitol, erythritol, DL-fucose, gentisate, gentobiose,
L-histidine, m-hydroxybenzoate, hydroxyquinoline, beta-glucuronide, itaconate, 5-ketogluconate, lactose, lactulose, maltitol, maltose,
maltotriose, D-melezitose, D-melibiose, 1-O-methyl alpha-galactopyranoside, 1-O-methyl beta-galactopyranoside, 1-O-methyl
beta-d-glucopyranoside, palatinose, phenylacetate, 3-phenylpropionate, D-raffiose, L-rhamnose, D-sorbitol, L-sorbose, D-tagatose,
L-tartrate, tricarballylate, L-tryptophan, D-turanose, ethanol & xylitol.

Variable utilization of meso-tartrate, isovalerate, isobutyrate, 2-Ketogluconate, citraconate, histamine, ethanolamine & amylamine.
Pseudomonas corrugata & P. mediterranea
Taxonomy
Morphology
Cultural characteristics
Biochemical characters
Ecology
Pathogenicity
References
Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Pseudomonadaceae, Genus Pseudomonas,
Pseudomonas corrugata Roberts and Scarlett 1981
Pseudomonas mediterranea Catara et al. 2002 was previously known as Pseudomonas corrugata phenon B.
Gram-negative cells.
Nonfluorescent , smooth or wrinkled colonies, frequently produce yellow to brown
pigments.
Aerobic, optimal growth temperature 26 ºC.
Media: Trypticase Soy Agar, Nutrient agar, King’s B agar.
Isolated from soil & plants.
Bacteria is the causal agent of tomato pith necrosis. May produce onion rot, lettuce & alfalfa  necrosis, experimental tobacco  leaves
hypersensitivity.
  1. Scarlett CM;Fletcher J;Roberts P;Lelliott RA: Tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas corrugata n. sp. Ann Appl Biol 88,
    105-114, 1978
  2. Sutra L; Siverio F; Lopez MM; Hunault G; Bollet C; Gardan L.: Taxonomy of Pseudomonas strains isolated from tomato pith
    necrosis: emended description of Pseudomonas corrugata and proposal of three unnamed fluorescent Pseudomonas
    genomospecies. Int J Syst Bacteriol 47, 1020-1039, 1997.
  3. Catara V., Sutra L., Morineau A., Achouak W., Christen R. & Gardan L.: Phenotypic and genomic evidence for the revision of
    Pseudomonas corrugata and proposal of Pseudomonas mediterranea sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1749-1758.
  4. F. L. Lukezic Pseudomonas corrugata, a Pathogen of Tomato, Isolated from Symptomless Alfalfa Roots. Phytopathology  Vol. 69,
    No. 1, 1979.
Oxidase is positive, levan is not produced, non-pectolytic, nitrates are reduced to nitrites.
Esculin hydrolysis are negative. Arginine dihydrolase & gelatin hydrolysis are variable.

N-acetylglucosamine, D-andL-alanine, 4-aminobutyrate, 5-aminovalerate, D-arabitol,
L-arabinose, L-aspartate, cis-aconitate, betaine, caprate, caprylate, citrate, ethanol-
amine, D-fructose, fumarate, D-galactose, D-galacturonate, gluconate, D-glucosamine, D-glucose, D-glucuronate, L-glutamate,
glycerol, p-hydroxybenzoate, DL-bhydroxybutyrate, 2-oxoglutarate, DL-lactate, D-lyxose, L-malate, malonate, D-mannitol,
D-mannose, mucate, myo-inositol, L-proline, propionate, protocatechuate, putrescine, quinate, D-ribose, D-saccharate, sucrose,
L-serine, succinate, D-trehalose, trans-aconitate, trigonelline, L-tyrosine & D-xylose.
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Phenotipic differentiation
meso-Tartrate
2-Ketogluconate
Histamine
D-Tartrate
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