Pseudomonas putida

Pseudomonas putida

Bacteria, Gram-Negative

STRUCTURE AND PHYSIOLOGY

Pseudomonas putida is a rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria with multiple flagella typically found in the soil and moist environments.

TRANSMISSION AND DISEASE

Pseudomonas putida is an occasional cause of catheter-related bacteremia as well as urinary tract infections, neonatal sepsis and war wounds but is generally considered non-pathogenic in non-immunocompromised individuals.

UNIQUE OR INTERESTING FACTS

Pseudomonas putida is fluorescent and produces pyoverdine which is a yellow-green pigment that fluoresces under UV light Pseudomonas putida is commonly used in environmental studies because it degrades many aromatic compounds. It is also able to help degrade polystyrene foam making it popular in bioremediation research.

REFERENCE(S)

Bennett, John E., Dolin, Raphael, Blaser, Martin J., “Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases”, 9th Edition, Elsevier, (2020)

Marcus, A. “Versatile soil-dwelling microbe is mapped”. Genome News Network. January 2003.