Pseudomonas stutzeri

Pseudomonas stutzeri is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile, single polar-flagellated, soil bacterium first isolated from human spinal fluid.[1][2] It is a denitrifying bacterium,[3] and strain KC of P. stutzeri may be used for bioremediation as it is able to degrade carbon tetrachloride.[4] It is also an opportunistic pathogen in clinical settings, although infections are rare.[5] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. stutzeri has been placed in the P. stutzeri group, to which it lends its name.[6]

The Pseudomonas stutzeri group[edit]

P. stutzeri lends its name to a subgroup within the genus Pseudomonas. The other members of the P. stutzeri subgroup are P. balearica and P. luteola.[6]


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  3. ^ Lalucat, et al.; Bennasar, A; Bosch, R; García-Valdés, E; Palleroni, NJ (2006). "Biology of Pseudomonas stutzeri". Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 70 (2): 510–47. doi:10.1128/MMBR.00047-05. PMC 1489536. PMID 16760312. 
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