Definition of pseudomonas in English:


Syllabification: pseu·dom·o·nas
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odōˈmōnəs


  • A bacterium of a genus that occurs in soil and detritus, including a number that are pathogens of plants or animals.
    • Genus Pseudomonas; aerobic Gram-negative bacteria
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmōˌnad/
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  • 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.


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

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