Pseudomonas mendocina
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Pseudomonadaceae, Genus Pseudomonas,
Pseudomonas mendocina
Palleroni 1970.
Gram-negative, 0.7-0.8 x 1.4-2.8 μm, motile rods. Lateral flagella of short wavelength
may be produced on solid media.
Cultures produce intracellular yellow pigments (yellowish colonies).
Strictly aerobic, optimal temperature 35 ºC. Growth at 41 ºC; no growth at 4 ºC.
Organic growth factors not required. Media:
  1. Nutritive agar
  2. Trypticase Soy Agar
  3. Mac Conkey agar
  4. SS agar
Isolated from soil, water, rarely from clinical samples.
Opportunistic pathogen (rare nosocomial infections).
  1. Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed., 1994.
  2. Palleroni N.J, Doudoroff M., Stanier R.Y., Solanes R.E. & Mandel M.: Taxonomy of the aerobic pseudomonads, the properties of the
    Pseudomonas stutzeri group. Journal of General Microbiology, 1970, 60, 215-231.
  3. Yoon-Dong Park, Hana Yi, Keun Sik Baik, Chi Nam Seong, Kyung Sook Bae, Eun Young Moon, and Jongsik Chun: Pseudomonas
    segetis sp. nov., isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol November 2006 56:2593-2595.
Can utilize as sole carbon source arginine, geraniol, gluycollate, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethanol, L-tartrate.
Cannot utilize pentoses & hexoses other than glucose & fructose. Alkaline & acid phosphatase, egg yolk reaction, H
2S production,
indole production, urease, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, gelatin & starch hydrolysis negative. Nitrates are reduced.
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