Pseudomonas plecoglossicida
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Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Pseudomonadaceae, Genus Pseudomonas,
Pseudomonas plecoglossicida  
Nishimori et al. 2000.
Gram negative, 0.5-1/ 2.5-4.5 µm, motile rods.
Colonies are hemolytic. Fluorescent pigment is produced.
Strictly aerobic, optimal temperature 10 - 30 ºC, no growth at 4 ºC or 41 ºC.
Media: Trypticase Soy Agar  ± 5% sheep blood, King medium B
Isolated from fish (Plecoglossus altivelis - ayu).
Fish pathogen (haemorrhagic ascitis).
  1. Nishimori E., Kita-Tsukamoto K. & Wakabayashi H.: Pseudomonas plecoglossicida sp. nov., the causative agent of bacterial
    haemorrhagic ascites of ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 83-89.
Denitrification, levan formation from sucrose, gelatin liquefaction, lecithinase (egg
yolk) & lipase (Tween 80 hydrolysis) are negative.
ADH is positive.
Utilization of mannitol, D-xylose, L-arabinose, D-mannose, sucrose, trehalose,
tartrate, m-tartrate, m-inositol, testosterone, L-tryptophan, L-kynurenine, anthranilate &
nicotinate are negative.
Utilization of 2-ketogluconate, D-malate, propylene glycol, phenyl acetate, L-lysine &
L-citrulline are positive.
Cannot be easily differentiated from
P. putida (admin note).
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