Definition of pseudomonas in English:

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pseudomonas

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odōˈmōnəs/

noun

Microbiology
A bacterium of a genus that occurs in soil and detritus, including a number that are pathogens of plants or animals.
Example sentences
  • Live biological remedies like the bacteria pseudomonas have been shown to suppress a variety of turfgrass diseases.
  • MBP, for example, shares extensive homologies in amino acid sequences with measles, influenza virus, adenovirus, herpesviruses, papilloma virus, and bacteria, including pseudomonas.
  • Surgical site infection at the chest site after cardiac surgery most often involves grampositive bacteria, such as staphylococci, and less frequently involves gramnegative bacteria, such as pseudomonas.

Derivatives

pseudomonad

Pronunciation: /-ˈmōˌnad/
noun
Example sentences
  • Fluorescent pseudomonads and other plant pathogens are generally not known to be naturally transformable.
  • However, it is not clear what makes some pseudomonads beneficial and others pathogenic, especially since they colonize the same ecological niches and possess similar mechanisms for plant colonization.
  • From the 13 bacterial genomes possessing three or more PKS I genes, seven can be assigned to the actinobacteria, four to the cyanobacteria, one to Bacillales, and one to the pseudomonads.

Origin

Modern Latin, from pseudo- 'false' + monas 'monad'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pseu·dom·o·nas

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