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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram negative bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas that is particularly lethal for immune suppressed individuals. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is motile via a motile tail or flagella, and survives in the soil as well as on plastics. It thrives in the presence of oxygen but it can also exist in the absence of it in oxygen free environments. It is an opportunistic agent of infection in severe burn patients, patients receiving immune suppressing drugs, and patients recovering in hospital care (Van Eldere, 2003). Its ability to tightly adhere to surfaces in sticky meshes or biofilms makes it a difficult pathogen to control in healthcare settings and eliminate using standard sterilization procedures (Breidenstein et al, 2011). It is naturally resistant to penicillins, and has a low susceptibility to other antibiotics.


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